From Detroit to Ibiza, Seth Troxler is one of the most in-demand DJs in the world. It's not too hard to understand why, given that his style is a party-friendly blend that leans heavily on the new school of tech-house, with crowd-pleasing rubbery basslines and '80s production techniques. He's headed ... More >>
6. A Place to Bury Strangers @ the Independent, Wednesday, Nov. 7
In a city overflowing with notable musicians, earning the informal title of "Loudest Band in New York" is no small potatoes. But that's what Brooklyn outfit A Place to Bury Strangers is often called, and it's an honorific the trio has ... More >>
Kreayshawn's contribution to Western culture is one classic line: "One big room/ Full of bad bitches." It's still awaiting its hot song. Her success is somewhere between William Hung and Jesse Camp and the 8th Street Kidz. She's an eliminated contestant without a reality show. From her phenomenally ... More >>
All weekend long, All Shook Down writers will be rounding up the best of the Outside Lands music festival. Here's our report from the festival's first day.
Okay, wait. How did we let Justice get away with appropriating the cross?
There were probably other questions worth asking surroundin ... More >>
By REED FISCHER
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BY REED FISCHER
Now more than ever, Lollapalooza is mélange of different fashion decisions to accompany the varied musical offerings crammed together throughout Chicago's Grant Park. When EDM butts up against metal, alt-country, and whatever the hell you'd call Die Antwoord, there's really no wron ... More >>
Outside Lands just released the lineup for 2012, its fifth year -- and it's a big one. Headliners include Neil Young and Crazy Horse, Stevie Wonder, Metallica, Skrillex, Jack White, Foo Fighters, Justice, Beck, Sigur Ros, and more. The festival takes place in Golden Gate Park Friday through Sunday, ... More >>
The final More additions to the lineup for Noise Pop's 20th Anniversary festival were released moments ago, and they were worth the wait: Topping the 2012 bill are the Flaming Lips -- who also played Noise Pop in '98, just before finding a second run of success with The Soft Bulletin, the album the ... More >>
Wye Oak's Jenn Wasner and Andy Stack
Noise Pop isn't like other music festivals, which usually announce their entire lineup at once. Instead, the bills for San Francisco's premiere indie music gathering are announced over months, giving fans continuous excitement -- and perhaps a little anxie ... More >>
South African rap group Die Antwoord is playing Noise Pop's 20th Anniversary.
Next year is the 20th Anniversary of Noise Pop, San Francisco's premier club-based indie music festival, and today, we get our first peek at the lineup for 2012. Big names include Die Antwoord, Craig Finn, Archers o ... More >>
This week: Toke along with Scala & Kolacny Brothers.
Behind the buzz: Anyone claiming mystification at this Coachella-bound
rock choir needs a sharp rap across the skull with one of those dildos
left over from a Die Antwoord video. You'd think cultural memory of a
lopsided pair of So ... More >>
While we wait for someone to upload a higher-quality video than the below (it ain't no fun when Viacom ain't having none), be advised of the following Lil B-related news: last night at the mtvU Woodie Awards, held in Austin -- because God forbid we should try to post about anything other than Lil B ... More >>
Listen to this while high: Hi Infidelity by REO Speedwagon.
Huh?: If you were getting high thirty years ago, you did so to this record whether you remember it or not.
Behind the buzz: Formed in 1967 as a cover band by students at the University of Illinois in Champaign, REO S-Wagon was y ... More >>
Given the dizzying array of musical acts that tramp through San Francisco every year, and the number of those shows our hard-working photographers attend, it was no easy feat to round up their best shots. What follows is a sampling of some of the most exciting, interesting live music photos All Shoo ... More >>
John WatersAmong other things -- like making movies and stuff -- film director John Waters is known for possessing a sick affection for public transportation in San Francisco. The part-time S.F. resident is coming to town for a performance of his Christmas show tomorrow (Saturday) night, a benefi ... More >>
Joseph Schell!!!'s Nic Offer dove into the crowd no fewer than three times.Treasure Island Music Festival, Day One October 16th, 2010 Better than: A 1974 episode of Soul Train taped inside a meat freezer. We were breakfasting with friends in Potrero Hill when our hostess prono ... More >>
Jillian WestRank/Xerox plays the Hemlock this Sunday with Toys That KillYou have two major choices this weekend -- high art or low art. There's free museum admission and frolicking dancers. Or grimy South African rap and San Francisco crust punk. Whatever you choose, take comfort in knowing it wa ... More >>
Marina and the Diamonds have a plan for megastardom.First, an exhortation: pick up the print edition of SF Weekly in the next few days for a full-color page of cool, sexy, ridiculous concert photos from this past summer. You can obviously check 'em out online, but trust us: there's just something ... More >>