Behold, another new vista in the world of band-brand intertwining: A shoe company hosting free shows by famous bands and holding a lottery to decide who gets in. Maybe that's not completely unheard-of, exactly, but this level of it is new to S.F. Your favorite maker of Chuck Taylors is holding a con ... More >>
Band of Skulls
Monday, Jan. 28, 2013
Better than: Matt Crawley wailing in his best falsetto atop the roof of Downton.
From its earliest records to the present day, Muse has maintained the sound and presence of a band that plays arenas. Over nearly two decades it has refined an ep ... More >>
Joseph SchellThe Stone Foxes at the Independent last night.The Stone Foxes
The Soft White Sixties
February 24, 2011
@ The Independent
Better than: Listening to 107.7 The Bone play the same hundred songs on loop.
Noise Pop gave a tip of the feathered hat to the b ... More >>
The Black Ryder performs Thursday at PopsceneHaving recently toured the U.S. with The Cult -- almost immediately after moving to Los Angeles -- Australian-born outfit The Black Ryder will play its first-ever West Coast headlining show this Thursday at Popscene.
Multi-instrumentalists and vocalis ... More >>
The SpyralsThe Lickets, Moon Duo, The SpyralsTuesday, Jan. 12, 2009Cafe du NordBetter than: a space odyssey.After last night's show, I'll be hard pressed to say nothing good ever comes out of being in line at the DMV. The Cafe du Nord lineup of the Lickets, Moon Duo, and the Spyrals came about, a ... More >>
Scott Caris www.circleonedesign.comPrimal Scream, Brian Jonestown MassacreTuesday, March 17, 2009The FillmoreWords by Jennifer MaerzPhotos by Scott CarisBetter than: Dig! meets Laser FloydI had to keep reminding myself that last night's show wasn't a comeback tour. Neither Scotland's Primal Scream ( ... More >>