Category Archives: The 1980s

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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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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Ann Magnuson Freaks San Francisco Out with a Moonage Daydream

Watching writer/comedienne/chanteuse Ann Magnuson rock du Nord last week makes me wonder: Why don’t we see more of her? We should. She’s awesome. Continue reading

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Field of Dreams Syndicate: Steve Wynn & Peter Buck Sing Songs About Baseball

I am not much of a baseball fan. But I am a fan of REM, the Dream Syndicate and groovy ’80s psychedelic music, in general. So, I loved The Baseball Project show at Slim’s Saturday night. Continue reading

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Golden (Voice) Brown, Blondie Drummer and Cute Bassist: Hugh Cornwell at the Red Devil

At tonight’s sold-out show by honey-voiced (for punk rock) former Stranglers lead singer Hugh Cornwell, I was just one middle-aged woman among many who came of age in that fleeting post-punk, pre-Nirvana moment in time and discovered the Stranglers on the used cassettes shelf of Rasputin’s her freshman year in college. Continue reading

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