By ANGELA ZIMMERMAN
On and On
January 31, 2013
Better than: Hearing "Kites" on the radio or "Verona" through headphones.
Geographer came home last night after a month on the road, and San Francisco embraced the band with eager and earnest arms. From Portland ... More >>
Christopher VictorioBuilt to Spill at the Fillmore last night
Built to Spill
Feb. 23, 2012
Better than: Headbanging and singing along with the guitar solos on Perfect From Now On by yourself in a car with shitty speakers.
At the intersection of "excruciatingly s ... More >>
Forrest Day, with the band's frontman and namesake at far left.
It was easily one of the most memorable moments of our very first All Shook Down festival last year: Forrest Day, the physically imposing, fast-rapping frontman of his own uncategorizable band, was exhausted and leading an enthus ... More >>
Coming soon to your dad's new car.Is it greed? Does he need the money? Or does Dr. Dre really not know that the world would much rather receive Detox -- the album he's been promising us since 2004 -- than his endorsement of the speakers in luxurious new Chrysler sedans?For those of you new to Dre ... More >>
Andrew Goldfarb, aka the Slow Poisoner.The Slow Poisoner is the one-man band of Andrew Goldfarb, a talented San Franciscan of considerable eccentricity. Describing his music as a "hoe-down on Mars," or a combination of Johnny Cash and David Bowie, Goldfarb has plied his tunes across the country f ... More >>
Our Cheesecake Factory is on Geary, atop the Macy's building. You might never have even noticed it; I hadn't until I saw it behind a rabbi on TV who was lighting a gargantuan menorah in Union Square to counteract the giant Christmas tree. It was almost as if the Cheesecake Factory was sponsoring ... More >>
No Age is guitarist Randy Randall (left) and drummer Dean Allen SpuntOne pleasure of interviewing touring bands over the phone is getting to talk to them from random places. When we spoke to No Age's Randy Randall, he was standing outside a Flying J truck stop somewhere between Boise and Salt Lak ... More >>
Joseph SchellBuilt to SpillSlim'sJuly 15, 2010Better than: if Paul McCartney went indie (yup. I went there)When Doug Martsch sings, it's unclear whether he wants to woo the mic or eat the mic. Either way is fine with his fans -- as long as he's singing, and as long as the band keeps playing. At l ... More >>
As you'll learn from today's DJ Q&A, Kool Karlo & Haightin' Clayton are quite fond of skate mags, plastic watering cans, and making Tuesdays into the new Fridays. (But they can also keep Fridays as the new Fridays, if you check Clayton out tonight.)The pair pull San Franciscans out ... More >>