Category Archives: Music

A Maverick Masterpiece: SFSymphony Celebrates Steve Reich at 80

Is Steve Reich’s “Different Trains” the sneakiest piece of Holocaust art ever? At first, it sounds like a garden-variety Laurie Anderson-inspired piece of electronica. But then it turns into something different and wonderful and even a little horrible.  

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Not Kids, but Still All Right: The Who @50

People (still) try to put us down. Just because we…well, I was never really sure why, except it always seems there’s money or cred or culture to be made in the generation gaps.

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Lou Reed Changed My Life…Thanks to My Cool Uncle

The highlight of my young life was the hour I spent as KUCI’s “High School Deejay of the Week.” The first song I played: Lou Reed’s “Vicious,” of course. Continue reading

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Post-Menopausal Punk Rocker Chicks Rule: X and Blondie @Masonic Aud

Debbie hit-and-run Exene, indeed.

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On a “Cold, Gray Night,” Wilson Sisters Leave Heart in San Francisco

On a cold, gray night, the Wilson Sisters left their Heart in San Francisco. Continue reading

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The Czarina of Portlandia Comes to SF: Wild Flag at the Fillmore

 

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A Million Miles Away & 3 Feet from the Stage: Peter Case at the Red Devil 3/5/12

Former Plimsouls frontman and all-around musical uberguy Peter Case kept the former club kids up late — and entertained — on a school night in San Francisco. Continue reading

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