Outside Lands today released the single-day schedule for this year's festival, so those of you who want to go but don't want to spend three full days in Golden Gate Park can make plans. Single-day tickets go onsale tomorrow, June 26, at 10 a.m., for $105 (GA) or $229.50 (VIP). The release of the day ... More >>
Robyn Hitchcock, former frontman of British psych-pop band the Soft Boys and purveyor of his own rich, brilliant, and deeply weird universe of solo songs, turned 60 this March 3. And while Hitchcock was celebrated in London, his friend Colin Meloy, leader of the Decemberists, thought American audien ... More >>
Camper Van Beethoven has a message for all you wayward Northern Californians: Come the hell home! The band's upcoming album, La Costa Perdida (out Jan. 22), is named after the wild stretch of coast along Mendocino and Humboldt counties. Having spent their formulative years in Riverside, Santa Cruz, ... More >>
Ever since the mid-1990s dissolution of cult noise-rock outfit Cop Shoot Cop, songwriter Tod Ashley (aka Tod A) has traveled an eclectic musical path with his group Firewater. Initially mixing klezmer and Eastern European folk with punk in a way that prefigured the rise of Gogol Bordello and Balkan ... More >>
Lonesome country duo McCabe and Mrs. Miller fled the city for the rundown motel rooms and expansive landscapes of Yucca Valley and Joshua Tree to film the video for "Time For Leaving," a Dear John letter wrapped in bittersweet harmonies. McCabe and Mrs. Miller is the pseudonym for the musical partne ... More >>
Santa's got the long beard, so you know a band named in his honor is gonna throw some jams in the bag. But the East Bay --my way of Miami--act Kreamy 'Lectric Santa isn't so straightforward as to sound like a bunch of holiday hippies hitting the bong. The group has been around the block a few times ... More >>
SF Weekly writers pick their favorite Bay Area records of all time
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The godfather of hip hop graces S.F. with his presence, as do some Filthy Thieving Bastards
Brooklyn's Mink Lungs exhale rock that suffers from a delightful identity crisis
Why San Francisco is better than Austin, even during the South by Southwest music festival
After 13 years, Savage Republic returns to find its Middle Eastern post-punk world largely intact
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Camper Van Beethoven's long-lost version of Fleetwood Mac's Tusk album resurfaces -- and inspires a reunion
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Hard Again (Truckstop)
The Shimmer Kids Underpop Association may be ready to go aboveground
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How a one-man home-recording project turned into the oddest stage show in town
Camden Joy turned Cracker's David Lowery into fiction. Too bad he's real -- and really angry.
The members of San Francisco's Donner Party have moved on to other projects, but they couldn't resist the pull of one last hurrah
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Why the members of Camper Van Beethoven are talking again a decade after an acrimonious breakup
Experimentalist Eugene Chadbourne reworks country and jazz, sticks it to the KKK, makes guitars out of rakes and toasters -- and dreams of working with Willie Nelson
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