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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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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:
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Puma shoe company is coming up on its 60th birthday in December, so to celebrate it's hosting a series of free shows across the country. The San Francisco gig is on Tuesday, Dec. 9, at the Great American Music Hall, with entertainment by club diva Lady GaGa and Dim Mak Records honcho/Benihana wealth ... More >>
From the Western Addition to the East Bay, police and wary club owners have all but banished hip hop. Have the cops overreacted? Are the clubs at fault? Or have a few well-armed fans hijacked the positive vibe of the hip-hop nation?