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    Music, Reviewed The Gourds

    The Gourds

    Like Uncle Tupelo and the Mekons, the Gourds play gorgeously ramshackle, rootsy rock 'n' roll with a surfeit of heart and style. On Haymaker! the Texas quintet evokes early albums by the Band, jumbling the essences of honky-tonk, zydeco, and…
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    Music, Reviewed Wilco


    From the ashes of Uncle Tupelo, Wilco has become one of America's finest rock bands, its constantly evolving sound a seamless mix of country, folk, and jolting blues that retains its urgency even during the quieter moments. Not surprisingly, the…
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    Music, Reviewed Uncle Tupelo

    Uncle Tupelo

    Three records that many see as foundational to the current altcountry boom, the once hard-to-find early albums of a Midwestern band known as Uncle Tupelo are now available for fans to re-examine, each complete with bonus tracks that reveal its…
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    Wilco "A.M." (Sire/Reprise) For years, St. Louis' Uncle Tupelo was the rootsiest of alternative bands. The group treated songs the way heartland farmers treat crops -- mowin' 'em down with a thresher one week, carefully planting seeds the next. From…
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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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