The Rolling Stones
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Oracle Arena, Oakland
Better than: Bands that don't bother building an aura in the first place.
The World's Greatest Rock 'n' Roll Band is fallible.
In theory, the Rolling Stones may be perfect. But onstage in Oakland last night, they were not. On the secon ... More >>
Friday, Feb. 1, 2013
Fans of still active '60s-era rock acts are being faced with some stark choices when their heroes hit the road these days. Instead of "Is it worth shelling out the big bucks to see them?" the question has become "Is this my last chance to se ... More >>
S.F. garage-rocker Ty Segall just won't stop. Last year he released three albums -- all of them excellent -- and prepared two reissues of old material that will see release this year. On top of all that, he apparently found time to start a whole new band, this time with old pal and guitarist Charlie ... More >>
Phyllis KeatingPete TownshendLast night, Who guitarist Pete Townshend made a rousing speech at a British radio festival, blasting Apple's iTunes store for its treatment of musicians "whose work it bleeds like a digital vampire." His speech even included a list of things Townshend believes App ... More >>
Something stinks, and it's you.Dear Julian Casablancas,
Remember how the Strokes were good that one time in 2001? Yeah, we're ready to forget that ever happened -- but then again, we're pretty sure you already have.
Once upon a time, you brought us the bouncy, gritty swagger of "Last Nite" ... More >>
Before Girls' Christopher Owens, there was another rock star whose curiously tragic backstory prefaced any mention of his name. Mark E Everett, or Mr. E, of The Eels is undoubtedly one of the most interesting rock stars around. Despite his reclusive demeanor, often hiding like the Unabo ... More >>
A double bass -- in a single pieceWhen musician Dave Carroll's $3,500 guitar was broken on a United Airlines flight, he did what musicians can be expected to do: He wrote a song about it. Kenneth Laxer has, to date, penned no ditties -- though he's lost a far more valuable instrument to the custo ... More >>
Well, that headline is technically true, but lemme explain. Local genre-hoppers Mushroom will settle into some old school Who material this Saturday, Feb. 20 at the Make-Out Room. The band, which features members of Citay and Brightblack Morning Light, will be performing Pete Townshend's sci fi rock ... More >>
Arty Texas post-hardcore band ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead has a new album, The Century of Self *, due out in February. The group'll also be hitting the asphalt for a national tour, which finds its way into Slim's on Monday, March 16; tickets cost $18 and go on sale this Sunday, Jan ... More >>