By NATE WAGGONER Nobunny (as "Zombunny," performing a variety of punk Halloween covers) Shannon and the Clams (as The Misfits) Audacity (as The Adolescents) Uzi Rash (as The Doors) October 26, 2012 The New Parish Better than: Being haunted by the ghost of G.G. Allin. The Halloween cover show has ... More >>
Given the time of year, you've probably seen -- and heard -- A Charlie Brown Christmas recently. The 1965 animated TV special's celebrated soundtrack was performed by noted San Francisco jazzman Vince Guaraldi's trio, and recorded at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley. But for the pianist and composer's c ... More >>
As you might imagine, combing back numbers of my Listen to This While High column and my own vast library for a reasonable stab at the Fifty Stoniest Songs Ever is a labor and hashish intensive experience. Preliminary fossickings unearthed these half-hundred favorites, many of which may seem unfamil ... More >>
Is Hardly Strictly getting too big for its own good? [SF Gate] "Employees must carve 'Slayer' into forearms before returning to work." [Uptown Almanac]
Listen to this while high: Pendulum by Creedence Clearwater RevivalBehind the buzz: This clutch of untelegenic megabuck hippies was supposedly outselling The Beatles as the '60s crumbled into the '70s. This second CCR album of 1970 is typically regarded as psychedelic as these country boys ev ... More >>
Gretchen Robinette The Hold Steady, The Donkeys, A Decent AnimalThursday, May 6, 2010 The Fillmore Better than: The Hold Steady used to be. It's not like The Hold Steady are new at this, and they're not young either, but damn if they don't play with the stupid grins of neophytes and the ecstati ... More >>
Even with the Mac kid at his side, John McClane is just ... old
The Assemble Head in Sunburst Sound paints a bright apocalypse
Demme's Candidate overhaul goes for the knowing giggle
From MTV to Rolling Stone, everyone loves the Distillers. Except us.
Jim Parkinson designs the letters that let you read
Local folk/country group 86 creates a winsome debut album by following and escaping tradition
"Cover to Cover"; Brian & Chris; "Haydn and the Gypsies"
Camden Joy turned Cracker's David Lowery into fiction. Too bad he's real -- and really angry.
Bongo king Armando Peraza