Tag Archives: san francisco

WEEKEND WRAP UP

by charles poladian Will this be a good weekend of sun and fun for the Reel? I hope so. The weather may not hold up, which is disappointing, but next week should satiate all your BBQ needs with patriotism to boot. It’s been an emotional week. Deaths have rocked the landscape and it is hard [...]

QC INTERVIEW: THE WALKMEN

by kevin diamond We recently caught up with NYC’s The Walkmen to talk their latest album, a change in recording studios, as well as public perception of their music. The boys play their final show with Kings Of Leon tonight in San Francisco before venturing off on the festival circuit. They return with some regular [...]

NOISE POP 2009

by phil miller Noise Pop Festival, the West Coast’s premiere independent celebration of music, film and art announced an additional set of headliners for the festival, now going into its 17th year. Stephen Malkmus, St. Vincent, Josh RItter, French Kicks, Ra Ra Riot , The Submarines and others will be joining previously announced headliners, Antony [...]

PHOTONS FROM SAN FRANCISCO

by eliza czander Photons are an eight-piece band from San Fran that just released their first 6 song EP. Complete with clarinets and bassoons, these guys have a low-fi indie sound similar to The Strokes or The Walkmen. Or at least that’s what I thought until I got to their fourth song, “Cease and Desist,” [...]

QC @ OUTSIDE LANDS: DAY 2

by james siciliano Per the suggestion of Mike (a dude I met yesterday with a CamelBak hooked up to a box-o-wine), I stopped by “Hippie Hill” on my way to the festival. And as he promised, the ganja was as plentiful as the drum circles and unwashed body parts. After haggling with a Jamaican woman [...]

QC @ OUTSIDE LANDS: DAY 1

by james siciliano It starts with an, “Excuse me, sir. Would you mind moving your seat?” But I,m not at the concert, I’m on my American Airlines flight en route to San Francisco for this weekend’s Outside Lands Festival. “Sure”, I said. No problem. It’s fucking 9 in the morning and all I want to [...]

OUTSIDE LANDS PREVIEW 8.22 – 8.24

by james siciliano Currently, I would equate my giddiness to that of a prepubescent teenager about to see ‘N Sync circa 1998. In fact, a good portion of my travel bag is packed with extra panties for when my current ones get moist. Its Titillation Town, and Im the Mayor. Why? you ask. Why are [...]

APHRODESIA FUNK

by marc amigone Aphrodesia proved why they’re the hottest Afrobeat band on the West Coast Wednesday night when they threw down at the Shrine in Harlem. The eleven-piece ensemble out of San Francisco brought their funky afro-grooves to the Shrine stage on the front end of a nation-wide tour, playing eighteen shows in sixteen cities. [...]

UZI AND ARI

by christian stephens Uzi & Ari is an American band named after Ben Stiller’s kids in The Royal Tenenbaums. Their Myspace claims they call San Francisco home, but the majority of the comments on their page come from people living outside of the States. I don’t know if that’s an anomaly or if that’s common [...]