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 >>
Sure, it was the era of long, dirty hair and long johns worn to the bar -- but '90s grunge sure did throw up some eye candy. Here, to honor the 20th anniversary of Nirvana's Nevermind, as well as Cameron Crowe's new Pearl Jam documentary Twenty, are the top 10 hottest men of grunge. (Tomorrow, we'll ... More >>
April 29, 2011
@ The New Parish, Oakland
Better than: Shrooming through a Steven Seagal double feature.
I was a little dubious at the outset. It was our first time at the New Parish, a downtown Oakland venue that looked scarcely big enough ... 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 >>
I really miss Sub Pop's Loser days. Back before Seattle had a Sound(TM), the Northwest had a severely caustic, nihilistic musical aesthetic, egged on by punks who had beards when they didn't give a fuck about shaving. These were dudes who personified the sarcastic sneer--Green River, Mudhoney, Ta ... More >>
The Murder City DevilsSunday, Feb. 15, 2009Great American Music HallBetter than: The Murder City Devils shows around the turn of the '00s -- where certain members were so smashed the sets didn't finish as much as they fantastically imploded. There's one thing you're pretty much guaranteed to hear ev ... More >>
December 26, 2008
Review and Photos by Sam Prestianni
Better Than: Banging heroin while watching "It's a Wonderful Life" for the 7th time in a row.
Christmas came one day late for the Bay Area's homegrown lo-fi heroes Two Gallants. Like most native sons, guitarist-singer ... More >>