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

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 for solo projects) to a benefit for the Prisoners...

Noise Pop popped open

It's over! And we all feel like we didn't quite see as much as we would have liked. Ain't that always the case for we, the pop neurotic? We came. We drank. We rocked....

Awesome; I fuckin’ talked to the Beasties!

The Beastie Boys' new concert film Awesome; I Fuckin' Shot That! opens today, March 31, in the Bay Area, so here's more of my interview with them at the Austin, Texas, Hilton at SXSW...

Howell at the moon, Buck missed, Jello on Fab Mab

Viz art shows to look out for: SF's Jay Howell co-runs mt. st. mtn., the vinyl record label that's putting out the Sic Alps EP as well as other tasty treats. His art will...

Deerhoof tracks…Harry Smith

This morning, I went to the press conference for the San Francisco International Film Festival (April 20-May 4) -- wunderbar to hear the appreciation for the "avant-pop" Deerhoof, who have been enlisted to score...

Tapes ‘N Horses ‘N Ladyhawks ‘N more

Weekend's here and I'm hoping to keep it hail-free this time around. There are some heated hip-hop shows this weekend: Ghostface with M1 from Dead Prez at Mezzanine tonight and that massive Andre Nickatina...

NOISE: SXSW, fantasy softball, part 3

OK, I swear, this is it. Enough SXSW, already. We gotta move on. So let's get it out of our system, down on blog, and tricycle out to greener, sunnier pastures. First off, the...

Noise: SXSW, too many bands

Dennis Cabuco of the Guardian and Harold Ray Live in Concert!, signing in for a final SXSW posting. I had a blast during the final days of SXSW, so here's a quick account of...

NOISE: SXSW, the final fantasy, part 2

SXSW -- oh, that old thing? That was sooo...last Saturday. Before it fades from memory, only to be replaced by the latest whiskey bar, here are a few more toasts. On Friday, we swung by...

NOISE: Go Bats

Who drunkenly referred to New Zealand band the Bats as the "Hobbit's Go-Betweens?" Were they cracked out on ethereal pop? Judge for yourself when the Bats attempt to cement last year's comeback long-player, At...

NOISE: SXSW, the final days, part 1

So much has happened and so little blogging has gotten done. Could there be a connection? Yep. So here's a little more on SXSW, the final days, revolving around what photos I could take...

NOISE: SXSW’s Peach-y keen naked ladies

Stealth "special" appearances by Jane's Addiction/Perry Farrell, Norah Jones, and Flaming Lips? Those SXSW events were one-upped by a spontaneous session of the itty bitty titty club (and prominent potbelly chapter) when Peaches teamed...

Noise: SXSW disarm the harm

That's a line from Protokol's "Moving Forward", who played at the I Heart Comix party at the Beauty Bar. They remind me a lot of the Killers and the Bravery. Let's see...

NOISE: Mani, dancey, and ssssecretssss at SXSW…

Wednesday night, I checked out the Death and Taxes party at Austin's new Beauty Bar, owned by Trail of the Dead's Jason and open all of three days, he told me. He seemed to...

NOISE: After the goldrush

About a thousand were said to be turned away from the capacity SXSW Neil Young and Jonathan Demme keynote talk/interview yesterday. Bay Area veteran music writer Jaan Uhelszki did a great job drawing out...

Noise: SXSW Everything is subject to change

Damn. It’s only Thursday and I have a hangover the size of Texas. It’s a warm, humid afternoon here in Austin, and Amy, my host just handed me her remedy: a vodka...

NOISE: SXSW B-Boys, B-Girls! Beastie Boys hand down words of wisdom from “big-ass chairs”

This blog schtuff is truly wicky wack because you feel like you can't stop. And you don't stop. Speaking of which, here's your update on the Beastie Boys conference at the SXSW HQ in...

NOISE: Well, we’re here and the SXSW action is just starting…

If it's Wednesday, this must be SXSW... sorta. IMHO, the affair is off to a slow start though peeps at the last party I sloshed through were bemoaning missing the interactive part of the...

NOISE: Welcome all music fans who dare to enter!

C'mon into the San Francisco Bay Guardian's new music blog. Yeah, we're doing this now, and all the middle-aged journalists around the office are getting real jumpy. It may be the end of their...