Sick Sad World Somewhere in Oakland Friday, Sept. 7, 2012 Better than: Similar events in S.F With a sharp pull on the wheel, we turned off Telegraph and headed towards San Pablo. It was almost 11 p.m. and we were on the other side of the Bridge, driving through downtown Oakland in search of the pa ... More >>
Name: Misanthropic Agenda Owner: Gerritt Wittmer Founded: 1998 Label one Sheet: Misanthropic Agenda is an independent record label based in Oakland. In addition to releasing music by its director, Gerritt Witmer, the label focuses on experimental music from around the world with absolutely no con ... More >>
If you think about it, dance music production and Alaskan crab fishing are surprisingly similar. To get anything done in either, you've got to isolate yourself from society and pull long hours doing tedious and backbreaking work (well, sort of). In dance music, most producers seem to hole themselves ... More >>
Here's an arresting history lesson for all us San Francisco parvenus: via the good folks at Mission Mission, an undated (although extremely dated) five-minute snippet of a public access show called San Francisco Live, focusing on what's hip and happening in the Mission music scene. (Use the Mission ... More >>
Rainbow (Drag City)
Boris rises above the din
In Cod We Trust
The avant-garde all-stars of Fantômas push the bounds of music -- and good taste
Storm the Studio R.M.X.S.
A woman of few songs
To the undiscerning eye, 1814 Illinois Ave. is an ordinary warehouse. To the discerning ear, it's a haven for havoc.
If you grind a live microphone to bits, or amplify a flamethrower, are you making music -- or an appalling spectacle called "noise"?