By J POET For most of the past 20 years, indie bands pretended the '60s never happened. Today the sounds of the Summer of Love are back in a big way, albeit with a modern spin that will keep old hippies from getting too wistful. San Francisco trio Eux Autres (say ooz-oh-tra) has been playing retro- ... More >>
Iann IvyBob Mould at Bottom of the Hill on Friday Bob Mould Fake Your Own Death Distortion Vir Friday, Feb. 24, 2012 Bottom of the Hill Better than: Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the best-selling album of 1992, Billy Ray Cyrus' Some Gave All. On a night that was all about reliving me ... More >>
Yuck Unknown Mortal Orchestra July 26, 2011 @ The Independent Better than: Listening to Yo La Tengo records and wishing you were 16 again. Barely post-adolescent British kids Yuck released a self-titled debut album this year on Fat Possum, and holy shit, do I love it, and holy shit, does i ... More >>
Mykl RoventineAs you probably already know, today is Pi Day, meaning March fourteenth is the closest we come on the American calendar to approximating 3.1415926&c. (Technically you should have been reading this at around 3:30 in the morning for maximum pi-precision, but like us you were proba ... 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 >>
Six sets worth plundering at this year's Treasure Island Music Festival.
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 >>
Christopher VictorioJack White with the Raconteurs at Treasure Island 2008The lineup for the 2010 Treasure Island Music Festival was unveiled earlier today, and it's every bit as drool-worthy as we had hoped. First: the rumors were right, and Belle & Sebastian is headlining the second day's s ... More >>
At an hour when most folks were still sleeping off last night's music benders, indie rock fans started lining up around the block at La Zona Rosa, where the whole Village Voice operation was hunkered down for our afternoon of acts both on the rise (Surfer Blood, The xx, Pains of Being Pure at Heart) ... More >>
The Fresh & Onlys on the night they kicked the cat outta the bandIf you're headed down to Austin in March for the big music industry party SXSW, there are a bunch of locals hosting great acts throughout that week. We told you about our big bash on Friday, March 19 with Superchunk, the xx, the ... More >>
Ian S. PortThe xx at the Independent in NovemberIf you're heading down to Austin for the big SXSW music blowout in March, mark this party on your calendar. SF Weekly, together with our parent company Village Voice and our sister publications, will be hosting a show with Superchunk, the xx, ... More >>
Autumn de WildeJay Farrar (left) and Ben GibbardWe reported earlier that Death Cab For Cutie's Ben Gibbard and Son Volt's Jay Farrar teamed up on the soundtrack to a new Jack Kerouac documentary, One Fast Move or I'm Gone: Kerouac's Big Sur. (The movie and the soundtrack come out Oct. 20). Now th ... More >>
Get Guilty (Matador)
Billy Idol's rebel yell, Seu Jorge's Brazilian croon, and Portastatic's maudlin moan
Two new high-class local venues. Bruce Springsteen concerts. Sounds like the work of Clear Channel. But it's not.
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Their debut's genius stemmed from their frontman's high anxieties. Now that he's mellowed out, can the Shins follow it up?
Superchunk has a score to settle
Oakland's Lunchbox rises from the primordial soup of its indie rock past
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After 10 years, Superchunk and Merge Records are still working, albeit quietly
Blue Canary and the art of thrift-store cabaret
What mattered and what splattered in pop, 1997
Davis' Knapsack brings sincerity and simplicity back to indie rock with Silver Sweepstakes