Kerrraaang! came the sound from behind my wall, in my older brother's bedroom. It was his first weekend home from college and he'd returned to our small Indiana town with new toys: a CD player and a copy of Nirvana's Nevermind.
The noise, which started when Kurt Cobain st ... More >>
CursiveUmeWednesday, Feb. 22, 2012Great American Music HallBetter than: Staying in with a record player and a glass of wine (but only just). Going to see Cursive at the Great American Music Hall tonight is a little bit like going to an amusement park and finding that only one rollercoaster is open. ... More >>
By decree of your San Francisco City Supervisors and the executors of the Jimi Hendrix Estate, today, Sept. 13, is officially Jimi Hendrix-Winterland Day in San Francisco.
The resolution, approved late last month by the Supes, cites the late guitar genius for the post-Summer of Love shows h ... More >>
Need another reason that San Francisco is awesome? The San Francisco Board of Supervisors just proclaimed Sept. 13, 2011, to be Jimi Hendrix Winterland Day in honor of six concerts Hendrix performed at S.F.'s historic (and now long gone) Winterland Ballroom in October 1968.
Okay, so Hendrix ... More >>
Freelance Whales at the Rickshaw Stop Friday nightFreelance Whales
Miniature TigersPepper Rabbit
November 19, 2010
@ Rickshaw Stop
Better than: Going to the zoo to see whales, tigers, and rabbits.
For those of you who weren't quite satisfied by the output of one-album-and-done bedroom electro p ... More >>
From SF Weekly's latest print music section:Eskmo, Amon Tobin, Kid Koala, and more at Ninja Tune's free 20th birthday party: "Ninja Tune's dreamy beats and sample-sewn collages skirt the edges of electronica, dance, dubstep, ambient, and experimental, but for years, the label has been stylistical ... More >>
Eddie KramerJimi Hendrix died 40 years ago this past Saturday, September 18. To mark the icon's passing, the music-focused San Francisco Art Exchange is holding an exhibition of photos of the legendary guitarist titled, appropriately, "Can You See Me -- A Life Through the Lens." This Saturday, Se ... More >>
Okay, so none of these songs -- with the possible exception of one -- are technically about our transit system here in San Francisco. But this post on Muni Diaries got us thinking: What music would we play if we could be a Muni DJ for a day? And even better, what songs capture the essence of our ... More >>
BrokeNCYDE: All your fears about the younger generation, realized.It's a terrible, terrible, terrible, terrible, terrible question. And a necessary one. Why necessary? Hell, we need some way to talk about the stuff. And it's terrible, obviously, because there's no successful way to answer it ... More >>
Lemme tell you what I can get for $72 million...Everyone is familiar with the concept -- perform well, receive compensation. That's why Keanu Reeves pulls in the big bucks. Now it's your turn. Send your perfect scores on this quiz here and the first one to ace it wins a prize. It's tax free (so t ... More >>
EKAphotography copyright 2009. all rights reservedVoodoo Child? Vieux Farka Toure
It would be somewhat of a disservice to Vieux Farka Toure to call him the Jimi Hendrix of Malian music. Though he's definitely an innovator and an amazing player--sometimes given to playing behind his back, as ... More >>
Adam WeatherfordChris Pfanner attempts to conquer Raoul Wallenberg High's famed "Big Four" At first glance, San Francisco's Raoul Wallenberg High looks to be just another city school with peeling paint, tall fences, and randomly tagged walls. And yet, this is is one of the most hallowed and revered ... More >>