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Music, All Shook Down Mark Kozelek Laughs! And Other Revelations from His Upcoming Tour Documentary

Mark Kozelek Laughs! And Other Revelations from His Upcoming Tour Documentary

So Mark Kozelek, the San Francisco-based sadman behind Red House Painters and Sun Kil Moon, is releasing a tour documentary. The black-and-white On Tour. A Documentary follows Kozelek on a solo trip around the world, featuring performances in Italy,…
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Music, Hear This

Desire, Regret

Energy is constant, but not always instant. The same goes for the composure of singer-songwriter Mark Kozelek. The San Francisco musician has perfected the slow-release — first through six albums with fuzzed-out, introspective quartet Red House Painters, then on four…
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Music, Don't Call It a Comeback

Don't Call It a Comeback

It starts with a quiet, distant guitar line, so you turn your stereo up, trying to find the music. There's a little smudge of cymbal, a tiny note or two from the bass -- still, it's awfully quiet. So you…
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Music, Mark Kozelek

Mark Kozelek

Comedy albums have always been risky purchases. Because jokes lose a little oomph on the second go-round, recordings by comedians usually have the longevity of a fruit fly: You listen to them once or twice and then file them away…
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Music, Riff Raff Riff Raff

Riff Raff

Back in Bleak Mark Kozelek's in a good mood these days -- surprising news for a fellow whose perkiest song is titled "Lord, Kill the Pain." Around this time last year, the Red House Painters frontman's career was in chaos:…
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Old, Old, Old Ramon

On the phone from Los Angeles, Red House Painters frontman Mark Kozelek speaks the way he sings. There's a hint of pent-up anger in his voice, but he's not the sort of person who screams; like one of his…
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Drowning in Pop

John Cale, Red House Painters At the Fillmore, Tuesday, Oct. 15. Before show's start at the Fillmore, rows of chandeliers hung purpled by house lights -- tacky upon gaudy -- giving the impression that the concert hall and all of…
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The Roots do you want more?!!!??! (DGC) The first thing you must understand about the Roots' debut is that there are no samples and no DJ. I repeat -- a hiphop record with no samples and no turntables. For this…
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