Driving out to Altamont Motorsports Park on the night after a full moon, just a few days before Halloween, even my metal-maimed eardrums could faintly hear the sound of Mick Jagger's famous plea for peace, uttered from the Altamont concert stage in 1970's Gimme Shelter: "Who's fighting, and what for?"
Don't try to front like you never liked Motley Crue. You know you shouted at the devil. You know you tapped out the poignant opening bars of "Home Sweet Home" on your big sister's Casio keyboard. And you know you turn up the iPod when shuffle kicks you into "Dr. Read more »
Esteemed Guardian staffer Cheryl Eddy was kind enough to sacrifice a sentence of her Behemoth preview this Wednesday, Oct. 24, on the altar of French metal masterminds Gojira. Though the adjective she picked to describe them - “brutal” - is certainly apt, I wanted to delve a little deeper into the band’s Gallic brutality. Read more »
It's no news to most of you that the Guardian has sued the SF Weekly and its parent company for predatory pricing. We're arguing that the Weekly, owned by Village Voice Media (which used to be New Times), has been selling ads below cost for the purpose of injuring the locally owned competitor.
Daniel Judd of Sorcerer likes racquet sports, so I found it hard to talk about music when I interviewed him. But I like Sorcerer's White Magic so much -- in fact, as I post this interview, I'm listening to it -- that for once I was able to shut up about tennis. Read more »
Yeah, this week’s cover story on Oslo-San Francisco beyond-disco connections is pretty damn long. But there wasn’t enough room to note all of DominiqueLeone’s activities. In addition to his November EP on Lindstrom’s Feedelity label, Leone is also readying an LP for release next year. Read more »
Thousands evacuated. State of emergency declared. Boy, those Harvey Milk Club meetings are something.
(From the voicemail of Sup. Tom Ammiano on Thursday, Oct. 25.) For the uninitiated, this is Ammiano's account of the club's pandemonium meeting this week to consider whether Assemblyman Mark Leno or State Senator Carole Migden gets the club's important endorsement in this hotly contested race for Migden's Senate seat. Note our blogs. B3