Remember when Avril Lavigne first emerged, fresh from a Hot Topic sale, riding on the handlebars of a BMX and singing about skater boys? Sorry -- "Sk8tr Boi"s? Frankly, that video was so contrived and stupid we remain deeply offended by it, even a decade later. We had assumed Ms. Lavigne would be in ... More >>
When T.I. took a seat on a couch at S.F.'s Studio Trilogy last night to show guests the short film that accompanies his forthcoming album Trouble Man: Heavy Is The Head (due Dec. 18), he had no idea that he was sitting underneath a photograph of Marvin Gaye, whose own album of the same name was part ... More >>
So Neil Young's annual Bridge School Benefit concert went down at Shoreline Amphitheatre this weekend, bringing artists like the Flaming Lips, Jack White, Guns N' Roses, Eddie Vedder, and many more onstage for an all-acoustic show. Somewhat surprisingly, Guns N' Roses actually showed up, apparently ... More >>
The lineup for the 2012 Bridge School Benefit concert is out! Big names for this year's benefit include Neil Young and Crazy Horse, Guns N' Roses, the Flaming Lips, Jack White, and Foster the People. The annual concert -- which helps support the educational institution for individuals with severe sp ... More >>
You may have noticed in the last couple of weeks that Axl Rose is running amok all over the press again (it's been a while, Axl, thanks for coming back to us). Not only have there been reports that -- try not to vomit on your keyboards -- he's dating Lana Del Rey (so, so wrong on so many levels we d ... More >>
There's a funny thing that happens to a lot of old rock stars. Maybe it's because they're surrounded by sycophants who never say no. Or because all that fan adoration goes to their heads. Or because too much critical acclaim can irreversibly inflate the ego. Whatever it is, quite frequently they jus ... More >>
(Complete scene here.)All-around entertainer Kanye West announced the other day that his forthcoming album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, would come bundled with five different album covers. The only one we've seen so far is a painting by New York-based art-weirdo George Condo that depicts a n ... More >>
Axl Rose Buddyhead Rapper from twiggysrabies on Vimeo.Too funny. Photos of Axl in all his braids, with a call for GnR's lost soul, whose "Paradise City [went] up your nose," to wake up. Via Buddyhead.
The RootsDavies Symphony HallBetter than: Sitting still for an orchestraLocal music history was made last night as the Roots performed the first-ever hip-hop concert at Davies Symphony Hall as part of SFJAZZ's Spring season. The Philadelphia-bred, Grammy Award-winning group plays in your living room ... More >>
(Dr. Dre might need an intervention in order to release his long-awaited Detox album)With the music industry in a continued state of shambles, even the average consumer is starting to understand that it's a risky venture to release an album and that this holds true for newcomers as well as those who ... More >>
By Phil FreemanIn a year worthy of your rage, metal delivered in spades. What with the economy circling the drain and Sarah Palin coming down from the tundra and then refusing to go back, 2008's been the kind of year that really makes you want to smash your head into walls or punch random strangers ... More >>
(Photo by George Chin, from G N'R's MySpace page) Curious about the new, long-awaited Guns N' Roses record, Chinese Democracy, but want to try before you buy? The entire album is now available for streaming purposes from the band's MySpace page. -- Jennifer Maerz
Those who didn't make it into the finals for the national Air Guitar Championships earlier this summer still have a chance to shred with invisible instruments for valuable prizes. Our homegrown air guitar/karaoke night, Hesher, is hosting a contest this Friday, Nov. 21, at Thee Parkside and first pr ... More >>
Friday was all about treating San Francisco like the beach town it ain't. SF Weekly Music Editor Jennifer Maerz watched Hot Rockin' Friday DJs spinning '70s punk and '80s psych at the Riptide before heading off to Mollusk for the surf shop's Geoff McFetridge art opening. At the surf shop-cum-gallery ... More >>
Don't mess with Danzig, man. He'll eat his cereal out the bottom of your fucking skull. Now we hear that he'll be playing at the Warfield this Friday with a broken shoulder! Man, this dude's hesh. More on the show: Glenn Danzig will hit the road beginning in late October for a handful of live conce ... More >>
The stars need fixin'
The Aqua-Net hold of hair metal
Don't fret. Guitar Hero II kills the opening act.
Week of Wednesday, September 27, 2006
The Nice Boys
Important stories about important shit. This week: Train workers in a wreck over latest from Train.
Fine art, low brow
Veronica Lipgloss & the Evil Eyes continue the age-old tradition of merging sex and trash
And now we present a boring interview with a big-time rock star: Scott Weiland of Velvet Revolver
Once, Twice, Three Times a Maybe
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
Dancers run amok in S.F.
In his first column, Garrett Kamps ponders the big questions
Hammertoes; Jucifer; Duncan Wilder Johnson; Jump Up! Records Showcase; Einstürzende Neubauten; Who Wants to Shag to Be a Millionaire