Remember the good old days, when wine clubs were exclusively the pastime of pretentious assholes/your parents? Those days are over: Rolling Stone magazine just announced its own scheme to sell bottles of fermented grape juice to baby boomers with nothing better to blow their pension checks on. So w ... More >>
Roger Waters can't hear the kids, but they're shouting, "Dude, rock 'n' roll is dead!"
It's not ageism, people -- this blog reviewed Roger Waters' performance of the Wall in Oakland last December and found it humongous, riveting, and revolutionary. To call the Wall a classic rock document is ... More >>
DookieThree of my sons have reached the age where they've begun exhibiting the symptoms of chronic privy mouth. Shakespeare relished a good poop quip every now and then (see Henry V). Ditto for Marquis de Sade and Geoffrey Chaucer. Graffiti from the buried Roman city of Pompeii featured humor ... More >>
Simon Reynolds, often credited with coining the term postrock, defined it as "using rock instrumentation for nonrock purposes." Following suit, the preponderance of postrockers focus on "guitar texture," "percussive moodscapes," and other such sonic intangibles. Then there's Do Make Say Think. Wh ... More >>
Bay Area natives Danny James and PEAR are childhood friends Danny James (vocals, bass) and Mike "General Luau" Generalao (guitar). (The two are between drummers at the moment). Growing up in East Oakland, James and Generalao have played in various bands over the years, most recently The Cuts, be ... More >>