Nick Waterhouse (w/ The Tarots)
Jan. 21, 2012
Better than: Some modern-day Lawrence Welk incarnation.
Being an MC is hard. You can be criticized for one of the most abstract concepts in music -- your "flow" -- if it strikes people as odd or different. Your lyric ... More >>
What you're doing on Sundays this summer.
You know what summer means in San Francisco -- uh, besides fog? It means free concerts on Sundays at Stern Grove, courtesy of the long-running Stern Grove Festival. Today, festival organizers announced the lineup for the festival's 74th consecutive ye ... More >>
Lotsa people, lotsa attitude.You've got to love New Yorkers for their blatant honesty. Speaking to Jared Tankel, baritone saxophone player in 10-piece Staten Island global-funk group The Budos Band, he makes it clear to aspiring rappers that his instrumental band is not interested in collaboratin ... More >>
Ian S. PortGroove Merchant owner Chris Veltri with a rare record.Chris Veltri stands behind the cluttered wood counter at Groove Merchant record store. Dressed in a navy peacoat and Levis, with sandy blond bangs draped over his blue eyes, he watches three customers browse his small Lower Haight s ... More >>
San Francisco's annual Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival is kind of like a choose-your-own-adventure novel. You could pick any number of themes to select the acts you want to see -- old punk pioneers, roots music up-and-comers, etc.-- and follow one through all three day's lineups. You coul ... More >>
Now that this year's Outside Lands lineup has been released in full and stayed true to its lil-bit-hippie-lil-but-hip-hop roots and the folk vs. funk vibe, will you be forking over some coin when the tickets go on sale tomorrow? How do you think this year's lineup fares with those of previous years? ... More >>
San Francisco's got nothin' but soul--lots and lots of soul nights, soul record stores, and plain ol' soul aficionados.New York's also got a lotta soul--thanks, in part, to DJ Jonathan Toubin, who believes all good tunes can be traced back to punk and soul. He's the conductor of New York Night ... More >>
ASD just cannot get enough of Sharon Jones. Whether it's at a massive summer music festival or just by herself and the Dapkings, any time is good for her funky life lessons. Which is why we''ll probably start off 2009 with some of that buttery soul when Sharon Jones and the Dapkings play the Warfiel ... More >>