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  • Beach Beer Babylon at the Riptide tonight

    published May 15, 2008

    If you're going out drinking on such a hot summer night, you might as well plant yourself within walking distance of the beach. The Riptide is one of my favorite bars in town -- and not just on days... More >>

  • MP3 of the Day: 110 feat. E-40

    published May 15, 2008

    Named after California's 110 freeway, rap trio 110 are busy working on their debut album, State Traffic, which is slated to come out in June or July. The record will feature guest spots from Vallejo... More >>

  • Last Night:"The Worst Music Ever" at the Knockout

    published May 15, 2008

    “The Worst Music Ever” May 14, 2008 The Knockout By Jennifer Maerz Better than: Having to hear this shit sober If you want to hear really terrible music, all you have to do is go to a wedding. N... More >>

  • Howard Stern pisses off Dolly Parton

    published May 14, 2008

    Apparently Howard Stern's latest prank went a little too far for one country sweetheart. Stern created an X-rated fake segment supposedly from Dolly Parton's audio book, manipulating her words so he... More >>

  • The Heavenly States to open for Spoon at the Fillmore

    published May 14, 2008

    Oakland indie pop band The Heavenly States just announced some good news: they'll be opening for Spoon on the Austin band's three-night run at the Fillmore September 22, 23 and 24th. Good news for t... More >>

  • MP3 of the Day: Ascend

    published May 14, 2008

    Greg Anderson is owner of Southern Lord records, home to Earth, Om, sunn O))) and other variations on the metal and meditation themes. He's also a musician, though, having played in sunn 0))), Goat... More >>

  • Metallica Dedicate Website to New Album

    published May 13, 2008

    I doubt they'll record Lalo Schifrin's classic TV theme song, or feature any Scientologist hack actors on the album, but Metallica have launched a website dedicated to their new album: Mission: Meta... More >>

  • Do You Need a Woman Who Needs Bad Religion?

    published May 13, 2008

    Having dated dudes whose music taste would make even the non-snobs cringe (one specific guy comes to mind who just loved the Blue Man Group -- and not in an ironic, Arrested Development way), I can se... More >>

  • MP3 of the Day: Love Like Fire

    published May 13, 2008

    Like London's the Duke Spirit, San Franciso's Love Like Fire offers a rush of angsty alt rock that merges melodic come-ons with anxious verbal knockouts. Singer Ann Yu is a strong seductress, her vo... More >>

  • Earl Dax brings Novice Theory to Bubble Lounge

    published May 12, 2008

    Earl Dax, the promoter behind the Manhattan cabaret "Weimar New York" (a musical/theatrical performance that showed at the SF MOMA in Feb.) is now trying to remake the Bubble Lounge over as a low-key ... More >>

  • MP3 of the Day: Adam Green

    published May 12, 2008

    Remember that Moldy Peach whose music wasn't in Juno? That skinny dude who dueted with Kimya Dawson back in the day and now is getting caught up in her brand new buzz? Adam Green was his name. And... More >>

  • Friday Afternoon Ha-Has: Kermit covers Elliott Smith

    published May 09, 2008

    Is there anything more tragic-turned-funny than Kermit the Frog (or, ahem, Sad Kermit) covering Elliott Smith (and referencing a scene from The Royal Tenenbaums)? No, I don't think there is. -- Jen... More >>

  • MP3 of the Day: Wallpaper

    published May 09, 2008

    In the current issue of the Weekly, Ezra Gale describes local dance commanders Wallpaper as "trashy synth-pop riding garage-sale drum machine beats as a singer wails about 'going big on the weekends... More >>

  • Hey DJ! Friday Q&A: Mike Relm

    published May 09, 2008

    Name: Mike Relm Home base: San Francisco, CA Style of music you spin: Dance/Rock/Hip Hop Name of the last track you couldn’t get out of your head: an unreleased Morningwood track City prod... More >>

  • Last Night: Atmosphere at the Grand

    published May 09, 2008

    (Atmosphere's Slug and one of his many fans) Atmosphere May 8, 2008 The Grand At The Regency Center Words and photos by Jennifer Maerz Better than: Hearing Hilary rap to Barack: Most of this garbage... More >>

  • Free MP3: Lou Lou & the Guitarfish

    published May 07, 2008

    Working on the "Punk Family Values" piece for the last couple months, I've become quite fond of Lou Lou and George Rosenthal -- who are not only very bright and down to earth, they're also in a fun ... More >>

  • The Dodos make "Fools" of themselves on MTV2

    published May 07, 2008

    (The Dodos, "Fools") San Francisco's super-talented indie duo The Dodos prepare for national domination this summer (they've become quite festival friendly, playing the Pitchfork Festival, Capitol H... More >>

  • Win: Free autographed re-issue of Mogwai's "Young Team"

    published May 07, 2008

    Our sister paper, The Riverfront Times, got its grimy little mitts on the re-issue of Mogwai's 1997 debut album, Young Team. Their copy also happens to be autographed by the band -- actual Mogwai fi... More >>

  • Here's that My Bloody Valentine ticket info you wanted

    published May 07, 2008

    Show info and ticket prices below... should be a great show. --Jennifer Maerz My Bloody Valentine Tuesday, September 30th, Doors 7:00PM/ Show 8:00PM The Concourse at San Francisco Design Center (620 ... More >>

  • MP3 of the day: Shoegazing with S.F.'s Astral

    published May 07, 2008

    While all the old shoegazer fans froth at the mouth for the My Bloody Valentine and Swervedriver reunion shows hitting San Francisco this year, devotees to fuzzed out space pop should not forget th... More >>

  • My Bloody Valentine shows S.F. a little "Loveless"

    published May 06, 2008

    Shoegazers unite! Pitchfork announced today that original distortion-heads My Bloody Valentine will be hitting the tour circuit this summer -- which includes a very important stop in San Francisco on... More >>

  • Soft Circle at Luggage Store Zine Bash Friday

    published May 06, 2008

    Hisham Akira Bharoocha used to make a whole lotta eardrum trouble when he played with sonic experimenters Black Dice. Now he makes meditative electronic soundscapes in Soft Circle, a one man band that... More >>

  • New Dandy Warhols MP3

    published May 06, 2008

    The Dandy Warhols (Portland's cocky popsters, made legendary in the war of the egos documentary Dig!) are self-releasing a new album this summer called Earth to the Dandy Warhols. They have a new ... More >>

  • Tom Waits Sebastopol press conference

    published May 05, 2008

    I took a road trip up to Sebastopol the other weekend and dined in the same little cafe as Tom Waits and his family. I didn't ask him about his upcoming "Glitter and Doom" tour, but if I did, it wou... More >>

  • Robert Plant's free show in Golden Gate Park

    published May 05, 2008

    Warren Hellman, the generous bankroller behind Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, is financing a pretty incredible lineup once again. It was announced today that none other than Robert Plant will be headlin... More >>

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