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    Music, Label Nonconformity Still Reigns!

    Nonconformity Still Reigns!

    In the beginning of our city's love affair with odd ducks, there was Emperor Norton. A businessman in Gold Rush San Francisco who lost his pants on an investment in Peruvian rice, he re-emerged as a grand character of his…
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    Music, Label Label Profile

    Label Profile

    The first Anopheles release I purchased was a 7-inch, Jim Shepard Plays the Songs of Kim Fowley. Shepard, who committed suicide in '98 after a quarter-century of musicmaking, was this visionary lo-fi art-punk from Columbus, Ohio. He was the archetypal…
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    Music, Label The White Stripes

    The White Stripes

    Why Jack and Meg chose "Blue Orchid" as the first single from their latest full-length is a bit of a mystery. The song is crammed with unexciting '70s guitar riffage and even less exciting falsetto vocals, devoid of any hooks…
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    Music, Label Sublime Frequencies

    Sublime Frequencies

    Sounds Released: Folk field recordings and pop music from Africa, Asia, and the Middle East In the late 1800s, this esoteric philosopher and mystic G.I. Gurdjieff scoured Africa, Asia, and the Middle East for the secrets to attaining "direct knowledge"…
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  • clipping at Brava Theater Sept. 11
    Sub Pop recording artists 'clipping.' brought their brand of noise-driven experimental hip hop to the closing night of 2016's San Francisco Electronic Music Fest this past Sunday. The packed Brava Theater hosted an initially seated crowd that ended the night jumping and dancing against the front of the stage. The trio performed a set focused on their recently released Sci-Fi Horror concept album, 'Splendor & Misery', then delved into their dancier and more aggressive back catalogue, and recent single 'Wriggle'. Opening performances included local experimental electronic duo 'Tujurikkuja' and computer music artist 'Madalyn Merkey.'"

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