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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...


JULY 21 MUSic Dabrye Hip-hop comes in many forms, one of the most interesting of which can be found in the music of Dabrye, a glitch-hop project...

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...


JULY 16 FILM/MUSIC “Film Market” Ever wonder what your favorite nightclub would be like if it were a movie theater? Your idle speculation is no longer necessary!...

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: 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...

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...

Prep’s cool

Ral Partha Vogelbacher proudly fly a pink and green freak flag

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...

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...


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

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...

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...

Noise: The Guardian’s new music blog

March 27, 2006
Our SXSW recap and much more.

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,...

Class act

SF band Film School reaches for the next level

True grits

January 17, 2006
The Gossip's Beth Ditto is cooking with meat - and mixing riot grrrl gospel with punk rock panache

Third time’s a charm

The Gossip raise the roof with their breakthrough album, Standing in the Way of Control