It's Red Baraat with the Saturday morning dance party
This Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival definitely felt more hardly than strictly. Red Baraat kicked off the party on Saturday morning, and it didn't matter that they were a full-throttle, self-proclaimed "pluralism"-proselytizing funk band, rath ... More >>
Uh-oh. Wayne Coyne from The Flaming Lips unleashed the wrath of Erykah Badu this week by releasing a video for their collaboration, "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face," without getting her approval first. Which was kind of important, since the video features crazy close-ups of all (and we do mean ... More >>
Friday, May 11, 2012
Better than: Every previous Pink Floyd-related tour. No, really.
Apparently those epic theatrical extravaganzas mounted by Pink Floyd in the 1970s and '80s -- with their massive film projections and towering marionettes -- just weren't getting Roger Wate ... More >>
Listen to this while high: Future of the Left's Polymers are Forever EP.Behind the buzz: Hyperliterate
Welsh provocateurs Future of the Left scored heavily with 2009's Travels with Myself and Another, so it
won't do to dismiss the Polymers are
Forever EP (out as of yesterday on Xtra Mile and ... More >>
Roger Waters can't hear the kids, but they're shouting, "Dude, rock 'n' roll is dead!"
It's not ageism, people -- this blog reviewed Roger Waters' performance of the Wall in Oakland last December and found it humongous, riveting, and revolutionary. To call the Wall a classic rock document is ... More >>
As you might imagine, combing back numbers of my Listen to This While High column and my own vast library for a reasonable stab at the Fifty Stoniest Songs Ever is a labor and hashish intensive experience. Preliminary fossickings unearthed these half-hundred favorites, many of which may seem unfamil ... More >>
This week: Blow smoke with Ancestors' Invisible White EP.
Behind the buzz: The exciting new release finds SoCal's reigning kings of heavy psych in a neither lighthearted nor frolicsome mood. Weightier than Tee Pee labelmates Night Horse or The Warlocks, this quintet specializes in a dro ... More >>
Given the dizzying array of musical acts that tramp through San Francisco every year, and the number of those shows our hard-working photographers attend, it was no easy feat to round up their best shots. What follows is a sampling of some of the most exciting, interesting live music photos All Shoo ... More >>
Christopher VictorioRoger Waters performed The Wall at Oracle Arena Friday night.Roger Waters' 'The Wall'
December 3, 2010@ Oracle Arena
Better than: A hippie-dippy stoner protest.
We don't need no education
We don't need no thought control
We sang the anthem as school kids. In bong-fuele ... More >>
"This is boring, let's write some songs!"After nearly two years of touring in support of the 2008 album Death Magnetic -- the return-to-form-of-sorts that followed the musical and image disaster of 2003's St. Anger -- the Bay Area's own Metallica is discussing plans to record its next album. Of c ... More >>
Who you callin' theatrical?At first, when we heard that Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich told a New Zealand newspaper that his Bay Area metal band is working on a "theatrical" new tour, were kinda confused. Did he mean a tour of smaller theaters (which would be rad, although likely impossible t ... More >>
What I assume is the cover of the new Scissor Sisters record, Night Work, visible on the group's Web site, is pretty awesome. Who doesn't love a close up photo of a tight ass in sweatpants? No one, that's who. The album comes out June 28, and the first single, "Invisible Light" continue ... More >>