The Treasure Island Music Festival will be taking over that flat spot of land in the middle of San Francisco Bay this weekend. And even though this great, boutique festival boasts no conflicts between the main two stages, we'd like to offer a little guidance. Aside from the headliners like Girl Talk ... More >>
The schedule for this year's Treasure Island Music Festival is out -- and with it, a better idea of just how Saturday, Oct. 13, and Sunday, Oct. 14, will go. With artists like The xx, Best Coast, M83, Ty Segall, Porter Robinson, and Public Enemy set to play, scheduling makes a big difference on the ... More >>
If you find this this year's Treasure Island lineup a little light on pedal harps, oddly high-pitched voices, and Northern California female songwriters who are also models, we've got good news: Joanna Newsom was just added to the bill! The 30-year-old Nevada City native is set to play the festiva ... More >>
Popular, influential, and cult musicians come through San Francisco every day. But it isn't every day when an event comes along that you know will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and serve a good cause. On Monday, Philip Glass' Days and Nights Festival and local promoter (((folkYEAH!))) presen ... More >>
In addition to being a living monument to American writer Henry Miller, Big Sir's Henry Miller Memorial Library hosts numerous events near and dear to the hearts of Bay Area cultural types. Later this summer, for example, the serene bibliothèque will once again be the site of the two-day Woodsist F ... More >>
Fleet Foxes By CHLOE ROTH If you saw Fleet Foxes at the Greek Theatre in September, you'll remember the stunning kaleidoscope-galaxy-paper-cutout projections that accompanied their performance. "It's kind of nerve-wracking, the idea of touring with the Walkmen," Fleet Foxes front man Robin P ... More >>
Who doesn't have a strong opinion on Björk? Love me some Homogenic and Vespertine, hate me some Medulla, and I'm pretty sure the overrated Post and underrated Volta are about equal in quality. And for the stuff I haven't heard -- Telegram, Gling-Glo, various box sets and live crapanalia -- I fear t ... More >>
Yesterday, we offered our own take on Pitchfork's list of the best albums of 2010 -- or at least the parts of it that had been revealed so far. Today, with the web site's top 20 albums made public, we offer 10 more sentences of agreement, disagreement, and generally glib mischief. Our own list of ... More >>
Neil Young.We missed Neil Young's benefit show for the UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital at Nob Hill Masonic Center Wednesday night, which was too bad: Among others, Stevie Wonder, Will.I.am, Joe Montana, Colin Powell, and, of course, performers Neil Young and Joanna Newsom showed up. The event ra ... More >>
Neil Young plays a hospital benefit next month.My, my, hey hey: The hottest S.F. concert ticket this December might just be a benefit concert for the new UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital.The headliner: A Canada-born, now-local folk-rock singer (who's had some car trouble lately) by the name of Ne ... More >>
Joanna NewsomJoanna NewsomRobin PecknoldThe Fox Theater, Oakland8 p.m., $32If Joanna Newsom had emerged in the 1970s, she'd likely have been on the Virgin or Harvest labels with simpatico songster-mavericks Kevin Coyne, Kevin Ayers, and Roy Harper. In 2002, Newsom -- after years studying composit ... More >>
Joanna NewsomJoanna Newsom: " When I was 12, I went to a fertility empowerment workshop with my mom. We hand-embroidered flannel maxi-pads together." (She plays the Fox on Aug. 2) [7x7]Sit in on a conversation with Huey Lewis. [SFist]What's with all these two-piece bands, anyway? [The Owl Mag]Loc ... More >>
Plenty of cities you wouldn't normally associate with hip-hop have been producing their fair share of beats and rhymes. That said, it's still surprising to learn that one of rap's brightest young stars is from the same place that just hosted the Future Farmers of America's Leadership Conference. ... More >>
We scooped this off Flavorpill early this week: Eat to the Beat, an occasionally amusing rundown of theoretical restaurants and dishes with concepts drawn from songs by prominent bands and artists both current and vintage, along with the ad campaigns they've soundtracked. From Hank Williams' "Hey, ... More >>
The Family Jams - Trailer from kevin barker on Vimeo. When San Francisco soft rockers Vetiver hit the road in 2004 with Devendra Banhart and Joanna Newsom, Vetiver guitarist Kevin Barker decided to capture the trip on film. The result is a new documentary called The Family Jams, out later this spri ... More >>
AlisonWhat is in the water in Nevada City? That old gold rush town is a hotbed for Bay Area expats (Tim Green) and general musical creativity (Joanna Newsom, Alela Diane) that goes well with what's popular back here (freaky folk, pastoral pop). Tonight Casual Fog comes down from the hills with a hea ... More >>
Word on the street (and from my good friend who was watching TV) is that Joanna Newsom has licensed one of her songs to a Victoria's Secret commercial. Judging from the YouTube comments to the above video to "Sprout and Bean," one can surmise that this is the track being used to sell the ladies l ... More >>
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