[Please excuse the YouTube clip; photos from last night's show are on their way.]
The Jesus and Mary Chain
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Better than: Any other show with so many mistakes.
Last night at the Fillmore, The Jesus and Mary Chain botched the beginning ... More >>
There are stories -- half-lies, probably -- that seem to stir each time the Jesus and Mary Chain pack the van up for another tour. (The band plays the Fillmore tonight.) They tell of the violence that used to stalk the Glasgow band back in the early days. You won't find these details in press releas ... More >>
Will everyone please stop misusing the term "garage rock"?
The phrase -- which once referred to maladjusted social deviants conjuring the feral essence of rock 'n' roll -- is now used by fans and critics alike to indicate any group of vintage retail employees recording mild pop music on a low-tech ... More >>
With the back catalogs of classic artists seeing rerelease with crucial bonus material, and boutique labels specializing in reissues of obscurities for niche consumers, 2011 was a superb year for reissues. There was such a wealth of substantive reissues that it was necessary to exclude some of the m ... More >>
You'll be able to get a lot closer to the SF band Weekend this Saturday...
There are at least two problems with most beer festivals: You don't get enough beer for what you pay, and you usually have to listen to crappy music while you drink it. Thankfully, our friends over at the Bay Bridged a ... More >>
Many on the Internet -- including us -- have been making positive noises about San Francisco-via-Brooklyn band Tamaryn for a while now (at least, a while in web time). Today, the duo releases its debut album, The Waves, on the Mexican Summer label. The album is loaded with enough ethereal syn ... More >>
Brian VuWhen will shoegaze go out of fashion? If bands like San Francisco's Weekend keep making songs like "Coma Summer," not for a while. Like the pioneers of the genre, My Bloody Valentine and the Jesus and Mary Chain, Weekend bury its vulnerability and its hooks in barbed-wire blankets of feed ... More >>
Countless rock bands on countless records over, like, six decades now have distilled seemingly every sound out of the same ol' guitar/bass/drums/vocals format. So it wouldn't be the hardest thing in the world to claim that rock is dead. But some bands, like Austin's Woven Bones, manage to arrange ... More >>
The SpyralsThe Lickets, Moon Duo, The SpyralsTuesday, Jan. 12, 2009Cafe du NordBetter than: a space odyssey.After last night's show, I'll be hard pressed to say nothing good ever comes out of being in line at the DMV. The Cafe du Nord lineup of the Lickets, Moon Duo, and the Spyrals came about, a ... More >>
I remember the time when the Horrors wanted to be the Cramps. Now the Londoners want to be a gloomier Jesus & Mary Chain. At least they don't have to switch color palates. The band's first new single in a couple years, "Sea Within a Sea," leaves the garage for the Warhol Factory, its video a dizzy s ... More >>
Brit-poppers Primal Scream have unleashed a new record, Beautiful Future (out now in the UK; not sure on the US release date). And as if there weren't enough Primal Screamers already, the band --- founded by one of Jesus & Mary Chain's early drummers, Booby Gillespie -- seems intent on stocking ... More >>