Father John Misty
Thurdsay, Jan. 24, 2013
Better than: Seeing the Walkmen alone.
The concept of co-headliners is a false one. Yes, it's great to get two noteworthy acts for the price of one. And bands of a similar stature can tour together, share the same line on a marquee ... More >>
By NATE WAGGONER
Nobunny (as "Zombunny," performing a variety of punk Halloween covers)
Shannon and the Clams (as The Misfits)
Audacity (as The Adolescents)
Uzi Rash (as The Doors)
October 26, 2012
The New Parish
Better than: Being haunted by the ghost of G.G. Allin.
The Halloween cover show has ... More >>
The Los Angeles mural that has served as a site for Elliot Smith fans to pay tribute to the much beloved singer-songwriter has just been given a revamp, by Punk Rock Marthas -- an art-minded group of charitable folk -- who felt the mural needed a pick-me-up in honor of the nine-year anniversary of S ... More >>
The news that Alan Rickman will be portraying Hilly Kristal in a new CBGB biopic half excited us, then half scared us yesterday. He'll be good, but Lordy, who is going to play Debbie Harry? And The Ramones? Those are big shoes to fill... So we comforted ourselves with this -- a list of our top 10 fa ... More >>
As you might imagine, combing back numbers of my Listen to This While High column and my own vast library for a reasonable stab at the Fifty Stoniest Songs Ever is a labor and hashish intensive experience. Preliminary fossickings unearthed these half-hundred favorites, many of which may seem unfamil ... More >>
Listen to this while high: Pendulum by Creedence Clearwater RevivalBehind the buzz: This clutch of untelegenic megabuck hippies was supposedly outselling The Beatles as the '60s crumbled into the '70s. This second CCR album of 1970 is typically regarded as psychedelic as these country boys ev ... More >>
No, not that kind.Scotland's dignified linear noise factory Mogwai has released the tracklisting for its forthcoming seventh studio album, which you may have mistaken for a David Shrigley print hanging in the punk rock section at the coolest record store you've never been to: Hardcore Will Never ... More >>
Jim Morrison performing in Miami, March 1, 1969At the time of his death in a Paris bathtub in the summer of 1971, James Douglas Morrison, singer and lyricist for epochal L.A. band The Doors, was looking at six months' hard labor in Florida. Among other offenses at a March, 1969 performance at Di ... More >>
We've yet to see Joaquin Phoenix documenting his own nervous breakdown in new movie I'm Still Here, but critics have been largely disgusted by what's on view. With that in mind, here are five other moments in music documentaries that have left us feeling queasy and depressed.5. Jim Morrison Having H ... More >>
Eric FischerAlexa Wilding performs Saturday at Great American Music HallNot overstuffed, but certainly not empty -- the mid-summer brings us a straight-up solid week of shows here in the Bay Area. We'll have a couple big names heading through town, while several smaller venues are taking a pause. ... More >>
Yeah, it's a cliché. But Heart actually does feel like a party.Like some college house party where the host raids his parents' wine cellar, serving up boutique Cabs in red plastic party cups, Mission wine bar Heart is a rule breaker. Owner Jeff Segal embraces iconoclasm, shunning traditional ... More >>
Few photographers become as legendary as the performers they capture, but Jim Marshall was a different breed of camera man. He was San Francisco's portal into a classic era of jazz and rock 'n' roll, his portraits of Jimmy Hendrix, Janis Joplin, the Rolling Stones, and, perhaps most famously, Joh ... More >>
Lolia S./YelpKorean tacos began appearing a few months ago.The relentless patter of rain sloshing the street outside our living room window has subsided, if only for a few minutes. There is a hopeful brightness behind the clouds, but we're wasting no time. We're pulling on our boots. Our favo ... More >>
At least the bull doesn't tell the clown 'I'm going to kill you'
By now, even Bay Area readers who can't tell a football from a futbol have heard all about how Oakland Raiders head coach Tom Cable is accused of channeling Ike Turner and hospitalizing assistant coach Randy Hanson by bouncing him o ... More >>
Pissed Jeans, Mi Ami, Hissing WoundTuesday, Aug. 18, 2009Bottom of the HillBetter than: Yer typical '90s nostalgia.On record, Allentown, PA's Pissed Jeans are feral. Frontman Matt Korvette could be singing about getting a massage ("Request for Masseuse") and the tension in his voice could hammer ... More >>
Everyone's favorite thug angel, Tupac Amaru Shakur, would have been 38 today. Born in 1971 to a Black Panther mother, 'Pac came to symbolize the voice of his generation like no one except maybe Jim Morrison, another societal rebel who became a pop culture phenomenon. (Interestingly, neither 'Pac no ... More >>
Thug Immortal: Tupac Shakur
10. Pac was born June 16, 1971 in East Harlem, NYC. He also lived in Baltimore, Marin City, Oakland, Los Angeles, and Atlanta.
9. The name Tupac Amaru is a reference to the last indigenous Inca ruler of Peru, who died in 1572. Amaru's name was later adopted by Tupac A ... More >>