So, okay, Phillip Phillips, the American Idol winner, wasn't awful at the National Anthem before last night's World Series Game 1. And tonight's singer is Matthew Morrison, who plays a character on another Fox TV show some people watch, called Glee.
After that, though, the singers doing "The Star S ... More >>
Metallica at the Fillmore Wednesday night. Notice that James Hetfield isn't wearing a shirt.
See more of our Metallica Week coverage:
Author Brian Lew on the Early Days of Metallica and the Bay Area Thrash Metal Scene
Six Signs of Metallica's Pervasive Influence on Pop Culture
Metallica Ki ... More >>
I've been everywhere with the San Francisco band Girls: Love 'em, hate 'em, find them overhyped, find the detractors overly cynical. I think they like it that way. Girls' hugely-acclaimed 2009 Album blew me away for a week. Then I found myself having trouble rekindling that need to hear it a ... More >>
Hear this while high: Part 2 of Julian Cope's excessive and entirely essential Detroit rock sampler. (Click for free download.)
Behind the buzz: This second massive installment of vintage Motor City psychosis provides the Yang-like get-down-everybody's-gonna-leave-their-seat to last week's tum ... More >>
Julian Cope: rock archivist extraordinaire, weird dude.Listen to this while high: Detroit Rock Sampler Part 1, by Julian Cope, courtesy of Head Heritage.
Behind the buzz: The blogged musings of onetime rockstars aren't normally considered any "public service," but there's little normal about Ju ... More >>
Aran TharpeGunslingersThis weekend, we offer you the sounds of beachy disco DJs, a BS cover band, krautrock in a cathedral, and plenty of other cheap distractions from your 9 to 5 life. This week's 10 Things to Do For Under $10 brings all the best the cheap thrills into focus, starting now...feel ... More >>
Peter Mel at Mavericks This is a big weekend if you're into surfing, pillow fighting, swapping spit (and/or records), and other cheap activities. Here's our to-do list. Thao With the Get Down Stay Down & The Thermals @ Sproul Plaza (Fri.)(We posted this one earlier in the week, but here's a r ... More >>
André KoehneThis weekend marks the kickoff for the fall holidays--our favorite mad dash of too many parties and too much eating and all that dressing up and over-extending ourselves. For Halloween weekend there's no shortage of budget options to keep you busy. To wit: Muni Diaries Live @ Make-Ou ... More >>
Eugene HoodBeautiful Loser: J-Billion
Promising young San Francisco
rapper J-Billion, a member of skate-hop crew Hufset, releases his debut album, The
Beautiful Loser, today. This is just a guess, but I doubt the album has
anything in common with the Bob Seger song of the same name. Anyhoo, J-B ... More >>
Lauren StowerBack in the Mission: Jazz MafiaSome might recall the brouhaha which ensured around the closure of the Jazz Mafia's longtime residency at Bruno's, which ended prematurely in November 2008 after band members made public the news of their imminent dismissal following a five-year run. Well, ... More >>