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 >>
If you've walked along upper Haight recently, you'll have no doubt noticed the series of tributes to much loved musical heroes who are no longer with us, lovingly arranged around single trees. Amy Winehouse recently joined Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin on that run. But tributes to musicians -- both ... More >>
I loved, loved the Flaming Lips' Embryonic, and find The Soft Bulletin to be a pretty magical cornucopia. Pretty big fan of 1995's Clouds Taste Metallic as well. Yet I've never considered for even a second if the Lips could be one of my Favorite Bands. They might've struck gold three-ish times, but ... More >>
In 1989, Robyn Hitchcock, England's esteemed man-of-psych-pop, holed up at Hyde Street Studios here in town and laid down a record touched with greatness. This Thursday he holes up at Slim's to play it straight through. Today, Hitchcock calls his spare, moody Eye "a skeletal predecessor of ... More >>
Andrew Goldfarb, aka the Slow Poisoner.The Slow Poisoner is the one-man band of Andrew Goldfarb, a talented San Franciscan of considerable eccentricity. Describing his music as a "hoe-down on Mars," or a combination of Johnny Cash and David Bowie, Goldfarb has plied his tunes across the country f ... More >>
Ted BoisThe answer, my friend, is blowing in my hair In the past ten years or so, there's been a proliferation of "bands" that are essentially one person, and whoever accompanies him or her on an album/tour. Perhaps it's a way for performers to "distance" themselves from being pigeonholed by a ... More >>
Gary Numan MotorNovember 2, 2010@The Fillmore Better than: Carly Fiorina's concession speech.News on the car radio spoke in graveyard tones of a wholesale rout for President Obama and Democrats as we inched through traffic to the Fillmore for my first-ever visit. Months of ritual ... More >>
Think you know the players of the Bay Area music scene? Well, you can test your chops next Tuesday at Coda Jazz Music Supper Club, when a positively ridiculous number of them join forces to pay tribute to the 1967 classic The Velvet Underground and Nico. In album order, each song will be gang-int ... More >>
Two humps, naturally...Tight pants-wearing women worried about exposing the shape of your pelvic region -- which has been said to resemble the shape of a camel's toe: pay heed!A new product cleverly dubbed "the CamelNot" has come to rescue you from the unfortunate contours of human (and Camelida ... More >>
Andy Cato of Groove Armada in Amoeba SFYou learn a lot about a person by following them around a record store -- especially one as big as Amoeba San Francisco. The mother of all local disc dealers just posted this video of the pleasant chaps from British electronic duo Groove Armada cruising the ... More >>
Moon @ the Red Vic (through Wed.) Moon is one of my favorite films of 2009. Created by David Bowie's son Duncan Jones, the movie riffs off 2001: A Space Odyssey but has its own pop culture sheen and subtle humor. Without saying too much, it's the story of astronaut Sam Bell (Sam Rockwell), whose ... More >>
Lights Down Low at Paradise Lounge Last seen: November 28, 2008 Review and Photos by Crystal Akins After a three-year stint at the 222 Club (222 Hyde St.) and a brief hiatus, Lights Down Low took its final bow at the newly renovated Paradise Lounge last Friday (until it goes underground, anyway). ... More >>
Earth to the Dandy Warhols (Beat the World)
Beastie Boys clam up on The Mix-Up
Confessions on a Dance Floor
If it's kinda, sorta music-related, we'll review it. This Week: The Dick Cavett Show -- Rock Icons DVD.
The Killers aren't reinventing the rock wheel, but they are repopulating the dance floor
Anyone good enough for Laugh-In and David Bowie is good enough for you, right?
Punk goes to the Dogs, and Stephanie Galetti succumbs to darkness.
Innocence & Despair (Bar/None)
D.A. Pennebaker doesn't make history, but he's captured so much of it
Vue's The Death of a Girl