CultsSo there's this 22-year-old rapper from Vallejo named Moe Green. He tweets every 10.5 seconds, rhymes about how he wants to be famous like the Rock -- yes, the pro wrestler -- and was recently named one of the Top 10 up-and-coming local rappers by the radio station KMEL. Our Dave MacFadden-E ... More >>
Yo La Tenga plays this summer's Left Coast FestLast year, San Jose held its first annual Left Coast Live Music Festival, and no one really heard about it. It was headlined by Bay Area's soul man Booker T. and East Bay rapper Lyrics Born. Dubbed "a mini-SXSW", the Left Coast Live Music Festival wa ... More >>
OK Go employs some crafty musicians. Not only can they perform choreographed dance moves on treadmills, but their latest viral smash, "This Too Shall Pass," involved a Rube Goldberg like machine with paint, marbles, a teddy bear, musical spoons, sports equipment, and more. The band has been so vi ... More >>
Marcus RothStockton boys Pavement in 1999Pavement, the beloved slacker indie rock band, recently added a show in its hometown of Stockton to this year's headline-grabbing reunion tour. Stephen Malkmus, Scott "Spiral Stairs" Kannberg, and co. will play the Bob Hope Theatre on Thursday, June 24, th ... More >>
Besides the music, and the live shows, and the Bell Biv DeVoe covers, one of the best things about local electro funk duo Wallpaper. is its ability to make hilarious videos. The pair's clips usually get kinda out there, with frontman Ricky Reed (aka Eric Frederic) beaming down from another planet ... More >>
Joseph SchellThe Avett Brothers, Truth and Salvage Co. The Fox TheaterApril 17, 2010Better Than: Watching the Olympics, if the Olympics had a category for "Live Performance."The Avett Brothers are MVPs of live performance. Which means the hardcore crowd who helped sell out the North Carolina ... More >>
Gretchen Robinette Charlotte Gainsbourg, Jogger, AMSaturday, April 17, 2010Palace of the Fine Arts Better Than: Carla Bruni Last night, the offspring of France's greatest contribution to pop music brought out an expat French community and fellow Francophiles in droves. Charlotte Gains ... More >>
Dagny PiaseckiNeon Indian"Milk Bar -- isn't that a dance club?" Such was the reaction I got from a couple of jaded music-geeks about last Thursday's free show at the white-walled, un-hipsterfied Upper Haight spot. My answer was yes -- until now. The skinny-jeaned and sloppy-haired turned out in ... More >>
Happy MayfieldTwo local bands made posts for extras recently, looking to grab some Bay Area talent for their video shoots.This weekend, funk pop crew Happy Mayfield will get its Superfly on, on Saturday. The trio is looking for fans with a " 70s cop show / Superfly / western / contemporary cRit" ... More >>
PavementMarcus Roth © 1999Pavement's first West Coast date of its 2010 reunion tour was announced today, as the Coachella lineup went live with the indie rock giants as Sunday's big headliner. The news will likely send the group's many geeked out fans into organizing the So Cal caravans for the ... More >>
Metalocalypse Tour with Dethklok, Mastodon, Converge and High on Fire Nov. 21, 2009 San Jose State Event Center Better than: Getting your ass whupped by Glenn Danzig's cartoon twin. It takes a pretty stellar concert lineup to coax even the most fanatical San Francisco music fan all the way to S ... More >>
Christopher VictorioNeil Young and Adam SandlerNeil Young's Bridge School Benefit Concert October 25, 2009Shoreline AmphitheaterCheck out our Bridge School slideshow by Christopher Victorio here. Better Than: watching AC/DC play at Marine World. Combine a huge rock' n roll show with a scho ... More >>
EKAphotographyVinyl Vamp: Zap Mama Fickle weather and last-minute headliner replacements aside, Outside Lands was a success, by most yard sticks. Here's what folks are saying about the three-day extravaganza, which drew more than 100,000 people to Golden Gate Park: Local reaction: The Chron ... More >>
The Olympia, Washington-born arts festival for "the butches, the fairies, the femmes, the tweeners, the bears, the trannies, and the fun" has relocated to San Francisco. From August 13-16, Homo a Go Go takes over SOMArts with three nights of rock shows (headliners include Girl in a Coma, Katastrophe ... More >>
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