Recent years have given rise to many record labels devoted to reviving forgotten artists from all genres. In record stores you will find new collections of Thai funk from the '70s, field recordings from Ghana, and represses of punk 45s originally released in editions of only 200 -- all the result of ... More >>
Tim Mooney, a drummer and producer who played with noted S.F. bands American Music Club and Sun Kil Moon, died Thursday, June 13, according to his family. He was 53.
Mooney played in Bay Area punk bands Sleepers, Toiling Midgets, and Negative Trend before joining S.F.'s American Music Club in the e ... More >>
As its title suggests, Penelope Houston's seven-years-in-the-making new album, On Market Street, deals directly with social issues that confront San Franciscans every day. Given her job as a librarian at the San Francisco Public Library's main branch, Houston -- a former singer for S.F punk band the ... More >>
From the depths of the web (thanks to Dangerous Minds) comes this clip of Louder, Faster, Shorter, a fascinating 20-minute film about the S.F. punk scene in 1978. Centered around a two-day benefit at the Mabuhay Gardens for Kentucky coal workers (who were striking at the time), the film shows single ... More >>
Chuck Prophet and Guests
Feb. 7, 2012
Better than: Going broke at any nearby Mission District restaurant.
To commemorate yesterday's release of his new album, Temple Beautiful, S.F. singer-songwriter Chuck Prophet and Yep Roc Records treated about 40 fans to a guided bus tour of San ... More >>
Many local labels are offering obscure reissues and innovative new releases on all conceivable formats. Label Sampler is a new column that will profile a different Bay Area imprint each week.
Name: Superior Viaduct
Headquarters: North Beach, San Francisco
Owner: Steve Viaduct
Musi ... More >>
Chrissy LoaderEl Vez, Los StraightjacketsThursday, Dec. 17, 2009The IndependentBetter than: Elvis impersonators who don't speak Spanish.El Vez is, in many ways, a role model for the importance of the live event in the music industry. The punk rocker-turned-underground-musical-theater star has spe ... More >>