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Music, Mix Prog with Brutal Rock, and You Get Hot Lunch

Mix Prog with Brutal Rock, and You Get Hot Lunch

"We tend to think that a good album always has a couple of really unpredictable moments," says Hot Lunch's Eric Shea. "If we just cranked out a bunch of balls-to-the-wall bangers, it would have been kind of boring." So while…
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Music, All Shook Down Last Night: Sleepless Nights Gram Parsons Tribute

Last Night: Sleepless Nights Gram Parsons Tribute

9th Annual Sleepless Nights: Gram Parsons Tribute Concert Friday, Jan. 15, 2010 Great American Music Hall Better Than: Ninety percent of all other tribute shows. Eric Shea and Molly Tuttle are all-stars of the local country music scene --…
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Music, Hear This Gram Parson’s Nudie Blues

Gram Parson’s Nudie Blues

The Bay Area has adored rhinestone-studded country-rocker Gram Parsons since the late '60s. Last year Amoeba Music released the Flying Burrito Brothers' Live at the Avalon Ballroom 1969, an archival recording from one of San Francisco's premier hippie venues. Then…
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News, Feature Parchman Farm

Parchman Farm

A Bud draft will cost you six fucking dollars at Conversations, the thoroughly unspectacular cocktail lounge tucked inside the Holiday Inn on Eighth Street between Market and Mission, not that this is an article on San Fran's hotel-bar scene or…
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Music, A Fanclub's Notes

A Fanclub's Notes

Norman Blake has been called the nicest guy in rock. As the Teenage Fanclub guitarist chats with me via phone from Paris, it's easy to see why. He uses words like "integrity" and "honesty" as if he truly means them,…
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Music, The Post-Jaded Life

The Post-Jaded Life

Question: What's the most embarrassing record you own? Bart Davenport: I am not embarrassed of any music. Rock music is supposed to be dangerous. It's supposed to make you feel dirty and sexy and in need of a shower. It's…
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Calendar, Night&Day Out With the New, In With the Old

Out With the New, In With the Old

Every band has a dream, and while some rock-star fantasies revolve around whipped cream-coated guitars or a pink tour bus called Rhoda, others are simple. For Mover, it was backup singers. After the departure of drummer Paul Burkhart, the group…
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Music, Retro, Active

Retro, Active

"How many bands do you go see that have a song called 'Supermodel' or 'Porn Star'?" Mover bassist and singer Michael Therieau asks, pondering the state of modern music. "Or 'Supermodel Porn Star,'" quips drummer Paul Burkhart. Mover -- filled…
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