Grace Potter and the Nocturnals
Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012
Fox Theater, Oakland
Better than: Believing rock is dead.
Grace Potter is an old-school rockstar. With golden locks veiling her eyes and mile-long thighs in leather short-short shorts, she calls to mind Nancy Wilson in her "Barracuda" days. Bu ... More >>
Though it hasn't quite reached the level of recognition achieved by histrionic Aussie blooze-rawkers Wolfmother, Perth's Tame Impala seems poised to deliver its lush, tuneful brand of psychedelia to a global audience. Led by guitarist, singer, and songwriter Kevin Parker, the band shared some common ... More >>
Blow Up presents Felix Da Housecat
Friday, March 9, 2012
Better than: Macaulay Culkin's acting in Party Monster.
In a city with a rapidly expanding nightlife scene, it's sometimes easy to forget that the future of the industry lies in those clubs and events that cater to a younger audie ... More >>
Tennis at Bottom of the Hill on Saturday night.
Dec. 10, 2011
Bottom of the Hill
Better than: Watching a documentary on '60s music.
"This is a new one, it's called 'Origins.'"
Alaina Moore uttered this after the halfway point of Tennis' 14-song set a ... More >>
Ken ReganBill Graham
He was born to Jewish parents in 1930s Germany, escaped the Holocaust to New York City (his mother died at Auschwitz), and later moved to San Francisco, where he helped foster a historic and still-thriving rock 'n' roll scene. So there's pretty much no disputing that conc ... More >>
Can you spot the real Tom Gabel?Silversun PickupsAgainst Me!The Henry Clay PeopleThe Fox Theater, Oakland8 p.m., $35Calling all ufologists and conspiracy buffs! Tonight we can witness evidence of aliens among us -- proof that Pod People do indeed exist. You may notice these Pods' exoskeletons tak ... More >>