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Volume 42 Number 21

February 20 – February 26, 2008

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Noise Pop 2008

>>It's on! Click here for our complete guide to Noisepop 2008, the city's massive citywide music fest

Noise Pop: Dancing in a crafty place

MSTRKRFT's magic

Noise Pop: Do’s and the Don’ts

The Don'ts down it all

Noise Pop: Joy Rides and Darby Crash test dummies

Noise Pop's film program encompasses labors of love and cheap shots

Noise Pop: Running with Wale

Rightly dubbed "the ambassador of rap for the capital"

Noise Pop: Fuck yeah

Holy Fuck's dance exclamations

Noise Pop: Tossers

Throw Me the Statue buzzes

Noise Pop: Retooling along Americana’s byways

Blitzen Trapper take alt-country higher

Noise Pop: Heavy petting

The Magnetic Fields' Stephin Merritt is cutting through the noise

Noise Pop: Little twin stars

M. Ward and Zooey Deschanel take it one song at a time as She and Him

Noise Pop: Up from under

The Gutter Twins recast grunge

Noise Pop: Follow those Dodos

They're awkward, endearing, and unique to their San Francisco habitat

Text-messaging the apocalypse

The Signal gets inside your (zombie?) head

Perpetual edge

Kunst-Stoff celebrates a decade of dance

Mother of all indie?

Kimya Dawson -- breakthrough or last stand? Plus: Six Organs of Admittance rocks 'n drones

Requiem for a lemon

Do skunks eat lemons? Raccoons?

Compañía Nacional de Danza

Don't expect even a shadow of bolero or flamenco in the two different programs that constitute his company's San Francisco debut

Gyan Riley

Complex sensitivity as a guitarist and composer, showcased in the four-part "Progression of the Ancestors" suite


A military operation under extreme circumstances

A la Turca

A virtual Xanadu for any aficionado of the Byzantine

“Low Life Slow Life: Part One”

A self-curated portrait of the artist Paul McCarthy as a young man told with a few of his favorite things

Years of Lead

Autonomia revisits Italy post-'68

Glad to be unhappy

Terence Davies orchestrates a cinema of eternal returns

Monk’s Kettle

A craft-beer bar with food to match; ergo, a kind of hipster tavern