The Week in Ink and Dead Trees: 12.20 Music


Make sure someone has to pry these stories from your cold, dead hands: Gnarls Barkley comparisons glaze Berkeley pop outfit Honeycut; Blink 182's new crew gets an Oakland opener with the Matches; Mistah F.A.B. beatmaker Trackademicks survives a studio fire that would've cracked a lesser producer's career. ... Plus album reviews of Rockstar Supernova and the Strictly the Best dancehall compilation. ... Lastly, we critical approve of the following shows this week: Satan's Ninth Annual Black X-Mass; a cappella crew Chanticleer; indie rockers Silversun Pickups; dance partiers Sugar and Gold; the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir; the skanky Fireproof and alt.soul crew Kimiko Joy.