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Music, Hear This Los Campesinos!: Show Preview

Los Campesinos!: Show Preview

Los Campesinos! have been fighting the descriptor "twee" since their beginnings at university together in Cardiff, Wales. That's a common problem for bands that deal in dancey, confessional, sugar-fueled indie pop; throw in a glockenspiel, seven Urban Outfitters-model-esque band members…
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Calendar, Night&Day British Island Accents

British Island Accents

The emotional gut-punch of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger’s most haunting movies, The Red Shoes and Black Narcissus, owes a great deal to Jack Cardiff’s primal yet lush Technicolor compositions. The Mostly British Film Festival pays homage to the great…
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News, Night Crawler Photographic Memories

Photographic Memories

Every year, during the onerous months of pre-production for the SF Weekly Music Awards (the event formerly known as the Wammies), I think to myself: "This is it. This is the last time. I mean it now." But, every year,…
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Music, They're No Angels

They're No Angels

When L7 took the stage at 1994's Lollapalooza festival, the all-girl group injected new meaning into the phrase "female power." Suddenly, the sweaty alternateens in the pit were moshing to the kind of loud, vein-popping rock usually reserved -- at…
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Film, <i>Groove</i> Is From the Heart

Groove Is From the Heart

It has taken moviemakers and, more crucially, foot-dragging movie investors almost a decade to catch up with rave culture -- the heady mix of secret warehouses, electronic music, designer drugs, and ecstatic dancing that has come to define the yearning…
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