As anticipation grows for the release of Brad Pitt's zombie epic, World War Z, he's been singing the praises of the work Muse has done for the movie's soundtrack. Pitt recently called Muse's involvement "nice kismet." Given who's involved, we think he's either crazy or exaggerating -- a lot. And giv ... More >>
[Record Peddler is an occasional column by Sam Lefebvre on life and music as viewed from behind the counter of an independent record store.] I've continuously worked in record stores since I was 16 years old. For nearly a year, I lived in the back of one record store while working in another, and w ... More >>
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds Sharon Van Etten Bill Graham Civic Auditorium Tuesday, April 9, 2013 Better than: Getting murdered and/or sodomized by Stagger Lee, we're assuming. Are there bad Nick Cave shows? We can't imagine what one would be like. What if there are only Nick Cave shows where your ... More >>
Behold the lovely largesse of Coachella: Before the ever-dapper Australian rocker Nick Cave and his band the Bad Seeds hit Indio, they'll be playing a show -- just one -- here in San Francisco. The gig was announced today, and while we're not thrilled with the choice of venue, well, a Nick Cave show ... More >>
So he is human.Nick Cave was spotted yesterday by a keen-eyed, Portuguese-speaking blogger in S.F. Looks like he's at the warming hut at Crissy Field with his kids. Notice the suave-as-fuck loafers and general sartorial awesomeness. Another photo after the jump.
Deirdre O'CallaghanThat's Nick on the left, with fangs put away for the moment.Confession: We, like many others, are terrified of Nick Cave. As excited as one would be to interview the demon prince of Australian rock ahead of tonight's Grinderman show at the Warfield, we also ran into considerabl ... More >>
Abby CamayaDulcet-toned/floppy-haired locals The Parties released their second full-length album, Coast Garde, yesterday on Rainbow Quartz records, and they'll be celebrating the occasion this Friday at the Hemlock Tavern, along with The Love Dimension and Trevor Childs & The Beholders. The a ... More >>
This is the time of year lots of folks get self-reflective, thinking about all the shit they shoulda fixed, tallying up all the ways next year's gonna be different. So it's the perfect season for a new tune about "someone realizing their own inadequacies" from the sound-shifting Liars. The band h ... More >>
MochipetOur hand picked list of events worth your spare time, for the price of your spare change. Zombie Beach Party (Friday)In San Francisco, Zombies never say die. When they're not "killing" people during flash mobs, they're going to the beach--indoors, of course, because the real sun would damage ... More >>
We usually round up the cheap events around the city on Fridays, but since the RSVP list for this one will most likely fill up fast, we're giving the heads up early. On Saturday, June 5, Yerba Buena Center is hosting a "Big Idea" party featuring grub from Mission Street Food; music from Pansy Divisi ... More >>
Despite having a name that could set S.F.'s noise nerds in a tizzy, Australia's Drones are an indie rock band. But they're a damn good one, especially when frontman Gareth Liddiard is unwinding one of his heavily accented, highly tortured yowls over a mess of noisy guitar riffage. (Think an early, s ... More >>
This promises to be an introspective year for art.
Babylon Rules (Load)
When words and music are needed.
Nick Cave's Grinderman is a raucous ride
The latest, greatest acid-folk reissues
Nick Cave pens a new breed of revisionist Western
A musical about felines that boasts unexpected layers and killer tunes
It's not all surf and silicone in America's Finest City
Judy at Carnegie Hall
Before the Poison
Or five ways to make existing groups that much more super
Compulsive Numbers, retro-refracted Flaming Stars, and filmmaker Peter Sempel
The shit hits the fans
Kicking against the pricks
Tour photographs; "Dark Wave"; Sacred steel; Dirty Three
Q: What do Tori Amos, Nick Cave, and Lyricist Lounge have in common? A: Nothing.