Monthly Archives: May 2012

PHOTOS: Great Lake Swimmers at The Independent in San Francisco, 05.16.12

Something was different as I left The Independent on Wednesday after seeing Toronto folk-rock band Great Lake Swimmers. It took me a little while to put my finger on it, but eventually I figured it out: My ears weren’t ringing. … Continue reading

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A Taste of Things to Come: Great Lake Swimmers at The Independent, SF

On the menu tonight: Chill, Canadian folk-rock.

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The Annotated Decemberists No. 10: “A Cautionary Song”

Perhaps no band’s lyrics better lend themselves to pseudo-academic analysis than those of The Decemberists. The Annotated Decemberists is an attempt to puzzle through the Portland, Oregon, group’s entire catalog song by song—examining all the obscure vocabulary, historical references and poetic subtext—or … Continue reading

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Racking Up Plays: “Closer Than This” by St. Lucia

These are the posts where I gush about some song that I’ve got a huge crush on at the moment, and you put up with it and listen because you’re a good friend. “Closer Than This,” St. Lucia A lot … Continue reading

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PHOTOS: A-Town Festival at Verdi Club in San Francisco, 04.29.12

Golly. I haven’t seen so many flying skirts since the aviatrix convention! *rim shot* Hey-o! But seriously, folks, this Sunday event was more than a 12-hour music festival, it was one heckuva swinging dance party. The Verdi Club‘s dance floor, … Continue reading

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