Stewart Home

When I was at school in the 1970s, the hip kids were obsessed with old soul records, and while I dug those sounds I never paid much attention to them telling me I should go to Wigan Casino for the soul all-nighters. ...

The Editors

Maria Q is an old-school style singer-songwriter who grew up and performs in the Bay Area. You can certainly hear Joni Mitchel in her compelling voice and authoritative guitar arrangements; other influences include Kris Delm...

Ralph Carney

Ralph Carney is a multi-instrumentalist/horn player who has spent the better part of the last 2 decades criss-crossing the world, on stage and in studios with the likes of Tom Waits, Jonathan Richman, William Burroughs, Alle...

The Editors

The brilliantly eclectic (eclectically brilliant?) composer/musician Steve Horowitz spoke with KPFA (94.1 FM Berkeley) host Derk Richardson on September 9, 2010 and shared examples of the "odd but highly accessible sounds" h...

Spuyten Duyvil

Spuyten Duyvil names the creek that separates northern Manhattan from the Bronx. It is bastardized Dutch and might mean 'spitting devil' or spinning devil' in reference to the cross currents that boil the water at this junct...

The Editors

In celebration of the birthday of John Coltrane, Sensitive Skin had its first reading in San Francisco, Thursday, September 23rd 2010 at: The Luggage Store Gallery Craig Clevenger reads from Dermaphoria, part 2 https://ww...

Bernard Meisler

So after watching Simon of the Desert last week, and being blown away by what is perhaps the most ridiculous (or sublime?) ending to any film ever made, I did my research and figured out the name of the band - The Sinners. ...

Kurt Wolf

Lapis Lazuli is a solo instrumental project written, produced, and performed by Kurt Wolf on laptop, guitar, and analog synth. Kurt Wolf is known for his contributions to downtown noise rock acts, Pussy Galore, Boss Hog, Lo...

The Editors

Another great shuffles off this mortal coil. Here's a gem from the '60s. https://youtu.be/2mQJSxX5sGg Tuli would sometimes (a lot?) show up at the Unbearables readings. I remember him singing "Slum Goddess" like it w...

Bernard Meisler

Dan Plonsey is a multi-talented composer and instrumentalist living in El Cerrito CA since 1978. He has written more than 200 works for large and small ensembles. His latest piece, Dan Plonsey's Bar Mitzvah, will have its wo...