(aka Daz or Deb)
moved to San Francisco in 1987, but didn't have to travel far having grown
up in the Napa Valley. I love this city for many reasons, not the least
of which is the insane number of bands that visit here every year, as well
as the amazing amount of local talent from around these parts. I'm in love
with live music and take photos in the hopes of documenting the atmosphere
and moods that a band can evoke. Photography has been in my blood since
I can remember, I've always been fascinated with cameras... what better
way to bring my two passions together? I can't think of any.
Here are my favorite albums for 2005
01. Scrabbel - 1909
02. Winechuggers - Grand Rapids
03. Say Hi to Your Mom - Ferocious Mopes
04. Love is Chemicals - Love is Chemicals
05. Sun Kil Moon - Tiny Cities
06. Okay - High Road/ Low Road
07. Dressy Bessy - Electrified
08. Yuppie Flu - Toast Masters
09. Petracovich - We are Wyoming
10. Grandaddy - The Diary of Todzilla
Here are my favorite albums for 2004
01. Thee More Shallows 'More Deeps Cuts'
02. Arcade Fire 'Funeral'
03. Sondre Lerche 'Two Way Monologue'
04. Magnetic Fields 'i'
05. Mouse on Mars 'Radical Connector'
06. Franz Ferdinand 'Franz Ferdinand'
07. Vetiver 'Vetiver'
08. Jolie Holland 'Escondida'
09. Rogue Wave 'Out of the Shadows'
10. Sufjan Stevens 'Seven Swans'
Here are my favorite albums for 2003
01. Minmae 'True Love'
02. Cass McCombs 'A'
03. Kelley Stoltz 'Antique Glow'
04. Summer at Shatter Creek 's/t'
05. Yuppie Flu 'Days Before the Day'
06. Ill Lit 'WACmusic'
07. Delgados 'Hate'
08. Grandaddy 'Sumday'
09. The Kingsbury Manx 'Aztec Discipline'
10. Tracker 'Polk'
Best lives shows of 2003
01. Cass McCombs @ Café DuNord
02. 'Hanging on a Star' Nick Drake tribute @ Make-Out Room
03. Kelley Stoltz & Spiral Stairs performing 'Crocodiles' @ Hemlock Tavern
04. American Music Club @ Make-Out Room
05. Delgados @ Bimbo's
06. Grandaddy/Super Furry Animals @ Fillmore
07. Cat Power @ Hemlock Tavern
08. Tindersticks @ Bimbo's
09. Summer at Shatter Creek @ Hemlock Tavern
10. Polyphonic Spree @ Great American Music Hall
Here are my favorite albums for 2002
01. Thee More Shallows 'A History of Sport Fishing'
02. Iron and Wine 'The Creek Drank the Cradle'
03. Knife in the Water 'Crossfire Bells'
04. Dalek 'From Filthy Tongue of Gods and Griots'
05. Ugly Casanova 'Sharpen Your Teeth'
06. Radar Bros. 'And The Surrounding Moutains'
07. Mum 'Finally We Are No One'
08. Nate Denver's Neck 'You Will Die Behind These Walls'
09. Yo La Tengo 'The Sounds of the Sounds of Science'
10. The Notwist 'Neon Golden'
Best lives shows of 2002
01. Mission of Burma @ Irving Plaza, NY
02. Nate Denver's Neck @ El Rio - Mission Creek Festival
03. Guru & Zero (Daevid Allen/Cotton & Makoto AMT) @ Hemlock Taverm
04. Dalek @ Hemlock Tavern
05. Thee More Shallows @ Hemlock Tavern
06. Acid Mothers Temple @ CW Saloon
07. Alloy Orchestra @ Castro Theater performing to The Black Pirate & Nosferatu
08. Migala @ BoTH NoisePop
09. Damo Suzuki's Network @ Hemlock Tavern
10. The Kingsbury Manx @ GAMH
Here are my favorite albums for 2001
01. Califone "Roomsound"
02. Rufus Wainwright "Poses"
03. Sparklehorse "It's A Wonderful Life"
04. The Kingsbury Manx "Let You Down"
05. Pernice Brothers "The World Won't End"
06. Smog "Rain on Lens"
07. Film School "Brilliant Career"
08. Pinq "Quiet Games for Hot Weather"
09. The Zephyrs "When the Sky Comes Down it Comes Down on Your Head"
10. Solex "Low Kick and Hard Bop"
Best lives shows of 2001
01. Yo La Tengo & Jean Painlevé:
The Sounds of Science - Castro Theater (review)
02. Shipping News - Bottom of the Hill (review)
03. Sigur Rós - The Fillmore (review)
04. Califone - Bottom of the Hill (review)
05. Mouse on Mars - GAMH (review)
06. Damien Jurado - Café du Nord
07. Mogwai - Bimbo's
08. Arab Strap - Bottom of the Hill (review)
09. Pernice Brothers - Bottom of the Hill (review)
10. Folk Implosion - Bottom of the Hill
Here are my favorite albums for 2000
01. Grandaddy "Software Slump"
02. The Zephyrs "It's Okay Not to Say Anything"
03. Damien Jurado "Ghost of David"
04. The Kingsbury Manx s/t
05. Godspeed You Black Emperor! "Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven"
06. Yo La Tengo "And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside Out"
07. Two Dollar Guitar "Weak Beats and Lame Ass Rymes"
08. Delgados "The Great Eastern" Also best live show @ the Bottom of the Hill!
09. Big Tobacco / Chappaquiddick Skyline It's a Pernice tie!! I love 'em both!!
10. Low & Spring Heel Jack "Bombscare ep"
Here are my favorite albums for 1999
01. Papa M "Live from a Shark Cage"
02. Le Mans "Aqu' Viv'a Yo"
03. Josh Rouse + Kurt Wagner "Chester"
04. Olivia Tremor Control "Animation Music Volume One"
05. Virginia Dare "Baby Got Away"
06. Godspeed You Black Emperor "Slow Riot for New Zero Canada"
07. Fiver "Eventually Something Cool Will Happen"
08. Radar Bros "Singing Hatchet"
09. Bonnie 'Prince' Billy "I See A Darkness"
10. Sunshine Club "Home"