Welcome, time-crunched and over-stimulated music fan, to All Shook Down's High Five -- a place where Byard Duncan wades through the shit to find you the hits. Well, five of them, anyway.
If there's anything uniting the tracks in this week's inaugural installment, it's a sense of urgency. From Dutch ... More >>
Alright, Bay Area baseball fanatics -- this is your moment. Because yes, the Oakland A's have made it to the playoffs for the first time in six years. And yes, AT&T Park is hosting playoff games for the Giants on both Saturday and Sunday this week. This is that magical period where anything coul ... More >>
Cold World at 924 Gilman on Saturday.
Cold World, Old Firm Casuals, The Nubs, No Sir
Saturday, March 11, 2012
924 Gilman St.
[Editor's note: Writer Sam Lefebvre's camera was destroyed while covering this show. So instead of pictures, this post includes some video from Saturday's performance ... More >>
It just didn't seem right to lump in Oracle Arena and HP Pavilion fare with the cozy goings-on at S.F. dens like Bottom of the Hill and even Great American Music Hall. So, in search of an even comparison, I'm breaking it up: Today, here are the best concerts I saw with more than 5,000 of my fellow h ... More >>
Christopher VictorioBroken Social Scene's Kevin Drew crowd-surfs at the end of his set.Treasure Island Music Festival, Day TwoOctober 17, 2010Better than: Listening to '90s alt-rock on your Walkman during a damp walk to school.Well, it rained. But other than that wet little nod from Mother N ... More >>
Carrie Schechter StudiosBelle and Sebastian in the studio for the SF Weekly cover shoot.In the hour I spoke with Belle and Sebastian singer-songwriter Stuart Murdoch for this week's SF Weekly cover story, we got to talk about a lot of things that I didn't end up using in the larger piece. Ra ... More >>
Stuart Murdoch of Belle & SebastianIn SF Weekly's print edition this week: A look at the impressive lineup for this weekend's Treasure Island Music Festival.My exclusive interview with Belle & Sebastian's Stuart Murdoch: "He didn't know then that this city would shape the course of ... More >>
Marisa PriviteraSuddenly, it's fall -- and time to begin serious anticipation of the Treasure Island Music Festival, which will bring an overdose of electronic, indie, Zef-rap, and other sounds to that great sandbar in the bay October 16 and 17. Headlining the second (and more rock-focused) day t ... More >>
Christopher VictorioJack White with the Raconteurs at Treasure Island 2008The lineup for the 2010 Treasure Island Music Festival was unveiled earlier today, and it's every bit as drool-worthy as we had hoped. First: the rumors were right, and Belle & Sebastian is headlining the second day's s ... More >>
Last Night: Trashcan Sinatras and Mike Viola
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Better Than: The Cookie-Monster-on-Ativan noise at the DNA Lounge down the street.
As we rounded the corner of 11th Street, we saw a huge tour bus with lots of people lingering outside. Good, I thought ... More >>
Awesome PicklePickled summer squash with basil.Pickling can come off as precious, like the Belle and Sebastian of urban homesteading obsessions. Just consider the cute, creatively packaged jars of adorably amateurish giardiniera exchanging hands every holiday season. Of course, anyone who has ... More >>
Ah, to be sitting in a little cafe in the Oberkampf, sipping from a glass of pastis as a French chanteuse fills your ears with acoustic bonbons. For those who can barely afford french fries, let alone a trip to Paris, we have a little bit of the République française here in San Francisco, thanks ... More >>