Frank Ocean. Even his name sounds like it was dreamed up, because it was. Ocean is 2012's Clash, its Radiohead, its -- if you insist -- Animal Collective. From his no-name-on-the-cover mystique to the 10-minute opus, pre-career record company troubles and a grassroots indie following, he's an altern ... More >>
*The Best Of Coachella: Day One
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Radiohead certainly had the most pre-festival buzz for Saturday, but once we ... More >>
Andrew, Scott, and Laura (of Elf Power and The Gerbils)
Monday, April 9, 2012
The Fox Theater (Oakland)
Better than: Jeff Mangum staying home -- again.
Jeff Mangum has a powerful whine and terrific pitch. That's not meant as a backhanded compliment -- it's the truth. There is no escapi ... More >>
For some of us, the name Neutral Milk Hotel carries a near-mythic heft, an exalted reputation earned in the wake of the 1998 indie-rock album In the Airplane Over the Sea and other records. And it's a good time of year to be a NMH fan: Jeff Mangum, the main dude behind Neutral Milk Hotel, was alread ... More >>
• The awesome Compassion Over Killing launched ads on Hulu this week and they're being very well received! I love the idea of people sitting down to watch Paula Deen tap dance on a dead pig or whatever she does and then BAM! Here's the real deal! Love it -- give COK all your money so they can k ... More >>
Baths' Will WiesenfeldFrom SF Weekly's latest print music section:You're Okay, Computer: Consider Baths, the stage name of 21-year-old bedroom producer Will Wiesenfeld, who uses a laptop and various other tools to make beat music, with vocals, that is melancholic and complex and beautiful. A sudd ... More >>
love is chemicals presents the Secret Satan covers show at the Hemlock tonight
Off-kilter indie-pop quartet Love is Chemicals is a group of expert multi-taskers. Between organizing tonight's Secret Satan show at the Hemlock and arranging more sharp-edged guitar pop for their upcoming album, ... More >>
Calling itself the Latin band without a Latin name, Il Gato began as a solo project by Daimian Holiday Scott (vocals, acoustic guitar, harmonica, loop pedal, etc.) during his days living in Spain. Upon returning to the States, he turned the project into a full band. Utilizing an array of instrum ... More >>
The Rural Alberta Advantage
Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2009
Bottom of the Hill
Better than: living through a prairie winter without them.
Ladies and gentlemen, The Rural Alberta Advantage is now cool. This is a new reality, one to which it seems most everyone--including the band members themselves- ... More >>
It's always entertaining hearing about a DJ's worst request.
Usually they remember a poor song choice, or some dumbshit asking for "something I can dance to." But DJ White Mike's tale takes the cake: some chick wanting him to stop his set so she can get a photo of herself pretending to be on deck ... More >>
(Photo by by Serina Nielson) Strange when an indie record store in Salt Lake City lists among its most popular releases a relatively unknown band from San Francisco. But in the Jan. 22 issue of Rolling Stone's "local favorites" column, the Bay Area's own Uzi & Ari's Headworms was listed amo ... More >>