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Music, All Shook Down Live Review: The Space Lady Transforms the Elbo Room

Live Review: The Space Lady Transforms the Elbo Room

The Space Lady Penelope Houston Muscle Drum Elbo Room Friday, Nov. 14, 2014 Seeing a sole being strumming a jangly Fender Stratocaster, covering the creepy “I’ve Written a Letter to Daddy,” seemed completely out of left field, but it happened. Muscle…
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Music, All Shook Down Penelope Houston's "On Market Street": A Song for S.F.'s "Invisible" Street People

Penelope Houston's "On Market Street": A Song for S.F.'s "Invisible" Street People

As its title suggests, Penelope Houston's seven-years-in-the-making new album, On Market Street, deals directly with social issues that confront San Franciscans every day. Given her job as a librarian at the San Francisco Public Library's main branch, Houston --…
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Music, Penelope Houston: S.F.'s Market Street Avenger

Penelope Houston: S.F.'s Market Street Avenger

Penelope Houston exploded onto the San Francisco scene with the Avengers, a loud, powerful band that was widely considered among the best of the city's '70s punk scene. The Avengers played regularly at the Mabuhay Gardens and opened for the…
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Calendar, Night&Day Market Street Avenger

Market Street Avenger

Penelope Houston exploded onto the San Francisco scene with the Avengers, a loud, powerful band that was widely considered among the best of the city's '70s punk scene. The Avengers played regularly at the Mabuhay Gardens and opened for the…
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Music, All Shook Down Chuck Prophet Takes Fans and Famous Guests on a Musical Bus Tour of San Francisco

Chuck Prophet Takes Fans and Famous Guests on a Musical Bus Tour of San Francisco

Chuck Prophet and Guests Feb. 7, 2012 The Catacombs Better than: Going broke at any nearby Mission District restaurant. To commemorate yesterday's release of his new album, Temple Beautiful, S.F. singer-songwriter Chuck Prophet and Yep Roc Records treated about…
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Calendar, Night&Day Penny For Your Thoughts

Penny For Your Thoughts

If you're a woman who has ever leaned toward punk, you've either worshipped her or secretly hoped someone like her existed: Penelope Houston is an international icon. Not just as the lead singer of the Avengers, the band famous for…
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Calendar, Night&Day Set Frazer to Stun

Set Frazer to Stun

People (okay, Pitchfork) say the same dumb shit about Paula Frazer as they say about Penelope Houston — essentially, "she used to be punk and now her music is easy-listening since it's not punk anymore." People, duh. Frazer is a…
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Calendar, Night&Day Girl Scout

Girl Scout

It’s like if Bjork were a tomboy hick — Scout Niblett is British, but if she weren’t, she’d make a great American. Indie-rock’s scruffy goofball diva puts out raw, intense, bloozy pop songs — love songs, lots of them —…
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Music, All Shook Down Hiya's Blahg -- Penelope Houston, Make-Out Room, Ian Fays, The Pale Green Girl, Jeffrey Manson, QNA Royale and Marijuana Mafia

Hiya's Blahg -- Penelope Houston, Make-Out Room, Ian Fays, The Pale Green Girl, Jeffrey Manson, QNA Royale and Marijuana Mafia

“If you’re willing/ To die a little/ You’ll hear my song.” Penelope Houston’s lyrics are weeeeird! I love them. Her show on Wednesday was a love fest, and she looked killer as usual. But my pet peeve was in…
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Calendar, Night&Day With Avengeance

With Avengeance

We know some cynical tykes who start whining every time an old band plays a few shows. "On the paying-for-their-coffins tour?" they mewl. And that's fine -- the young should have contempt for the old. But we have to wonder:…
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Music, Reviewed Chuck Prophet

Chuck Prophet

For years, the Bay Area's Chuck Prophet has been "utility guitarist" to the alternastars: Aside from membership in Green on Red in the '80s, his credits include Penelope Houston, Cake, and Warren Zevon. His solo career began in 1990, and…
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Calendar, Night&Day

Night & Day

Wednesday July 21 New Face of the Blues When she belts out "I Always Get My Man," Shemekia Copeland sounds remarkably confident, especially for someone who's barely old enough to date. The 19-year-old blues prodigy may have gotten a head…
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The Accidental Punk

Back when alternative music was alternative, San Francisco's Avengers were legendary. Of course, in the late '70s, even a legendary punk band had little hope of gaining commercial attention. "I try to explain to people in their 20s that there…
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