Yeasayer Daughn Gibson Sept. 1, 2012 Fox Theater, Oakland Better than: Seeing Animal Collective (seriously -- deal with it). If you (like I) missed the memo, Yeasayer has apparently become a divisive act. After 2010's Odd Blood brought the experimental Brooklynites widespread acclaim, last month's ... More >>
Calibree PhotographyBritney Spears at HP Pavilion on Saturday Britney Spears June 18, 2011 @ HP Pavilion Better than: Not crossing a two-man religious picket line on a Saturday night in order to (apparently) celebrate fornication, homosexuality, and general hell-raising. "God hates Britney ... More >>
This man is dangerous!Turns out, we were wrong. For all these years, we considered Chicago rapper/romantic comedy star Common just a hair more hardcore than Jamiroquai. We thought of him as a somewhat conscious MC boasting a warm baritone, some strong tracks, and the allegiance of white guys who ... More >>
This week, tens of thousands of people are going to a patch of desert to watch a pile of bands at Coachella. It's not going to be comfortable, but it's not the worst place in the world to play. How do we know? Because of the following -- the top six weirdest gig venues ever. 6. Against Me! at 1 ... More >>
Here, the jazzy, funky dudes of Grillade bring us a new video (with French Press Films) for the song "Dream Of You (Emotionally Yours)." The clip begins in an S.F. apartment, and follows the crew throughout a chill day in San Francisco. The song simmers along pleasantly, laying smooth whispers ov ... More >>
If you don't know the Jamiroquai song "Virtual Insanity" -- and its iconic, dancing-on-a-moving-floor-in-a-big-hat video -- you didn't watch enough MTV in the '90s.But even though we saw that floor retract across our screen a zillion times, and tried to sing along when the song came on the radio, ... More >>
Some People Have Real Problems (Monkey Puzzle Records)
Native sons Two Gallants bring their blustery Americana to the Great American Music Hall; Thievery Corporation chills out the Warfield
Iron & Wine brings its wispy folk back to S.F.; Phoenix descends on the city with its wily collage-rock.
With his sixth record as µ-Ziq, drum 'n' bass bully Mike Paradinas contemplates euthanasia
Nina Storey, "Bond A Go-Go," Bloodroses, and "A Judy Garland Christmas"
The legacy of dub on the U.K.'s Massive Attack and Omar