Father John Misty
Thurdsay, Jan. 24, 2013
Better than: Seeing the Walkmen alone.
The concept of co-headliners is a false one. Yes, it's great to get two noteworthy acts for the price of one. And bands of a similar stature can tour together, share the same line on a marquee ... More >>
Matt SmithThe National at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium on Saturday night.
Dec. 3, 2011
Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
Better than: Seeing any other American rock band.
"Anyone got extras? [To his partner] Hey, whatcha got?"
"Just a hard dick and some bub ... More >>
Russ Harrington (russharrington.com) for Harp MagazineGrace Potter gets intimate with democracySo you're the kind of person who forgets to vote. And in such a democracy-happy burg as S.F., where voters are asked to weigh in frequently on such trivialities as the mix of recycled material in the to ... More >>
Christopher VictorioBroken Social Scene's Kevin Drew crowd-surfs at the end of his set.Treasure Island Music Festival, Day TwoOctober 17, 2010Better than: Listening to '90s alt-rock on your Walkman during a damp walk to school.Well, it rained. But other than that wet little nod from Mother N ... More >>
Judgment Day plays Saturday at the Bicycle Music FestivalStringed heavy metal acts operated by bicycle power, teenage dance parties, and legendary country-folk ingénues in the park -- San Francisco has it all this weekend for less than the cost of a few pounds of organic summer fruit. Here's our ... More >>
Richard HaickThe National
The Fox Theater
May 26, 2010
Better than: High Violet, a flawed, delicate, frustrating, gorgeous, boring album.
Matt Berninger does not want to look at the audience. Matt Berninger looks scared. Matt Berninger must swill -- no, chug -- wine (white wine in ... More >>