The Rolling Stones
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Oracle Arena, Oakland
Better than: Bands that don't bother building an aura in the first place.
The World's Greatest Rock 'n' Roll Band is fallible.
In theory, the Rolling Stones may be perfect. But onstage in Oakland last night, they were not. On the secon ... More >>
The Treasure Island Music Festival will be taking over that flat spot of land in the middle of San Francisco Bay this weekend. And even though this great, boutique festival boasts no conflicts between the main two stages, we'd like to offer a little guidance. Aside from the headliners like Girl Talk ... More >>
Chuck Prophet and Guests
Feb. 7, 2012
Better than: Going broke at any nearby Mission District restaurant.
To commemorate yesterday's release of his new album, Temple Beautiful, S.F. singer-songwriter Chuck Prophet and Yep Roc Records treated about 40 fans to a guided bus tour of San ... More >>
By JACK BOULWARE
[Editor's note: Jack Boulware is the co-author, with Silke Tudor, of Gimme Something Better: The Profound, Progressive, and Occasionally Pointless History of Bay Area Punk from Dead Kennedys to Green Day.]
If we're talking the birth of Bay Area punk, there are as many points of vi ... More >>
Sure, it was the era of long, dirty hair and long johns worn to the bar -- but '90s grunge sure did throw up some eye candy. Here, to honor the 20th anniversary of Nirvana's Nevermind, as well as Cameron Crowe's new Pearl Jam documentary Twenty, are the top 10 hottest men of grunge. (Tomorrow, we'll ... More >>
Mike Watt at Bottom of the Hill Friday night.
April 29, 2011
@ Bottom of the Hill
Better than: Listening to the words without the face.
If such a thing were possible, I'd believe, without hyperbole or winking wit, that Mike Watt was born to play the bass. His fingers fly across t ... 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 >>