2. Beirut - The Flying Club Cup
3. The National - Boxer
4. of Montreal - Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer?
5. Caribou - Andorra
6. The White Stripes - Icky Thump
Wednesday, December 5th
9:00 PM (doors a t 8:30 PM)
Cheap Trick, By Lynn Godsmith
The Jenkins Johnson gallery, famous for their exquisite collections and exhibits, have only two locations worldwide: New York and San Francisco. How very lucky for us. Past shows this year here in San Francisco have featured Don Williams, Ben Aronson, and Nancy Switzer. It's been a very good year to say the least, and yet this current exhibit seems to be the cream of the crop.
Jenkins Johnson is featuring the photography of Lynn Goldsmith, particularly two series: "Icons of Rock" and "Imagination". I can't say I know much about her "Imagination" series, but the "Icons of Rock" is one you must see. The series is a collection of potraits and portraitures of legendary "rock" musicians like Patti Smith, Sting, Frank Zappa, Courtney Love...and of course, Mr. Dylan. The list goes on.
Even if the whole classic rock scene isn't for you, you should go for the pure artistic quality of the photos. They are beautiful artworks, interesting and wonderfully composed. Example? My favorite of hers is the one above, featuring Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick. I do not listen to Cheap Trick at all, and yet I can say I adore that photo.
Go for the historical significance. Go for the art. Go for the love of music. If anything, just go because it's here now and we are lucky.