There hasn't been a rock concert on top of Mount Tamalpais in decades. But there will be this year, when the first-ever Mount Tam Jam brings Galactic, Cake, Taj Mahal, and others to play a benefit show for the Marin County peak on its very own slopes. The concert comes at at difficult time for the C ... More >>
Since the Bay Area obviously doesn't have enough music festivals already, there's a new one coming -- to Napa, of all places. The inaugural BottleRock Napa Valley festival will run May 9 to 12 and has booked a huge slate of big-name pop-rock acts, including the Black Keys, Kings of Leon, Furthur, th ... More >>
Live 105's BFD, with Jane's Addiction, Garbage, Cake, fun., Neon Trees, and more
Saturday, June 2, 2012
Better than: Listening to Live 105 for 12 consecutive hours.
True to its name, Live 105's BFD was a big fucking deal yet again this year. We're talking more than three doz ... More >>
Sad monkey.You're forgiven for thinking that an animated music video -- even one from such a head-in-the-shitty-real-world kind of band as Sacramento's Cake -- will be at least a little cartoony. That drawn characters will cause the plot to resolve in a fantastical way. After all, Gorillaz have t ... More >>
Perhaps you noticed that Sacramento's Cake recently played four sold-out nights at the Fillmore. Perhaps you noticed that Cake recently put out a new album, Showroom of Compassion, that ranks among its best. Well we did, and we got a chance to sit down with Cake singer John McCrea at the Fillmore ... More >>
You're coming tonight? But Prince isn't 'til next week!Congratulations, President Obama, on picking one our nastiest days, weather-wise, to show up to the Bay Area. We're truly sorry "Sunny California" had to drench you. But, Mr. President, while we know you have important meetings scheduled for ... More >>
Christopher VictorioCake at the Fillmore last night.CakeFebruary 14, 2011@ The FillmoreSacramento alt-rock veterans Cake opened a four-day string of shows at the Fillmore last night on Valentine's Day. As you might expect, the show was something of a smoochfest, as the crowd pictures from ph ... More >>
From SF Weekly's latest print music section:The Shelf Life of Cake: John McCrea and his band, Cake, have gone the distance, and more than a few times. Maybe more than he would have liked. McCrea is the declarative voice of a band that came of age at the pinnacle of alt-rock radio and more or less ... More >>
Christopher Fairman Agent Ribbons plays the Crescent Hotel this FridaySan Francisco spoils you. It really does. There are so many free or dirt-cheap shows this weekend, you'll have your choice of genre and neighborhood. We hope you feel blessed to live in such an music-friendly city. Here's our l ... More >>
To a soundtrack of Cake and Led Zeppelin, Brian Kimball provides a window into the reconstruction of his Magic Curry Kart after its dust-saturated trip to Burning Man. It's the first official episode of a new Web series Kimball hopes will illuminate more of his personal story as an unconventional ... More >>
Local music fans seasoned enough to have accrued a significant percentage of their adolescence (or, hell, their lives) prior to the adoption of the Internet may remember the Loved Ones, a celebrated S.F. power-pop quintet from the mid-'90s. They may also be thrilled to hear this: The Loved Ones are ... More >>
McCrea berated the audience, and acted like a dictator with the band.
July 1, 2010
Better than: crying about worldwide environmental devastation.
A gazillion gallons of oil are pouring into the Gulf every day as football fields of rain forests go down for o ... More >>
Sonny Smith unveils 100 Records...or something close to that numberIf it was really going to stay sunny all day and night this weekend, we would recommend grabbing a picnic basket, a blanket, a boom box, and some buddies and doing a little urban camping until the sun and the moon switches places ... More >>
Joseph SchellJohn McCrea, CakeCakeThe FillmoreJanuary 9, 2009Better Than: cake, the food.Although birthday cake was available upstairs, it was clear that last night's sold-out crowd didn't come to the Fillmore for the desert -- they came for Cake. The show was birthday bash for Bill Graham, San F ... More >>