As anticipation grows for the release of Brad Pitt's zombie epic, World War Z, he's been singing the praises of the work Muse has done for the movie's soundtrack. Pitt recently called Muse's involvement "nice kismet." Given who's involved, we think he's either crazy or exaggerating -- a lot. And giv ... More >>
Diary is a monthly party at the inimitable Pop's Bar featuring the best in late-'90s and early-'00s emo, pop-punk, and screamo. Starting this week, Diary -- which is put on by Patric Fallon, an occasional SF Weekly contributor and expert blogger over at XLR8R, along with Kristopher Hannum -- will ... More >>
Winter's Fall performs at Rickshaw Stop next Wednesday, October 6Berkeley indie-rock quartet Winter's Fall fuses Americana hooks and electronic atmospherics to create soaring anthems and graceful, high-energy rockers. The band's new album, At All Angles, delves into structural experimentation whi ... More >>
Finn Riggins plays El Rio on SaturdayBust out the barbecue, hoist up the flag and turn up the Americana jams. Yes, Independence Day is here again. Celebrate the founding fathers (and mothers) this weekend without breaking the bank. Here's our list of cheap summer holiday events for less than thos ... More >>
A fervent melodic-emo torch goes out, Of Montreal reveals its happy/malevolent juxtaposition, and Michelle Shocked does it her way
The Great Destroyer
Behold! A handful of bands to keep an eye on in the coming year
Radios Burn Faster
EPs are usually ignored by reviewers. Here are a few recent releases worth taking note of.
Just when we thought it was safe to turn our backs on instrumental indie rock
Intergalactic star wars? Epic dueling guitars? Why would anyone call Coheed & Cambria emo?
Zagat's new "music guide" is absurd, but its "format" offers a "nice way" to review "lame albums."
Punk has crossed over from underground filth to mainstream fluff, and Vendetta Red suggests that its music is the bridge
The Rising Tide
In two years, John Vanderslice and his studio, Tiny Telephone, have become unlikely focal points of the local pop-rock scene
Mary Lou Lord comes out of the subway and into a theater near you