City Lights Bookstore
Monday, March 25, 2013
Better than: Everything else happening in North Beach last night.
The walls of City Lights Bookstore are littered with relics of past literary events, and it's difficult to scan the posters without feeling nostalgic. But the iconic bookstor ... More >>
It's gonna suck. But contrary to popular belief, Aerosmith is new to sucking. At its best -- "Cryin'," "Janie's Got a Gun," "Dream On," "Love in an Elevator" -- American rock has never been better, bawdier, or more maximal. Aerosmith is like if New York Dolls grew up on Thriller (or helped invent it ... More >>
In many ways, pop culture in 2012 is more sophisticated than ever. Hit TV shows and movies boast plots that are more twisty-turny than was once allowed; the general public's understanding of what Joni Mitchell once called "the star-maker machinery" seems pretty thorough by now; and there seems less ... More >>
Wild FlagWild Flag: The concept of a "supergroup"-- wherein performers with cool and/or exciting pedigrees find themselves in something resembling a "band" -- dies hard. Imagine your favorite musicians playing together! Frequently, expectations exceed results -- a collection of individuals do ... More >>
Nobunny and Ty Segall play as garage greats this Friday.On Friday, Brick and Mortar Music Hall will present a Halloween show that we're truly excited about. Naturally, it consists of some of our favorite local artists -- Nobunny and Ty Segall among them -- but given the time of the year, ther ... More >>
In case you still needed to know the difference between R.E.M. and U2, R.E.M. just broke up and U2 dies only when Bono is put in the ground.
Whatever today's (honestly shocking) announcement means about R.E.M.'s 31-year-career, well, what did anything ever mean with this ban ... More >>
Listen to this while high: Tunabunny's Minima Moralia.Behind the buzz: Behold
the prose accompanying the second album from this Athens, Ga., riot squad: "On
last year's debut album, Tunabunny was out to destroy rock music. With Minima
Moralia, they intend to redeem it." Oh, as they say, ... More >>
You know it's going to be a good month of concerts when the lineup starts with U2 and ends with Rihanna. Whether small or large, sweet and soulful or eardrum-piercing, you can be sure that SF Weekly was at the concert. Here are the best of the Bay Area June concerts in photos.
Christopher Victorio ... More >>
Gil RiegoMotley Crue
The New York Dolls
June 15, 2011
@ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
Looking at those names above, how could it not have been a wild night? Brett Michaels and Tommy Lee in one giant room -- not to mention punk legends the New York Dolls? Plus, a contraption ... More >>
June 10, 2011
Slim'sBetter than: Beating your meat to pulp.
First off, there were way too many women for what purist old
geezers up-and-down swear is orthodox for an old-skool punk show. Many of the
early arrivals milling before the stage at S ... More >>
Go all the way back to the beginning of punk, before it was even called "punk," before Sid Vicious was a Sex Pistol, back in the original time of those punk godfathers the New York Dolls, and you will discover a band called CRIME that formed in San Francisco. Most credit this band with recording the ... More >>
Bitchin Kitchen/FacebookNadia G's Bitchin Kitchen cooking show reecently debuted in the U.S. We had the pleasure of meeting a very bitchin' gal last week. Nadia G had just arrived in town from Montreal for BlogHer Food, where she was speaking on a panel called Be Your Own Food Network. You mi ... More >>