Noise

Vashti’s progress: More than just another diamond night in San Francisco

September 5, 2006
Vashti Bunyan is giving a concert at Great American Music Hall this week. To give an idea of how rare this event is, Bunyan...

Volume as a religion

September 2, 2006
By G.W. Schulz Meant to blog a while back on a stack of records I’ve picked up recently. I’m only going to write about a...

NOISE: Love Snowglobe, love their album

August 31, 2006
May I just say that Memphis band Snowglobe's second full-length, Doing the Distance (Makeshift), out earlier this year, is one of the finest unhyped...

NOISE: O, we come in praise of those random acts of music

August 30, 2006
Yes, Virginia, there's much to catch up on since last week. Red Hot Chili Peppers and Mars Volta for two, last Thursday at Oakland...

NOISE: In praise of Live Music Archive…

August 23, 2006
Guardian intern Joseph DeFranceschi holds forth on his favorite music download site, Live Music Archive, and offers sundry tips: If you’re reading this blog, you’ll...

To the Moondog, Ma!

August 18, 2006
Lately, I can't stop listening to Moondog. Louis Thomas Hardin was often-to-always homeless, which is another way of saying the world belonged to him. Blinded...

Death + metal

August 18, 2006
Maybe the best eulogy ever written (and certainly the first I've ever read to contain the phrase "Luciferian Fire") is this one for Jon...

NOISE: Skating along the Bleeding Edge

August 17, 2006
You ran into the most intriguing pairings - and people - at the Bleeding Edge Festival Sunday, Aug. 13: what other event would find...

NOISE: Sleater-Kinney’s last stand

August 15, 2006
Guardian music intern Michael Harkin made the trip up to Portland, Ore., for the last Sleater-Kinney show at the Crystal Ballroom on Aug. 12....

NOISE: Yes, there is a Grandaddy, Virginia

August 11, 2006
Yes, Grandaddy may be gone but the band's not forgotten. In particular, poobah Jason Lytle hasn't spaced on his group's songs -- though he...

NOISE: Whoo! I mean, Wu! Rock the Bells…

August 8, 2006
Guardian assistant art director Ben Hopfer checked out the Rock the Bells rap convo on Aug. 6 in Concord: Redman carouses backstage at Rock the...

It’s (not) easy being Green Gartside pt. deux

August 8, 2006
Yes, I, Marke B., your friendly ghost club whore, am the Scritti Politti freak on the premises (see Johnny Ray's post below), the kid...

It’s (not) easy being Green Gartside

August 7, 2006
Yeah, so what that Sasha Frere-Jones has praised him in the New Yorker, and the New York Times is loving him, too. There's still...

NOISE: News flash – the Best of the Bay party was a stone-cold corker

August 7, 2006
All photos by Kimberly Chun Oh, yeah, we were suffering in the days following the Guardian's Best of the Bay blow-out at Club Six on...

NOISE: I see dead people Pt. III – We LOVE you, Arthur Lee, RIP

August 4, 2006
Guardian intern K. Tighe remembers the great Love leader Arthur Lee: After his struggle with acute myeloid leukemia, psych-rock pioneer and Love frontman Arthur Lee...

Take that, bitches!

August 3, 2006
Pharrell, for one, can only look up at her: The #1 album this week, debuting at the top of the Billboard Top 200, is...

mark pickerel aug 8

August 2, 2006
> >CHICAGO, IL: From Seattle Grunge to spooky Country: EX-SCREAMING TREES >MARK PICKEREL (Nirvana, Neko Case) embarks on SOLO CD RELEASE TOUR of West >Coast in...

NOISE: Lindsay gets spanked

July 31, 2006
Wow, I'm not sure this even qualifies as a music item, but check Lindsay Lohan's written spanking from the Morgan Creek studio boss, on...

NOISE: Manu Chao at the Greek

July 29, 2006
Guardian art director Mirissa Neff checked out Manu Chao and Kinky at the Greek Theater on Friday, July 28... here's what she saw and...

NOISE: The immutable Os Mutantes

July 27, 2006
Guardian art director Mirissa Neff checked out Os Mutantes on Monday, July 24, at the Fillmore and sent back these words and images. All photos:...

Francoise Hardy, I Love You

July 26, 2006
Have you heard Francoise Hardy's If You Listen? First released in 1972, this collection of songs sounds very 2006 -- proof positive that Devendra...

NOISE: More dispatches from the all-girl band front – from All Girl Summer Fun Band

July 25, 2006
What better band to speak to about all-female groups than Portland, Ore.'s All Girl Summer Fun Band. I e-mailed to Kathy Foster (drums, bass,...

Ricardo and Girl Talk

July 24, 2006
From the desk of: Johnny Huston It's Monday, it's hot as hell, I'm wearing devil red from head to toe and I'm counting the hours...

NOISE: Camera Obscura eyed

July 21, 2006
Guardian intern Michael Harkin went to the Camera Obscura show on July 20 and this is what he thought: Scottish delights Camera Obscura treated the...