"I didn't expect so much hipster bullshit." Really? This particular sentiment, which I overheard on the first day of the Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago, typifies the response expressed by skeptics of Pitchfork, the website that organizes the festival. Now in its eighth year, the event skews h ... More >>
It just didn't seem right to lump in Oracle Arena and HP Pavilion fare with the cozy goings-on at S.F. dens like Bottom of the Hill and even Great American Music Hall. So, in search of an even comparison, I'm breaking it up: Today, here are the best concerts I saw with more than 5,000 of my fellow h ... More >>
Christopher VictorioBroken Social Scene's Kevin Drew crowd-surfs at the end of his set.Treasure Island Music Festival, Day TwoOctober 17, 2010Better than: Listening to '90s alt-rock on your Walkman during a damp walk to school.Well, it rained. But other than that wet little nod from Mother N ... More >>
Carrie Schechter StudiosBelle and Sebastian in the studio for the SF Weekly cover shoot.In the hour I spoke with Belle and Sebastian singer-songwriter Stuart Murdoch for this week's SF Weekly cover story, we got to talk about a lot of things that I didn't end up using in the larger piece. Ra ... More >>
Six sets worth plundering at this year's Treasure Island Music Festival.
How the hipster set learned to shake their skinny jeans.
Before founding Belle and Sebastian, Stuart Murdoch came here to get healthy. He left with songs, skills, and a promise to return with a band.
Stuart Murdoch of Belle & SebastianIn SF Weekly's print edition this week: A look at the impressive lineup for this weekend's Treasure Island Music Festival.My exclusive interview with Belle & Sebastian's Stuart Murdoch: "He didn't know then that this city would shape the course of ... More >>
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