Spiritualized (Band)

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    May 30, 2012
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    May 24, 2012

    Live Review, 5/23/12: Spiritualized's Wall of Sound Assaults the Fillmore

    Spiritualized Nikki LaneWednesday, May 23, 2012 The Fillmore  Better than: Battling your own demons.It's impossible to separate the man behind Spiritualized from his music. The psyche of Jason Pierce, aka J. Spaceman, permeated the packed house at the Fillmore last night -- and ther ... More >>

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    May 23, 2012

    Five Music Muses: The Women Who Inspired Jason Pierce, Lou Barlow, Eric Clapton, and More

    According to Greek mythology, the muses were the genius-sparking goddesses of song, poetry, and the sciences. Recently, the muse has more earthly origins; male recording artists often indicate that a particular woman was essential in stimulating the creative process. The Guardian's Germaine Greer de ... More >>

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    March 21, 2012


    Spiritualized's Five Best Lyrics About Drugs

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    March 20, 2012

    Spiritualized's Five Best Lyrics About Drugs

    It's not entirely rare to find a music artist who is defined by a particular concept. However, there may not be one as rigidly and as hysterically defined as Jason Pierce. For the Spiritualized frontman, that concept is addiction. Of course, Pierce is largely responsible for this; his lyrics conjure ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2011

    Wilco's The Whole Love: A First Listen

    ​ Wilco is a band that makes me hate indie rock fans. Not just because Jeff Tweedy wrote songs just fine before producer/sonic mastermind Jim O'Rourke came along, but because the fickle little bitches ran scurrying immediately after the band started guitar soloing -- sorry, "dad-rocking" -- ag ... More >>

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    September 13, 2011

    Girls' Father, Son, Holy Ghost -- A First Listen

    ​ I've been everywhere with the San Francisco band Girls: Love 'em, hate 'em, find them overhyped, find the detractors overly cynical. I think they like it that way. Girls' hugely-acclaimed 2009 Album blew me away for a week. Then I found myself having trouble rekindling that need to hear it a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2011

    A Father's Day Wishlist: Kiss Hilarity, Glen Hansard Busking, My Bloody Valentine Humming, and More

    Cake Picture Gallery​ Lou Reed set the bar rather low with his idea of the perfect day: sips of sangria in the park, a trip to the zoo, a movie. "It Was a Good Day" also kept it simple, with Ice Cube's ideal 24 hours consisting of mom's home cooking, playing craps, and a Lakers victory. Nigeri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2011

    The Stoner's Guide to Spiritualized's Ladies and Gentlemen, We Are Floating in Space

    ​Listen to this while high: Ladies and Gentlemen, We Are Floating in Space by Spiritualized. Behind the buzz: This album is one of the great THC supplements of the 1990s. Why it seldom turns up on any of those Stoner Rock 101 guides you see on the Internet may be only partially charged off to ho ... More >>

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    December 4, 2009

    10 Things to Do This Weekend For Under $10

    ​This week is all about local artist holiday bazaars, local rock 'n' roll, and free (non-locally made) Chevy Chase classics. Cheap bastards,  your weekend recommendations below...feel free to add to this list in the comments section.  Lower Haight Holiday Art Walk & Hayes Valley Holi ... More >>

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    April 1, 2009
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    October 1, 2008
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    September 25, 2008

    Q&A: Nick Cave

    (Photo via the Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds MySpace page) Into My Cave By Hiya Swanhuyser I interviewed Nick Cave! It was amazing! The Australian garage-goth composer/baritone is everything you want him to be, and everything you've heard he is: debonair, interesting, covered in meaningful-looking jew ... More >>

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    September 22, 2008

    Treasure Island Music Festival, Artie Lange, Al Green and Park(ing) Day: Your Monday Morning Hangover

    And just like that, another festival weekend's come and gone. Like Outside Lands, it was all hands on deck for the good ship ASD , but let's backtrack a bit. Friday was festival-free but overloaded all the same... What happens when Park(ing) Day and Talk Like A Pirate Day collide? You get environme ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2008

    More Treasure Island News: New Bands, New Art

    (Morning Benders) We are indeed awash with music festivals this summer, but I am extra excited about Treasure Island. The event was so unique last year, and so much fun (watching Spoon perform while sitting in a Ferris wheel as the sun was setting? Priceless). This year, the talent is even better ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2008

    Justice, Hot Chip, Spiritualized, Raconteurs at Treasure Island

    It’s official: The Treasure Island Music Festival (Sept. 20-21) is the most exciting local music event this year. Check out the lineup, just announced this morning: On Saturday, Sept. 20 you can see Justice, TV on the Radio, Goldfrapp, Hop Chip, CSS, Antibalas, Aesop Rock, Amon Tobin, Foals, Mike ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2008

    Coachella 2008 Lineup Announced

    The ninth installment in the Coachella Valley and Arts Music Festival saga was announced via a press release held in Mexico City this afternoon. Some of the most surprising announcements on the bill are Roger Waters of Pink Floyd doing a re-creation of Dark Side of the Moon, an album that has sold m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2008

    Coachella 2008 Line UP Announced (sort of) and an East Coast Coachella

    According to the LA Times today we have a preliminary line-up for Coachella 2008. For those hoping to see a My Bloody Valentine reunion, you will be disappointed because they are off the bill according to Geoffrey Boucher. Although, I have to say the line-up that is in the works looks damn good . Se ... More >>

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    December 5, 2007

    Getting 'Saved with Mark Lanegan

    Of course, every time you make an end-of-year list, there’s some great act you forgot to add to it. Case in point: Soulsavers. I’ve been listening to the British group’s disc with Mark Lanegan, It’s Not How Far You Fall, It’s How You Land pretty much non-stop since the band’s show last S ... More >>

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    November 14, 2007

    The Warlocks

    Heavy Deavy Skull Lover (Tee Pee Records)

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    November 14, 2007
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    November 7, 2007

    Spiritualized at Bimbo's Just Wants to Take the Pain Away

    Might need some heroin for this one, as the band will be performing cuts off Acoustic Mainlines. Personally I start to feel weird just licking Fun Dip. Here's your fix: Sunday, November 11 Spiritualized:Acoustic Mainlines Performing the music of Spiritualized, Spacemen 3, and others. Accompanied b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2007

    SF cries UNKLE in October

    If you haven’t noticed, we at All Shook Down love all things Queens of the Stone Age. So of course we salivated for the new UNKLE album, War Stories-- co-produced by QOTSA’s producer Chris Goss and also featuring Josh Homme providing guest vocals. Now we’ve found out that James Lavelle is taki ... More >>

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    July 27, 2007

    Nick Cave’s Grinderman Live Tonight in SF (7/27)

    But if you miss 'No Pussy Blues' because the show is sold out, pleasure yourself with this video of the song performed live with local Jolie Holland, god bless her. Read on for an SF Weekly interview with Cave:

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