By ELIZABETH GARONE
Full disclosure. Growing up in the '80s, I was not a big Def Leppard fan and never even considered going to one of their concerts.
But two-and-a-half decades later came the irresistible bait: the ticket plus a pre-party at a gorgeous Alameda home with alcohol and catered food ... More >>
Name: Prank Records
Owner: Ken Sanderson
Headquarters: Richmond District, San Francisco
Label one-sheet: Prank Records is a prolific hardcore punk label based in San Francisco that boasts 136 releases from bands worldwide since its inception 1995. Bay Area bands play a pivotal role ... More >>
Today, the Antichrist heads up a company that charters private jets. The standard rental features a plush, zebra-striped interior. He also operates a chain of bar-and-grill restaurants that specialize in garish décor and $9.95 caprese salads.
In the mid-1980s, it was impossible to escape the apoc ... More >>
This Thursday, one-time New Edition member and new jack swing icon Johnny Gill will be performing a set at Yoshi's. Credited as the creation of Teddy Riley, new jack swing saw R&B vocals being fused with uptempo beats coated in the bumptious attitude of hip-hop. At the subgenre's height in the '90s, ... 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 >>
Charlie Wilson and his winged angel dancers.KBLX Stone Soul Concert
Sunday, May 29, 2011
@ Sleep Train Pavilion
Better than: Not hollering and dancing for nine hours
KBLX 102.9 FM has long been known as the "Quiet Storm," but until we attended the Stone Soul Concert on Sunday, we had no ide ... More >>
Listen to this while high: High Time by MC5.
Behind the buzz: Our recent visit to the Detroit retro-rock showroom sends us straight to the Cadillac of crunk rock, the Motor City Five. Elektra Records' overweening lust for a piece of the huge Midwestern rock LP market led to its short-lived assoc ... More >>
Hot ChipHot Chip
@ The Warfield
October 17, 2010
Better than: Spending the same amount of time waiting to get off Treasure Island.
London's Hot Chip came on the scene (our scene, anyway) circa 2006 with a song called "Boy From School," and it's made nice work of holding on to that ... More >>