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Music, BeatBox Shockman: Show Preview

Shockman: Show Preview

After dark and in the studio, professional writer Ron Nachmann (who occasionally contributes to SF Weekly) becomes Shockman, a DJ and producer with sonic sensibilities veering toward the electronic dub end of the musical spectrum. His new Shock the Sound…
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Music, All Shook Down Flux Summit Brings Together Electronic Music Industry Pros

Flux Summit Brings Together Electronic Music Industry Pros

Tomorrow's Flux Summit promises to be a watershed event for SF's electronic music scene. Held at Pyramind Studios, it's an industry mixer, panel discussion, and music review session all rolled into one. The inaugural event in what could be…
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Music, Black electronic acts break beats and assumptions

Black electronic acts break beats and assumptions

Anarchist writer Hakim Bey coined the tag Temporary Autonomous Zone (TAZ) in the early '90s to describe a transient space — anything from a club night to Burning Man — that is freed from convention. In that vein, think of…
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Music, Listen Up Making a Buzz

Making a Buzz

I swear sometimes it feels like my head will fall off, what with all these cockamamie subgenres of music. Thankfully, we have DJ MikeBee to help us sort it all out. As a regular on Andrew Jervis and Tomas Palermo's…
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Music, Charge It to the Game

Charge It to the Game

Tomás Palermo records as Double Identity for his Voltage Music label, where the motto is "dub for the dancefloor." It's a great catchall phrase for local and international artists that range in style and tempo from breakbeat to electronic jazz,…
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Music, Pop Philosophy

The Monster Mash-up

These boots are made for playin' Songs called "mash-ups" (or "boots") are all the rage these days, with people taking the a cappella version of one tune and the instrumental backing of another and mashing them into a different number.…
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