On Sunday, April 15, 2012, the world officially entered science fiction-land. Sure, iPods are pretty futuristic, GPS is spy magic from space, and we all have stupidly intelligent phones now, but nothing has felt quite as much like living in a Buck Rogers episode than when Tupac got resurrected in ho ... More >>
See more of our Metallica Week coverage: Metallica Kicks off Its 30th Anniversary Week with Notable Guests, Rare Songs, and Lots of Talking Sad But True: How the Black Album Both Made and Ruined Metallica Can't Make It to Metallica's 30th Anniversary Concerts? Celebrate at These Shows In ... More >>
It seems like America has gotten a little obsessed with cake lately. Just look at your cable listings (Cake Boss, Ace of Cakes, and Cupcake Wars) or your Internet bookmarks (Cake Wrecks). To liven up the party, you don't just need a cake. You now need a life-size fondant-covered replica of Grandma's ... More >>
Satriani: Not the first to shave his head after balding set in.Nowadays, with Guitar Hero turning everyday basement dwellers into rock gods, and electronica granting everyone with a laptop the ability to make impossible masterpieces, a skilled technician like Joe Satriani must feel left behind. ... More >>
Hey, remember Garbage? No no, hear me out. If you go back and revisit their first album, the one with the pink feathers, I think you'll find time has proven them right about a few things: a balance between heavy-alternative jangle and fetching lead melodies, the virtue of buzzing guitars and a rh ... More >>
What is it about Metallica shows in South America that makes the fans so crazy? Today Spin reported that the Bay Area legends caused a second riot in two months, this time in Bogota, Columbia, where police sprayed overeager metalheads with tear gas and water canons. At the end of January, the band ... More >>
Christopher VictorioNeil Young and Adam SandlerNeil Young's Bridge School Benefit Concert October 25, 2009Shoreline AmphitheaterCheck out our Bridge School slideshow by Christopher Victorio here. Better Than: watching AC/DC play at Marine World. Combine a huge rock' n roll show with a scho ... More >>
Victorcab via FlickrThis just might save you from going home with your exWe remember attending a party years ago at which a guest pulled us aside and muttered, "What do they have here for the alcoholics?" Inquiries were made. The answer was water. Not even the fizzy kind. And perhaps said guest woul ... More >>
Tom Morello, Steve Earle, Wayne Kramer, Sammy Hagar, Boots Riley (The Coup), Corey Taylor (Slipknot), Joe Satriani, and Damian Kulash (OK Go) Thursday, March 26, 2009Slim'sBetter than: Playing Guitar Hero.It was midway through the Tom Morello hootenanny when Rage's shredding machine grinned at ... More >>
EKAphotography copyright 2009. all rights reservedZion-I and Goapele at the Zoo. If you've been waiting for local hip-hop to get back on track following a so-so 2008, you'll be overjoyed to know that The TakeOver, Zion-I's long-awaited follow-up to True & Livin', is upon us. Vibrantly electrifi ... 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 >>
Arty Texas post-hardcore band ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead has a new album, The Century of Self *, due out in February. The group'll also be hitting the asphalt for a national tour, which finds its way into Slim's on Monday, March 16; tickets cost $18 and go on sale this Sunday, Jan ... More >>
THIS is how you make fun of progressive supervisors! I have a message for the four new Supervisors: Hello. My name is Benjamin. And my job is to say much, much, funnier things about you than anybody did last night. Last night, of course, was the "Roasted Supes" party, which is a vaguely cle ... More >>
Weekend recap by Janine KahnThe bad news is, it's Monday. The good news? This is bound to be one short week! All Shook Down will likely be mostly crickets and echoes this Thursday and Friday as our crew heads out to spend time with their respective clans, so we overdid it this past weekend to make i ... More >>
Last Night: YouTube LiveHerbst Pavilion, Fort MasonNovember 22, 2008Review by Tamara PalmerSee a full YouTube Live slideshow by Sam Heller here.Better than: Going to the dentist.Watch: The show (but don't say I didn't warn you).Remembering life without YouTube isn't easy; it has permeated our online ... More >>
El GuinchoFriday, Nov. 21, 2008The Independent ( 628 Divisadero St.)Review by Jennifer MaerzBetter than: Watching your friends play Guitar Hero to Animal Collective. I imagine that being a one-man band is pretty sweet in a lot of ways. You never have to argue with your bandmates about what ... More >>
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