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Music, All Shook Down Put Down Your Laptop and Go See Bands While Supporting a Local Cause

Put Down Your Laptop and Go See Bands While Supporting a Local Cause

In an age where civic obligation is reduced to "liking" a story about some heinous injustice, or donating online to earn a personalized kombucha coozie, it's refreshing to see rock bands sweat it out live to benefit a local cause…
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Music, All Shook Down 5 Songs of the Week: Eleanor Friedberger Copies Astutely, and David Lynch Is Still Perplexing

5 Songs of the Week: Eleanor Friedberger Copies Astutely, and David Lynch Is Still Perplexing

Welcome, time-crunched and over-stimulated music fan, to All Shook Down's High Five -- a place where Byard Duncan wades through the shit to find you the hits. Well, five of them, anyway. When celebrities and politicians orbit too far around…
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Music, All Shook Down V-Nasty on Watching Friends Get Shot, the N-Word, and Her Rap Career

V-Nasty on Watching Friends Get Shot, the N-Word, and Her Rap Career

From the latest issue of SF Weekly: V Nasty, as She Wanna Be: "He got shot." Blunt but with a quiver in her voice, V-Nasty recalls the day her best friend died in her arms. The grisly incident happened on…
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Music, Hear This Eleanor Friedberger: Show Preview

Eleanor Friedberger: Show Preview

Lovable though the Fiery Furnaces are, part of the brother-and-sister duo's charm is its tendency to upend any moments of pop perfection with cacophonous noises, fractures in song structure, and other sonic disturbances. Thankfully, on Last Summer, her first solo…
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Music, All Shook Down Eleanor Friedberger of the Fiery Furnaces on Touring Alone, Using Garage Band, and Getting Old

Eleanor Friedberger of the Fiery Furnaces on Touring Alone, Using Garage Band, and Getting Old

This is the part where we tell you how good Eleanor Friedberger's new solo album is. Eleanor, you may recall, is the feminine half of the Fiery Furnaces, which might just be the strangest power-pop band of the last…
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Music, Hear This The Fiery Furnaces: Show Preview

The Fiery Furnaces: Show Preview

The Fiery Furnaces are always on a trip. Siblings Matthew and Eleanor Friedberger made a weird career out of deconstructing rock into precious nuggets of delirious blues, ambling folk, and cute piano-pop, then assembling those pieces into jigsawlike songs that…
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Music, Reviewed Fiery Furnaces

Fiery Furnaces

Every time the Fiery Furnaces need to release a single, none of their album cuts seems to work, so instead they record a new song, and almost all of them are finally collected on this budget-priced 10-track release. EP assembles…
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