Being a cheapskate is easy in this city -- there's plenty of culture to be had for less than the price of a fancy farmer's market cocktail. Below, our picks for a low-budget weekend.Dead Meadow at McLaren Park on SaturdayHex Dispensers @ Annie's (Friday) Loud, fast, and macabre: That seems to be the ... More >>
Michael Jackson R.I.Parties (All Weekend)We'll be adding parties to our list as we hear about them (be sure to post your recommendations below). For now, we suggest fueling your King of Pop nostalgia at one of these places: on Friday, Milk's "Culture Clash" DJ party with Dr. Mr. E and Dave Paul alre ... More >>
SF Weekly writer/blogger/video-spotter Eric Arnold passed this little clip my way from a recent Lady Sovereign stop in Seattle on May 21. According to the dude behind the camera, the Sov stopped her in-store at Seattle's Easy Street Records after "almost one song" before rambling (he alleges drunk ... More >>
Happy Monday, folks. Here's what you may or may not have missed over the weekend: On Friday night, Mike and Jen Cash braved Zombie Prom at the DNA Lounge. Here's what our photo team had to say about the evening: Mike: Well, at least the Prom Queen looked great in RED...Jen: I don't remember having ... More >>
Bang Data at the Elbo Room January 12, 2009 Review by Eric K. Arnold Photos by EKAphotography What more could anyone ask from a Tuesday night in the Mission than discovering both a new favorite taqueria and a new favorite band? First the taqueria: Los Coyotes on 16th (in-between Mission and Valenci ... More >>
Pharaoh SandersYoshi's OaklandJan. 3, 2009Review by Eric K. Arnold Better Than: Watching Kenny G on Craig Kilborn. Pharaoh Sanders has an impeccable jazz pedigree. One of the titans of the way-out, dissonant style known as free jazz, the tenor saxophonist emerged in the mid-'60s as a counterpart ... More >>
Weekend recap by Janine KahnWe had a somewhat mellow four-day weekend here at the Weekly following a rather wild new year's eve wherein too much bubbly was consumed, rendering much of new year's day a blur. (Raise your hand if you woke at 2 p.m.) In case you missed it, here are some of the parties w ... More >>
Sea of Dreams / Eclectic Fever December 31, 2008 Review and Photos by Eric K. Arnold Eighth and Brannan streets held it down all night. The San Francisco intersection, which bisects the Concourse and the Gift Center was the site of two -count 'em, two - of the livest NYE spigots. Both events, as it ... More >>
Weekend recap by Janine KahnWe're shaking ourselves out of holiday lethargy here on All Shook Down, and we'll be alive-alert-awake-enthusiastic (OK, maybe "sober" is a more accurate term) through Wednesday afternoon. We've a lot planned for New Year's Eve, but before we get ahead of ourselves, here' ... More >>
DJ Q-Bert The Independent December 26, 2008 Review and Photos by Eric K. Arnold Better than: Leftovers, sweaters from Grandma, reindeer roadkill 'Twas the night after Christmas, and all through the house, no one was unstirred, not even a mouse. The Independent's line up of Q-Bert, Mochipet, and J ... More >>
Afrotek Festival The Dark Room December 20, 2008 Review by Eric K. Arnold; Photos by EKAphotography Better Than: A typically clichéd hip-hop club. Arriving at Club Six's "Dark Room" at around 11 p.m., I overhear a group of about seven people with Eastern European accents. Where are they from, I ... More >>
Weekend recap by Janine KahnWe're running on a skeleton crew here at All Shook Down this week with most of the usual suspects home for the holidays. Fortunately, our friends at sister blogs The Snitch and SFoodie were out and about this weekend, so our wrap-up won't be too terribly bare bones.On Sat ... More >>
Weekend wrap-up by Janine KahnSunday was nasty and rainy, but that didn't keep photographer Jen Cash home in Walnut Creek. Click here for her photo set from 111 Minna, which had been converted into a retro winter wonderland with snow on the floor and attendees in 80's neon ski garb for "Ski Team: Th ... More >>
Thrasher 2008 Skater of the Year Party Great American Music Hall December 12, 2008 Review and Photos by Eric K. Arnold The t-shirted, sneakered, baseball-capped hordes descended upon the Great American Music Hall Friday night for Thrasher magazine's "Skater of the Year" party. Despite at least one ... More >>
The 2008 local music landscape in three parts.
Art lovers, history buffs, and science geeks get their fill this fall.
Choreographer Erika Chong Shuch imagines a strange future.
The Undisputed Truth (Rhymesayers Entertainment)
Om Hip Hop Volume One (Om Hip Hop)
Heroes in the City of Dope (Om Hip-Hop)
Stepping Stones (Sony Japan)