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Music, Sizzle & Fizzle Sizzle & Fizzle: Highs and Lows from the Last Week in S.F. Music

Sizzle & Fizzle: Highs and Lows from the Last Week in S.F. Music

Sizzle • The 49ers lost, sigh. But Beyoncé put on one of the best Super Bowl half-time shows of all time, complete with a video-screen stage and surprise appearances by the ladies of Destiny's Child. At one point there were…
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Music, All Shook Down Exploring the Free Party Phenomenon with Matthew Dear at 1015 Folsom

Exploring the Free Party Phenomenon with Matthew Dear at 1015 Folsom

1015 & Blasthaus presents Matthew Dear Friday, Feb. 1, 2012 1015 Folsom The past couple months have seen a new kind of party rise at 1015 Folsom. The old behemoth of San Francisco nightlife has recently taken to opening its…
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Music, All Shook Down The Top Five Parties in San Francisco This Weekend

The Top Five Parties in San Francisco This Weekend

This coming February is looking pretty special -- after all, it's not every month that begins so neatly on a Friday. And as the weekend slowly makes its way into view, so too does the potential for more wild times…
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Music, All Shook Down Weekend Parties: Matthew Dear at Public Works, Frankie Knuckles at Mighty, Glass Candy at Mezzanine, and More

Weekend Parties: Matthew Dear at Public Works, Frankie Knuckles at Mighty, Glass Candy at Mezzanine, and More

You've seen the headlines: Noise Pop is finally here. As you can imagine, that means your options for entertainment for this weekend are dramatically expanded. We've got big parties on the horizon with performances by heavy hitting artists like…
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Music, Hear This Matthew Dear: Show Preview

Matthew Dear: Show Preview

An original on the Ann Arbor techno scene, producer/DJ Matthew Dear spent much of the last decade releasing various flavors of house and synth-pop under a variety of aliases. In recent years, however, Dear, now based in New York, has…
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Music, All Shook Down Mixtape of the Day: Ghostly International's TED Compilation, "Music For Ideas"

Mixtape of the Day: Ghostly International's TED Compilation, "Music For Ideas"

What's the craziest idea you've had lately? Covering your cat in Yves Klein-blue paint and letting it frolic on your boss's couch? Deep-frying a beet? Going to see Battle Los Angeles completely sober? Microloans for pirates? Exciting times. The…
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Music, All Shook Down

Music Links: Mistah Fab in SoCal, Creepy New Soft Moon Video, and More

Bay Area rappers Lil B, Mistah FAB, others wow crowds in SoCal. …
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Music, All Shook Down In Print: Fuck You All, and the Persistent Fireball That Is Marnie Stern

In Print: Fuck You All, and the Persistent Fireball That Is Marnie Stern

Punk and hip-hop photographer Glen Friedman: Glen Friedman grew up on the front lines of the West Coast punk rock, skateboarding, and rap scenes. Photographs he shot in the 1970s and '80s are considered to be the definitive portraits of the…
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Music, Hear This Matthew Dear: Show Preview

Matthew Dear: Show Preview

Matthew Dear — who also records under the names False, Jabberjaw, and Audion — emerged from the Detroit fringe as a producer of austere, while still supple, microhouse, a meticulously honed new millennial genre that flayed the fat off house…
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Music, Electronic acts trade laptops for live bands

Electronic acts trade laptops for live bands

It seems like only yesterday that everybody wanted to be a DJ, or at least to have one in his band. This trend peaked in the late '90s, the era that begat the godawful fusion of rap and rock. Frosted-tip…
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Music, BeatBox Dearly Beloved

Dearly Beloved

From the microtonal bleeding edge of cyberspace to Berlin's cavernous post-industrial clubs, the corkscrew productions of Matthew Dear (aka False, Jabberjaw, and Audion) have been in the headlights for years. Dear's digitally modulated singles explore microhouse and minimal's hypnotic resonance.…
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Music, BeatBox Wrecking Rampant Idolatry: Dan Le Sac Vs. Scroobius Pip

Wrecking Rampant Idolatry: Dan Le Sac Vs. Scroobius Pip

Detroit's Audion (né Matthew Dear) and Los Angeles' John Tejada are among a handful of American techno DJs and producers who garner respect from international labels and clubs. For their double-bill at "Further," Tejada will DJ while Dear will do…
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Music, BeatBox DJ Vadim Ditches Breakbeat for Dub on 'The Soundcatcher'

DJ Vadim Ditches Breakbeat for Dub on 'The Soundcatcher'

German techno duo Modeselektor (Gernot Bronsert and Sebastian Szary) has one hell of a Rolodex. On their latest release, Happy Birthday, they schizophrenically cobble together collaborations featuring Francophone rappers TTC and rasta crooner Paul St. Hilaire, dropping in tracks with…
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Music, BeatBox Matthew Dear’s subversive dancefloor antics

Matthew Dear’s subversive dancefloor antics

Sure, Germans can be some meticulous, industrious motherfuckers. But too many people don't grasp that Germans also have a sense of humor, or the fact that they like to get high and fly just like the rest of us. But…
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Music, Feeling the Fuck-a-Thon

Feeling the Fuck-a-Thon

As your average noise-rock freak-a-zoid, I'm a club music rookie. But over the past six months, ass kickin' electronic dance music commonly referred to as minimal techno or microhouse — a kind of über-pointillist, strip-it-down-to-essentials approach to constructing insanely mechanized…
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Music, Reviewed Jimmy Edgar

Jimmy Edgar

Like a black box recorder, Jimmy Edgar's full-length debut is rather obvious on its glossy surface but contains meticulous intentions etched beneath that veneer. With their smudged melodies and static murmurs, most of the songs on Color Strip come across…
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Year End, Dance, Dance Revolution

Dance, Dance Revolution

For hipsters, the coolest things are to be found twenty years ago, the most dreadful things ten years ago. So starting a few years back, we were deluged with '80s electro and synth-pop, and we pretended to forget jungle ever…
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Music, BeatBox

BeatBox

Who knew that Baja California would turn into a noteworthy hotbed of electronic music? Nortec Collective did, that's who. (Well, maybe it's not that surprising, seeing as how throngs of vulgar, underage Southern Californians who fancy Tijuana their private hedonistic…
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