As anticipation grows for the release of Brad Pitt's zombie epic, World War Z, he's been singing the praises of the work Muse has done for the movie's soundtrack. Pitt recently called Muse's involvement "nice kismet." Given who's involved, we think he's either crazy or exaggerating -- a lot. And giv ... More >>
Over the course of closing on 30 years, Melvins guitarist Buzz Osborne and drummer Dale Crover have co-piloted their seminal underground outfit through a wildly varied exploration of heavy sounds. Inspired by the lumbering tempos and downtuned guitar of Black Sabbath and the dissonance of punk maver ... More >>
Metallica performing with Glenn Danzig Friday night at the Fillmore. Metallica (plus guests) Dec. 9 and 10, 2011 The Fillmore Better than: Turning 30 alone, we're assuming. The birthday party for the biggest metal band in the world came to its finale this weekend with classic songs and surp ... More >>
The jukebox at the Bitter End.The heyday of authentic jukeboxes is long over. With many bars installing those nasty touchscreen digital Internet boxes, the old school record-flipping kind of jukebox is a dying breed. And this is in the town that originated the concept of jukeboxes back in 1889. S ... More >>
Richard HaickAlice in Chains Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010 The Fox Theater Better than: Seeing Alice in Chains in its early-'90s heyday With Pearl Jam touring and Soundgarden readying a reunion, 2010 is looking like the year that grunge broke through all over again. And barring the unthinkable--a re- ... More >>
Manic Street Preachers Faced with declining concert revenues, mega-promoters Live Nation have come up with a unique solution--a "passport" to select shows throughout the end of the year with a one-time fee. Titled "Club Passport," the new service costs $49.99 and allows patrons to see unlimi ... More >>
Diplo, Bonde do Role, and CSS bring on the funk
Hot summer concerts for tastes all along the codger spectrum
Once upon a time, S.F.'s Death Angel was poised to bring thrash metal to the mainstream. Then its bus crashed. Now the band is back to finish the job.
Jeff Fare and the Paradise Boys may be S.F.'s best hope for electro-rock success
Blame Rock River Communications -- and hipster Jeff Daniel -- for those cheesy store-branded music compilations
Ancient slack-key, futuristic sex slaves, and time-spanning schizophrenia
Noise Pop Festival; Pound-SF club opening
The Chemical Brothers are the most successful -- and vilified -- so-called "electronica" act. Think they care?