Yesterday, we found out from a British music news website that, like Santa Claus, Barack Obama keeps a "Nice" list -- or rather a list of people he wants to have supporting him in his re-election campaign. We've seen the list, and alongside all of the alphabetized politicians, business and sports ... More >>
Christopher VictorioEddie Vedder at the Paramount Theatre last night.
July 11, 2011
@ Paramount Theatre, Oakland
Way better than: Eddie Vedder's all-ukulele record (Ukulele Songs, it's called).
Nothing against the four-stringed instrument that resulted when Portugu ... More >>
AuntJuli/FlickrLast night, Showtime aired the first installment of The Franchise: A Season with the San Francisco Giants, a look inside the lives and clubhouse of our defending World Series champions. The 30-minute premiere acted as preview for the series, which doesn't technically start until Ju ... More >>
Peter DaSilva/New York TimesJeff Hollinger (left) and Jonny Raglin.In today's review, I write about Comstock Saloon. The North Beach bar and restaurant is located on the edge of what used to be the Barbary Coast, San Francisco's vice district, which flourished from 1849 to 1914. Bartenders Jonny ... More >>
And the winner is ... Karim Mayfield!Promotional materials for a June 12 evening of fisticuffs at Kezar Pavilion headlined by San Francisco's own Karim "Hard Hitta" Mayfield jubilantly announce "Pro boxing returns to San Francisco." This is the first hometown fight for Mayfield, who grew up in th ... More >>
Now that this year's Outside Lands lineup has been released in full and stayed true to its lil-bit-hippie-lil-but-hip-hop roots and the folk vs. funk vibe, will you be forking over some coin when the tickets go on sale tomorrow? How do you think this year's lineup fares with those of previous years? ... More >>
Justin BieberNot sure if he's speaking from experience, but Broke Ass Stuart posted a list of the music you should never play when you've brought your date back home to make it. At the top of his list is The Dave Matthews Band followed by any music that blatantly has "sex" or "getting it on" in t ... More >>
Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010
Better Than: A Deadheads Anonymous meeting
I don't know how many animals local gents Animal Liberation Orchestra (ALO) have liberated lately, but they sure did liberate some butts at the Fillmore last night. Those moving rear ends were attached ... More >>
Jay BlakesbergThe members of Animal Liberation Orchestra, better known as ALO, are more than just friends with Jack Johnson. The local guys are also employees of and musical collaborators with the surfer-songwriter, who co-produced ALO's new Man Of The World and put it out on his Brushfire Record ... More >>
By Randall Roberts
You don't need a half-wit music critic to tell you it's been a
remarkable year for America, one historians will be discussing and
researching for centuries to come. War, financial collapse, politics,
technology: All have been dinner-table topics for many Americans.
Racial barrier ... More >>
By Ben Westhoff
Hip-hop A-listers including Rick Ross, Akon and Plies were caught grossly exaggerating their gangster credentials this year. (Turns out they were painfully law-abiding. The horror!) But even if your favorite rapper wasn't caught in a lie, you can bet he or she put out a hilariously ... More >>
If you like your guitars wistful and your lyrics introspective, then Brett Dennen is your dude. The Central California singer/songwriter has contributed his moody music to moody television shows like Grey's Anatomy and House, and Rolling Stone says he's a cross between Jack Johnson and Dave Matthe ... More >>