Music Blogger

NOISE: Meditating on Incubus...and on coveting your neighbor's cellie

|
()

Guardian intern Aaron Sankin checked out the Incubus show put on Verizon Wireless on Oct. 20; here's what he thought:

incubus.jpg

Incubus + Verizon Wireless = Synergy!

The LG VX8500 Chocolate phone is available from Verizon Wireless for $149.99. It has an iPod-style touch wheel, Bluetooth compatibility, a digital music player, and a 1.3 megapixel digital camera that can take both pictures and movies. Read more »

NOISE: A very little Arthur Night music

|
()

Visual art curator and Angeleno contributor Carol Cheh snagged the final dregs of Arthur Nights 2006 in LA on Sunday, Oct. 22. Here are her brief impressions of art and architecture:

kyp.JPG
Kyp Malone stands alone. Read more »

NOISE: Where there's a Will Oldham...there's a long interview to follow

|
()

The teen star of John Sayles' Matewan, Will Oldham could have ended up like Macauley Culkin - home alone, something of a charicature. Instead he became a model for, one imagines, Jenny Lewis -- as well as, in some ways, members of a freak-folk/out-folk/whatever-folk movement, folks that go their own way in a somehow communal spirit. Read more »

NOISE: Diddy doo dah!

|
()

diddys.jpg

NOISE: Get down with Oxford Collapse

|
()

So if you're not rambling down to LA for Arthur Nights - I'm still contemplating making the drive down for Sun Ra Arkestra, White Magic (!), Watts Prophets (!!), and Ruthann Friedman, special n'all - you really oughta check out Oxford Collapse. Dudes make raucous jagged indie rock of a fine order - and the NYC trio have a new album out on Sub Pop, Remember the Night Parties. Sounded just swell to me. And there's a pic of a partially clothed human on the cover. Read more »

NOISE: By gum, it's Boris and the Village Green and...

|
()

Oh, Hump Day - what would we do without you, positioned perfectly between weekend bliss and workday toil? And who would expect so many intriguing shows to crop up in this humdrum time slot (to think we all wrote it off as Project Runway's)?

In short, check magnifico, metal-some Japanese guitar overlords Boris at Slim's tonight, Oct. 18. Why? A humongoid gong, smoke machine, Tokyo-based loudness par excellence, and the most kick-ass lady distortion peddler around: Wata. Read more »

NOISE: Stinging, singing courtesy of Matt Bauer

|
()

Don't hate Bay Area singer-songwriter Matt Bauer because he looks like a lost, somewhat menacing member of Neurosis. Hate him because he's so damn good: the Kentucky native's 2004 disc, Nandina, was frickin' amazing, and his latest EP, Wasps and White Roses, featuring Jolie Holland, is equally excellent. Nick Drake, Iron and Wine's Sam Beam, and all ye guitarsmiths, look out. Read more »

NOISE: Tarrying, tangling with Long Winters' John Roderick

|
()

Guardian contributor Kate Izquierdo recently spoke to Long Winters' John Roderick – and found him to be quite the eloquent, provocative wag. Chalk it up to his Welsh heritage? Here’s the rest of her talk with the man.

longwinterssml.JPG

Bay Guardian: Rolling Stone recently described you as a “folkie.” Does this come as a surprise to you? Read more »

NOISE: Magic Christian, fer chrissakes

|
()

----- Forwarded Message ----
From: Paul Kopf
To: heidichiao@yahoo.com
Sent: Tuesday, October 10, 2006 11:47:44 PM
Subject: Magic Christian Show This Thursday, October 12 @ Red Devil Lounge

Hey there MC people...

Thanks to all who came out to last week's Little Steven Underground show @ The 12 Galaxies..It was such a total blast!!Great to play in SF to a packed crowd..I know Cyril appreciates it. Happily, we get another opportunity to play another cool SF show this coming Thursday, October 12 @ The Red Devil Lounge ( http://www.reddevillounge.com) with Powell St. Read more »

NOISE: Ka-Chingy! For free, actually

|
()

Who doesn't love free music? Read more »