Fall Out Boy New Politics Sunday, June 16, 2013 Fox Theater Better than: Doing your homework. The Boys were back in town. Clad in grey jean vests, fancy hats and tribal 'tats, Fall Out Boy hit Oakland's Fox Theater Sunday night with an exciting fervor, making young girls sob hysterically as the b ... More >>
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti The Chapel Tuesday, May 21, 2013 Better than: Dining on pink slime. There is always an air of uncertainty before an Ariel Pink concert. Throughout his career the enigmatic Beverly Hills native has been known to have meltdowns on stage, throw fits at sound men, or just ... More >>
To a musician, getting asked to join Prince's band is like winning the lottery. Like Miles Davis, James Brown, or Frank Zappa before him, having been in Prince's band takes a musician to the next level. They are rigorously trained by the absolute best in the business. So how did the young Toronto-bo ... More >>
Today, the Antichrist heads up a company that charters private jets. The standard rental features a plush, zebra-striped interior. He also operates a chain of bar-and-grill restaurants that specialize in garish décor and $9.95 caprese salads. In the mid-1980s, it was impossible to escape the apoc ... 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 >>
This week, the world oohed and aahed as news of the birth of Beyonce and Jay-Z's baby girl emerged (we bet Ms. Knowles managed to look radiant even during that heinous labor process). Then stories started emerging that the couple were calling their new offspring Blue Ivy. Hmpf. Blue and Ivy on their ... More >>
Les Claypool and the Frog BrigadeThink back, grasshopper, project yourself back to the late '80s and the early '90s -- yes, a lifetime ago. Major labels and would-be majors signed tons of bands that could more or less bear the handle of "alternative rock." The discs by many of these bands can now ... More >>
Don Van Vliet, aka Captain BeefheartCaptain Beefheart, the noted experimental musician and painter born Don Van Vliet, died this morning in California following complications from multiple sclerosis. He was 69. Van Vliet is best known for his 1969 album with the Magic Band, Trout Mask Replica, ... More >>
Wade GrubbsSqueezeSqueeze The English Beat August 1, 2010@The Fillmore Better than: Staying home for the second episode of the new series of Mad Men. Yes, I said it. All human life is here at a completely sold-out Fillmore. There were many variations of New Wave chic, includin ... More >>
A casting call of the wild
Qui arms David Yow with new weapons of crowd confrontation
SF Weekly writers pick their favorite Bay Area records of all time
Weezer's frontman is certifiably nuts. So why doesn't he write better songs?
Americana DJ/Selector/Turntablist Electronic/Electro Hard Rock/
Metal Hip Hop/Rap Jazz Latin/
International Lifestyle Music New Genre/Beyond Pop Punk Rock/Indie Rock Soul/Funk/ R&B
If music be the brandy of the damned, then we're drunk off our asses
Compliments of the Mysterious Phantom
John Trubee and the curious world of song-poems
Hold Your Horse Is (5 Rue Christine)
An exotic adventure into the mysterious world of sound!
Thanks to Joe Goldmark, the pedal steel guitar isn't just for country anymore
Pearl Jam overdose
Twenty-seven years ago, Shuggie Otis released one amazing record. Maybe now it'll get its due.
Upcoming comedy and music performances
Jim Ryan's experimental jazz and the Boom Boom Room mural controversy part II
Morrissey Gets Colored Black on the Outside, Because Black Is How He Feels on the Inside
Larry Flynt's outing of powerful Republican hypocrites has the GOP fearing political ruin before the Y2K elections. An inside look at what makes Flynt's investigative team tick.
Paul Pena,who's played with everyone from Jerry Garcia to B.B. King, is coming out of the musical shadows, thanks to the award-winning documentary Genghis Blues. He's also blind, and sick, and entirely tired of living.
Kronos Quartet blends history, cultures, and classical music
For 11 years, Markus Cook was synonymous with Bay Area bike messengers. But he didn't live to see his dream come true -- the Cycle Messenger World Championships held here in San Francisco.
Fetishizing madness with Daniel Johnston, Wesley Willis, K. McCarty, and Hate Man