This suit's for youFriday is a good day for beer and, today, it's a great one for lawsuits regarding beer. Attorney Joe Alioto tells SF Weekly that, this afternoon, he'll make a federal case out of a proposed multi-billion dollar deal to merge two of the world's yellowest beers, Budweiser and Corona ... More >>
With the nation's major-party political conventions recently drawing to a close with a rousing reelection appeal from the nation's first black president, it seems fitting to cast a spotlight on an equally rare profession: the black country music artist. Or, rather, the former black pop star seeking ... More >>
Miranda LambertChris YoungJerrod NiemanFriday, April 27, 2012Shoreline AmpitheatreBetter than: Every other currently touring Nashville hitmaker, for reasons gone into below. The short version: Blake Shelton showed up. The Pistol Annies did five songs. Lambert's band actually rocked when it tried to ... More >>
Thing Toby Keith has never said: "Nah, man, that might be a little much."On occasion, All Shook Down gives a listen to the music that is to real America what brine is to a cucumber. This is one of those occasions. Toby Keith, "Made in America" Chart Position: No. 5 Verdict: Fantastic, but ... More >>
As we all know, there are entire genres of music that exist solely for the purpose of getting you in the mood for humping; soundtracking said humping when humpage commences; or for reminiscing about the humping after the humping is over. But every now and again, the universe throws us some tunes to ... More >>
And if the lights are still on six hours later, you can blame a country musicianThe longest nine-inning game in National League history took place right here at San Francisco's AT&T Park back in 2001; the Los Angeles Dodgers outscored the hometown boys, 11-10, in a heart-breaking, ass-crack-numb ... More >>
Joe EskenaziWhat's in a name? That depends upon whether your relatives owned or were owned, right? We'll admit it. We're not huge country music fans, so the massive Kenny Chesney poster hanging off AT&T Park didn't really draw our attention. What did get us doing a double-take was the name of wh ... More >>
Renée Zellweger is the anti–Norma Rae.
By Michael McCall Photo by Michael Alan GoldbergTwo young blondes with toothy smiles and hard-core work ethics, Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood, helped country expand its fan base in these years of shrinking music sales. Meanwhile, Kenny Chesney, Rascal Flatts, Alan Jackson, Toby Keith, Tim McGraw ... More >>
By Chris Gray It's time to rank the best of what went around and came around again. BILLY JOEL The Stranger (Columbia/Legacy) As punk and disco exploded, the Piano Man's deeply unhip 1978 breakthrough proved that top-shelf Broadway/Brill Building songwriting could still sell - and, occasionally, ... More >>
Most battle of the bands suck. But an upcoming battle of the bands, hosted by Kenny Chesney and called The Next Big Star, sucks just a little bit less thanks to a grand prize pot of $25,000 for the winner. Local country musicians who count themselves as Chesney fans are invited to hit the Hard Rock ... More >>
Monkeey Man Davy Jones tunes in to his favorite music By Jonathan Cunningham It’s been awhile since Davy Jones was considered hip, if ever the Monkees truly were, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t have an ear for music. The British drummer/singer is still in the studio frequently and trying to ... More >>
Grab a slice of 2004's best roots music while it's still hot.