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The Death of me

› kimberly@sfbg.com SONIC REDUCER Wanna know the surest way to mortify me or send me skulking into the shadows? Bludgeon me with praise. Single me...

Ramblin’, man

› kimberly@sfbg.com SONIC REDUCER He's been at home on the range, in the skies overhead, on the South Pacific sea, and on the streets of...

Flame on

› kimberly@sfbg.com SONIC REDUCER To the naked eye — and deep-fried, extra-crispy spirit — working fast food is a lot like what the Flaming Lips...

One Lives to live

By Kimberly Chun › kimberly@sfbg.com SONIC REDUCER I fell in love with the recent Ray Davies solo album, Other People's Lives (V2). Face it, I fall...

Ra, Ra rah-rah

› kimberly@sfbg.com SONIC REDUCER Wassup Lauryn Hill? Well apparently she's been busy morphing into Sun Ra. A staight-skankin', massive fro–sportin', partyin'-with-Method-Man-at-the-Clift-Hotel, "la, la, la, la"-ing Sun...

Lust for life

› kimberly@sfbg.com SONIC REDUCER Ah, spring — it seems like a distant memory in June as we get socked an SF summer's weaving, one-two punch...

Eraser-head

> kimberly@sfbg.com SONIC REDUCER You can keep your majestic soundscapes, your rewrites of “Rocky Raccoon,

Blinded by Scientists?

› kimberly@sfbg.comSONIC REDUCER It may be yet another sign of a time-space-buckling rock apocalypse. Or a chilling harbinger of imminent, sonic-subtlety-be-damned deafness. Or simply...

Howlin’ at the sun

› kimberly@sfbg.com SONIC REDUCER Something wicked this way came, right in the middle of last week's spate of strangely beautiful, beastly hot days,...

Cave in

› kimberly@sfbg.com SONIC REDUCER Pop styles of the oh-so-rich and silly! Britney Spears nearly drops her infant son, baby in one...

PET ROCK

Saviours Three guitars plus Yaphet Kotto vets equals a rock-out record release party. Fri/19, 9:30 p.m., Hemlock Tavern, 1131 Polk, SF. $7. (415)...

Free kitten?

› Kimberly@sfbg.com SONIC REDUCER Mother's Day: the primo time to think about reasons why mom rules. So why did I spend it listening...

Heartthrobs

› kimberly@sfbg.com SONIC REDUCER I used to think of myself as the ultimate freak magnet, fending off moist-haired gents with a fetish for...

Worst album of the week

› kimberly@sfbg.com "A strange new sound that makes boys explore." — Will and Grace's Eric McCormack singing Elton John and Bernie...

TURN UP, THEN TURN IT UP

Film School Benefits Local artists band together for the SF rockers, who recovered their stolen Econoline but lost their gear. Nuke Infusion,...

ABCs and Rubies

SONIC REDUCER A passionate music fan friend recently laid some curious medicine on me as we were hunkered down at Doc's Clock, watching our...

Rankin’ Reykjavik

› kimberly@sfbg.com SONIC REDUCER I love the fact that whenever you leave this country, you immediately come to the discomfiting realization that ... you're...

Yeah Yeah Yeahs, all right already

SONIC REDUCER In the best of all music fans' worlds, an album will grow on you — like lichen, excessive body hair, or a...

So Sic

Rock giveth and rock taketh away. Hearing loss — give or take a pound of flesh, hunk of hair, chunk of gray matter, or...

Our Picks for 2006

March 2, 2006
DEADBOY AND THE ELEPHANTMEN No, they're not a black-and-white duo that's read all over, like the White Stripes: Dax Riggs wears floppy T-shirts, emotes vocally,...

Stone cold cooking

 Sonic Reducer Wonderful, unforeseen taste combinations are everywhere you look — and they go beyond the mundane peanut butter and chocolate, Tom and Katie,...