Tuesday, March 26, 2013
The Regency Ballroom
Better than: Snake-handling in a tent revival.
Twenty years ago, when Clutch was a young band of metal kids from the D.C. suburbs, they cranked out a few records that displayed a fondness for big guitar, fast songs, and eccentric lyrics. It was g ... More >>
As evinced bu my initial take on Tyler, the Creator's Goblin and my final opinion, a lot happens between one's first listen to an album and their final conclusion after taking it in several times. What I love about writing these features is that you get to read my pure, unvarnished thoughts about a ... More >>
Bama Glama: One part cupcakes, one part "Break Stuff"Each week we take a quick, cautious look at what's going on with televised cooking. This week: Bama Glama, a half-hour show not about food, Fridays at 4 a.m. (yes!) on the Food Network.
With Bama Glama, the Food Network pivots from food-ce ... More >>
It's common to round up the worst album art at the end of every year, but the ridicule is usually directed at easy targets. Album covers from old, out-of-touch musicians, second-rate rock acts, and popular bands that are already despised by music critics absorb most of the venom, while indie-leaning ... More >>
Oct. 7, 2011
Better than: Fasting.
Perhaps we shouldn't use Friday night's Jewish holiday for the purposes of a rock concert review, but Billy Corgan has a lot he should probably be atoning for: being a control freak, not asking two of his original band members back f ... More >>
Jack White is a man we like. We like the White Stripes, we like the Dead Weather -- hell, we even like bits and pieces of what The Raconteurs have done (yes, they're boring occasionally, but they really come alive from time to time). He's a maverick, a man with ambition, a ma ... More >>
Okay, everyone. Calm down. We know, we know.
While we can't say we were surprised to hear that Limp Bizkit's new album sucks something terrible, it's also undeniably true that, once upon a time, for a very short time, those nookie-obsessed Floridians were kind of awesome.
Yes, there was th ... More >>
Why did I choose to subject myself to Limp Bizkit? Because with the myriad of styles coming back -- think LinnDrum R&B ballads featuring on Bon Iver and Frank Ocean releases; the meaty '90s alt of Yuck and Male Bonding; the retrospective thrash metal of Kylesa -- it seem just about every era ... More >>
House of Pain's Danny Boy and Everlast are at the Fillmore tonight.More than a decade after its last "Jump Around," the indelible white rap group House of Pain -- featuring original members Everlast and Danny Boy -- is back out on the road for a reunion tour that kicks off tonight at the Fillmore ... More >>
Mark SeligerSlayer, with Kerry King at far rightLos Angeles thrash-metal juggernaut Slayer has been kicking ass so ferociously for so long that the word "fucking" has practically been appended to the front of the band's name. Raising the metal bar for brutality and blasphemy over the course of ne ... More >>
Was seeing Petty's grin worth the price? Tell us in the comments sectionSummer 2010 is turning out to be a bloodbath for the concert industry. As Billboard reports:Individual shows, legs of tours, or entire tours have been canceled or postponed by such artists as U2 (due to Bono's back surgery), ... More >>
One of Scotland's finest musical exports, the Trashcan Sinatras, will play at Slim's on Tuesday, June 1. We asked the band a few pertinent questions. Barry Gibb, if you're reading this: Get in touch. -- Vicky Walker
Izumi KamazawaTrashcan Sinatras bring the swing
SF Weekly: What are we draggin ... More >>