Bob Mould brings ‘Workbook,’ Zach Rogue, and Jon Ginoli to the Great American Music Hall

Excuses, excuses,  I'll spare you most of them.  Let's just say I was really looking forward to hearing Warehouse.  Twenty-five years later, '87's Warehouse (Husker Du's last album) and '89's Workbook (Mould's first solo record) sounded too similar to my frazzled brain to differentiate.  Workbook is where I parted ways with Bob Mould. As a major fan of Husker Du, it seemed Mould was getting in touch with his inner Richard Thompson. They were tough times for music. In 1985, The Minutemen's D. Boon had died and The Replacements fired Bob Stinson (who died 10 years later). The Replacements released their biggest disappointment Don't [...]

Tikva Records, a pop up record store! December only!

For this month only Tikva Records will pop up at 3191 Mission with a '50s style record store. There will be movies and performance including Dengue Fever on December 10th, Wil-Dog of Ozomatli on the 15th, Zach Rogue of Rogue Wave on the 20th, Greg Ashley on the 27th and Luther Dickinson of the Black Crowes & North Mississippi Allstars on the 28th! Check out the full schedule, there is so much more! Many of the events are free, just sign up on the website. Tikva Records is celebrating their latest release 'Songs for the Jewish American Jet-Set: The Tikva [...]

Live This Month: July 2011 – an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #252)

Live This Month: July 2011 (Podcast #252) In Live This Month, we sample some of the great local and out-of-town bands performing in the coming month in the San Francisco Bay Area. As summer touring heats up, a bunch of buzz bands are coming through town this month, and the arriving Iceage, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, and Cold Showers have all received strong praise for their debuts. Meanwhile, several locals, including Release the Sunbird, Form & Fate, and Painted Palms, all have new records they're supporting with SF shows. Last, but not least, we're gearing up for our free Phono Del [...]

Noise Pop Review: Ben Gibbard and Zach Rogue redefine ‘solo’ at Great American Music Hall

Like many previous renditions of the festival, Noise Pop 2011 was a cavern of over-stimulus: several shows per night stacked bottom to top with bands, myriad of concert attendees eager to be there for any number of reasons, alcohol and dark venues and eclectic entertainment. Lots and lots of music, often loud, often surrounded by similarly loud patrons. Noise Pop closing nights traditionally close the festivals with a bang - something particularly unique to act as the finale. The 2011 closing show was certainly unique and special, but not in the traditional sense. Packed lineups and stage antics were replaced [...]

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