So, okay, Phillip Phillips, the American Idol winner, wasn't awful at the National Anthem before last night's World Series Game 1. And tonight's singer is Matthew Morrison, who plays a character on another Fox TV show some people watch, called Glee.
After that, though, the singers doing "The Star S ... More >>
As musical pairings go, they don't come much more oddball than Mastodon with Feist. But -- we can't quite believe it either -- on Record Store Day (April 21st), the unlikely collaborators are releasing Feistodon: a split single that will feature Mastodon covering Feist ("A Commotion") and vice versa ... More >>
Will everyone please stop misusing the term "garage rock"?
The phrase -- which once referred to maladjusted social deviants conjuring the feral essence of rock 'n' roll -- is now used by fans and critics alike to indicate any group of vintage retail employees recording mild pop music on a low-tech ... More >>
Since Monday, media everywhere has been agog at the news that Kim Kardashian and her husband of just 72 days are getting divorced. If you ask us, that union was doomed from the get-go. Anyone who watches Keeping Up With The Kardashians knows that those two barely even knew each other (Not that we wa ... More >>
So how do you stay up on new music? Everyone has their own methods, some of which (listening to KUSF, R.I.P.) are more effective than others (trying to read Pitchfork reviews while hammered). Today, a new web service started up here in San Francisco to help: It's called mySpoonful, and the b ... More >>
Christopher VictorioBroken Social Scene's Kevin Drew crowd-surfs at the end of his set.Treasure Island Music Festival, Day TwoOctober 17, 2010Better than: Listening to '90s alt-rock on your Walkman during a damp walk to school.Well, it rained. But other than that wet little nod from Mother N ... More >>
Christopher VictorioJack White with the Raconteurs at Treasure Island 2008The lineup for the 2010 Treasure Island Music Festival was unveiled earlier today, and it's every bit as drool-worthy as we had hoped. First: the rumors were right, and Belle & Sebastian is headlining the second day's s ... More >>
Take She & Him...
And Matt & Kim...
And make Zooey Deschanel Kim (Schifino) = She & Kim
Matt (Johnson) M. Ward = Matt & Him
I'm sure the musical results would be rather, um, confused.Follow us @SFAllShookDown.
We had our own little Coachella last week in SF, with shows by MGMT, Beach House, Faith No More, Charlotte Gainsbourg, the Dead Weather, Passion Pit, Spoon, and Atoms For Peace, among other Bay Area gigs. But photographer Christopher Victoria went to the actual Coachella down south and sent us the f ... More >>
Joseph SchellEdward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros: festival favoritesMore music news today for festicationers: Sasquatch! Music Festival laid out its lineup last night at a party at Seattle's Crocodile Cafe. This Memorial Day Weekend (May 29-31) the indie rock caravans will head to Washington's ... More >>
Vincent Gallo, Sean Lennon, Bob Weir, & The Ghost of a Saber Toothed TigerWednesday, Aug. 12, 2009Red Devil LoungeBetter than: Getting what you expected, every time. Going to a Vincent Gallo show is a bit like dropping money into one of those claw arcade games. You pay the fee and hope to gra ... More >>