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A joyful noise

Christopher Owens embraces his country and gospel roots with sophomore solo work 'A New Testament'

No thanks, Bono

Three new albums that should magically appear on your iPod in place of Songs of Innocence

Locals only: Outside Lands edition

A cheat sheet to hometown pride at the year's biggest, priciest party in the park

Our Weekly Picks: March 20-26, 2013

WEDNESDAY 20Mr. Marina Competition Why would you pay $50 for an hour of hosted Skyy vodka and Peronis? Why, when it's preceding what may...

Ex-Girls singer Christopher Owens on the real Lysandre, and being ‘a bit of a loner’

Last year was a momentous one for San Francisco band Girls. Still riding the high from their critically fawned-over and publicly adored sophomore full-length...

YEAR IN MUSIC 2012: Top 10s Galore

Major SF players share their favorites

That special Christopher Owens show at the Lodge

The show was being filmed for a music video, and the crew told people in the front row that they might get photographed for...

Our Weekly Picks: November 7-13

WEDNESDAY 7Twin Sister At times romantic and sultry but also plenty psychedelic, Twin Sister will bring its energetic, upbeat dream-pop back to San Francisco...

Fresh Cuts: Kimbra makes good, Girls get limited, and the return of an indie-pop institution

This week in new music explores the depths of an ingenue with a siren attitude, the quiet ranges of Mount Eerie, mom as muse,...

The She’s on Girls, Women’s Audio Mission, and soccer practice

The She's have opened for Girls, played with Thao with the Get Down Stay Down, and this month, released an infectious, surfy garage-pop debut...

Our Weekly Picks: October 5-11

THURSDAY 6Datarock I honestly swing back and forth on Norway's Datarock. It has a whole self-embraced nerd element to its music that is great...


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8, 9 … 2010

Eight 2009 musical phenoms to celebrate on the cusp of a new decade

The searchers

From Slovenian cults to S.F: classic California rock goes pop — and reaches timelessness — on Girls' debut, Album

Girls, Girls, Girls

Heartache and unhinged longing: the locals get our motors running