The always-tense discussion of how musicians make money -- and ought to make money -- in the era of YouTube, streaming services, and easy piracy turned into a fiery debate between a diehard punk rocker and a major rock band manager at the SF Music Tech Summit yesterday.
In a packed mid-morning con ... More >>
Not an actual photo of any of the children subjected to WU LYF for this article.The year is drawing to a close, which means it's time for us music writers to puff out our chests -- those chests emblazoned with big red "C's" for "critic" -- and be extra insular, bombastic, and pissy. In our ye ... More >>
June 10, 2011
Slim'sBetter than: Beating your meat to pulp.
First off, there were way too many women for what purist old
geezers up-and-down swear is orthodox for an old-skool punk show. Many of the
early arrivals milling before the stage at S ... More >>
The jukebox at the Last Call.The heyday of authentic jukeboxes is long over. With many bars installing those nasty touchscreen digital Internet boxes, the old school record-flipping kind of jukebox is a dying breed. And this is in the town that originated the concept of jukeboxes back in 1889. So ... More >>
Given numerous (and proliferating) testimonials to cannabis use in its lyrics, it may be safely ventured at this late hour that rock music and marijuana go together like jazz and teacup gin. Racks of rock LPs, even entire sub-genres of the music, reach the ears already reeking of the devil's weed ... More >>
Joe Sib @ Punch Line
Like a Northern California Henry Rollins, Joe Sib has turned his fully loaded treasure chest of punk-rock memories into a spoken-word event. Sib is the cofounder of SideOneDummy Records who has fronted bands for the past 26 years, most notably Wax, which gained attention in ... More >>
Richard HaickPhoenix, The Soft PackTuesday, Jan. 26, 2010The FillmoreBetter than: Getting "bit in the dick" by a German shepherd (more on that later).Few bands will kick off a set by playing their biggest hit first. But France's Phoenix seemed confident last night that they had more than a single ... More >>