Too too much going on this Saturday March 8, kids, and these are just the above-ground parties! I don’t know how I’m gonna make ‘em all, but we just finished work on the next issue of Scene, our nightlife mag which drops next wednesday in the guardian (look for it!) and I'm ready to party my pumps off. Read more »
Minimalism is a science too often associated with badly played and poorly written rock 'n' roll. That inane, barely listenable mush can become noise art in the burning hearts of burrito-munching garage enthusiasts. Read more »
Punk venue 924 Gilman Street is notorious for two things, both equally insidious in thwarting the average person from attending shows there: a horrible sound system and an overwhelming elitist vibe from the staff. Read more »
Photographer Brandon Joseph Baker checked out the Feb. 29 Okay performance at Bimbo's 365 Club and the same night's Blacks opening set at Great American Music Hall, and the March 1 Port O'Brien and Delta Spirit co-headlining show at Cafe du Nord. Read more »
I first jumped on the Selda Bagcan bandwagon back in 2006, and I was pretty amused by that earnest bit of 1970s nostalgia, awash in reverby lead guitar lines, vibrato-laden organ, and loping “Age of Aquarius” shuffles. Read more »
Thar she blows: Or, the Whale. All photos by Brandon Joseph Baker.
Photographer Brandon Joseph Baker checked out Noise Pop's sold-out Dodos/Or, the Whale/Bodies of Water/Willow Willow show at Cafe du Nord on Feb. 28. The sets were eclectic with Willow Willow quietly starting the evening out. The crowd grew as Bodies of Water took stage and played a fierce yet short set due to time constraints - much to the audience's dismay. Read more »