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Greg Beets

Greg Beets was born in Lubbock on the day Richard Nixon was elected president. He has covered music for the Chronicle since 1992, writing about everyone from Roky Erickson to Yanni. Beets has also written for Billboard,Uncut, Blurt, Elmore, and Pop Culture Press. Before his digestive tract cried uncle, he co-published Hey! Hey! Buffet!, an award-winning fanzine about all-you-can-eat buffets.

20 articles in 2009

Frank Sinatra

New York

Music Review, Dec. 11, 2009

The World in Six Songs: How the Musical Brain Created Human Nature

Quick, name the six song types!

Music Review, Dec. 4, 2009

The Fire Marshals of Bethlehem

The World From the Back Seat

Music Review, Nov. 20, 2009

Sweet

Action: The Sweet Anthology

Music Review, Apr. 24, 2009

Devo

Music Review, Mar. 27, 2009

Kid Congo Powers & the Pink Monkey Birds

Music Review, Mar. 27, 2009

Doug Sahm's 'Mendocino'

Music Review, Mar. 27, 2009

The Krayolas

Long Leaf Pine (No Smack Gum)

Music Review, Mar. 20, 2009

Riverboat Gamblers

Underneath the Owl

Music Review, Mar. 20, 2009

Saying the Unsayable with Jarvis Cocker

Music Feature, Mar. 20, 2009

Bogart & the Addictives

The Parish Downstairs

Music Review, Mar. 20, 2009

Spotlight: Foot Patrol

Fetish funk and rubber soles

Music Feature, Mar. 20, 2009

Spotlight: The Bar-Kays

Hot buttered soul that aims to please

Music Feature, Mar. 20, 2009

Descartes a Kant

Music Review, Mar. 20, 2009

Cheapo 11th Anniversary Day Party

Music Feature, Mar. 20, 2009

Ponderosa Stomp

Where the past comes alive

Music Feature, Mar. 20, 2009

Mayyors

Music Review, Mar. 20, 2009

Advanced Alternative Media Day Party

Music Feature, Mar. 20, 2009

The Open Casket

Worst Case Scenario

Music Review, Feb. 13, 2009

Christopher Cross

One World Theatre, Jan. 18

Music Review, Jan. 23, 2009