The New Pornographers at the Regency Ballroom last night.The New Pornographers Menomena April 18, 2011 @ Regency Ballroom Better than: Brunch at Zazie (maybe). If nothing else, at least the New Pornographers will remember San Francisco for our breakfast. Six songs into a speedy ... More >>
MenomenaMenomena Suckers Tu Fawning September 14, 2010 @ Great American Music Hall Better than: Combing through Pat Metheny's man-fro to get a glimpse of his instrumental clusterfuck.Whatever happened to musicians playing just one instrument? These new music school grads- ... More >>
Menomena: "Having long ago eschewed the glitchy breakbeats of its early albums, the Menomena of today is an immaculately spacious rock band," writes Andrew Stout in this week's print edition. "Something vital has changed. Arrangements are stripped to their essentials with nary a wasted note. The ... More >>
Richard HaickThe National Ramona Falls The Fox Theater May 26, 2010 Better than: High Violet, a flawed, delicate, frustrating, gorgeous, boring album. Matt Berninger does not want to look at the audience. Matt Berninger looks scared. Matt Berninger must swill -- no, chug -- wine (white wine in ... More >>
Trevor TraynorRichie Cunning With SF Popfest firing up this Thursday -- and spring tour season in full-bloom -- show-goers should anticipate plenty of hot opening bands this week. Here are five that deserve a solid effort on your part to get there early. Remember, you'll have the whole summer to ... More >>
Portland band boosts indie rock's eclecticism
Menomena exhibits its will-to-rock; the Doves fly back into town with their grandiose Britrock
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