Over the course of closing on 30 years, Melvins guitarist Buzz Osborne and drummer Dale Crover have co-piloted their seminal underground outfit through a wildly varied exploration of heavy sounds. Inspired by the lumbering tempos and downtuned guitar of Black Sabbath and the dissonance of punk maver ... More >>
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Radiohead certainly had the most pre-festival buzz for Saturday, but once we ... More >>
The women of the Bay Area music scene are breaking rules and defying expectations. Lass Out Loud is a new column exploring their lives and work.
Former Sleepy Sun singer Rachel Fannan's new all-girl group, Only You, takes a break from the sunnier shores of Southern California to perform at Brick an ... More >>
From SF Weekly's latest print music section:
The Wizard of Wilco: Nels Cline is extremely lucky, and he knows it. Widely regarded as one of the world's finest living guitarists, Cline came up playing styles of music whose audience is sadly shrinking: jazz, improvisatory, and avant-garde. If those w ... More >>
You stopped scrawling "World Domination" on the backs of school notebooks. You swapped your Pearl Jam Christmas singles for some Warp Records vinyl when you were graciously informed that this was the next big thing. You didn't recognize Kim Thayil in that recent photograph, what with his nav ... More >>
Mike Watt at Bottom of the Hill Friday night.
April 29, 2011
@ Bottom of the Hill
Better than: Listening to the words without the face.
If such a thing were possible, I'd believe, without hyperbole or winking wit, that Mike Watt was born to play the bass. His fingers fly across t ... More >>
TV on the RadioFrom SF Weekly's latest print music section: TV on the Radio: Nine Types of Light is also the first TV on the Radio album to be recorded away from the band's comfy boho surroundings in north Brooklyn. And then some: The band decamped to a mall-based studio near Rodeo Drive th ... More >>
Minutemen tribute band Economen: Too econo to hold still.Raise your hand if you still miss KUSF 90.3 FM. Raise your hand if you still pine for the good ol' days of earlier this year, when you could turn on a radio in San Francisco and hear a DJ who was also in San Francisco playing music by peopl ... More >>
Hark, ye of little attention span: Sacramento spazz-rockers Tera Melos are bringing their refined mayhem to town tonight, their last stop before they embark upon a tour of Japan and South Korea with Mike Watt and the Missing Men. They're supporting their new album, Patagonian Rats, out a month a ... More >>
Chris StevensAl QuedaIt a rare occasion that you get to see live music at Murio's--the best dive in the Haight. Tonight they're hosting four acts for free starting at 10 p.m. The lineup includes Al Qaeda, who Emily Savage profiled for us back in December (the skinny on these guys: "Repetitive, ha ... More >>
John Vanderslice and the Magik*Magik Orchestra Friday, January 30, 2009 Great American Music HallReview By Melissa BaronBetter Than: Shows where artists use keyboards and samples artificially replicate the sound of real instruments (ie violins, horns).As a budding young tuba player, I immersed mysel ... More >>