There's a certain euphoria that comes with Thursday morning. It's all about anticipation: with the bulk of the week lalready handled, the mind begins to wander towards the leisure potential of Friday and Saturday. Trust us when we say, we know that feeling. So to assist you in your workday daydreami ... More >>
Greensky Bluegrass with Sam Bush
Friday, March 15, 2013
Better than: Knocking around a hacky sack in Golden Gate Park.
Greensky Bluegrass is one of the nation's leading newgrass bands. What's that mean? Essentially, they bring world-class musicianship to old-school hippie-rock jams. T ... More >>
Lights Down Low presents L-Vis 1990, SFV Acid, Urulu
Friday, Oct. 26, 2012
Better than: The book I read afterwards, which featured grotesque images of a dead animal/machine hybrid called the "Rabot."
Last week I finished reading Come Into My Kitchen, a book about the Robert Johnson club in ... More >>
Viacom's decision to yank its programming from the Web last week as a tactic in its dispute with DirecTV was absolutely insane. The last people to realize this fact were Viacom's executives. As of Tuesday, the company had restored The Daily Show and The Colbert Report. Since it's the middle of summe ... More >>
Los Angeles rocker Hanni El Khatib comes off like a badass. Car crashes adorn his release covers, his songs are inspired by '50s blues and '60s garage, and in at least one tune ("You Rascal You," a cover), the song's narrator stalks an adulterer with murderous intent.
Khatib's image -- that of a my ... More >>
Rock 'n' roll culture died in 2011. It's got nothing to do with your opinion of Bon Iver, but everything to do with Rolling Stone. The former leading voice of modern music upheld its immaculate reputation this year... by starting an official wine club. It's filled with bottles branded with imagery f ... More >>
I've come to understand that if you geek out over particle acceleration or cryobiology or creating special powders from a pig's bladder for the purpose of re-growing fingertips, then you're spared from ridicule as your infatuation largely benefits the species. However, if your thing is War of ... More >>
Nick ThienemanYoung Widows perform Friday at Thee Parkside
An unusual recording environment helps add mystique and character to a record. Nine Inch Nails made The Downward Spiral in the Beverly Hills house where the Sharon Tate murders happened. Bon Iver fans have that great visual of Justin ... More >>
The juke at Aub Zam ZamThe heyday of authentic jukeboxes is long over. With many bars installing those nasty touchscreen digital Internet boxes, the old school record-flipping kind of jukebox is a dying breed. And this is in the town that originated the concept of jukeboxes back in 1889. So what ... More >>
Portland's The Caps, performing at Summer Solstice Spectacle on SaturdayOn this fine Pride weekend, let's step back and take a moment to appreciate all the superb events our foggy town has to offer without high costs or shitty attitudes. Where else in the world can you find citywide Michael Jacks ... More >>