Thao Nguyen John Vanderslice Bird by Snow Garrett Pierce Thursday, Feb. 24, 2012 Bottom of the Hill Better than: Every live performance Thao has given to date. If anything is left standing at Bottom of the Hill after last night's Noise Pop festival show, it is certainly by the good graces of powe ... More >>
The Babies plays Hemlock Tavern this Saturday There is heavy metal and ethereal ambient noise, transsexual fashion shows and fancy vintage paper, Go-Gos and Babies. It's all here this weekend, in San Francisco, for less than the cost of taking a heterosexual date to Chick-fil-A. Here's our list o ... More >>
How the hipster set learned to shake their skinny jeans.
A stage at Outside Lands 2009It may not be the greatest Outside Lands lineup ever, but this weekend's big-honkin' music (and wine and food!) festival packs a bicycle basket-full of bands we're stroked (heh, we mean stoked) to see. Here, in no particular order, are 10 of them, plus a few honorable ... More >>
Bono, your ruined back totally ruined our weekGoogle may launch music store to battle with iTunes this fall. [CNET]U2 had to postpone tonight's show in Oakland due to Bono's back injury. Disappointed, the Chron assembles a list of famous rock injury moments. [SF Gate]Members of Oakland noise-psy ... More >>
Without any further ado, the full line up for San Francisco's own Outside Lands Music Festival, presented in a very endearing video format brought to by The Eclectic Method.The lineup is not too shabby. Who we're most excited about? Kings of Leon, The Strokes, My Morning Jacket, Gogol Bordello, Ca ... More >>
Judgement DayWe love our music festivals here in the Bay Area, but most seem occur in the spring, summer, or fall, when the weather's nice--or at least decent--and there's plenty of other stuff going on. Well, for 2010, the good folks over at SF IndieFest (known heretofore for indie film) have pu ... 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 >>
Modern Guilt (Interscope)
Back to Black (Universal Republic)
El-P plays hip-hop host
The latest, greatest acid-folk reissues
Local imprint offers prog-rock masterworks from Italia's other Renaissance
All at Once
Joanna Newsom, Okay, Ted Leo (sort of), Comets on Fire, Still Flyin', Mates of State ... and the list goes on and on ...
A warm, fuzzy roundup of depressing anti-Valentine's Day anthems
It's Only the Future
Shovel away all that Usher, Prince and Lil Jon you've been jamming and dig this year's buried black-music treasures.
Midnight Movies gets eerie
Love against the machine
Absolutely nothing -- unless you're Clear Channel Communications
Enchanting songstress Cat Power flashes her Cheshire grin -- and her newfound strength
Cat Power; Dance-Along Nutcracker 2000