Nellie McKay

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2012

    Justin Bieber's Believe: A First Listen

    Like my colleague Andrew Stout, I have mostly managed to avoid Justin Bieber for what I'm pretty sure are good reasons. He's a typical "innocent" white male singer trying to represent universality to nonwhites and nonmales. Then there's his musical blandness: bits that crept through my defenses of " ... More >>

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    October 25, 2011

    Lana Del Rey's Disappeared Full-Length Debut: A First Listen

    Lana Del Rey, aka Lizzy Grant​ Lana Del Rey, aka Lizzy Grant, might have had last year's then-obscure album as Lizzy Grant off the market after it floundered on iTunes for two months, but sure enough, it has resurfaced. And the record puts a lot more body under the myth and the controversy tha ... More >>

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    April 13, 2011
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    October 27, 2010
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    June 28, 2010

    Taj Mahal, Ravi Shankar, Vieux Farka Touré Among Performers in SF Jazz Festival

    Cedric AngelesVieux Farka Touré​The nonprofit SFJAZZ announced its lineup today for the 28th annual San Francisco Jazz Festival, which runs from September 14 to November 20. Tickets go on sale Sunday, July 11, and prices vary for each concert. Highlights include:Taj Mahal, Toumani Diabaté and Vi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2010

    What To Do? Nellie McKay @ Great American Music Hall

    ​Nellie McKay @ Great American Music Hall Our love of Nellie McKay knows few bounds, because she's the female Rufus Wainwright, she's Lucille Ball plus Janeane Garofalo, and most of all she's a mad, cracked master of lyrics. But why should this feminist be interested in Doris Day, the musician wh ... More >>

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    March 17, 2010
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    December 5, 2008

    Wonderland Walk, transPOP and Labyrinth: Your Weekend Hitlist

    By Melissa BaronIt's official, Christmas has hit San Francisco. There are still lots of things to do this weekend besides checking out holiday decorations downtown and downing peppermint bark sundaes. Here's the scoop:On Friday from 6-10 pm hang out in the Lower Haight for the Lower Haight Wonderlan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2008

    Outside Lands adds single day tickets

    (Lupe Fiasco) As predicted, Outside Lands Festival has broken down their package ticket sales ($225.50 a pop) into single-day tickets ($85.00), a much more manageable fee given the shitty economic times in which us music lovers live. As of May 1, both the single and the three day passes will be on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2008

    Beck, Primus, Ben Harper Added to Outside Lands Lineup

    The Outside Lands Festival, SF's own version of Coachella, is getting mightier by adding Beck, Primus, Ben Harper, and many more acts to a lineup that already boasts Radiohead, Tom Petty, and Jack Johnson. For $225.50 (for all three days; so far promoters seem to be holding out on whether they'll of ... More >>

  • Music

    February 6, 2008
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    August 30, 2006

    The Accidental Tourists

    Trachtenburg Family Slide Show Players create perfect Kodak moments

  • Music

    January 19, 2005

    Hyooj in '05

    Behold! A handful of bands to keep an eye on in the coming year

  • Music

    June 30, 2004

    Hear This

    Local musicmakers remake Brian Eno's masterpiece; Rachel Yamagata's not-so-sunshiney torch songs

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