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 >>
Yuck with American fanThe New Jersey-Hiroshima-London-Scotland (according to their MySpace) outfit Yuck is one of my favorite new bands, but they might as well be one of my favorite old bands: the sound of their self-titled debut, out next Tuesday on Fat Possum, is a formula honed and perfected i ... More >>
There's really no way to get around this: We're tired of your lame band names, musicians. Every year, it seems there's a rash of similarly-monikered new outfits hankering for our eartime. And while we do love to check out new music, we'd sincerely appreciate a bit more imagination and independent th ... More >>
Last Night: Trashcan Sinatras and Mike Viola
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Better Than: The Cookie-Monster-on-Ativan noise at the DNA Lounge down the street.
As we rounded the corner of 11th Street, we saw a huge tour bus with lots of people lingering outside. Good, I thought ... More >>
Action JacksonTrashcan Sinatras
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Café Du Nord
Better Than: Any other Scottish band on a wet weeknight in San Francisco
The Trashcan Sinatras are one of pop's--and Scotland's--best-kept secrets. They've been around for two decades, winning fans via extensive college rad ... More >>
MochipetOur hand picked list of events worth your spare time, for the price of your spare change. Zombie Beach Party (Friday)In San Francisco, Zombies never say die. When they're not "killing" people during flash mobs, they're going to the beach--indoors, of course, because the real sun would damage ... More >>
Wade GrubbsThe Vaselines and the Dutchess & the Duke at Bimbo's 365 Club
Monday, May 11, 2009
By Wade Grubbs
Better than: Nirvana playing the Vaselines' songs. Really.
The Vaselines played their first-ever San Francisco gig Monday night at a packed Bimbo's. Eugene Kelly and Frances McKee form ... More >>