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Dining, SFoodie Tuesday: Marla Bakery Opens in the Ferry Bulding, New Year's Day Brunches

Tuesday: Marla Bakery Opens in the Ferry Bulding, New Year's Day Brunches

Marla Bakery Opens in the Ferry Building…
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Music, 100 Guitars in Ecstasy: Rhys Chatham Merges Rock, Minimalism, and Sheer Beauty

100 Guitars in Ecstasy: Rhys Chatham Merges Rock, Minimalism, and Sheer Beauty

A lot of musicians who love the Ramones have similar reactions to the seminal New York punk band: They form a scrappy punk outfit of their own. Rhys Chatham, however, found a different inspiration: He synthesized the leather-clad quartet's serrated…
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Calendar, Night&Day Blank Page Generation

Blank Page Generation

In 1974, the band Television had a weekly "residency" at a skuzzy biker bar called CBGBs, and Patti Smith wrote one of their first reviews. After rhapsodizing about Tom Verlaine's swanlike neck, she turned to Richard Hell — his look,…
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Music, All Shook Down The Top 10 Best Music Biopics

The Top 10 Best Music Biopics

The news that Alan Rickman will be portraying Hilly Kristal in a new CBGB biopic half excited us, then half scared us yesterday. He'll be good, but Lordy, who is going to play Debbie Harry? And The Ramones? Those are…
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Music, All Shook Down How to Be a Loudmouth Rapper and Get Away with It, Featuring TOPR

How to Be a Loudmouth Rapper and Get Away with It, Featuring TOPR

In case you haven't heard, TOPR is an S.F. underground rapper with a rage problem, beloved by hip-hoppers and punks the nation over. In the midst of working on his seventh full-length, Afterlife Of The Party, as well as fronting a…
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Music, Golden Garden

Golden Garden

Much like Hilly Kristal, the CBGB founder whose legendary haunt once provided a sufficiently grungy home to punk and New Wave icons, acid-tongued impresario Dirk Dirksen was a musical pioneer and a notorious hard-ass. Since the German-born promoter stumbled onto…
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Music, Reviewed DNA

DNA

In the late '70s and early '80s, DNA made a big noise in downtown NYC, setting the bar for the no-wave movement, an extreme offshoot of punk rock that was both a provocative reaction to new-wave trends and a rejection…
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Music, Hear This Hear This

Hear This

Alice Donut was never the popular band on the block. Despite upbeat albums like 1989's Buckets Full of Sickness and Horror in an Otherwise Meaningless Life and 1992's The Untidy Suicides of Your Degenerate Children, these Lower East Side rock-star…
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