Perry Farrell

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2012

    Live 105's BFD: Jane's Addiction, Fun., and Garbage Get the Sun-Drenched Masses Moving

    Live 105's BFD, with Jane's Addiction, Garbage, Cake, fun., Neon Trees, and more Saturday, June 2, 2012 Shoreline Amphitheater Better than: Listening to Live 105 for 12 consecutive hours. True to its name, Live 105's BFD was a big fucking deal yet again this year. We're talking more than three doz ... More >>

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    November 29, 2011

    Is This the Coachella 2012 Lineup?

    Coachella 2012 is still more than four months away -- so naturally, it's time to start hyperventilating over rumored lineups for the first year the festival will stretch over two weekends. One "leaked" lineup appeared last week on StarzUncut, a celebrity gossip website with more than 58,000 Twitter ... More >>

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    September 2, 2011

    Five EDM Tours that Paved the Way for Identity Festival

    Colin Young-WolffWe've seen this before...​ The good folks of Identity Festival, which comes to Shoreline this Saturday, don't want to lie to you. Yet despite what they've claimed, they're not the first-ever electronic touring festival ever seen in America. It's merely the first electronic-onl ... More >>

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    June 3, 2011

    Jane's Addiction to Release New Album, World Covers Ears in Anticipation

    There's a funny thing that happens to a lot of old rock stars. Maybe it's because they're surrounded by sycophants who never say no. Or because all that fan adoration goes to their heads. Or because too much critical acclaim can irreversibly inflate the ego. Whatever it is, quite frequently they jus ... More >>

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    May 11, 2011

    Jane's Addiction at Google: The Revolution Will Be Ruined by People with Smartphones

    Jane's Addiction, on ten million screens.​ Pretty much every concert is a forest of cellphone videography these days, but this one especially: Jane's Addiction, performing at Google's I/O developer conference last night. Check out the full official video of the band's 40-minute set below -- it ... More >>

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    April 19, 2010

    Coachella in Photos: Jay-Z, She & Him, Perry Farrell, Boots Riley, More

    We had our own little Coachella last week in SF, with shows by MGMT, Beach House, Faith No More, Charlotte Gainsbourg, the Dead Weather, Passion Pit, Spoon, and Atoms For Peace, among other Bay Area gigs. But photographer Christopher Victoria went to the actual Coachella down south and sent us the f ... More >>

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    May 20, 2009
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    March 6, 2009

    10 Known (and Little-Known) Facts About Paul Oakenfold (And Free Tix!)

    Viva La Oakey: Paul Oakenfold10. In the late '70s, at the age of 21, Paul Oakenfold snuck into Studio 54 and met Cher and Donald Trump. 9. While living in New York, he was influenced by house music pioneer Larry Levan at the Paradise Garage. 8. In the '80s, he served as A&R for the UK's Champion ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2009

    Coachella Lineup Announced: Paul McCartney, MBV, Leonard Cohen

    Coachella has the 2009 music festival advantage by being one of the first outta the gate to announce its gigantic lineup. Although standing in the desert sun with billions of music fans doesn't sound like my kinda weekend, I'm nonetheless very impressed with the scope of the performers at this year' ... More >>

  • Music

    October 29, 2008


    Lemonade (True Panther)

  • Culture

    January 16, 2008

    All Tomorrow's Art Parties

    Some artists are mad at Gen Art, but the organization says putting on its shows is no party

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    October 31, 2007
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    March 8, 2006

    Misc. Reviews

    If it's kinda, sorta music-related, we'll review it. This week: Nardwuar the Human Serviette's new DVD.

  • Year End

    December 15, 2004


    In a scandal-ridden election year, the year's top ten music stories were all about winning the popular vote.

  • Music

    August 4, 2004


    What Perry Farrell's up to now that Lollapalooza's kaput, and two very different daytime dance options

  • Music

    December 17, 2003

    Soul Rebel

    Steffen Franz is quite the optimist. First he took the "slack" out of dancehall, now he's crusading to help heal the wounds of a country.

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    December 18, 2002



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    November 13, 2002

    Land of the Lost

    After 13 years, Savage Republic returns to find its Middle Eastern post-punk world largely intact

  • News

    October 17, 2001

    SF Music Awards 2001

    An exotic adventure into the mysterious world of sound!

  • Music

    October 10, 2001

    House Of Tudor

    Gothic blues, creature features, and a respite for the H.E.A.R.-ing impaired

  • Music

    December 20, 2000

    Pop Philosophy riffs its last, so the Great American Music Hallís for sale. Again.

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    February 24, 1999
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    December 30, 1998
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    December 23, 1998
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    January 7, 1998
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    December 17, 1997
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    October 8, 1997
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    August 20, 1997
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    July 23, 1997
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    March 26, 1997
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    December 25, 1996
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    June 12, 1996
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    May 15, 1996
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    June 14, 1995

    Green's Day

    The Alternative Nation discovers the Rev. Al Green

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