Friday, Sept. 21, 2012
In a perfect world, all our angry, drug-abusing heroes of punk rock history would age into Bob Mould. Can you imagine? If Sid Vicious had, instead of dying at 22, grown into someone you kinda wished were your uncle, because he seemed like he'd be great ... More >>
Iann IvyBob Mould at Bottom of the Hill on Friday
Fake Your Own Death
Friday, Feb. 24, 2012
Bottom of the Hill
Better than: Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the best-selling album of 1992, Billy Ray Cyrus' Some Gave All.
On a night that was all about reliving me ... More >>
Christopher VictorioParty's over... 'till next year.
Well, kids, it's over. Noise Pop's 20th anniversary has come and gone, leaving lots of sold-out shows, earsplitting climaxes, elated Tweets, credit-limit-busting cab fares, and wicked hangovers in its path. As we try to get this ringing out ... More >>
Yep, it's here: Noise Pop, the little San Francisco indie music fest that turned into a big one, opens its 20th year with two shows tonight and continues all week in venues around town. We will have oodles of festival coverage here on All Shook Down, including reviews of many of the festival's most ... More >>
The final More additions to the lineup for Noise Pop's 20th Anniversary festival were released moments ago, and they were worth the wait: Topping the 2012 bill are the Flaming Lips -- who also played Noise Pop in '98, just before finding a second run of success with The Soft Bulletin, the album the ... More >>
Dinosaur Jr. plays the Fillmore this Thursday.
The person whose job it is to get musicians to say interesting things over the phone already faces something of a challenge when interviewing J Mascis, singer-guitarist of Dinosaur Jr., and O.G. slacker of legendary proportions. Since the '80s, M ... More >>
Dum Dum Girls
Oct. 4, 2011
Great American Music Hall
Better than: Best Coast -- sometimes, anyway.
The problem with reverb-drenched, girl-group-derived, shoegaze-descended guitar pop is that it's as limited as a vegan's view of bacon. You get a monolithic merseybeat, two or three spanky ... More >>
via The Owl MagShepard Fairey and Bob Mould in conversation.
There's a special show at the Secret Alley this weekend featuring local bands Lilac, Melted Toys, Talk Normal, and a special guest. Who is it? A good local band that's getting attention from around the world. [The Bay Bridged]
Anot ... More >>
And now for something a little different: Later this month, the esteemed Noise Pop organization is teaming up with City Arts and Lectures for what sounds to us like a freaking awesome conversation:
Bob Mould interviewed by Shepard Fairey.
Yep, that's the Bob Mould -- most notably ... More >>
Broken Social Scene is one of more than 90 acts playing Hardly Strictly Bluegrass this year.
The lineup for this year's Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival is out, and good luck figuring out whom to call the "headliner." For the festival's 11th year, organizers have put together another insane ... More >>
Bob Mould, tonight at The Booksmith.In case you missed the post from our pals over at SF Weekly's arts and culture blog The Exhibitionist, Hüsker Dü and legendary crank Bob Mould will be making an appearance at The Booksmith tonight, reading from his memoir See a Little Light: The Trail of ... More >>
nolageek/Flickr Bob Mould DJ Night
Where: Flour Water, 2401 Harrison (at 20th St.), 826-7000
When: Tonight, May 2, 5 p.m.-?
The rundown: Move over Colicchio, this city's got a new hirsute hero. Former Hüsker Dü frontman and current bear icon Bob Mould is collaborating with ... More >>
Autumn de WildeJay Farrar (left) and Ben GibbardWe reported earlier that Death Cab For Cutie's Ben Gibbard and Son Volt's Jay Farrar teamed up on the soundtrack to a new Jack Kerouac documentary, One Fast Move or I'm Gone: Kerouac's Big Sur. (The movie and the soundtrack come out Oct. 20). Now th ... More >>
Words by Jenna Humphrey (photo by
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 >>
Bob MouldBob Mould and Mark Eitzel
Swedish American Hall
February 28, 2009
Review by Vicky Walker
Better Than: All those weedy so-called "emo" musicians who wouldn't recognize tragedy if it bought them a beer.
Misery loves company, it's said, so I'm not surprised to see a sellout crowd at the Swed ... More >>
Rocket Fuel, Straight Up: Kool Keith We've always thought of indie rock as being perfectly matched with cheap beer, rotgut whisky, and hangover-inducing vodka. And certainly, you'll find a lot of two-buck Chuck in the places where musicians live. But now, you can have a nice merlot or cabernet along ... More >>
Courtesy of Noise Pop
The Closer: Les Savy Fav
Get ready, San Francisco. That annual extravaganza of musical zanyness, alt./indie hiptitude, and overall sub-mainstream coolness known as Noise Pop is only three short weeks away! As always, attending a festival with so many performances in ... More >>