Ah, the fickle music business. Florida proto-punk Tom Gabel’s reward for making “White Crosses” — his recent soul-baring, Butch Vig-produced masterpiece with Against Me! — wasn’t a trip to Disneyland, but a one-way ticket to the cutout bin. Although the paperwork isn’t finalized, the label, Sire/Warners, has dropped the band from its roster. Read More
Some bands have strange background stories. Others have bios that read like old “Twilight Zone” scripts, like that of Holzfeuer, the Austrian-born frontman for local punk-metal outfit ArnoCorps (which is celebrating its 10th Anniversary in the Bay Area with a show at Slim’s this Saturday). Read More
If you happen to be strolling past Slim’s in The City on Sunday, Dec. 12, you might be completely oblivious to the name on the marquee that particular night: The Gene Taylor Blues Band. Wait. Stop. Turn around and take a closer look. Read More
It’s taken Exene Cervenka nearly two decades to release her third solo set, "Somewhere Gone."
She has been rather busy.
First, Cervenka has her collage artwork, recently featured in "Celestial Ash" in Los Angeles. She also has scruffy side projects, such as Auntie Christ and the Original Sinners, not to mention spoken-word performances and poetry books. Read More