Monday, April 1, 2013
Better than: Watching Phoenix play on a giant LCD screen from a mile away.
Later this month, Phoenix will headline the second night of Coachella, playing for about 80,000 people. A few months after that, the band will get virtually top bill ... More >>
[Editor's note: As you've probably heard, massive So-Cal music festival Coachella is going on its first cruise this winter, featuring Pulp, James Murphy, and Sleigh Bells, among other acts. Liz Tracy, music editor of our sister paper in Broward County, Fl., is aboard the S.S. Coachella , so we'll be ... More >>
Bare Wires, the Oakland trio whose lean, gritty power-pop made it one of the best of a recent class of Bay Area garage bands, broke up recently after melting down onstage at South By Southwest and cancelling the remainder of its national tour, according to frontman Matthew Melton.
The band still ha ... More >>
Yes, music lovers, it's that time of year once more where we pack our party shoes into our well-worn cases and fly off to Austin, Texas, for the South by Southwest music "conference." (Really, people? Conference? If everyone was being honest, this thing would be called South by So Wasted.) As any ... More >>
Jay BlakesbergWarren Hellman at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass
Warren Hellman, the billionaire banjo-picker and eccentric who founded the free Hardly Strictly Bluegrass music festival, lost his battle with leukemia on Sunday. He was 77.
Hellman was a successful investment banker a beloved philant ... More >>
Flickr/ghewgillPizza: Still not a diet food, not even at SXSW.Sure, you ostensibly came to SXSW to see live music. But pick your shows and your meals right, and the week of South-By can also make an amazing body-slimming opportunity. You might even graduate to a new leg-hugging level of skinny je ... More >>
The hairy beast himself.Back in 1994, then 19-year-old Woolfy already knew DJing was his destiny. Sneaking into infamous parties like Flammable Liquid and Does Your Mama Know in downtown Los Angeles, he discovered his affinity for house music. Seeing through his young eyes that DJs were the deiti ... More >>
Jason StoffRobyn at the Pitchfork Music Festival in ChicagoJust when it seemed cool to hate the taste-making music site Pitchfork, one critic went and ripped the site (and its music festival in Chicago this past weekend) a good one. So how did indie-loving blogs and blog readers respond -- that i ... More >>
Brian PritchardThe Fresh & OnlysSan Francisco suffers no lack of indie-focused music festivals. But the summertime Mission Creek Music and Arts Festival has a particular homegrown charm to it, lining up a good slab of local talent each year. This year's lineup looks especially solid. The fest ... More >>
Yo La Tenga plays this summer's Left Coast FestLast year, San Jose held its first annual Left Coast Live Music Festival, and no one really heard about it. It was headlined by Bay Area's soul man Booker T. and East Bay rapper Lyrics Born. Dubbed "a mini-SXSW", the Left Coast Live Music Festival wa ... More >>
Image via Sean Osteen/Flickr
There's a reason we prefer to be chained to our computers. While complaints about AT&T service are a dime a dozen, we hear the situation is particularly dire at this year's Coachella music festival, where attendees are reporting text message delays up to six hour ... More >>
Taylor DavidsonSarah Evans, Shauna Causey and Sloane BerrentThe old adage that ladies get no love in tech is a thing of the past, at least here in Austin, TX. On Saturday March 13, a group of 90 wave-making women gathered at the top of Frost Bank Tower (the building that looks like a giant nose h ... More >>
Photo by Laughing Squid/ Scott Beale
It's T minus 19 hours until the annual liquid re-union that is SXSW. While the more massive crowds show up for the music festival on the 17th, SXSW is also home to the world's biggest tech-fest, SXSWi, which runs from the 12th to the 16th.
That means a ... More >>
San Francisco's big, annual, club-based indie rock fest, Noise Pop, laid out its initial offerings for the 2010 lineup. Between February 23rd and March 1 of next year, the promoters will host shows by Magnetic Fields, Mark Kozelek, Rogue Wave, Atlas Sound, The Soundtrack of Our Lives, Four Tet, J ... More >>
Joseph SchellIsrael Nebeker of Blind Pilot.Israel Nebeker is the lead singer and guitarist for Portland's own, Blind Pilot, whose debut album, 3 Rounds and a Sound, has quickly launched the band into indie folk pop stardom. SF Weekly sat down with Nebeker yesterday to chat about the benefits and ... More >>