The Yardbirds

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2012

    How Feedback Became the Coolest Sound in Rock

    Kerrraaang! came the sound from behind my wall, in my older brother's bedroom. It was his first weekend home from college and he'd returned to our small Indiana town with new toys: a CD player and a copy of Nirvana's Nevermind. Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! The noise, which started when Kurt Cobain st ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2012

    Lost in the Night: The Genius of Harvey Bassett

    Face and Public Works present DJ Harvey Public Works Friday, Nov. 2, 2012 Better than: No better than, that would be unfair. The volume levels dipped and the club went dark; only the exit lights glowed a muted neon green from the corners. We drifted along weightlessly, waiting to be brought back d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2010

    Pardon Jim Morrison, But Penalize Jimmy Page and Led Zeppelin

    Jim Morrison performing in Miami, March 1, 1969‚ÄčAt the time of his death in a Paris bathtub in the summer of 1971, James Douglas Morrison, singer and lyricist for epochal L.A. band The Doors, was looking at six months' hard labor in Florida. Among other offenses at a March, 1969 performance at Di ... More >>

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    July 29, 2009
  • Blogs

    February 9, 2009

    Free Entertainment: Richie's Rock Clips This Wed

    One of our favorite local rock historians, Richie Unterberger, will once again be giving his secret stash of excellent rock clips a public screening this Wednesday, Feb. 11, at the Park Branch of the San Francisco Public Library (1833 Page Street) between 7 and 9 p.m. His theme this time: the 45th ... More >>

  • Music

    September 8, 2004

    Th' Losin Streaks

    Sounds of Violence

  • Music

    February 25, 2004

    House of Tudor

    Black Panthers, the "Time of the Season," and a little British dude named Goldie

  • Best of San Francisco

    May 14, 2003

    Best Jukebox

    The Ha-Ra

  • Music

    June 26, 2002

    Collision Course

    The garage rock career of Russell Quan has been one long train wreck

  • Music

    October 6, 1999

    House Of Tudor

    Nightmare Alley, Fantastic Plastic Machine, Nerves, Love as Laughter, and Beth Custer

  • Music

    September 1, 1999

    House Of Tudor

    The Last Cigarette and Pretty Things

  • Music

    May 12, 1999

    One-Hit Wanderer

    Since moving to the Bay Area a decade ago, Alec Palao has diligently tracked the history of local bands before the Grateful Dead (yes, such bands existed)

  • Calendar

    April 28, 1999
  • Music

    October 14, 1998
  • Music

    January 17, 1996

    Freedom Rock

    San Francisco's Mensclub leads the sexual devolution

  • Music

    March 1, 1995

    White-boy blues

    The life and times of Preacher Boy and the Natural Blues

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