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Music, All Shook Down Drone-Metal Duo Barn Owl Talks Desert Motifs, Meditative Sounds, and Performing in Cathedrals

Drone-Metal Duo Barn Owl Talks Desert Motifs, Meditative Sounds, and Performing in Cathedrals

San Francisco's Barn Owl makes densely layered guitar music that is equal parts heavy and beautiful. Guitarists Jon Porras and Evan K. Caminiti arrived at their textured sound six years ago while students at SF State, munching vegan tofu…
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Music, Reviewed The Alps

The Alps

This is the third offering from S.F. psych-folk supergroup the Alps, aka Jefre Cantu-Ledesma (Tarentel), Alexis Georgopoulos (Arp, ex-Tussle), and Scott Hewicker (Troll). It's also the group's first official studio album. Phil Manley of the Champs and Trans Am stepped…
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Music, Reviewed The Fucking Champs

The Fucking Champs

The Fucking Champs lapped Led Zeppelin a few years ago in their quest for metal dominance. The muted power chord chops that the former band, now joined by Trans Am's Phil Manley, lift from weak, blues-based rock puts the Champs…
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