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Reagan youth regurgitated

American Hardcore brings it faster, louder, harder to the screen

Subtle and sincere

Forget the Killers, but Hold Steady

Roughin’ Justin

If only he'd stuck to his cheesy pistols ...

Grizzly man

Grizzly Bear's Yellow House is warm and welcoming

Lennon’s boom

› kimberly@sfbg.com SONIC REDUCER Which John Lennon did you know? Initially, I was too young to know him as anything more than the moptop behind...

Who’s afraid of Jet Li?

Finally, the martial arts star is Fearless

The Shadow knows

› kimberly@sfbg.com SONIC REDUCER Why do we want DJ Shadow, né Josh Davis, to suffer for his art? Why are we so enamored of the...

Live bait

The secret life of warehouse shows

Notes from the underground

Where's the party — after 2 a.m.? Welcome to the scene unseen

T off

› kimberly@sfbg.com SONIC REDUCER You scream, I scream, we all scream for ... the black concert T. It's the music-merch phenom that will always annoyingly...

To live and cry in Albany

› kimberly@sfbg.com SONIC REDUCER Remember the first time you strolled into the Ivy Room? The rec room wood-panel walls, a bar with a clear shot...

Outrageous fortunes

Fall Arts: Everybody wants Mission District painter Keegan McHargue

Discs, man

Enter the weird, wonderful world of new music releases

This ain’t no Artforum

Kimberly Chun and Johnny Ray Huston visualize pieces and pick their faves for the fall

Rabbit run

› kimberly@sfbg.com SONIC REDUCER Short-timers rave about the natural beauty surrounding this fair city, but few testify to the pleasures of urban wildlife right smack...

Blow up

› kimberly@sfbg.com SONIC REDUCER I've lived in the Bay Area for more years than I ever imagined I would back in my nomadic grad student...

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...

Getting School-ed

› kimberly@sfbg.com SONIC REDUCER OK, I'll fess up: one of my favorite 2005 musical moments revolved around an acoustic solo Six Organs of Admittance performance,...

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...

A band of sisters

As Sleater-Kinney, Destiny's Child, and le Tigre bid farewell, an ex-all-girl punk band member wonders, where have all the music-making women gone?

Sunny side of the scream

In a world of disappearing all-female bands, the Bay Area's Erase Errata turn in their strongest recording to date

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...