Hey, look! Another exercise in presumptive list-making! This edition comes from your rock godfathers at Rolling Stone, who have just declared San Francisco's Great American Music Hall the No. 6 club in America.
Great American Music Hall, you will recall, is the stunning former bordello at 859 O'Far ... More >>
Jan. 29, 2012
Better than: Being sad in less beautiful ways.
Nine songs into Wilco's performance last night at the Warfield, Jeff Tweedy stopped to check on his audience:
"This has been kind of a morbid show so far. Are you guys okay?" he asked, seemingly more serio ... More >>
Listen to this while high: Caveman's Coco Beware.Behind the buzz: Caveman is a NYC quintet that routinely receives the kind of volunteer love a lot of publicists would gladly eat their own lips to get. Such lashings of bloggerly acclaim lead to wonder if this debut album is one of those incip ... More >>
Christopher VictorioWilco playing the Greek Theatre in Berkeley, June 27, 2009
A proposition: The best part about Wilco putting out a new album is that it means the band will be touring behind it.
Yes? No? Maybe?
Whatever you think of The Whole Love, Wilco's latest album (and oh damn if you ... More >>
Wilco is a band that makes me hate indie rock fans. Not just because Jeff Tweedy wrote songs just fine before producer/sonic mastermind Jim O'Rourke came along, but because the fickle little bitches ran scurrying immediately after the band started guitar soloing -- sorry, "dad-rocking" -- ag ... More >>
"This has been very challenging": Tweedy covering the Black Eyed PeasCheck it: New Wilco album (The Whole Love, out Sept. 27) means new Wilco video (for "Born Alone"), means new Wilco tour (alas, no Bay Area dates yet.)
But the best of today's Wilco developments is a video captured of Jeff ... More >>
Luba RonissNastyNastyJasper Reeder is San Francisco lazer-bass aficionado NastyNasty, a vital asset to our city's increasingly vibrant electronic music landscape. He contributes his speaker-wobbling tracks to a handful of labels, including local institution Frite Nite, and can be seen regularly r ... More >>
Gretchen RobinetteStephen Malkmus of PavementPavement
June 25, 2010
@Greek Theatre, Berkeley
Better than: Pavement's hometown show in Stockton the previous night.
The night after its gushy homecoming in Stockton, reunited indie-rock band Pavement summoned its energy, reached deep into its ... More >>
May 26, 2010Better than: Naked hot-tubbing.
About 45 minutes into the OK Go show, lead singer Damian Kulash held out his guitar over an audience member crammed up next to the Fillmore stage, handed her his pick and signaled her to strum along with the rest of the band. This p ... 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 >>