By CORY SKLAR
It's Oscar season again, which means close to nothing to music nerds. Most of the time, of course, the Oscars bring very little to the table in terms of great music. Sure, they have their Best Original Song and Best Score categories. And sure, sometimes Three 6 Mafia, Trent Reznor, or ... More >>
By NATE WAGGONER
Nobunny (as "Zombunny," performing a variety of punk Halloween covers)
Shannon and the Clams (as The Misfits)
Audacity (as The Adolescents)
Uzi Rash (as The Doors)
October 26, 2012
The New Parish
Better than: Being haunted by the ghost of G.G. Allin.
The Halloween cover show has ... More >>
Christopher VictorioAtlas Sound's Bradford Cox at Bimbo's on Saturday.
Feb. 25, 2012
Bimbo's 365 Club
Better than: Honestly, I've never seen anything like this.
Tonight, and likely at all other Atlas Sound sets, some c ... More >>
2010 continued 2009's heavy schedule of reissues, with release of spruced-up editions of Exile on Main St. and the Apple Records catalog being flogged as mainstream news items. Geezer rockers of course take this as definitive proof that today's music sucks. Premature post-postmods like Patton Oswal ... More >>
Woven BonesThe SandwitchesThe SplintersBottom of the Hill9 p.m., $10Austin, Texas, the Live Music Capital of the World, brings us - live music. Woven Bones is a garage rock trio, emphasis on rock. The band features brittle tempos that make you want to throw your head around, a bassline that's les ... More >>
Roky Erickson and Okkervil River
Thursday, March 20, 2010
Better than: Scraping the carpet for that tab you might've dropped several years ago.
Roky Erickson spent last night on stage at the Fillmore, backed by a rocking Okkervil River and an enthusiastic crowd, who cheered and sang ... More >>
Roky Erickson and Okkervil RiverPsych garage legend Roky Erickson makes his first album in 14 years with Okkervil River, plays The Fillmore with the band tonight. [SF Gate]
SF's Monarchs hire Mission day-laborers to star in a music video. [Mission Mission]
Hyphy's dead, but what are its stars d ... More >>
Mayyors by Andrew Scott (via Fecal Face)There's so much to do this weekend, now that all the crap things you had to do are done. On this week's list, we have art in a van, gallery shows in retail outlets (with beer), bass music in the basement, the art of turntablism, and tunes to blow out the tubes ... More >>
The Bay Area has the psychedelic side of rock well-covered. From the acid-soaked experiments of 1960s San Francisco ballrooms to the PBR-sloshing sweat happenings of today's garages, we have the druggy, disjointed sound down. Bands like The Myonics, a five-piece East Bay outfit that's opening Fri ... More >>
In Store spotlights the Bay Area's quirkiest, most beloved, weirdest, and/or otherwise-most-interesting record stores. Our region's unmistakable friskiness and cultural capital emanate from those dusty, creaky, hard-to-find, money-losing, insanely huge, hilariously small, and often-crowded (at le ... More >>
1. Alice Cooper - "Welcome To My Nightmare"You can't have Halloween without Alice Cooper.
From his decapitation-happy live shows to his self-mocking sense of
humor, he's rock's king demon. (Sorry, Marilyn--we know how hard you
try.) But was Cooper ever better than when accompanied by the Muppets?
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