Johnny Ray Huston

Music, lovers

FALL ARTS: A new romanticism comes alive this fall, brought to you by Kisses
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Show time

FALL ARTS: An alphabet of upcoming fall concerts

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Alps, Sept. 4, Cafe du Nord

Baths, Oct. 12, Bottom of the Hill

Best Coast (with Sonny and the Sunsets), Oct. 26, Great American Music Hall

Big Boi, Sept. 23, Regency Ballroom

Black Mountain, Nov. 26, Fillmore,

Blonde Redhead, Nov. 19, Warfield

Caribou (with Emeralds), Oct. 6, Regency Ballroom

Chapterhouse (with Ulrich Schnauss), Oct. 9, Mezzanine

CocoRosie, Oct. 5, Regency Ballroom

Cold Cave, Sept. 5, Great American Music Hall

Connie Francis, Oct. 16, Castro Theatre

Corin Tucker Band, Oct. 11, Great American Music HallRead more »

Sounds of music

Intriguing recordings from the Bay and beyond this fall

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Blonde Redhead, Penny Sparkle (4AD, Sept. 14) The band returns, with help from Fever Ray producers Van Rivers and the Subliminal Kid.

Brian Eno, Small Craft on a Milk Sea (Warp, Nov. 2) Eno records for the electronic label, and the material world versions include a vinyl set with lithograph.Read more »

Pie or die

Personal and the Pizzas deliver to the Total Trash Fest

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Listen to the animals

The gnu grooves and wild sounds of Moira Scar
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MUSIC Moira Scar is from the Bay Area, but it would be better to put it this way: from a time and space at the edge of one of Jack Smith's 15-hour performances in a crustacean imaginative nethersphere, the musical entity that is Moira Scar has arrived. The duo's self-released vinyl debut Slink to Intensity is made up of seven songs. Some manifest in frenetic outer space garage sounds. Others conjure sprawling free-jazz fantasy lands just beyond the negative space of a film frame. Read more »

The Photo Issue: Parker Tilghman

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SFBG Your website is more cunningly organized than a lot of photographer's or artist's sites. How does it relate to your photography?
Parker Tilghman I feel like my site isn't fully representative of what I'm doing now. I'm in this weird exploration phase. I’m enjoying the medium as much as possible while I have access to tools at CCA. My website began as a creative outlet and a place to show my photography. It started with nightlife photography, but I got over it quickly. Once school started I didn't have time to go out and I stopped working in that way to focus on my studies. Read more »

The Photo Issue: Dean Dempsey

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SFBG What's it's like stepping in front of your camera?
Dean Dempsey I don't have any strong feelings about it, perhaps because I know there is so much post-production involved. I certainly behave as though I am being watched, or surveyed. A bit like what John Berger said, "Women watch themselves being looked at," and although I'm not a biological woman that rings true for me, and perhaps for many artists who turn the camera onto themselves.There is a spectacle element involved. Read more »

Fantasy Island: Nick Weiss

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The hot wonder behind the sound of Alexis's “Lonely Sea” and “Like the Devil” and the “gayest music ever” made by H.U.N.X. is Nick Weiss. Weiss is also (along with Logan Takahashi) one half of Teengirl Fantasy, who have revived the spark of AngelFire while transforming old soul laments like Rose Royce's “Love Don't Live Here Anymore” into dance floor hallucinations for tonight. (Teengirl Fantasy has the Pitchfork “Rising” seal of approval, even if the site doesn't seem aware of Alexis like Fader or responsive to H.U.N.X. like Vice.) In conjunction with a recent story about Alexis Penney and Myes Cooper, I asked Weiss some questions about music and men and here's what he had to say. Read more »

Eye fidelity

Our fourth annual Bay Area Photo Issue highlights sharp-eyed local visionaries

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This year, the Guardian's photo issue brings you something new, takes you out for a wild night on the town, and gets sexy in bed — not necessarily in that order.Read more »

Fantasy island

Myles Cooper and Alexis Penney are making San Francisco ground zero for gay pop creativity

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