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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Belle & Sebastian's Stuart Murdoch Loves S.F., and Why a Music-Based Dating Site Doesn't Work

Posted By on Wed, Oct 13, 2010 at 11:44 AM

Stuart Murdoch of Belle & Sebastian
  • Stuart Murdoch of Belle & Sebastian
Stuart Murdoch of Belle & Sebastian
In SF Weekly's print edition this week: A look at the impressive lineup for this weekend's Treasure Island Music Festival.

My exclusive interview with Belle & Sebastian's Stuart Murdoch:
  "He didn't know then that this city would shape the course of his life, that it would lead him to learn the guitar, or offer his first chance to perform for American audiences. He didn't know San Francisco would help inspire him to form a band that would make him famous."

How the indie kids learned to dance: "Fast-forward to 2010, and Murphy's LCD Soundsystem project is headlining a festival that celebrates the movement he helped start. The dance, electro, and DJ musicmakers are in the indie world to stay -- and it's now okay to dance."

Six sets worth plundering at the festival: Maus Haus, Superchunk, Holy Fuck, and more.

Why the music-based dating site Tastebuds doesn't really work: "The site intends to replace one superficial outlook (searching for a romantic partner based on looks, race, or occupation) with another. But this works better in theory than in practice, partly because the site's limitations are unavoidably frustrating."

And we recommend non-festival shows from: And So I Watch You From Afar, Daedelus, DJ Rap, and David Bazan.

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