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Nearly 200 years ago, back when the shoreline dunes of San Francisco were considered uninhabitable, they came to be known as the Outside Lands — terrain fit only for the bravest pioneers. These days that territory is a lot more comfortable: Among other landmarks, it’s become home to Golden Gate Park, an oasis of urba… More »

Jobs were passed down generationally between strangers. One guy became an editor at a magazine, but used to be a music buyer at Mondo Kim’s on St. Marks. My friend got the job and started a shoegaze band with a tall guy named Brad that had a huge beard and a couple large cats. Brad… More »

Don’t you love Christmas music? I’m Jewish so mostly it makes me feel like I’m in a mall. But don’t you love malls? I’ve been trying to get my daughter to listen to The Nutcracker, and that’s been pretty easy because she’s only three and doesn’t have a choice. But if Tchaikovsky’s not your speed… More »

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The ‘Gum Bowl: Woods Live Video, Effi Briest & DJ St. Vincent Pics

You've seen photos of the celebrity bowling tournament, and the behind-the-scenes pictures. Soon you'll see the whole event in video highlights. But this one, and…
brandon | May 27, 2010 - 3:18 pm

Stereogum & Videogum Present: The ‘Gum Bowl

Well this oughta be fun. A few things we love: Charity, bowling, music, and comedy. What we are doing about it: Combining all of them…
Amrit Singh | May 14, 2010 - 6:07 pm

Titus Andronicus & The Babies Cover “The Sweater Song”

Late last week in Philadelphia, Titus Andronicus and Vivian Girls’ Cassie Ramone gave the Barbary a spirited cover of Weezer’s beloved “Undone – The Sweater…
brandon | April 19, 2010 - 2:09 pm

Woods – “I Was Gone”

At Echo Lake will be the fifth Woods full-length. This first sample from Echo Lake stays hypnotic without lulling, due to interplay between the song'…
jessica | March 11, 2010 - 6:07 pm

Woods Debut New Tunes On Daytrotter

Woods performed three previously unreleased bits of their spacious helium-huffing psychedelia along with Songs Of Shame’s “Where And What Are You?” when they stopped by…
brandon | October 7, 2009 - 4:15 pm

Fuck Yeah Fest 2009 In Photos

In its sixth year, Fuck Yeah Fest had the explicit intention of benefitting California’s state parks, and implicit intention of scaring away media outlets afraid…
Amrit Singh | September 8, 2009 - 12:36 pm

New Babies – “Meet Me In The City”

According to their MySpace, Babies is the project of Vivian Girls' Cassie Ramone, Woods bassist Kevin Morby, Bossy drummer Justin Sullivan, and Stupid Party's Nathanael…
brandon | August 20, 2009 - 12:58 pm

New Woods Video – “Where And What Are You?”

In their Michael La Burt-directed video for "To Clean," Woods dug deep into ritualistic over-eating, band-on-band violence, and a twitchy, almost birdlike performance of the…
brandon | July 24, 2009 - 11:45 am

Wavves/Woods/Real Estate @ Bowery Ballroom, NYC 7/15/09

After the scene portrait painted by Woodsist and Captured Tracks on Independence weekend, a Bowery bill boasting Woods and Real Estate wouldn't register as a…
Amrit Singh | July 16, 2009 - 11:08 am

Woodsist/Captured Tracks Fest @ 979 Broadway Backyard, Brooklyn 7/4/09

This past weekend was all about the USA, and nothing says America quite like a day full of shitgaze in a graffitied, degenerated yard under…
Amrit Singh | July 6, 2009 - 9:32 am

New Woods Video – “To Clean”

Woods have been kicking around Brooklyn in various forms for some time, but it's the fourth full-length Songs Of Shame, with longstanding Vanishing Voices Jarvi…
brandon | June 16, 2009 - 10:10 am

New Woods – “Rain On”

When James Toth, aka Wooden Wand, released Harem of the Sundrum And The Witness Figg in 2005, I coulda sworn (and did) that he wa…
brandon | March 30, 2009 - 1:54 pm

SXSW 2009: Friday In Photos

By Amrit Singh & Brandon Stosuy On Friday we shook off the early-morning cobwebs and made a beeline to the Pitchfork/Windish Bash in time to…
brandon | March 22, 2009 - 12:09 pm
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