DEADMEAT TOUR featuring Steve Aoki and Datsik Bill Graham Civic Auditorium Jan 21, 2012 Better than: Being slowly asphyxiated by menthol cigarettes and Vick's Vaporub. First silence, and then it hit. The subwoofers setup just a foot in front of me began to pump air out into the 7,000-capacity Bill ... More >>
Trombone Shorty plays Friday and Saturday at the Fillmore. "I've been hearing hip-hop music since I was born." So says Trombone Shorty, the brass-playing band leader who grew up in the Tremé district of New Orleans' 6th Ward and has already amassed a Grammy nomination for his debut jazz albu ... More >>
Earlier this year, before Iggy Pop was aware that he'd broken his foot during a Stooges show in Romania, he had a delightful, cuss-filled conversation with us from his home in the Cayman Islands. Afterward, when Pop found out that his foot was seriously busted, the band rescheduled its S.F. dates to ... More >>
The Game performs at Regency Ballroom this week. Lately, The Game, who performs at the Regency Ballroom on Thursday (Oct. 27), has been psychoanalyzed as some sort of rapping mentalist. Armchair critics are quick to characterize him as an artist constantly putting out desperate cries for atte ... More >>
Chris BrennanJamie JamsOne thing I've always greatly respected about Jamie Jams and the other fellas that run the 'SF Weekly Best of 2010' Debaser club is their unending wealth of knowledge about the music they love. Obviously, they know their way around '90s alt-rock hits, but it's a pleasant su ... More >>
EpiscoDisco hits Grace Cathedral on Sat.The holidays make everyone broke. First there's all the money you spend on loved ones, and then there's all the money you spend drinking as you think about all the money you spent on loved ones. Luckily, you can still give yourself the gift of entertainment ... More >>
Let Me Ride: George Clinton on the Mothership Attention funkateers, freak-a-zoids, and motor-booty-aficionados. Tonight at 330 Ritch's Pacific Standard Time, DJ Sake One dons his Mr. Wiggles suit and plays a very special 4-hour tribute to Parliament-Funkadelic, and, no doubt, its associated artists ... More >>
dead prezGenerally, when ASD receives a press release boasting about a show with "arguably the strongest lineup of socially-aware, hardcore hip-hop talent in recent memory," we just shrug it off as pure hyperbole (and yes, to paraphrase Harry Allen, we normally don't believe the hyperbole). But holy ... More >>
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