Thursday, April 15, 2021

Daniel Bromfield

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Daniel Bromfield is a San Francisco native and arts journalist whose work has appeared in the Bay Guardian, San Francisco Magazine, Resident Advisor, and various music sites. He ran the SF Rebirth blog, documenting all-ages shows in the Bay Area, from 2010 to 2013. His work can be found at danielbromfield.com

Artist Tim Presley rediscovers spark robbed by addiction in new book

These painted figures that fill the pages of Tim Presley's new book Under the Banner of Concern seem to know your secrets. No matter what bizarre and erotic contortions...

How San Francisco changed the sound of Christian music

The Summer of Love was as fruitful a time for music as its long winter of discontent. As the hippie dream dissipated and mellow highs curdled into drug-induced paranoia...

‘Cosmo’s Factory’ at 50: Creedence Clearwater Revival members on landmark album and ’70s SF

Even locals would be forgiven from thinking they were from the steamy swamps of the South given their sound and subject matter, but Creedence Clearwater Revival is one of...

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Diving into Sespool’s genre-agnostic indie rap

Before Rin Tin Tiger, Westwood & Willow, Pericardium, or the weird-ass Christmas album, he was Sespool—the “SES” coming from his initials, Sean E. Sullivan. The music he released under...

This could be the best (and queerest) Outside Lands yet. If it happens.

After this week's announcement that its August hopes were dashed, Outside Lands is coming back in 2021. Maybe. Seeing as pretty much the only thing we could’ve predicted in...

The Golden Gate Bridge is singing. Here’s a matching playlist

As many who participated in Saturday's massive George Floyd demonstration across the Golden Gate Bridge noted, the sound of high winds passing through the the iconic landmark's new sidewalk...

In Chuck Johnson’s ambient ‘Rain Shadow,’ a sound of high desert ecology

Oakland-based guitarist Chuck Johnson was never in the same room as his collaborators, the Portland duo Golden Retriever, during the making of their new album Rain Shadow. Given how...

His marathon rap for COVID relief broke the Guinness World Record

When George Watsky turned 33, his roommate looked him in the eye and told him it would be the best year of his life. Then coronavirus happened.  But aside from...

Mark Kozelek’s latest intricate wander, through Aquatic Park to ‘Isaac Hayes’

“Some people are gonna get it, but some won’t.” This observation about art comes from one of the countless conversations Mark Kozelek has with strangers, restaurant employees, hotel clerks,...