.Chris Hopkins

September 2, 2010

San Narciso

While having sushi dinner at Mobo recently, I mentioned San Narciso, to which my friend pondered aloud, “Why have I heard of them?” The...
March 16, 2010

If It Ain’t Broke, Break It

Experimental Xiu Xiu rewrites the rulesTo adapt to shifting norms, the formula for producing mainstream music introduces "shock" elements that push pop music into...
February 9, 2010

Acid Tapestries

Santa Cruz easily makes up for the relative lack of touring brand-name acts with an independent scene that is as diverse as it is...
January 6, 2010

Ace of Tapes

The medium is the message at 1019 Records Compared to the space age techno-wizardry of the iPod, my Sony Walkman is the portable music...