If you play games, you've probably built some strong associations around the music of games. Maybe you recognize a passing Pandora jam from the latest Madden. Maybe you catch yourself humming the Super Mario Bros. theme at your desk at work -- hell, you at least know the tune. Even that goddamn Angr ... More >>
Joseph SchellBattlehooch's Pat Smith unleashes the fury at All Shook Down.SF Weekly's All Shook Down Fest: Battlehooch, Richie Cunning, and Con Brio
August 6, 2011
[See Part II of our ASD Fest roundup, featuring Crystal Castles, Mistah F.A.B., and more]
Better than: A compan ... More >>
Joseph SchellCrystal Castles at the All Shook Down Music Fest
SF Weekly's All Shook Down Fest
featuring Crystal Castles, Mistah F.A.B., Maus Haus, and more
August 6, 2011
[See Part I of our ASD Fest roundup, featuring Battlehooch, Richie Cunning, and Con Brio]
Better than: Y ... More >>
Music festivals are funny places. You think you're just one of the crowd, minding your own business, acting silly among your friends, and all of a sudden, bam! You've been snapped by a photographer. Or you're a performer onstage, making funny faces at the crowd, when one particularly weird moment ge ... More >>
Since you've been living under a rock (or maybe you just bought a Pet Rock and think it's really distractingly cool), we wish to remind you that tomorrow night is SF Weekly's All Shook Down Music Fest at the Regency Ballroom. It's not too late to snag a ticket and catch some great entertainme ... More >>
From SF Weekly's latest print issue:
Insurgent Hip-Hop: Adam Giacomini remembers the very first time he heard Kreayshawn's "Gucci Gucci." Giacomini, known to listeners of Bay Area radio station KMEL as DJ Amen, was eating lunch one day this spring with a local hip-hop manager at Original Buf ... More >>
Our All Shook Down Music Fest is coming up quickly -- it's this Saturday at the Regency Ballroom, in case you haven't gotten tickets yet. We're sure you're as excited as we are to see Crystal Castles, Mistah F.A.B., Maus Haus, and more. But just to send your anticipation to even greater hei ... More >>
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Holy crap! Our All Shook Down Music Fest -- featuring Crystal Castles, Mistah Fab, Maus Haus, Con Brio, J-Boogie, and more -- is coming up this Saturday night!
The annual local music party goes down at the Regency Ballroom from 7 p.m. until you ca ... More >>
This is the part where we say, "You haven't heard Maus Haus yet?"
We'd point out that this S.F. outfit is at the forefront of the local weirdo synth-dance-pysch-pop scene, but there really aren't enough groups that sound like Maus Haus to constitute a scene. These guys are pretty m ... More >>
The yellow bus rider, manHyphy is dead, sure -- but Mistah Fab is very much alive.
The Oakland rapper, provocateur, former hyphy spokesman, and wordsmith has had quite the year so far, dropping two street albums, wowing an SXSW audience (and others) with his freestyles, and maintaining a Tw ... More >>
Crystal Castles performing a sold-out show at the Warfield earlier this year.
Hey, San Francisco, the All Shook Down Music Fest is returning for 2011. Different place, different vibe, same goal: To put some of the best local musicians together in one showcase, capped off with a big headliner. ... More >>
Richard HaickCrystal Castles at the Warfield Friday night.Crystal Castles
Friday March 4, 2011
@ The Warfield
Better than: Asphyxiation and/or skin-hooks.
Alice Glass has a crutch and she's not afraid to use it. The Crystal Castles vocalist broke her ankle in Tokyo, and she's onstag ... More >>
There's really no way to get around this: We're tired of your lame band names, musicians. Every year, it seems there's a rash of similarly-monikered new outfits hankering for our eartime. And while we do love to check out new music, we'd sincerely appreciate a bit more imagination and independent th ... More >>
Nice nails.So Google's new Instant Search function has the web-literate world all atwitter over why, exactly, we need Google's new Instant Search function. Self-involved music scribes that we are, we got to wondering how this technology could benefit us directly, and after many hours of fitful br ... More >>
Spencer CrooksCrystal Castles(The Hard Summer Tour)August 6, 2010@ The Fox Theater, OaklandFrom the look of these photos, Ethan Kath and Alice Glass of Toronto electronic/noise duo Crystal Castles did not hold themselves back too much while destroying eardrums last night at the Fox Theater in Oak ... More >>
Seu Jorge and Almaz in São PauloWhat happens when a bunch of skilled musicians get together in a room and just start playing -- with no regard for whether what comes out will be marketable? Check out the gorgeous new collaboration between Seu Jorge and Almaz for an example. For our print edition ... More >>
Maybe you won't admit it -- at least to your would-be fans -- but we all know it's the truth. No matter how stunning your lack of ambition may be, no matter how much you say you like sharing a one-bedroom with four guys and perfecting lattes for corporate assholes to pay the rent, you want that indi ... More >>
Faded colors. Simple compositions. Sans-serif fonts. No, we're not spec'ing out the latest American Apparel ad. We're voicing dissatisfaction with the same-fest that is the 2010 cover art aesthetic. It arguably sprouted last summer with chillwave, when the laid-back visuals seemed to echo the vibes ... More >>
BFD 09's acts have been announced. Main stage acts include: the Offspring, 311, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and Dead Confederate; the Subsonic Tent features Crystal Castles, DJ AM, Mike Relm, Steve Aoki, and more; among the Festival stage performers are Taking Back Sunday, Alakaline Trio, Rebelu ... More >>