If you think about it, dance music production and Alaskan crab fishing are surprisingly similar. To get anything done in either, you've got to isolate yourself from society and pull long hours doing tedious and backbreaking work (well, sort of). In dance music, most producers seem to hole themselves ... More >>
Many local labels are offering obscure reissues and innovative new releases on all conceivable formats. Label Sampler will profile a different Bay Area record company every other week. Name: 4 Men With Beards Owner: Filippo Salvadori Founded: 2001 Headquarters: San Rafael Creation story: 4 Men ... More >>
With Green Day on pause, Mike Dirnt's other band hits the punk dive circuit.
Without a doubt the most important punk band ever, the Sex Pistols, played their last show at the Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco, 1978. While some called the show a flop, it sure doesn't sound like that on the recordings I've heard. And now, you can watch the last show the Sex Pistols ... More >>
Heaven's Pregnant Teens
If it's kinda, sorta music-related, we'll review it. This week: The Tomorrow Show With Tom Snyder: Punk & New Wave.
Radio 4's politically charged dance-punk; A Flock of Goo Goo's punk'd '80s pop; Kaki King's six-string sting
NorCal expats the Rapture and Out Hud return from NYC with a 20-year legacy in tow. Get ready to dance, punk.
"Spanksgiving," psychobilly menace, and sweet calypso
An eyewitness account
An open letter