A magazine that you sometimes see in the waiting rooms of tire stores, Rolling Stone remains tirelessly dedicated to reporting on its own place in the history of the teensy sliver of music that its publisher enjoys. To that end, the august rag is forever publishing important lists ranking the best m ... More >>
Marissa Paternoster is the kind of singer and guitarist who makes a writer want to deploy all kinds of ridiculous language: "face-melting," "fire-breathing," "guitar-goddess," "shred-queen," etc. Paternoster, you see, is 5-foot-1, she fronts a fearsome power trio from New Jersey called Screaming Fem ... More >>
Any of you eco-conscious hippies, fem-lit-reading bookstore owners, and musician-politicians find that IFC's West Coast bohemia-skewering Portlandia doesn't hit close enough to your S.F. home? Since, you know it's technically about a city some 600 miles away?
Well, consider yourselves lucky: Portla ... More >>
Wild Flag at Great American Music Hall on Friday.
Drew Grow and the Pastors' Wives
Nov. 4, 2011
Great American Music Hall
Better than: FM 107.7 The Bone -- usually.
Wild Flag played its fifth-ever live show in San Francisco almost a year ago, for a sold-out, ecstatic crowd at Bott ... More >>
Wild FlagWild Flag: The concept of a "supergroup"-- wherein performers with cool and/or exciting pedigrees find themselves in something resembling a "band" -- dies hard. Imagine your favorite musicians playing together! Frequently, expectations exceed results -- a collection of individuals do ... More >>
I don't know why I've been dreading this Wild Flag album exactly. Sleater-Kinney is one of my three favorite bands (the other two are Sonic Youth and the Dismemberment Plan, in case you're wondering), and as such I should trust Carrie Brownstein and Janet Weiss harder to carry a band that al ... More >>
The DodosFar more occurs in the maelstrom of South-By than bears retelling -- even in just two music-packed days. So in lieu of lengthiness, here's a drive-by roundup of the highlights and lowlights from our last two days in Austin. HighlightsSqueezing onto a tiny, cramped balcony at 1 a.m. ... More >>
Joseph SchellNo Age at Rickshaw Stop Saturday. No AgeGrass WidowRank/XeroxCrazy Band
February 26, 2011
@ Rickshaw Stop
Better than: Standing still at Best Coast/Wavves.
I have a thing for drummers who sing. There's something about it that triggers endorphins: this is a multitasking musician, bo ... More >>
The Independent Film Channel has finally followed hipster-mocking to its logical conclusion: a television show based entirely around lampooning the death of Western civilization and a group that "did not yield a great literature, but it made good use of fonts." (Oh, you thought it was all about bla ... More >>
Wild Flag at Bottom of the Hill last nightWild FlagGrass WidowRoyal BathsNovember 18, 2010@ Bottom of the HillBetter than: Performing in a toilet.Carrie Brownstein, you are way too fucking modest. "We're just up here learning how to be a band," she said, near the end of Wild Flag's fifth sho ... More >>
If the stink of dirty '90s flannel wasn't already wafting off this year in music, hell, it sure is now. Playing next month at Debaser Live 105's Not So Silent Night concert is none other than Smashing Pumpkins -- the four-person presentation of Billy Corgan's bald vanity that lives on, zombie-lik ... More >>
Screenshot of Grass Widow's "Shadow"After rocking the All Shook Down Music Festival in North Beach on Sunday, Grass Widow planted another present in our laps. Today, their label, Kill Rock Stars, posted the trio's artsy, quirky video for "Shadow" on its blog. "Shadow" is so far the only song the ... More >>