trying for sleeping instead
maybe you'll rest sometime.
radio is becoming one big commercial, while commercials are showcasing truly original music. nick drake, iggy pop, the buzzcocks, wiseguys... i recently saw a target commercial featuring 'speeding motorcycle', a daniel johnston song performed by mary lou lord. what in the hell is going on?
sparklehorse | 11.11 | bimbo's : definitely in my top ten (no i don't have ten) releases this year.
ryan adams | 11.14 | fillmore : whiskeytown is gone. in those ashes, ryan adams created one of the best albums of last year. imagine paul westerberg + gram parsons getting drunk (duh) in a goth bar. this is not a typo. he does not, i repeat does NOT sing "cuts like a knife." to wit:
as a man, i ain't never been much for sunny days
i'm as calm as a fruit stand in new york and maybe as strange
when the colors go out of my eyes it's usually the change.
but damn, sam, i love a woman that rains.
sarah harmer | 11.14 | BotH : great lyrics, nice voice. folky with more of an edge than that lilith leader.
wilco | 12.1+2 | fillmore : choosing between chocolate + vanilla, or bourbon + scotch is not an eternal choice. some people enjoy debating which is better more than simply enjoying one. for their sake, thank heavens son volt is not playing the same night.
eels (& howe gelb) | 12.3 | gamh : you know, i still haven't seen or bought an eels album. but there's that genius howe gelb opening for them.
los lobos | 12.6 | fillmore : roots in veins. la luna me dice una cosa. las estrellas me dicen otra. la luz del dia me canta este triste cancion.
down from the mountain | 10.11-17 | red vic movie house
ray davies | 10.16 | warfield
bjˆrk | 10.17 | paramount -oak
quasi | 10.17 | gamh
john hiatt + the goners | 10.17 | slim's
dj shadow + cut chemist | 10.17 | fillmore
smog | 10.18 | BotH
st germain | 10.18 | warfield CANCELLED
the waterboys | 10.18 | fillmore
jon spencer blues explosion | 10.19 |bimbo's
beulah w/starlight mints | 10.20 | gamh
dirty dozen brass band | 10.20 | justice league
all tomorrow's parties |10.19-21 | ucla campus this has been postponed until some time in march, i think around the 15th
joe strummer | 10.20 | fillmore
stephen malkmus | 10.21 | fillmore
stereolab | 10.22-23 | fillmore
the breeders | 10.23-24 | slim's
mccoy tyner, tommy flanagan + pharoah sanders | 10.24 | masonic
travis | 10.25 | warfield
buddy + julie miller | 10.26 | slim's
oysterhead | 10.26 | greek theater - berk
strictly bluegrass festival | 10.27 | speedway meadows in gg park
rocket from the crypt | 10.27 | gamh
bill frisell + greg leisz + boubacar traorÈ | 10.29 | palace of fine arts
jane's addiction | 10.29 | oakland arena this has been moved to shoreline or concord
black heart procession | 10.30 | gamh
butthole surfers | 11.1 | GAMH
pernice bros | 11.1 | BotH also 11.2 at starry plough in berkeley
charles lloyd + zakir hussain | 11.02 | grace cathedral
and you will know us by the trail of dead | 11.2 | BotH
loudon wainwright iii | 11.4 | gamh
the beta band | 11.5 | fillmore
pinback | 11.6 | gamh
superchunk | 11.7+8 | GAMH
maxwell | 11.10+ 11 | paramount oak (10th), bill graham (11th)
spiritualized | 11.11 | fillmore
tori amos | 11.11+12 | paramount oak
built to spill | 11.8-12 | slim's
jimmie vaughan | 11.13 | slim's
u2 | 11.15 | oakland arena
mike watt | 11.15 | BotH
death cab for cutie | 11.17+18 | gamh
lee scratch perry | 11.19 | justice league
jane siberry | 12.9 | gamh