UnderCover SF presents Kid A February 24, 2013 Rickshaw Shop Better than: That Stereogum Kid A mixtape; reading the Kid A 33 ⅓ book while listening to Kid A. There's an Internet-famous Chuck Klosterman essay about cover bands. The crux of it: if artists become artists to express themselves, why ... More >>
Festival season is now in full swing. And San Francisco's own Stern Grove Festival -- which brings free performances to that serene grove on the western side of the city -- just announced its 2012 lineup, which includes Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Ozomatli, and OK Go. Along with the unique artists ... More >>
Joyo Velarde is taking a break from being everybody's back-up singer. After incessant touring with Jurassic 5, the Living Legend Crew, Blackalicious, Michael Franti, Zion I, Ozomatli, and husband Lyrics Born, among many others, the classically-trained, Pleasanton-based, Quannum Projects vocalist ... More >>
Poleng Lounge, soon to be R.I.P.January is a bad month for pink slips. Not only have I been getting multiple goodbye emails from publicists laid off from their jobs at the labels in the past week, but now I'm getting word about local venues that are shuttering in 2010. The biggest among them is P ... More >>
New Year's Eve options abound for both champagne and beer budgets.
Chali 2na, Gift of Gab, & Mr. Lif, hosted by Lyrics Born November 7, 2009 The Independent Better Than: This year's VH1 Hip-Hop Honors Indie hip-hop icons still pack them in up in the Bay Area. On Saturday night, the Independent was dominated by indie artists who have spent more than 15 ... More >>
Well, lots of things, actually
Hot summer concerts for tastes all along the codger spectrum
Bands reunited, sock-stuffing legends, and chanteuses from Charo to Chaka? It could only mean summer sounds in the Bay Area!
DJ Motion Potion's populist approach to spreading the funk has got dance-floor denizens hot, bothered, and coming back for more
Nuclear subs, gothic hip hop, and a world-traveled septet's motley musical influences
MC Kiwi brings a Filipino treat to the hip hop dinner table
Damned; Money Mark Nishita; Cousteau; Nigel Peppercock
The Funky Precedent Vol 2 (Matador/No Mayo)
Published April 26, 2000