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  • Another Planet expands booking reach to the Civic, the Fox

    published Apr 03, 2008

    Another Planet Entertainment, the promoters behind the Independent and the Greek Theatre among other venues, has taken over the Bill Graham Civic, and will book the 3,000 capacity Fox Oakland Theate... More >>

  • (((folkYEAH!))) brings Cluster up the coast

    published Apr 03, 2008

    (Cluster's Hans-Joachim Roedelius and Dieter Moebius) (((folkYEAH!))) consistently books cool shows in memorable locations, from Entrance at the Fernwood Lodge in Big Sur to Om at the "haunted" Bro... More >>

  • Jay Reatard: tonight and on vinyl

    published Apr 02, 2008

    It's crazy that Jay Reatard's gonna be at the Warfield tonight. The spastic, lightning-speed garage punk seems best suited for small clubs where he can smash things. But hey, the dude got set up on a... More >>

  • Mission Creek Music & Arts Festival slated for July 17th - 20th

    published Apr 01, 2008

    The organizer behind the 12th annual Mission Creek Music & Arts Fest today announced that this year's event is being pushed back time-wise and scaling down size-wise. MCMF in the past has hosted in... More >>

  • The Dodos pick up steam with their new Visiter

    published Mar 31, 2008

    The Dodos by Jeremy Harris It's kind of exciting watching the Dodos hit their stride this year. After gigging incessantly for as long as I can remember, the band has released a record, Visiter, tha... More >>

  • SXSW: The Big Finale

    published Mar 16, 2008

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  • SXSW last day: David Banner kills it

    published Mar 15, 2008

    (David Banner at the Fader party) Today was all about David Banner. I’ve seen a good half dozen plus acts since waking up but nothing even begins to compare. Banner had two DJs, a full live band, ... More >>

  • Day 3: Dizzee, sick, and talking shit on Vampire Weekend

    published Mar 15, 2008

    Today's entry's a short one...I'm still sick damnit, only today I couldn't pretend to be feeling better. Sleeping won out over checking out all the bands I want to see (although I've got to see Monoto... More >>

  • Booger Sugar, Dark Meat, and Moby: SXSW Day 2 pt. 2

    published Mar 14, 2008

    I can’t say I’ve ever had a day that started with Motörhead and ended with Moby (shouldn’t it be the other way around, first of all?) but that’s SXSW for you. Motörhead headlined a huge day ... More >>

  • Day 2 pt 1: Fucked Up, Hippies and Confetti, MGMT & Moby

    published Mar 14, 2008

    (Fucked Up) 3 a.m. Back at the hotel room bleary eyed and ears ringing from a DJ set by Moby (???) at an afterparty for Playboy. Full report on the day after a good night's sleep but favorites of th... More >>

  • Bon Iver, Yeasayer, Lou Reed no show: Day 1 at SXSW

    published Mar 13, 2008

    Got into Austin yesterday with a plane full industry heads and my head full of cold medicine. I’m just gonna pretend that damn SF flu virus isn’t in my system because it is impossible to nap here... More >>

  • Hamburger Eyes' photo book out now!

    published Mar 04, 2008

    © Ray Potes Hamburger Eyes:Inside Burgerworld; (Powerhouse Books) Ray Potes, one of the head honchos for the San Francisco based-photo mag Hamburger Eyes, thinks of his bi-annual black and white z... More >>

  • Open Letter to Magnetic Fields Audience

    published Mar 03, 2008

    While the crowd at Friday's Magnetic Fields show wasn't half as bad as the one described in this New York blog item "An Open Letter to the Audience from Last Night’s Magnetic Fields Show at Town H... More >>

  • Sausage party slow-jam

    published Mar 03, 2008

    "Hot Tubbin' On the Late Night" by Grad School Music. Hilarious.... More >>

  • San Francisco by SXSW kicks off next week

    published Mar 03, 2008

    Scissors For Lefty by Jason Odell Next week most of the country's bloggers, bands, booking agents, party promoters, and coke dealers will book into every last Austin hotel room and hunker down for S... More >>

  • Oakland noise-rockers Replicator call it quits

    published Mar 03, 2008

    (photo of Replicator courtesy of the band's website) After nearly a decade together, Oakland's Replicator has decided to quit the game while they're on top--and more importantly, while its members a... More >>

  • Tom Petty, Radiohead, Jack Johnson, Five Stages, Golden Gate Park

    published Mar 03, 2008

    As reported before on All Shook Down, this summer in San Francisco is gonna be plenty festival-heavy. That three-day concert in Golden Gate Park now has a name ("Outside Lands"), a website, and a da... More >>

  • Fag Fridays ends this week

    published Feb 28, 2008

    (photo courtesy of After a dozen years of disco & debauchery, the longtime gay dance institution known as Fag Fridays is dropping its weekly needle on the house records fo... More >>

  • Treasure Island Music Fest returns in September

    published Feb 26, 2008

    Everyone who trekked out to Treasure Island Music Festival last year knows what a blast it was to see a bunch of bands (Spoon, M.I.A., Modest Mouse) at such a breathtaking locale...while, say, riding ... More >>

  • Birdmonster sign to Fader mag's record label

    published Feb 25, 2008

    Local indie rockers Birdmonster are the new recruits to Fader magazine's little record label. Expect a new release from the band towards the end of this year--and, hmmm, mabye some ink in the magazi... More >>

  • Happy Valentine's Day for all you disco lovers

    published Feb 14, 2008

    -- xo, Jennifer Maerz... More >>

  • Stanford has "Beatles on the Brain" Despite Lack of Hallucinogens

    published Feb 08, 2008

    Some smarty pants professors down at Stanford are trying to understand exactly why the human brain likes the Beatles catalog so much. Specifically they want to know what is so damn attractive about th... More >>

  • James Blackshaw tonight, 6pm, free

    published Feb 05, 2008

    James Blackshaw's acoustic guitar work is pretty magical. The young UK musician comes from the John Fahey school of sublime melody. Blackshaw's in town this week to play with another Fahey follower,... More >>

  • Sarah Silverman's F*cking Matt Damon

    published Feb 05, 2008

    This clip needs little introduction. It's f*cking hilarious. It'll make you want to "go put that guitar down and f*ck Matt Damon." -- Jennifer Maerz... More >>

  • KISS's Ace Frehley hits SF

    published Feb 04, 2008

    For all the butt rock and hair metal I sucked down as a kid, I never did get dizzy over KISS. Sure they put out a couple great jukebox tracks, but overall their visual fireworks were a lot more ente... More >>

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