It's Red Baraat with the Saturday morning dance party
This Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival definitely felt more hardly than strictly. Red Baraat kicked off the party on Saturday morning, and it didn't matter that they were a full-throttle, self-proclaimed "pluralism"-proselytizing funk band, rath ... More >>
It happened on Haight Street last night.
The Violators (?)
Haight Street between Fillmore and Steiner
Oct. 24, 2011
Better than: A Frasier rerun.
Last night I was sitting at home, finishing my dessert of fresh raspberries soaked in the blood of overzealous Phish fans, when I heard the sound ... More >>
Between Miley Cyrus covering Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen
Spirit" and now Ben Folds covering "Sleazy" by (our guilty pleasure du jour)
we felt it was only appropriate this week, that we compile some other unexpected covers. Here are six of the weirdest we can think of.
6. Sonic Youth do ... More >>
To a soundtrack of Cake and Led Zeppelin, Brian Kimball provides a window into the reconstruction of his Magic Curry Kart after its dust-saturated trip to Burning Man. It's the first official episode of a new Web series Kimball hopes will illuminate more of his personal story as an unconventional ... More >>
Take the sex and drugs out of rock 'n' roll, and much of what remains is tour stories and censorship. Instances of the latter date from rock's Brylcreem beginnings in the 1950s, forming part of a long bellow of outrage over America's popular culture by the more backward and fearful elements of our ... 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 >>
Joe EskenaziPolice lean in to speak with one of the suspects pulled off a T-Third train today after a passenger spotted a fellow rider with a gun
A phalanx of San Francisco Police swarmed an incoming T-train at Fourth and King, and arrested a passenger toting a gun moments ago. A fellow passenger ... More >>
It's been a rough summer for whales in the Bay Area. A humpback died near the Farallon Islands in July, a cargo ship killed a minke whale near the Port of Oakland last week, and yesterday a dead 35-footer washed up on Ocean Beach between Kirkham and Lawton.
Leviathan, we hardly knew ye! Let's o ... More >>
Dustin RabinThem Crooked VulturesNovember 19, 2009Fox Theater
Better Than: Listening to Robert Plant shy away from the high notes at Led Zeppelin's 2007 reunion show.
It's no accident that the supergroup has, in recent years, gone the way of New Coke, the McRib, and Lindsay Lohan's career. For ... More >>
Joe EskenaziCan we blame Led Zeppelin for this? Ever since the group released In Through the Out Door in 1979, folks have lost all respect for the sanctity of doors (We know, we know, it's bullshit -- but we're seeing if our lawyer can get a settlement out of this. Sssh!). Still, sometimes there's n ... More >>
So, we weren't at all surprised to see the above headline, "San Francisco restaurants appeal to Supreme Court." After all, with so many great restaurants to choose from, why shouldn't the local fare be appealing to our highest court? In fact, here's the breakdown: Chief Justice John Roberts: We hear ... More >>
After witnessing Sleepy Sun's show at Bottom of the Hill last night (my first time seeing them live), I count myself amongst the convinced that San Francisco's newest stars have been born. The band put on a performance that burned into your memory--and your retina, thanks to a film projector beaming ... More >>