"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 >>
Over two shows last night and Monday, The Voice finally concluded and crowned a winner. As already discussed, we're weren't thrilled with the choices for finalists this year, but loved one of them (Juliet Simms) so much, we were willing to watch four hours of this thing to see how things turned out. ... More >>
As you may have gathered from all the relentless hype and advertising and media anticipation, The Hunger Games movie is finally out today. And, yes, despite our vaguely dismissive tone, we're actually thoroughly excited about the whole thing. Especially since Rolling Stone just told us to "relax" ... More >>
The 54th Annual Grammy Awards happened yesterday. Which we're sure you know already. If you missed it, however, you may have missed some of the weirdest details. So here, for your convenience, is a timeline of events. Get comfortable, 'cause this thing was a three-and-a-half-hour carnival of absurdi ... More >>
No matter what you've read, the Black Keys are as generic as Kings of Leon. The super-successful Brothers was a good record, but didn't escape its own sameyness by the time you're waiting for it to be over. And their success only speaks to the market's sore vain need for a famous rock band right no ... More >>
Foster the People: Not bad. But also not that good.
Music criticism is as much an affliction as an occupation -- especially these days, it's far more reliable as a sickness than a paycheck. Things Music Critics Hate is an occasional series that will attempt to diagnose and explain the broadly ... More >>
You're a wild type. A rebel. The kind of person who likes life a little spicier. The kind of person who wants a flash of Tabasco™ lighting up your shot of Southern Comfort™. Like a fling between liquor and pepper sauce, you're a radical -- you probably even listen to that dubstep music.
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Foster the People at the Fillmore
Foster the People
Oct. 14, 2011
Better than: Seeing Maroon 5 in concert (and they're not bad)
There was a gigantic "Woo!" from the crowd at the mere sight of Mark Foster walking across the stage while instruments were being set up. In a f ... More >>
sunovasurfboards/FlickrAdam Levine.We know there's a rockin' contestant from Santa Cruz still in the running to be The Next American Idol (be sure to over-enunciate every word, like Seacrest), but SFoodie is all about the fact that S.F. chef Traci Des Jardins is still in the running to be The ... More >>
In which we sit through three and a half hours of Grammys twaddle, so you don't have to:
8:01 p.m.: Show opens with an Aretha Franklin montage. Okay...
8:03 p.m.: Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Hudson, Florence Welch, Yolanda Adams, and Martina McBride perform "Natural Woman" together, then take i ... More >>
All the Black Lips' mayhem can be yours, free -- egg nog optional.This latest show-as-free-advertising at least has good taste -- and we're talking about the bands, people, not the booze. (Nothing against rum; sorry, Maroon 5!) Sailor Jerry is paying your way to a good-ol' garage-rock slam with A ... More >>
This is bullshit.Yesterday we informed you of a free Maroon 5 show at the Fillmore this Monday -- free, that is, if you pick up tickets at a local AT&T store. (It's a promo for the new Windows phone.) Well, turns out there is a additional cost involved, and we're not talking about Muni fare. ... More >>
Christopher Wray-McCannMaroon 5: "We drop our phones in the toilet, like, all the time."And so the great cell phone-promotion concert series continues. We already told you how to see local indie-poppers Rogue Wave for free at Great American Music Hall this Thursday courtesy of Verizon. The latest ... More >>
With the return of The CW's humdrum spin-off soap 90210 this week (March 9), we guilty-pleasure seekers are likely to be treated to a season of catfights, trysts, and--most importantly--new music cameos.
Like its contemporaries Gossip Girl and The OC, the new 90210 has made an obvious effort ... More >>
By Annie ZaleskiPop music often gets a bad rap for being disposable or vapid, and in many cases that's true. (Katy Perry, Danity Kane and the Pussycat Dolls, step right up!) But every year, a few irresistible bits of innovative ear candy rocket up the charts and seep into our subconscious. The foll ... More >>