Whether you preferred the dancefloor at Mighty, the plush environs of Bimbo's 365 Club, or the dewy late-night fields of Outside Lands, there were plenty of great concerts in San Francisco and the Bay Area in 2012. We reviewed many of them, from "secret" shows at semi-legal clubs to sprawling, three ... More >>
Our cover feature this week is on Bassnectar, the dance music behemoth that hails from right here in the Bay Area. The man behind Bassnectar is Lorin Ashton, who said a lot of interesting things in interviews that we didn't manage to get into our story. Helpfully, we've collected a list of them here ... More >>
First Aid Kit @ The Fillmore, Wednesday, Oct. 17
If First Aid Kit's music is proof, Stockholm must be much closer to the American South than any maps have had us believe. In "Emmylou," off January's The Lion's Roar, Swedish sisters Johanna and Klara Söderberg pay perfect homage to a bevy of America ... More >>
Prediction: In 10 years, no one's going to care about owning music as long as they have access to it.
Prediction: No one except for .1 percent of music listeners and Neil Young will pay for Neil Young's high-quality digital audio service.
Prediction: In 3030, mashups will finally be legal.
So i ... More >>
The hip-hop troupe 40Love is currently in possession of the most famous animal masks in modern Bay Area music history. Having made their debut in the video for Wallpaper's "#Stupidfacedd," the plastic faces are now being sported by three-quarters of the group in promotional pictures for upcoming alb ... More >>
Onemoredisco.comOne More Disco's Metallica remix contest drew intriguing entries.
See more of our Metallica Week coverage:
Metallica Brings Out Lou Reed, Kid Rock, Mercyful Fate, and More as the 30th Anniversary Party Continues
Author Brian Lew on the Early Days of Metallica and the Bay Ar ... More >>
Coachella 2012 is still more than four months away -- so naturally, it's time to start hyperventilating over rumored lineups for the first year the festival will stretch over two weekends. One "leaked" lineup appeared last week on StarzUncut, a celebrity gossip website with more than 58,000 Twitter ... More >>
Rekanize While many DJs can say they've performed alongside dance music icons such as Rusko, Bassnectar, and Mary Anne Hobbs, few can honestly claim that they've worn a purple furry dinosaur suit the entire time. Bay Area native Mochipet , who began his career with his well-known album, Girl ... More >>
Teengirl Fantasy is at Public Works on Thursday.
The weekend before us is one of the craziest out of the year. It's a time when two of the Bay Area's most popular outdoor festivals collide: LovEvolution and the Folsom Street Fair. I've already written up a recommendation for what to do after ... More >>
September 17, 2011
Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
Bassnectar, the Santa Cruz-based beatmonger whose given name is Lorin Ashton, turned Bill Graham Civic Auditorium into a "Bass Center" this past Saturday. Fans ... More >>
Ashel Eldridge has made the rounds. Otherwise known as Seasunz, Eldridge has emerged as a social and environmental activist, working with groups like Amazon Watch and Project Pink and partnering with Will.i.am to open a youth center in Oakland. And, lest we forget, he also makes music.
In ju ... More >>
Sub SwaraYou should know about Sub Swara, an electronic duo from New York that performs Friday at Public Works. Named after a club night that Dhruva and Dave Sharma started in the Big Apple -- which went on to feature sets by Mary Anne Hobbs and Bassnectar, among others -- the outfit now speciali ... More >>
Christopher VictorioAl Green's soul medley on Sunday had us wearing a stupid grin.Of all the things we'll remember about this year's Outside Lands festival -- the sun breaking through the fog during Al Green's set, the gaudy costumes of Empire of the Sun, and the incessant oonce oonce from the He ... More >>
www.joshuabrott.comBassnectarOne measure of musical success is being invited to one of the premiere music fests in the U.S. Among the most established and prestigious, of course, are Bonnaroo, Coachella, and All Tomorrow's Parties, the latter having the added cred of being curated by a different ... More >>
You know it. I know it. And apparently the rest of the world knows it too: SF DJs rule. A plethora of local DJs are among the nominees for America's Best DJ, a DJ Times- sponsored competition whose closing party takes place September 12 at Rain nightclub (in the Palms casino) ... More >>
Sea of Dreams / Eclectic Fever
December 31, 2008
Review and Photos by Eric K. Arnold
Eighth and Brannan streets held it down all night. The San Francisco intersection, which bisects the Concourse and the Gift Center was the site of two -count 'em, two - of the livest NYE spigots. Both events, as it ... More >>