Today, at about 11 a.m., the folks at the the Independent announced that French electro-rockers Phoenix would be playing the venue this Monday, April 1 -- and that the $45 tickets were going on sale at noon. Three years ago, Phoenix packed the Polo Fields at Golden Gate Park for a mid-afternoon set ... More >>
December isn't typically a time heavy on music festivals, but the new WinterSalt is hoping to change that. A complement to Eye Heart S.F.'s SummerSalt event, the Dec. 28 and 29 party at Fort Mason's Festival Pavilion will feature performances by Dillon Francis, Zedd, Theophilus London, and more. Two ... More >>
In the category of Up-And-Coming Bay Area Bands That Have a Chance of Getting Played on Live 105, make yourself aware of Midi Matilda, an S.F. duo whose new single and video "Love in the Movies" has hit potential written all over it. We're not even jumping the gun or seeing the future here -- Live 1 ... More >>
Hear Churches' "Save Me," below. Is SF nightlife safer after the Entertainment Commission? [SF Gate] Live 105 Music Director Aaron Axelsen interviews Noel Gallagher, gets him telling good old Bay Area rock stories. [Live 105]
Disco Shawn, that scion of the S.F. beat scene, founder of such popular local parties as Icee Hot and Tormenta Tropical, is dead.Dead. As in, R.I.P. Disco Shawn.No, no, not the dude himself. Shawn Reynaldo, the human behind Disco Shawn, the DJ, is very much alive. But after 11-12 years of rockin' ... More >>
Hercules and Love AffairIt's Friday the Thirteenth! AH! We highly suggest you stay indoors, wrap yourself in your finest Snuggie, and catch up on whatever guilty-pleasure programming you've picked as your poison -- because god knows that going out on such a weekend with such ominous beginnings wo ... More >>
The Golden Girls, S.F.-styleIt's a shame to start the holidays with so much news about shopping when there are plenty of other ways to milk December for all its worth.Personally, I'm a big fan of The Golden Girls - The Christmas Episodes. In the hands of comedic drag queens Cookie Dough, Matthew ... More >>
Wallpaper.s Eric Frederic is an unstoppable viral music producer. But can the incessant songwriting, video blogging, and booty tweeting make him a star?
Lady Sovereign: Smelt it, dealt it, one stinker of a showWe posted the video from Lady Sovereign's performance at Rickshaw Stop on May 24, but for those who want to skip to the highlights (or lowlights, as it were), she performed a whopping three songs, total. She stopped her set two songs in to go ... More >>
While I was busy judging the Live 105 battle of the bands last night, music director Aaron Axelsen put a bug in my hear about a new favorite act of his, Mapei. She's a rapper from Stockholm of all places, and her grimy beats and tough chick delivery make the tracks on her MySpace page instantly stic ... More >>
(Dizzy Balloon gets crafty with the merch setup)Live 105's Not So Silent Night Local Band Competition Finals with: Picture Atlantic, Please Do Not Fight, Go Kart Mozart, Music For Animals, and Dizzy BalloonMonday, Dec. 7, 2008Cafe du NordWords and images by Jennifer MaerzLast night, Live 105-suppor ... More >>
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