Recordings

NoMeansNo The Worldhood of the World (As Such) (Alternative Tentacles) Victoria, British Columbia, residents NoMeansNo are probably the closest thing to a prog-rock band…

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Holiday Albums: The Deluge Like death and taxes, a flood of holiday records is inevitable every year. This season, nearly 40 releases hit the…

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Desert Oasis The sprawling fortress at the corner of 11th and Folsom has a long history of short-lived incarnations (the Oasis, Club O, 278…

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Night Crawler

Great pillars of smoke shoot into the night air, blanketing a two-block radius near Folsom and Main with an ominous cloud of gray-black soot….

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Recordings

Brian Wilson and Van Dyke Parks Orange Crate Art (Warner Bros.) In his recent Beach Boys biography, The Nearest Faraway Place, Timothy White notes…

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Recordings

Various Artists Help (Go!/War Child/London) Those of us who stayed awake during fifth-grade English class no doubt remember the grammatical axiom that double negatives…

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