SFBG Blogs

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...

Noise Pop popped open

April 4, 2006
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...

Awesome; I fuckin’ talked to the Beasties!

March 31, 2006
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...

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

March 29, 2006
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...

Deerhoof tracks…Harry Smith

March 28, 2006
This morning, I went to the press conference for the San Francisco International Film Festival (April 20-May 4) -- wunderbar to hear the appreciation...

Tapes ‘N Horses ‘N Ladyhawks ‘N more

March 24, 2006
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...

NOISE: SXSW, fantasy softball, part 3

March 22, 2006
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,...

Noise: SXSW, too many bands

March 22, 2006
Dennis Cabuco of the Guardian and Harold Ray Live in Concert!, signing in for a final SXSW posting. I had a blast during the...

NOISE: SXSW, the final fantasy, part 2

March 22, 2006
SXSW -- oh, that old thing? That was sooo...last Saturday. Before it fades from memory, only to be replaced by the latest whiskey bar,...

NOISE: Go Bats

March 21, 2006
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...

NOISE: SXSW, the final days, part 1

March 20, 2006
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,...

NOISE: SXSW’s Peach-y keen naked ladies

March 18, 2006
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...

Noise: SXSW disarm the harm

March 17, 2006
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...

NOISE: Mani, dancey, and ssssecretssss at SXSW…

March 17, 2006
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...

NOISE: After the goldrush

March 17, 2006
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...

Noise: SXSW Everything is subject to change

March 16, 2006
Damn. It’s only Thursday and I have a hangover the size of Texas. It’s a warm, humid afternoon here in Austin, and...

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

March 15, 2006
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...

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

March 15, 2006
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...

NOISE: Welcome all music fans who dare to enter!

March 13, 2006
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...