Chris TrewinThe Horrors at Bimbo's 365 Club The Horrors September 12, 2011 Bimbo's 365 Club Better than: The Horrors in 2005. The problem with watching bands on a Saturday night at Bimbo's 365 Club in North Beach is that a certain portion of the crowd is there by accident. Like drunk, middl ... More >>
Romana MachadoThe UndertonesSF Popfest: The Undertones The Mantles Melted Toys The Smittens May 27th, 2011 @ Rickshaw Stop Better than: Sitting at home on a cold May night with your Raspberries mp3s and all the Debby Boone albums you can burn. Ricki Lee Jones was playing at Davies Hall, whic ... More >>
Romana MachadoClaudio Sanchez of Coheed and CambriaCoheed and CambriaThe Second Stage Turbine Blade TourMay 7, 2011@ Fox Theater, OaklandBetter than: The next three fiftysomething chuckleheads you hear pronounce rock dead. The scene outside Oakland's Fox Theater last Saturday night was as old as ... More >>
Romana MachadoRichard Butler of The Psychedelic Furs The Psychedelic Furs Talk Talk Talk May 3, 2011 @ Slim's Better than: Staying home and getting high to some old John Hughes movie. Daylight was still streaming through the windows by the time we cleared the slow-moving line in front of Slim' ... More >>
The HorrorsThe Horrors, the KillsTuesday, May 19, 2009The FillmoreBetter than: Seeing the Psychedelic Furs in 2009. Walking into the Fillmore before either the Horrors or the Kills had set up on stage, two things were clear about the crowd: they were young, and they were very enthusiastic. You were ... More >>
Contemplating the airwaves, the NBA, and what it means to be Welsh at Dylan's
Such smart performance
Music and dance older than Jim Crow
EPs are usually ignored by reviewers. Here are a few recent releases worth taking note of.
Rising up from the open mike scene, Neil Howard and the New Black deliver dark pop songs
There are some benefits of big-city gentrification. Jesse Malin's brilliant new record is one of them.
With the release of his solo debut, the Depeche Mode frontman completes the ultimate rock 'n' roll star trek: Success, Overdose, Resurrection
Carmel Sanger's death -- a walk-in shooting at a SOMA hair salon called the Pink Tarantula -- was professionally brutal. Her life was a wondrous combination of the drag queens and musicians and druggies and gays and bikers and lesbians and tattooists and