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In My Room: Girls’ Christopher Owens

ABOUT OUR HOSTHaving escaped the controversial Children of God cult when he was 16, singer-guitarist Christopher Owens, 32, has no shortage of fascinating stories —…
Jennifer Maerz / October 21, 2011

5 Bay Area Bands You Need to Know

From February 22-27, San Francisco will be transformed into a music-themed wonderland during Noise Pop, the 19-year-old festival that rocks the city with hundreds of…
Jennifer Maerz / February 17, 2011

12 Best Moments of Treasure Island Music Fest

In a few short years, Treasure Island Music Festival has become the quintessential San Francisco music bender. Set on a mostly barren old military island…
Jennifer Maerz / October 18, 2010

Miracle Fortress, ‘Five Roses’ (Secret City)

The antidepressant industry would be in serious trouble if troubled souls could just absorb the melodic elation of this stunning debut. Under the leadership of…
Jennifer Maerz / July 12, 2007

Datarock, ‘Datarock Datarock’ (Nettwerk)

With this Stateside debut, the Bergen, Norway duo of Fredrik Saroea and Ketil Mosnes bring a singularly warped exuberance to their double-entendre disco pop. On…
Jennifer Maerz / July 5, 2007

Dungen, ‘Tio Bitar’ (Kemado)

Led by wunderkind multi-instrumentalist Gustav Ejstes, Dungen keep a fierce distance from the fleeting indie-pop trends of their fellow Scandinavians. Here, with Swedish lyrics, lysergic…
Jennifer Maerz / June 25, 2007

The Horrors, ‘Strange House’ (Stolen Transmission)

If the Horrors had crafted an album's worth of creepy goth-garage tracks that matched the vampish ferocity of single "Gloves" and riotous crowd-pleaser "Sheena Is…
Jennifer Maerz / June 22, 2007