Ever since the mid-1990s dissolution of cult noise-rock outfit Cop Shoot Cop, songwriter Tod Ashley (aka Tod A) has traveled an eclectic musical path with his group Firewater. Initially mixing klezmer and Eastern European folk with punk in a way that prefigured the rise of Gogol Bordello and Balkan ... More >>
It's only a few weeks until Green Day begins firing its trio of new albums -- ¡Uno! ¡Dos! and ¡Tres! -- out into the world. And surprisingly, given the stature of the band, a great deal of the new songs have already been posted or leaked to the Internet. With ¡Uno! due Sept. 25, it's high time w ... More >>
"10th Anniversary Tribute Show To Joe Strummer"
Chris von Sneidern
Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012
Bottom of the Hill
Better than: Hearing Maroon 5 attempt "Should I Stay or Should I Go."
Several men clad in sleeveless denim vests pack a dimly lit club on Saturday night. ... More >>
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds
Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011
The Orpheum Theatre
Better than: Standing among shouty drunks at a European soccer match.
Since Oasis' Gallagher brothers are apparently determined to not get along -- the famously disagreeable Mancs scuttled their titanic Britpo ... More >>
The Clash City SirensA 10th annual tribute to the late great Clash frontman Joe Strummer takes place this Saturday, Aug. 13, at S.F.'s Bottom of the Hill. While it's always a benefit for Strummerville (The Joe Strummer Foundation for New Music), this year the event doubles as a fundraiser for ... More >>
Listen to this while high:
Sandinista! by The ClashBehind the buzz: In the most literal sense, Sandinista! is the dopest punk album of all time. The Clash's fourth studio LP is a six-sided monstrosity alternately damned upon its 1980 release by purists as a sellout of punk verities, and damne ... More >>
They Might Be Giants play Stern Grove for free this SundayCelebrate San Francisco this weekend. We have awesome bands, awesome fests and awesome non-summer summers. Check out our list of top ten things to do for less than a cocktail costs at some fancy-pants L.A. club. Locals only:
Alamo Square ... More >>