Cults at the Independent last night.
April 14, 2011
@ The Independent
Better than: Joining the punchline.
It was short but sweet.
Like most, I went in to the Cults show at the Independent last night knowing a mere three songs by the headlining band: "Most Wanted "(aka that ... More >>
agahran/FlickrTonight: Twenty taps of Deschutes at Beer Revolution.The Craft Brewers Conference ― an annual event that starts today ― is a time to rejoice. Spring is in the air, and brewers from around the world converge in one place for four days of boozy revelry.
Unfortunately, sprin ... More >>
Their flower power is no match for my glower power After a decade or so ensconced in Montreal's honor-festooned indie rock scene, including stints with The Dears and The Social Register, Jonathan Cohen started his own eponymous collective. Not that "The Jon Cohen Experimental" should conjure ... More >>
Kid KoalaThere's not much more endearing than a DJ who loves music and muppets. Hailing from Montreal, Kid Koala is known for his whimsical personality and ability to take listeners on a journey with music fit for psychedelic hip hop dreams, sans the acid. Currently on the Ninja Tune label and pr ... More >>
Maga BoMost of us spend our days planted in a cubicle fantasizing about beaches, historic monuments, and maybe seeing a penguin in its natural habitat. That latest jealousy comes from a conversation with musician, producer, composer, sound engineer -- and non-desk-bound frequent traveler -- DJ Ma ... More >>
Calibree PhotographyStars at the Fillmore last nightStarsGeographerNovember 10, 2010@ The FillmoreMontreal's Stars met up with San Francisco's own Geographer for a show at the Fillmore last night. "Most I spoke with were there for the headliners, but were blown into a frenzy by the openers," phot ... More >>
James Murphy's wondering, "Whaa happened?"Sometimes the Internet is just a big, bubbling mess of "Um... Okay?". For example: Earlier today, the trendsetting indie music site Pitchfork posted a Soundcloud music player under the headline "LCD Soundsystem - Dance Yrself Clean (Tiga Remix)," writing: ... More >>
Looks like San Francisco citizens are not the only budding boycotters of Arizona's new immigration law. Montreal band Stars has publicly voiced their disapproval on Twitter saying: "We love AZ but until its racist new immigration law is repealed, stars (and many others) will boycott this state... ... More >>
Frankie NorstadSF Sketchfest brings together amazing comics in from all over the U.S., but the best news is we also get a couple of locally-grown superstars this weekend at the Punch Line when Brent Weinbach and Moshe Kasher take the stage (Thursday 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. ... More >>
SF native The Genie spent three years in the subways of Montreal creating his "scratch guitar" style before bringing it back to SF to perfect it. Working with nothing but a couple of loop pedals, a guitar, and occasionally an iPod, Genie makes a hybrid of original music and covers. He produces l ... More >>
This is Wilbert, everyone. He's a a three-haired, yellow-bellied, stuffed monkey who started his world travels in San Francisco on May 4, 2008. Since then, he's hit up Paris, Jamaica, New York City, Toronto, Vegas, Tokyo, the Amazon, Rio De Janeiro, China, Greece, Oklahoma, ... More >>
Richard Dumas Nineties-born forebears to much of today's orchestral, literate indie-pop, Britain's Tindersticks will be touring in support of last year's album, The Hungry Saw. That disc was released by Montreal's Constellation Records -- home to Godspeeed You Black Emperor, Silver Mt. Zion, etc. -- ... More >>
January 8th, 2009
Review by Brian Moss
Better Than: Staying at home to sulk.
After a week involving a grueling breakup and a bombardment of telephone calls from debt collectors there's definitely something to be said about the cheerful nature of a punk show held at ... More >>