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Music, All Shook Down So Was the Bruise Cruise, Featuring Ty Segall and Thee Oh Sees, an Adventure -- or a Disaster?

So Was the Bruise Cruise, Featuring Ty Segall and Thee Oh Sees, an Adventure -- or a Disaster?

Last year, we told you about the latest wacky festival phenomenon to strike the world of indie-ness: a three-day cruise ship ride to the Bahamas featuring some of the wildest bands in garage-rock, among them, San Francisco's own Thee Oh…
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Music, All Shook Down Free and Five Party, Writers With Drinks, Gestapo Khazi, The Babies, and No Pants BART Ride

Free and Five Party, Writers With Drinks, Gestapo Khazi, The Babies, and No Pants BART Ride

There is heavy metal and ethereal ambient noise, transsexual fashion shows and fancy vintage paper, Go-Gos and Babies. It's all here this weekend, in San Francisco, for less than the cost of taking a heterosexual date to Chick-fil-A. Here's our…
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Music, All Shook Down Catch Thee Oh Sees and Ty Segall on ... A Cruise Ship?

Catch Thee Oh Sees and Ty Segall on ... A Cruise Ship?

We are not kidding. San Francisco garage rock kingpins the Thee Oh Sees and rising star Ty Segall will issue their gorgeously gritty live shows on a three-day cruise next year, along with the Black Lips, Vivian Girls, Strange Boys,…
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Music, All Shook Down CD Review: Best Coast - 'Crazy For You'

CD Review: Best Coast - 'Crazy For You'

​If the onslaught hasn't already started, expect to be hearing a lot about Best Coast in the coming months. Bethany Cosentino (formerly of Los Angeles tribal-psych outfit Pocahaunted, who are playing tonight at the Rickshaw Stop) has put together a pretty…
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Music, All Shook Down Google May Launch iTunes Rival, Rock Concert Injuries, Shred Guitar on Your iPhone

Google May Launch iTunes Rival, Rock Concert Injuries, Shred Guitar on Your iPhone

Members of Oakland noise-psych…
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Music, All Shook Down What To Do? Tuesday's Pick: Vivian Girls and Best Coast

What To Do? Tuesday's Pick: Vivian Girls and Best Coast

Can't three women just rock out, please? That might be what Vivian Girls Cassie, Katy, and Ali are thinking after three years of music press scrutiny debating their sound and band lineage. They're typically compared to British twee pop groups…
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Music, Hear This Vivian Girls

Vivian Girls

Can't three women just rock out, please? That might be what Vivian Girls Cassie, Katy, and Ali are thinking after three years of music press scrutiny debating their sound and band lineage. They're typically compared to British twee pop groups…
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Music, Hear This Vivian Girls

Vivian Girls

Last summer, Brooklyn trio Vivian Girls wowed the tiniest music blogs and The New York Times with a mix of '60s surf-rock, shit-tons of reverb, and three-part girl-group vocals all wedged into short, sharp sonic blasts. A fair amount of…
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Calendar, Night&Day Retro Reverb

Retro Reverb

Last summer, Brooklyn trio Vivian Girls wowed the tiniest music blogs and The New York Times with a mix of ’60s surf-rock, shit-tons of reverb, and three-part girl-group vocals all wedged into short, sharp sonic blasts. A fair amount of…
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Music, Let's Get Killed In the Red plays favorites — and survives indie labeldom

In the Red plays favorites — and survives indie labeldom

People are seriously questioning whether record labels are necessary anymore. At a time when artists can market themselves directly to fans through the Internet, discussions are taking place across the music industry about the need for a third party holding…
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Music, Reviewed Vivian Girls

Vivian Girls

After hibernating underground for a decade, fuzzy reverb and wintry hooks are now erupting from a hotbed of young Brooklyn bands, including Cause Co-Motion, Crystal Stilts, and Vivian Girls. The lattermost is an attention-grabbing, all-girl trio that pairs sleepy vocal…
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