Monday, July 8, 2013

What We Like: Non•Market, Lou Reed, 'The Craft' in Drag

By Whitney Phaneuf
Mon, Jul 8, 2013 at 8:10 AM

Let them use Uber” is the perfect way to sum up the way (half of) San Francisco (guess which one) has dealt with the BART strike, and is also a perfect way to sum up the city’s obsession with entrepreneurial privatization. — Azeen Ghorayshi

“Are you ready for real talk?” asks whoever the gods of social media are on the Trails and Ways Facebook page. The Oakland band is referring to a new Tumblr, called Non•Market, launched by a collective of DIY bands in the Bay Area, where “real talk” is the MO. Each week, one musician/band will talk about another musician/band; the following week they’ll pass the baton, and the subject band will discuss another band, and so on and so forth. It’s sparse, simple, and a great way to listen to tracks as well as get to sneak a peek at how musicians think about music. This week, check out Astronauts, etc writing about Waterstrider. — A.G.

Picturing Lou Reed rocking out to Yeezus makes his review of the album entirely worth reading. — Whitney Phaneuf

Supernatural drag queens, anyone? Peaches Christ is taking over the Castro Theatre next Saturday for a special screening and live staging of Nineties teen horror flick The Craft. The cast includes two contestants from RuPaul’s Drag Race Season Five , Honey Mahogany and Alaska Thunderfuck, and Drag Race Season Four winner Sharon Needles. It should be spooky, scary, and oh-so glamorous! — W.P.

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