Our countdown of the best Bay Area metal albums continues today with this installment: the 10 best ever. And guess which band comes up a lot on this one?
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As co-founder and record selector of parties Haceteria and Warm Leatherette, DJ Nihar is known for throwing underground events which explore the history of techno, house, and rave music. Launching his DJ career as an avid record collector asked to play hip-hop at house parties, he soon felt compelle ... More >>
As a flag-bearing act of Oakland's Zum records and a crucial proponent of the Bay Area's warehouse-centric, outsider rock scene, High Castle has demonstrated repeatedly its prowess both live and on recordings. The band's latest record, Spirit of the West, recalls skittish post-hardcore glazed with a ... More >>
As you might imagine, combing back numbers of my Listen to This While High column and my own vast library for a reasonable stab at the Fifty Stoniest Songs Ever is a labor and hashish intensive experience. Preliminary fossickings unearthed these half-hundred favorites, many of which may seem unfamil ... More >>
Given numerous (and proliferating) testimonials to cannabis use in its lyrics, it may be safely ventured at this late hour that rock music and marijuana go together like jazz and teacup gin. Racks of rock LPs, even entire sub-genres of the music, reach the ears already reeking of the devil's weed ... More >>
Geno ValleLike peanut butter and jelly, and chips and salsa, it's fun putting complimentary elements together. Blood and Sunshine are no exception. Combing their backgrounds of shoegaze and electronica, the duo of Joseph Macrino (vocals, guitar, Omnichord) and James Brennan (vocals, synth, machi ... More >>
"Jonathan Lethem's last two novels -- 2003's Fortress of Solitude and 2007's You Don't Love Me Yet -- steered away from the sci-fi leanings of his early work. The talking kangaroos, post-apocalyptic telepaths, and alien hermaphrodites were replaced by flying children and mysteriously endowed song ... More >>
Every time I see this trailer for Moon, directed by David Bowie's son Ducan Jones, I get stupid excited all over again.
How can the son of "Major Tom"--a man raised on two of my favorite authors, J.G. Ballard and Philip K. Dick--go wrong? Especially with Sam Rockwell as his main character? Film ... More >>