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  • Blogs

    June 5, 2013

    5 Soundtracks That Were Better Than the Movies

    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 >>

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    April 21, 2011

    Check Out a Free Mini-Mix From the Diary Emo/Pop-Punk Party at Pop's Bar

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2010

    Winter's Fall: Like a Cross Between Cormac McCarthy and Ray Bradbury

    Winter's Fall performs at Rickshaw Stop next Wednesday, October 6​Berkeley 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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2010

    Fireworks, Death Metal, Circus Bella, '70s Americana

    Finn Riggins plays El Rio on Saturday​Bust 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 >>

  • Music

    June 30, 2010
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    June 1, 2005

    Hear This

    A fervent melodic-emo torch goes out, Of Montreal reveals its happy/malevolent juxtaposition, and Michelle Shocked does it her way

  • Music

    January 26, 2005


    The Great Destroyer

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    January 19, 2005

    Hyooj in '05

    Behold! A handful of bands to keep an eye on in the coming year

  • Music

    August 4, 2004

    Read Yellow

    Radios Burn Faster

  • Music

    July 28, 2004


    EPs are usually ignored by reviewers. Here are a few recent releases worth taking note of.

  • Music

    April 28, 2004

    Holy Grails

    Just when we thought it was safe to turn our backs on instrumental indie rock

  • Music

    January 14, 2004

    Finding Emo

    Intergalactic star wars? Epic dueling guitars? Why would anyone call Coheed & Cambria emo?

  • Music

    October 22, 2003

    "Crappy Records"

    Zagat's new "music guide" is absurd, but its "format" offers a "nice way" to review "lame albums."

  • Music

    September 10, 2003

    Blitzkrieg Pop

    Punk has crossed over from underground filth to mainstream fluff, and Vendetta Red suggests that its music is the bridge

  • Music

    September 3, 2003

    The Appleseed Cast

    Two Conversations

  • Music

    July 19, 2000

    Sunny Day Real Estate

    The Rising Tide
    (Time Bomb)

  • Music

    October 6, 1999

    Little Voice

    In two years, John Vanderslice and his studio, Tiny Telephone, have become unlikely focal points of the local pop-rock scene

  • Music

    October 21, 1998
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    January 28, 1998

    Busker Do!

    Mary Lou Lord comes out of the subway and into a theater near you

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