Damien Jurado takes the solo road in SF

PHOTOS: Damien Jurado wooed the completely captive crowd at the Independent last week with his mesmerizing tunes and acerbic banter, which included a telling Q&A session.

Noise Pop preview: Indie music, film and art take over SF

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: Showbams breaks down the headliners, emerging artists to catch before they blow up and cultural highlights as Noise Pop expands to 25 SF venues in its 21st year.