San Francisco is a Yo La Tengo kind of town, a place where the lauded New Jersey rock trio can come, play three nights at the Fillmore supported by the best local acts of the day, and sell out each night. (It might even be the same people going to every show.)
So while it's not surprising that the ... More >>
Baths' Will WiesenfeldFrom SF Weekly's latest print music section:You're Okay, Computer: Consider Baths, the stage name of 21-year-old bedroom producer Will Wiesenfeld, who uses a laptop and various other tools to make beat music, with vocals, that is melancholic and complex and beautiful. A sudd ... More >>
Christopher VictorioYo La Tengo and the Wheel of Destiny at the Fox last night.Yo La TengoThe UrinalsFebruary 22, 2011@ The FoxBetter than: Paying $25 to see Pat Sajak do whatever it is he would do at the Fox.
When, from time to time, I found myself wondering offhand what it was like at the Odd ... More >>
Noise Pop has revealed the first wave of its festival lineup for 2011, not
only coming out of the gate with Yo La Tengo, Ted Leo, Dan Deacon, Wavves,
and Best Coast, but also playing a part in bringing the the lo-fi, R&B-minded
How To Dress Well out to San Francisco for his first local appearanc ... More >>
What's new in the Bat Area -- excuse me, the Bay Area -- right now? Enclosed find some new sounds for the weekend courtesy of Frisco beatsmith Edison, who peddles grimy skip-hop jams made from a monome done up like a lunchbox. Here he/it is in action:
Not that Edison needs any particular reason t ... More >>
Band of Horses @ The Independent May 29, 2010 Better than: A warm night in San Francisco.
Ben Bridwell has made it clear he is a man of few words. After "hello" and "thank you" the Band of Horses frontman passed up any further opportunity for small talk Saturday night, and instead, powered r ... More >>
Yo La Tengo, Sic Alps
April 24, 2010
Better than: Art rock is supposed to be.
"All I can say is that I hope you all get an opportunity to play this place," Ira Kaplan gushed at one point Saturday, acknowledging the tour-de-force conclusion to Yo La Tengo's three-night stint at the Fil ... More >>
As the Summer(ish) months start rolling in, it seems the possibilities for weekend distractions multiply exponentially. This past weekend offered an embarrassment of riches: comedy, music, art and bawdiness abounded. Gretchen RobinetteYo La Tengo and the Sic Alps played the Fillmore Saturday and ... More >>
Best CoastCoachella tour mayhem may be in the past, but we're set for another busy week of spring shows here in the city -- opening bands included. A few best bets are below:Wednesday: Best Coast
The guitar pop of Best Coast sounds like its been blasted through the smog of a Los Angeles afterno ... More >>
Sic AlpsSic Alps have been busy dudes these days. When they're not opening for Pavement in London and Yo La Tengo here, they're touring Europe for a good chunk of the next two months. So if the weather cooperates on Easter Sunday, you'd be smart to head down to the dunes at the end of Lincoln (at ... More >>
I've been taking a lot of road trips this fall--drives out to the ocean, up to the Russian River, basically taking advantage of the sun while we have it and my car while it still has all four wheels. The one constant with all these local treks is having the right soundtrack. And recently that's m ... More >>
Steve GullickYo La Tengo is one of those bands that fell into a deep slump for a number of years. After sparking the indie rock imagination early on, they released a number of predictable, zzzz-inducing records that made few waves and broke little new ground. I say all this as a set up to their n ... More >>