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Calendar, Night&Day Still, Silent, Sexy – and Unsettling

Still, Silent, Sexy – and Unsettling

A young and heart-stoppingly sexy woman meets an older stranger at random on the street. They go back to the stranger's house. They dance. They gradually remove most of their clothes. Then all of their clothes. One of them seems…
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Music, Hear This Club Foot 30th Anniversary Concert

Club Foot 30th Anniversary Concert

For its six years of existence, Club Foot kept art alive in the San Francisco rock scene. Opened by artist Richard Kelly in 1980, the venue became the city's premier underground performance and rehearsal space, featuring future stars like Romeo…
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Music, No Wave book helps define the anti-genre’s sound

No Wave book helps define the anti-genre’s sound

If you believe certain music reviewers, any young band touting dissonance and minimalist rhythms is carrying the No Wave torch into the future. But the 2006 documentary Kill Your Idols — which attempted to bridge original No Wave bands with…
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Calendar, Night&Day

Naked Lunch

Lydia Lunch's new book, Paradoxia: A Predator's Diary, concerns her travails through the no-rent city life of gloriously depraved late-'70s, early-'80s New York. It captures the era nicely. The first words in Jerry Stahl's introduction are "Hubert Selby Jr." In…
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Calendar, Night&Day Top of the Trash Heap

Top of the Trash Heap

Jason Mecier is a portrait artist who uses the junk-drawer detritus of consumer society to painstakingly construct images of famous people. His skill is severe -- he does not simply attach buttons, plastic combs, and paper clips to paintings, but…
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Music, Let's Get Killed Killing your idols and your enemies

Killing your idols and your enemies

At this point in the history of musical one-upmanship, it's no surprise that even respected artists can be catty motherfuckers when they feel someone's shaking their precious status perch. As the Brian Jonestown Massacre/Dandy Warhols documentary Dig! displayed, throw a…
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Calendar, Night&Day Ladies Who Lunch

Ladies Who Lunch

These days it seems almost too easy to be punk. We have Hot Topic stores in the mall, green hair on professional athletes, and Ramones T-shirts on Queer Eye for the Straight Guy. Once upon a time, it was a…
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Music, Reviewed Subtonix | The Vanishing

Subtonix | The Vanishing

Let's say for argument's sake that the current state of music is like Sissy Spacek's character in the movie Carrie: shy, quiet, nothing special. Then Subtonix could be her ultra-destructive telekinetic powers and the Vanishing could be the pig's blood…
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Calendar, Night&Day Love and Rockets

Love and Rockets

Most of us fail to appreciate anger. Passively going about our lives, avoiding confrontation and change at all cost, we stifle this primal source of power because it makes us uncomfortable, because our mommies taught us to be nice boys…
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