The place has been open for mere days and it's only early May but already the award for most intensely aromatic drink of 2013 goes to Southside Spirit House's Vieux Kenner. Like fermented bayou water, this mixological achievement -- which is really composed of Templeton rye, brandy, Carpano Antica ... More >>
Outside Lands festival organizers today announced the lineup for the 2013 event, and it looks like a big one. Headliners include Paul McCartney, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nine Inch Nails, Phoenix, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Willie Nelson, Hall & Oates, and more. The festival takes place Aug. 9-11 in Golden Gate ... More >>
A quick scan of the titles on Ke$ha's second album means it better be her pop masterpiece -- nothing looks as hilarious or striking as "D.I.N.O.S.A.U.R." or "Party at a Rich Dude's House." But even those of us who wanted to love her found that debut fucking annoying. I was finally converted by the f ... More >>
Yacht Rock is a kind of smooth, soft rock made by men with pretty voices in the late '70s and early '80s. It's called "yacht rock" now (it wasn't then) because it's pretty much the ideal soundtrack for a crisp, smug, Topsider-wearing day on the water. Given that San Francisco is now in the throes o ... More >>
Reports have emerged that poor little put-upon Glenn of the Danzig threw a hissy fit at Bonnaroo over the weekend because he thought photographers might be taking pictures of him. The nerve of those snappers! Doing their jobs! At a festival, of all places! I mean, is asking for some privacy when you ... More >>
Over two shows last night and Monday, The Voice finally concluded and crowned a winner. As already discussed, we're weren't thrilled with the choices for finalists this year, but loved one of them (Juliet Simms) so much, we were willing to watch four hours of this thing to see how things turned out. ... More >>
Yeah, we've seen recordings of bands performing in their tour vans before. And while they're generally quirky and funny, rarely are they as cute -- and downright good -- as the version of Hall and Oates' "I Can't Go for That" that S.F.'s Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers posted this week. Bluhm and her ... More >>
Sometimes, the usual career gurus just don't cut it. When you're really down and out, when the recession threatens to quash once and for all your dreams of a career in the arts, you have to look beyond Craigslist and advice columns, past the usual contacts and mentors ... and maybe dispense with mor ... More >>
The rap game -- well, any game -- could use more people with the ambition of the RZA and the ability to make good on it. The man born Robert Diggs is more than an MC, a producer, and an actor. His resume also includes "DICTATOR" in big, bold letters: When the Wu-Tang Clan was just a bunch of young b ... More >>
Best known for his roles in hip-hop groupDilated Peoples and the world-champion DJ crew Beat Junkies , DJ Babu has lately been busy crafting his newest album, Duck Season 4. Winning various DJ battles like Vestax World Championships early in his career, and releasing ground-breaking albums l ... More >>
The Mountain WinerySorry for all the exclamations, but there's a lot of shows here we're going to make our parents take us to. The Mountain Winery recently announced its schedule for 2011, and there are some most notable artists coming. Among them, a five-day period this September in which b ... More >>
Cormega June 17, 2010 The Rockit Room Better Than: South Bronx. South, South Bronx. The latest in Sellassie's on-going hip-hop series We All We Got brought Cormega to the Richmond District for his first Bay Area appearance ever. Rockit Room's upstairs venue was a fragrant hotbox stuffed with par ... More >>
Angela George Tom Hanks: Giving Green Day the "Big" Treatment?Tom Hanks may produce the movie version of American Idiot [Deadline NY] Pitchfork likes what it sees in The Art Museums [Pitchfork] Who had a better mustache than John Oates? Call it right and win a copy of Bird and the Bee's new Ha ... More >>
RAY S./YelpJust another night at Pittsburgh's.Our favorite morsel from the blogs. B-gals: In different posts, the girls of SFAppeal mingle with the hammered and sweaty in the city's murky taverns. Last week, it was Katie Ann Doze sloughing brain cells in Outer Sunset alky pit Pittsburgh's Pu ... More >>
So Daryl Hall has this newish Internet series called Live From Daryl's House where he invites other famous music dudes over to his house and they get filmed playing music together. Last month his guests were Kevin Bacon and his brother Michael. This month it's San Francisco soft rocker Matt Nathanso ... More >>
What are your thoughts on Christopher Cross? Hall & Oates? Men with beards so tickly that kissing them makes you giggle? If you answered with a blush to any of these mentions, get thyself to the Attic on a Tuesday night, where you'll be swimming in soft rock with the Sailing DJs. Much like their u ... More >>
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