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 >>
Sam PrestianniOpening gala at last year's SF Chefs. Food. Wine. fest. It's back, only with a clipped name and a populist new image. Last year's inaugural SF Chefs. Food. Wine. festival took over Union Square for four days in August. Organizers tried to wrap the fest in Aspen-grade Food & Wine ... More >>
For years, Meklit Hadero has been a Mission fixture, working with the Red Poppy Art House and the Mission Arts and Performance Project. Now she's stepping out as a singer, as Sam Prestianni writes of this global-gazing songwriter in this week's issue.Hadero's ... More >>
Sam PrestianniSF Chefs. Food. Wine. Event: Festival Opening Night Venue: A tent in Union Square Better Than: Watching Hell's Kitchen from the sofa
Great idea: Bring together dozens of the Bay Area's top chefs, winemakers, and mixologists for a Dionysian dream date to spotlight San Fra ... More >>
Sunday, May 31
San Mateo County Expo CenterPhotos by Sam Prestianni
Better Than: watching Star Wars with my robot girlfriend.
Freaks and geeks welcome! That was the unofficial motto of the 4th Annual Maker Faire, Make magazine's premier showcase for do-it-yourselfers of all stripes who ... More >>
On Friday, Willie Nelson and son Lukas graced the Fillmore with their presence (they'll be doing so till tomorrow, Jan. 20, if you missed out). All Shook Down correspondent Jonathan Kiefer waxed poetic in his review of the evening, painting Nelson in red and blue lights such that he resembled Shepar ... More >>
Weekend recap by Janine KahnWe're shaking ourselves out of holiday lethargy here on All Shook Down, and we'll be alive-alert-awake-enthusiastic (OK, maybe "sober" is a more accurate term) through Wednesday afternoon. We've a lot planned for New Year's Eve, but before we get ahead of ourselves, here' ... More >>
December 26, 2008
Review and Photos by Sam Prestianni
Better Than: Banging heroin while watching "It's a Wonderful Life" for the 7th time in a row.
Christmas came one day late for the Bay Area's homegrown lo-fi heroes Two Gallants. Like most native sons, guitarist-singer ... More >>