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Music, All Shook Down Brubaker Brings Local Veterans Together To Form Heavy-Rock Voltron

Brubaker Brings Local Veterans Together To Form Heavy-Rock Voltron

Taking its name from the gritty 1980 prison-corruption drama starring Robert Redford, local hard-rock supergroup Brubaker deals out burly, tough-as-nails tunes befitting the moniker. If you are a Bay Area music fan who wonders why 107.7 "The Bone" struggles to…
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Music, Hear This Citay


Matching the multidimensional scope of the best prog rock, local troupe Citay remains woodsy and cosmic on its new Dream Get Together. It's a natural step up from 2007's Little Kingdom, though still marked by tireless, largely instrumental jams. When…
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Music, Monotonix sets it off

Monotonix sets it off

When it comes to packing bodies into rock clubs, it doesn't hurt to have a reputation for kinetic live shows. Tel Aviv's Monotonix is a punk-informed trio amassing a devoted international fan base thanks to constant touring. From the stage,…
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Music, Hear This Assemble Head in Sunburst Sound

Assemble Head in Sunburst Sound

Despite the trippy name — and having worked with Fucking Champs guru Tim Green — local ensemble Assemble Head in Sunburst Sound isn't quite as heavy as you might expect. Sure, on the group's third album, When Sweet Sleep Returned,…
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Music, Let's Get Killed Citay Houses Ezra Feinberg's <i>Little Kingdom</i> of Chamber Metal

Citay Houses Ezra Feinberg's Little Kingdom of Chamber Metal

Ezra Feinberg of San Francisco's Citay (say it like, say, Steve Perry would sing the word "city" — cit-aay) makes music that's been appropriately tagged "chamber metal." This breed of meditative shredder blends the sounds of old masters and new…
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Music, Reviewed Condor


Local trio Condor doesn't mess around when it comes to churning out spasmodic robo-rock. On Do It Everywhere, drummer Wendy Farina, synthesizer player Kurt Keppeler, and bassist Joshua Richardson hone the template established on their first release, A Big One…
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Music, Reviewed Concentrick


Tim Green seems like the kind of guy who likes a full plate of food, preferably filled with delicacies from several different restaurants. Locally, he's well known as an innovative Renaissance man with a wide range of interests and little…
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Music, Heavy Mental

Heavy Mental

Heavy metal is primped boys in spandex delivering shrieking, operatic vocals, pseudo-classical electric guitar wankery, and 20-minute drum solos. It's VH1 rockumentaries, underage hesher groupies, and 40,000-seat stadiums. It's big riffs, badass lyrics, and boobs uncovered for the cameras. What…
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