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Music, All Shook Down Live Review: Flipper Bring the Noise With David Yow

Live Review: Flipper Bring the Noise With David Yow

Flipper with David Yow Street Eaters Bottom of the Hill, San Francisco October 10, 2015 It made perfect sense that the first ever public performance of pioneering San Francisco noise-punks Flipper with iconic Scratch Acid and The Jesus Lizard frontman…
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Music, All Shook Down Scratch Acid Inflicts a Profanity-Howling, Fist-Throwing Mayhem Session on the Fillmore

Scratch Acid Inflicts a Profanity-Howling, Fist-Throwing Mayhem Session on the Fillmore

Scratch Acid Thee Oh Sees Dec. 14th, 2011 The Fillmore Better than: The "Rowdy" Roddy Piper fight scene in John Carpenter's They Live. Last night, Scratch Acid's frontman, David Yow, took the stage at the Fillmore and immediately informed…
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Music, All Shook Down In Print: Assessing Metallica After 30 Years and Four Nights at the Fillmore, and More

In Print: Assessing Metallica After 30 Years and Four Nights at the Fillmore, and More

From SF Weekly's latest print music section: Metallica at 30: Text messages like the one I got from a friend before the third Metallica show last week -- "You are dead to me" -- were exactly the reason I decided…
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Music, Hear This Scratch Acid: Show Preview

Scratch Acid: Show Preview

Though probably best known as an integral part of the lurching, corrosive juggernaut the Jesus Lizard, singer David Yow and bassist David William Sims arguably exerted more influence with the artful dissonance of pioneering '80s noise-punk outfit Scratch Acid. Rounded…
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Music, Noise Nerds Unite

Noise Nerds Unite

David Yow, former frontman for the ever-influential, post-hardcore noise acts Scratch Acid and Jesus Lizard (predecessors to bands like Nirvana, Liars, and Lightning Bolt), has lived some amazing music moments. His favorite: playing Johnny Rotten in a Sex Pistols cover…
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Music, Record The Jesus Lizard

The Jesus Lizard

The Jesus Lizard Bang (Touch and Go) It's a familiar story: Hard-working indie band gradually scrabbles its way to infamy and success, lands a major label deal, gets dropped two discs into a three-release contract, disbands, and is memorialized with…
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