On occasion, All Shook Down gives a listen to the music that is to real America what brine is to a cucumber. This is one of those occasions. Reba McEntire, "If I Were a Boy" Since Americans only got around to segregating their mongrel pop music into discrete categories like "Race" and "H ... More >>
Romana MachadoMark Eitzel and Bart Davenport performing at the Hemlock Tavern last nightMarc & the CasualsPersephone's BeesDecember 29, 2010@ Hemlock TavernMore fun than: Same time next week, likely as not. Last Wednesday's fundraiser for the S.F. Food Bank at Thee Makeout Room being mem ... More >>
James Franco, live and at the Castro on SundayThirteen is a very lucky number, and we've always seen Friday the 13th as the night to press that luck--rather than the night you get sliced up by a serial killer at a summer camp. Anyway, here's this week's lucky list for cheap bastards everywhere. B ... More >>
The film snob's guide to the best cinema the season has to offer.
Lee Bob Watson wrestles for musical truth
Roll Bounce skates on its '70s vibe
It's been a shitty year on a number of levels. Here's a mix CD to cheer you up.
Silence Is Easy
Tommy Guerrero's budding music career makes us wonder: Can you teach an old skateboarder new tricks?
Billion Dollar Gravy
Detroit's Soledad Brothers set off badass blues explosions
Holly Golightly gives rock revivalism a snarly new face
Holly Golightly: God Don't Like It (Damaged Goods); Ludella Black: She's Out There (Damaged Goods)
A boy and his Casio set up shop in Heartbreak Hotel