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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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