Noise

NOISE: Sketches from Lebanon

July 20, 2006
Contributor George Chen points to this dispatch regarding improv trumpet player and cartoonist/illustrator Mazen Kerbaj of Lebanon. Until recently Kerbaj and other musicians and...

NOISE: Would you, could you, eat a hamburger? And calling all B-boys, B-girls…

July 19, 2006
Ahem, this just in from Wooden Wand PR HQ: "Do you assume Knoxville, Tenn., resident Wooden Wand is a vegetarian? "Huh?" 'When I am on...

NOISE: Sonic on Sonic – Vice Cooler’s best 24th B-day ever and Sonic Youth Kim and Thurston’s drop-by

July 17, 2006
Whoa, did Vice Cooler of XBXRX, KIT, and Hawnay Troof have an awesome birthday or what at 21 Grand in Oakland July 15? The...

NOISE: Come in Debasement

July 13, 2006
Radical queers? Radical sluts? Radical. It's time to get out for Debasement, "a Radical Queer Social and Slut Dance" and benefit for Arab Queer...

NOISE: Harder, louder, rocker

July 12, 2006
So I guess this is the big hard rock week that y'all have been waiting for, huh? Portland, Ore.'s Danava - '70s crunch meets...

NOISE: I see dead people, pt. II — Astronomy DomiNOOO!!!!

July 11, 2006
Guardian intern Michael Harkin throws down on the occasion of Syd Barrett's passing, announced today, July 11: The "Madcap" back in the day. Alas! Word around...

NOISE: Hairy fairies

July 10, 2006
The vast reservoirs of affection we have for Devendra Banhart never quite run dry - and that goes triple for visual artist Chris Cobb. Cobb,...

NOISE: Where our beloved, late show reviews go to live, live, LIVE, MOO-HOO-HA-HA!!!

July 7, 2006
Er, yes, well, we do have quite a bit of catching up to do since the Big Blog Crash of '06. Magik Markers get...

NOISE: Desmond Dekker, RIP

June 1, 2006
Ska legend Desmond Dekker died on May 25 in his home in England. Guardian calendar editor Duncan Scott Davidson writes in praise of the...

NOISE: Live, live, live, if you want it — Mission Creek and so much more

May 26, 2006
You didn't ask for it but you got it anyway...here's beginning of your belated, scattershot lowdown on Mission Creek Music and Arts Festival as...

NOISE: Not that Duchess — Her Grace the Duchess!

May 17, 2006
Correction time! Apologies go out to Duchess and Her Grace the Duchess. I wrote that Christy Schnabel's Duchess was playing a Mission Creek Music...

NOISE: ArnoCorps want to pump you up

May 15, 2006
Contributor Dennis Harvey writes in to praise ArnoCorps: When they said "Ahhhl be baaahhck," wasn't that a promise?!? I fear not. It appears May...

NOISE: Have another slab of John Vanderslice

May 11, 2006
Duncan Scott Davidson interviewed Tiny Telephone honcho and Barsuk artist John Vanderslice for a piece in the May 3 issue of the Guardian. Here's...

NOISE: Coachella cracked open?

May 5, 2006
Guardian intern Jonathan Knapp checked out Coachella last week and lived to tell the tale: Jose Luis Pardo of Los Amigos Invisiblesholds forth Sunday...

Pop goes the rock ‘n’ roll weasel

May 2, 2006
Tonight, what to do? Mission Impossible: 3 is screening! And after that why not...La Rocca? The LA-by-way-of-Dublin unit serve up “sketches of a 20-something...

NOISE: Too much, too soon? Do Takk.

May 1, 2006
No, no, no -- we're not talking about United 93. I'm just wringing my hands about neglecting ye olde blogging duties. I left my...

Lesley’s turn to talk

April 21, 2006
Lesley Gore is in town this weekend, singing at Brava Theater Center. I recently had the chance to call the ‘60s teen queen who...

Oaklandish pride, Leela, Lila, and torn, torn, torn

April 19, 2006
Ever wish you were everywhere at once? Don't. Be in this body now. So this body got down to the Parkway Theater last night to...

Reid up

April 18, 2006
It takes real rock 'n' roll godhead to turn down the chance to be a "golden god" -- but Terry Reid did it. The...

Faggots everywhere!

April 13, 2006
So I was falling out at promoter Scott Brown’s fave queer monthly Faggot at the former Daddy's, now 440 Castro, last week (somebody slipped...

The politically correct term is “Caucasian debris”

April 11, 2006
Album review: Toby Keith, White Trash With Money (Show Dog Nashville) Country star Toby Keith came to mainstream attention after his musical response to 9/11,...

Daniel in the lion’s den

April 7, 2006
The first time I heard Daniel Johnston’s music, I’d ordered a tape from K Records, having little idea what to expect. What arrived in...

Throwing the books, Pitney passes, Jew know what I mean?

April 6, 2006
Give a brother a book, won't you? Xiu Xiu's Jamie Stewart performs solo and Guardian contributor Devin Hoff brings his Platform (his catchall name...