By NATE WAGGONER
Nobunny (as "Zombunny," performing a variety of punk Halloween covers)
Shannon and the Clams (as The Misfits)
Audacity (as The Adolescents)
Uzi Rash (as The Doors)
October 26, 2012
The New Parish
Better than: Being haunted by the ghost of G.G. Allin.
The Halloween cover show has ... More >>
I should know better than to step within two time zones of Marilyn Monroe. She has a way of drawing the worst from writers of my gender. Stalwarts from Norman Mailer to Thomas Pynchon have embarrassed themselves, some at greater length than others, trying to mask their macabre and masturbatory impul ... More >>
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Better than: Watching hyped headliners deflate without an exciting opener.
The billing of Bleached as headliners over DIIV at the Rickshaw Stop last night was initially confusing. The group boasts three singles released in 2011, while DII ... More >>
Reports have emerged that poor little put-upon Glenn of the Danzig threw a hissy fit at Bonnaroo over the weekend because he thought photographers might be taking pictures of him. The nerve of those snappers! Doing their jobs! At a festival, of all places! I mean, is asking for some privacy when you ... More >>
Metallica performing with Glenn Danzig Friday night at the Fillmore.
Dec. 9 and 10, 2011
Better than: Turning 30 alone, we're assuming.
The birthday party for the biggest metal band in the world came to its finale this weekend with classic songs and surp ... More >>
The Lemonheads at the Independent Sunday night. The LemonheadsOct. 30, 2011The IndependentBetter than: Having to build a flux capacitor to get back to "the good old days."For Lemonheads fans, there's little more tantalizing than the prospect of hearing the band's finest album It's A Shame About R ... More >>
Howard KanGlitter Wizard plays Hemlock Tavern this SundayThese unseasonably warm days mean we must party. The city is begging us to invade it, take over clubs and bars, swarm parks, fill galleries; to enjoy its every offering. To maximize the fun, pick events with cheap entry fees. We've got the ... More >>
Luba RonissNastyNastyJasper Reeder is San Francisco lazer-bass aficionado NastyNasty, a vital asset to our city's increasingly vibrant electronic music landscape. He contributes his speaker-wobbling tracks to a handful of labels, including local institution Frite Nite, and can be seen regularly r ... More >>
Rob Crow and Zach Smith played Saturday at the IndependentRob Crow and Zach Smith, the confirmed sci-fi geeks and indie-rock schizophrenics who mastermind Pinback, came to the Independent on Saturday night to present "The Rob and Zach Show," a pared-down version of their darkly enchanting pop rev ... More >>
M. NunezDanzigAll Shall PerishToxic Holocaust@The Regency BallroomJune 27, 2010 Better than: The Backstreet Boys show happening around the corner.
The photo you see above, of Glen Danzig brooding with his eponymous band during a live performance, is not from the Regency Ballroom last night. The ... More >>
Mission-based indie rock band Upstairs Downstairs juxtaposes dark, atmospheric lyrics with lush folk-pop melodies, crafting the perfect soundtrack for foggy, rainy days in the city. The year-old act will be recording its first EP this December. Title pending, the disc will be a collection of cu ... More >>
1. Alice Cooper - "Welcome To My Nightmare"You can't have Halloween without Alice Cooper.
From his decapitation-happy live shows to his self-mocking sense of
humor, he's rock's king demon. (Sorry, Marilyn--we know how hard you
try.) But was Cooper ever better than when accompanied by the Muppets?
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