Niki & the Dove
Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013
Better than: Any hour of a DJ set on Saturday night.
Niki & the Dove are surprising. Their newest album, Instinct, released in 2012 after two years of music video promotion, is a perfect example of compact, danceable electro-pop. ... More >>
Gojira @ The Fillmore, Wednesday, Jan. 23
For a metal band, Gojira sports a name so fantastic that it's shocking no one snapped it up earlier. The Bayonne, France-based outfit nods to Godzilla's original Japanese moniker (before legal complications, the group called itself Godzilla), even though the ... More >>
It's no longer a Rumour: Fleetwood Mac, '70s pop juggernaut, cocaine-abuse-story generator, and creator of the amazing Tusk, is reforming for a tour next year -- and the band is stopping in what was once the home turf of lead members Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham: the South Bay.
Over two shows last night and Monday, The Voice finally concluded and crowned a winner. As already discussed, we're weren't thrilled with the choices for finalists this year, but loved one of them (Juliet Simms) so much, we were willing to watch four hours of this thing to see how things turned out. ... More >>
This Sunday, Rihanna and Chris Brown are both going to be present at the always-prestigious Grammy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles. It's been just three years since they both were forced to drop out of the show last minute, due to Brown having beaten the crap out of Ri-Ri on their way over. We kno ... More >>
October 8, 2011
Better than: Unicorn sightings.
Stevie Nicks spent quite a few moments of Saturday night's performance at the Fillmore marveling that she was onstage at the Fillmore, the place where she once attended concerts by the likes of the Byrds and Jimi Hendrix and ... More >>
Warner RepriseEarlier this year, Menlo-Atherton High School graduate and former San Jose State University student Stevie Nicks released In Your Dreams, her first album in a decade -- timed with the 30th anniversary of her solo debut, Bella Donna. Today, she announced a trio of shows back in t ... More >>
So last night was the grand finale of NBC's The Voice -- the first vaguely credible vocal talent show to find itself on American television. The night before, on Tuesday, the last four contestants each performed a duet with their coaches, as well as a song that had been written s ... More >>
The Hypnotist Collector at Make Out Room last night.The Hypnotist Collector, Skystone, and Big Eagle
Tuesday, March 23, 2011@ The Make Out Room
Better than: Making out with the Brawny Man.
If The Black Keys had two more keys, they might just form The Hypnotist Collector.
Wednesday night's t ... More >>
October 25, 2009
Regency BallroomBy Rossiter Drake
Better Than: Staying home to watch Dexter and Mad Men. But be sure to DVR them.
"We started a band 'cause we were bored. Our mission is to make you dance, and if you're not gonna dance, just stay at home and listen to the old ... More >>
Fleetwood MacOracle Arena, OaklandPhotos by Christopher Victorio - Click here for a full slideshowBetter than: Watching American Idol's downright infuriating finale with clenched fists.Delving into the convoluted history of Fleetwood Mac is tantamount to stepping in a cow pile for the casual fan (an ... More >>