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Friday, May 10, 2013
Bottle Rock Napa Valley
Better than: Bob's Hot Rods cover band, Craig Chaquico, or other music you'd typically hear at a winery.
Ostensibly the four-day event that too ... More >>
Of its many comforts, it was Local 123's dark chocolate sea salt cookie that first gave me the joy that catapulted me into a committed relationship with my now-favorite writing spot.
The two-bite confection, pushing the size of a half-dollar, laid waste to nearly every other cookie in my working m ... More >>
All weekend long, All Shook Down writers will be rounding up the best of the Outside Lands music festival. Here's our report from the festival's first day.
Okay, wait. How did we let Justice get away with appropriating the cross?
There were probably other questions worth asking surroundin ... More >>
See also: Our complete Coachella coverage
Coachella 2012 has come and gone; now it's time to brag about our awesome tans and how we lost count of all of the onstage mindfucks. But while we Nor-Cal-ers try to switch our brains back to reality, let us also explain why we're really looking forward to ... More >>
Outside Lands just released the lineup for 2012, its fifth year -- and it's a big one. Headliners include Neil Young and Crazy Horse, Stevie Wonder, Metallica, Skrillex, Jack White, Foo Fighters, Justice, Beck, Sigur Ros, and more. The festival takes place in Golden Gate Park Friday through Sunday, ... More >>
From SF Weekly's latest print edition:
Geographer: While Geographer's Mike Deni isn't given to pretense, he's been known to wax a little philosophical from time to time. One such pearl of wisdom: "You never want to accomplish what you set out to do. That's when you've really failed." Granted, the J ... More >>
Christopher VictorioYou could see the Coachella artists... without seeing this.
Maybe you hate traveling. Maybe you're broke. Or maybe you're allergic to waiting in long lines under the hot sun while privileged pre-teens gyrate to David Guetta.
There are many, many good reasons not to go to ... More >>
El Ten ElevenBathsSister CrayonOctober 12, 2010@ Bottom of the HillBetter than: M.I.A.You'd never think it from listening to their albums -- three of them, and a fourth coming next month -- but watching El Ten Eleven play is something like watching two superheroes do their thing. On record, ... More >>
Pigeonhole Emily Wells at your own peril. Homegirl stacks violin loops like Andrew Bird, purrs tales of love and darkness like PJ Harvey, lays down beats like ?uestlove, and occasionally even raps like Eartha Kitt channeling Biggie. On her albums, particularly 2008's The Symphonies: Dreams Memori ... More >>
Sonny and the Sunsets at Bottom of the Hill last yearOutside Lands promoters are "scared to death" of the soft economy and bad concert season, which is why they cut the festival back to two days. Contrary to what we heard, promoters say tickets are selling slowly. From SF Gate:Organizers said the ... More >>
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Loney DearMay 15, 2009Bottom of the Hill
Better Than: Pretending that you actually like to play beer pong.
It happens. Music that seems young and raw initially sounds like adult contemporary soft rock the more you hear it. Furthermore, you st ... More >>
By Noah W. Bailey
Picking the best folk and Americana records of the year isn't nearly as hard as discarding those great records that just didn't feel right stuck in the category.
Releases by Calexico and DeVotchKa felt far too worldly to pigeonhole as folk or country, for instance, while Blitzen ... More >>
Andrew Bird has styles upon styles. The Chi-Town native incorporates a veritable cornucopia of sound, with influences from indie rock, folk, zydeco, swing, and jazz. Watch Bird throw down on everything from guitars to glockenspiels when he stakes out two nights at the Fillmore Feb. 19 and 20. Tick ... More >>