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.
It's not too much of a stretch to say that this week's selections are united by their meticulous construction. W ... More >>
Treasure Island Music Festival
Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 13 and 14, 2012
Treasure Island, San Francisco
Better than: Getting an October sunburn anywhere else this weekend.
It was around sunset on Sunday evening when Best Coast's Bethany Cosentino sang what everyone at Treasure Island Music Festiva ... More >>
Stian RasmussenBest Coast at Cal Academy last night.
August 11, 2011
California Academy of the Sciences / Outside Lands night show
Better than: Being the tortoise that Claude the albino alligator uses as a stepping stone.
It's always hard ... More >>
Christopher VictorioBest Coast at the Regency Ballroom Saturday night.Best CoastWavvesHunx & His PunxFebruary 26, 2011@ The Regency BallroomBetter than: Standing on Van Ness avenue in not-snow, holding a useless laminated card.We can sorta see why you'd think a Noise Pop Festival ba ... More >>
Best Coast Sonny and the Sunsets October 26, 2010 @ Great American Music Hall Better than: The Philadelphia Phillies, California Phillies being of the undeniable, unforgettable, fine, fresh, fierce sort. Call Best Coast's Bethany Cosentino the anti-Katy Perry, or rather t ... More >>
Best Coast's Bethany CosentinoThe landmark Mission District music retailer Aquarius Records -- home to fine local, weird, obscure, amazing music on vinyl and CD -- will celebrate its 40th birthday party with a big bash at Cafe Du Nord on Monday. At first, the lineup was local and none-too-shabby, ... More >>
Cosentino's cat, Snacks, graces the cover of Crazy For You, Best Coast's debut album.If the onslaught hasn't already started, expect to be hearing a lot about Best Coast in the coming months. Bethany Cosentino (formerly of Los Angeles tribal-psych outfit Pocahaunted, who are playing tonight ... More >>
Back Home from gold panda on Vimeo.
San Francisco video production outfit Yours Truly has shot Best Coast's Bethany Cosentino buying records in Rooky Ricardo's, Seattle folk-rockers Moondoggies jamming in the women's bathroom at the Independent, and Scottish indie pop band Camera Obscura perfo ... More >>
Camera ObscuraCamera Obscura, Best Coast
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Great American Music Hall
Better than: sipping Hawaiian punch on your back porch.
Camera Obscura and Best Coast go together like girly cocktails and little pink drink umbrellas. Last night, the audience at Great American Music H ... More >>
No wonder Best Coast hates sleeping alone. In this new video for her greatest songs (and one of my favorite singles of 2010) Bethany Cosentino reveals the man who earned her affections: Ronald McDonald. The dude may have a bright red honker, but he can bike ride along the beach and backyard BBQ lik ... More >>
Best of SXSW: Saturday w/ Real Estate, Best Coast, Fool's Gold, Demolished Thoughts, Broken Bells, Dam-Funk, and Billy Murray
Thinking back on SXSW's finale, I saw Real Estate more times than I probably should've (and that includes a Saturday day show). But that was in large part because the band's ... More >>
She recently swung through on tour with Vivian Girls, and Best Coast is making her way back to town next week for Noise Pop (she plays Cafe du Nord on Feb. 24). The one-woman project of LA's Bethany Cosentino has been hanging like a San Francisco fog in my headphones this month, thanks to the son ... More >>
Olly HearseyVivian GirlsCan't three women just rock out, please? That might be what Vivian Girls Cassie, Katy, and Ali are thinking after three years of music press scrutiny debating their sound and band lineage. They're typically compared to British twee pop groups Shop Assistants and Talulah Go ... More >>