[Record Peddler is an occasional column by Sam Lefebvre on life and music as viewed from behind the counter of an independent record store.] Record Store Day is an internationally recognized, annual event in which record labels release special titles, often in limited quantities, that are only avai ... More >>
Rock 'n' roll culture died in 2011. It's got nothing to do with your opinion of Bon Iver, but everything to do with Rolling Stone. The former leading voice of modern music upheld its immaculate reputation this year... by starting an official wine club. It's filled with bottles branded with imagery f ... More >>
Macca at Bridge School There are probably some music fans who have been to all 25 of the heavy-duty Bridge School Benefit shows that go down every fall at Shoreline Amphitheatre. And while we extremely jealous of those fortuitous (or foresight-blessed) souls, now there's at least a way for t ... More >>
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For whatever reason, today seems to be the day that the music industry reminds us that it's still in total upheaval. Soundscan tells us that relatively few people actually bought music in 2010, unless they were fans of Eminem and Katy Perry. Dave Matthews spent the last 10 years collecting $500 ... More >>
I joined the men at the bar and waited for the bartender to notice me. She was quite pretty, and obviously held her cleavage in great esteem. I waited for her to take my order. And waited. Her eyes never found purchase on my fertile countenance. I figured maybe she just thought I had been there for ... More >>
With a beard and no Stetson, Zac Brown looks like a country artist that SF could get behind.It's not going to be gay country, or dyke country, or sex worker country, or street food country, or transexual country, or any other offbeat, San Francisco-styled take on country music.The West Coast Coun ... More >>
Christopher VictorioNo, he's not gonna be there this year Disappointed Outside Lands fan, we share your woe: The lineup this year -- at least concerning headliners -- just doesn't woo us like it has in years past. Not to slam the bands at the top of the bill. My Morning Jacket, Furthur, Al Green ... More >>
Now that this year's Outside Lands lineup has been released in full and stayed true to its lil-bit-hippie-lil-but-hip-hop roots and the folk vs. funk vibe, will you be forking over some coin when the tickets go on sale tomorrow? How do you think this year's lineup fares with those of previous years? ... More >>
Justin BieberNot sure if he's speaking from experience, but Broke Ass Stuart posted a list of the music you should never play when you've brought your date back home to make it. At the top of his list is The Dave Matthews Band followed by any music that blatantly has "sex" or "getting it on" in t ... More >>
Christopher VictorioOutside Lands Day Three: Tenacious D, M.I.A, Ween, The Avett Brothers Golden Gate Park August 30, 2009 Better Than: Being warm.The fog that began showing up in wisps over Dave Matthews Band on Saturday night turned into a typical freezing summer in San Francisco day by Sunday ... More >>
EKAphotographyOutside Lands Day 2: Street Sweeper Social Club, Trombone Shorty, Black Eyed Peas, The Mars Volta, & more, Saturday, August 20, 2009.Better Than: sitting in the park, waiting for you.The first day of Outside Lands was a huge freakin' success, especially if you stayed at the Twin ... More >>
Zap Mama The headliners for this weekend's Outside Lands festival--Pearl Jam, the Dave Matthews Band, Black Eyed Peas, Thievery Corporation, Tenacious D, and M.I.A.--need little introduction. But what about the undercard? One of the coolest things about this event is the sheer number of acts play ... More >>
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Soren Solkaer StarbirdSan Francisco's giant music marathon, Outside Lands, announced its lineup this morning, capping its press release with headliners like Pearl Jam, Beastie Boys, Black Eyed Peas, Modest Mouse, and, yes, Dave Matthews Band hitting Golden Gate Park between August 28-30. Also in the ... More >>
The summer has brought a bevy of frustrations, delays, and smoggy afternoons to Bay Area drivers. Do you manage to look the other way?
Bands reunited, sock-stuffing legends, and chanteuses from Charo to Chaka? It could only mean summer sounds in the Bay Area!
Thursday, October 21, 2004 at Ruby Skye
On the eve of the A's big loss, we learn why the Oakland team is to baseball as indie rock is to mainstream music
The monsters of instrumental hip hop (and Dave Matthews) invade S.F.
Downtown (Secretly Canadian)
After September 11, some new songs just don't sound the same
Channeling stupidity, and exploding nicely
Letters from February 14, 2001