Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013
Better than: A good portion of the soul music we lazy Americans make these days.
So: for like the billionth time, the British are coming, enacting step No. 9,384 in their dastardly plan to sell all our own exports back to us. Most r ... More >>
May 8, 2012
Better than: Cuddling up to Soundcloud.
"San Francisco, I want to hear you scream!"
This repeated command was one of the few things the Toronto-bred singer Abel Tesfaye, better known as the Weeknd, said to the sold-out crowd at the Fillmore last night -- that, ... More >>
Kahley Avalon EmersonLittle Miss Hot Mess and Mona G. Hawd sing "Mack the Knife"
Jan. 14, 2012
Better than: Being gored to death by a pack of zombies.
San Francisco has a rich history of drag performance. Look back, and the founding of organizations like the Internationa ... More >>
* Fauxchella: How to See Your Favorite Coachella Bands Without Leaving S.F.
It's here: The lineup for the biggest music festival in the west, Coachella, and the first year in which the festival will span two weekends, April 13-15 and 20-22. The billing is a blockbuster even by Coachella ... More >>
In which we sit through three and a half hours of Grammys twaddle, so you don't have to:
8:01 p.m.: Show opens with an Aretha Franklin montage. Okay...
8:03 p.m.: Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Hudson, Florence Welch, Yolanda Adams, and Martina McBride perform "Natural Woman" together, then take i ... More >>
Glasser at Popscene last night.Glasser PVT November 4, 2010 @ Popscene
Better than: Xanadu
It took me a while to identify what felt weird about the vibe at the Popscene club, tucked away in the dot-com-decadent heart of SOMA: was it the Saved by the Bell diner layout? The outrage ... More >>
The xxFriendly Fires and The xx
November 23, 2009
Better Than: Anything involving Scissor Sisters; listening to Portishead's "Dummy" for the 37,392nd time
Friendly FiresTen songs into a stupefyingly energetic show at the Independent last night, Ed Macfarlane, vocali ... More >>
It's always entertaining hearing about a DJ's worst request.
Usually they remember a poor song choice, or some dumbshit asking for "something I can dance to." But DJ White Mike's tale takes the cake: some chick wanting him to stop his set so she can get a photo of herself pretending to be on deck ... More >>