So. Word on the street is that both Drake and Kanye West are filming cameos for the upcoming Anchorman 2 movie. We'd love to see both of them doing something self-deprecating and hilarious, but Kanye is involved, so we'll not hold our breath. Truthfully, the only thing better than musicians showing ... More >>
Hold onto your skinny jeans, everybody, because Green Day has not one, but two movies showing at this year's SXSW film festival in Austin next month. One is titled Broadway Idiot (a documentary about Billie Joe Armstrong's work on the American Idiot musical) and the other is called ¡Cuatro! (a docu ... More >>
6. Simian Mobile Disco @ Mezzanine, Saturday, Dec. 1 Ever since Jas Shaw and James Ford split off from indie-pop outfit Simian circa 2006 to form Simian Mobile Disco, a cheeky sensibility has always underpinned the duo's slinky electro. On 2009's Temporary Pleasure, SMD mocked rich-kid opulence with ... More >>
Black Friday is over, the Christmas tree is up in Union Square, and San Franciscans are busy making holiday plans -- sans the snow. So while you are out shopping for your loved ones, don't forget about the less fortunate, specifically those sad victims of Hurricane Sandy. On Dec. 5, a "Very Jersey ... More >>
Alright, Bay Area baseball fanatics -- this is your moment. Because yes, the Oakland A's have made it to the playoffs for the first time in six years. And yes, AT&T Park is hosting playoff games for the Giants on both Saturday and Sunday this week. This is that magical period where anything coul ... More >>
The Gaslight Anthem The Soft White Sixties Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012 Fox Theater, Oakland Better than: What's going down at the Fox Theater on Oct. 2. With Fugazi's "Waiting Room" playing over the sound system, New Jersey's The Gaslight Anthem was welcomed on to Fox Theater's stage with a loud applau ... More >>
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street BandTuesday, April 24, 2012HP Pavilion, San JoseBetter than: Every other crowd surfer that has ever landed on us.You know how people throw the word "epic" around these days? (Let's be honest, "epic" is the new "awesome".) Well, tonight, Bruce Springsteen is epic. ... More >>
By CRAIG HLAVATY Bruce Springsteen's Thursday started with a keynote speech in one of the big ballrooms at the Austin Convention Center, and ended with a mythic three-hour set at ACL Live across town, in front of a few thousand people cooing "Bruce!" The keynote and the show went hand in hand. If ... More >>
Bruce Springsteen has done a lot in the last 20 years: toured for John Kerry, immortalized a horrific moment of police brutality in "American Skin (41 Shots)," and put his money where his mouth is as America's Poster Boy, with a big fat folk album enlisting a dozen sepia-toned authenticity arbite ... More >>
Today in the department of WTF, we have this: A new study from researchers at the University of Minnesota claims that listening to even just a few minutes of rock music like Bruce Springsteen or the White Stripes causes white people to favor their own race to the detriment of others. Meanwhile, lis ... More >>
The Big Man is gone. Clarence Clemons, who over four decades helped leave his own stamp on popular music with bombastic, soaring saxophone playing with Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band and others, died Saturday. He was 69.
Or, how 2011 was the year everything changed in music.
Oh dear God, is there a worse time of year for music than Christmas? We certainly don't think so. Walking into anywhere public right about now is like having our ears pelted from on high by sleigh bells (no, not that duo from Brooklyn -- we quite like them) and snowballs filled with glass. But! Bein ... More >>
Jared Mees & the Grown Children play The Hemlock this Sunday There are so many awesome events this warm weekend in September, the problem won't be what to do, but how to pack it all in. Make the best use of your time, map out a proper schedule and get to it. Here's this week's list of ten th ... More >>
Having heard the news that Lou Reed reportedly refused to let Susan Boyle perform "Perfect Day" on America's Got Talent last week (resulting in her apparently fleeing the country in floods of tears; Reed says legal issues were to blame), we couldn't help but start thinking about the variety of so ... More >>
We'll admit there's more than a little schadenfreude going on in this list of the best onstage gaffes of 2009. But why else would Al Gore have invented YouTube if not to feed our obsessive need to see celebrities get taken down a peg? Here with, our favorite of the year's music-related missteps, cau ... More >>
Pissed Off: Bruce Springsteen The proposed merger between concert venue conglomerate Live Nation and ticket hub mecca Ticketmaster (announced last February) has already resulted in catcalls from The Boss, Bruce Springsteen, who wrote an open letter to his fans after Ticket Master upsold tickets ... More >>
Christopher VictorioBruce Springsteen and the E Street BandWednesday, April 1, 2009HP Pavilion at San JoseReview By Melissa BaronBetter Than: Come on, it's the Boss. He's the best there is.Generations of Bruce Springsteen fans piled into HP Pavilion last night to see the rock 'n' roll legend live. F ... More >>
BruceSpringsteen.netThe BossBreak out the Sharpie and circle your calendars. The lineup for the 2009 Bonnaroo Festival has just been announced, and suffice to say Woodstock and Lollapalooza have nothing on this. Just when you thought the four-day music and arts extravaganza, held on a farm in rural ... More >>
Call us crazy, but does quasi-local congressman-turned-CIA head nominee Leon Panetta look more than a little like former Conan O'Brien and current Bruce Springsteen drummer Max Weinberg? Got a better suggestion? How about "Luis" (center) from Sesame Street? -- Joe Eskenazi
Bruce Springsteen and Danzig battle for Garden State supremacy
The Scenery of Farewell (Saddle Creek)
To the 5 Boroughs
Two new high-class local venues. Bruce Springsteen concerts. Sounds like the work of Clear Channel. But it's not.
Zagat's new "music guide" is absurd, but its "format" offers a "nice way" to review "lame albums."
New Music: What it is, where to hear it, and why it's such a stupid name for a genre
Emotional correctness dominates this interview-turned-play about 9/11
With a handful of artists, "classic rock" is not
What Did You Sing in the War, Daddy?; Anthrax for Dummies
SF Weekly contributors salute the best (and worst) music of 1995
Bruce Springsteen reinvents himself as working-class hero