Paul McCartney is going on tour this summer, and at least one concert info website says he'll be playing this year's Outside Lands festival. Via an anonymous tipper, check out this Last.fm page that says Macca, the great co-founder of the Beatles and a solo legend in his own right, will be playing o ... More >>
Allen Scott is Executive Vice President of Another Planet Entertainment, the Berkeley-based production outfit that puts on S.F.'s Outside Lands music festival (with help from others). Many people work to put on the festival, but it's partially Scott's baby: He helps decide who plays, what changes fr ... More >>
If you didn't manage to get Outside Lands tickets before they sold out, and you still want to go the festival, we've got some good news for you: Experts say that even a scalped ticket to the three-day festival this weekend is the best music festival deal of the summer. The data comes courtesy of Se ... More >>
There's a glorious sense of mystery, a rightfully rarefied air, reserved for the masters of American soul. It's not just that the genre is called "soul," although that's got to be part of it. The greats of the music are held in special regard because playing soul well is something akin to magic, a l ... More >>
See also: *The Best of Coachella: Friday, April 20 *Our Complete Coachella Coverage Friday was 4/20. It was also Coachella. And so, the percentage of festival-goers who were stoned rose from a paltry 75 percent to a full 98 percent. (These estimates come courtesy of LA Weekly music editor Ben West ... More >>
The Outside Lands lineup was announced this morning, which means music fans all over the world will spend a good chunk of today discussing it on Twitter. This year's lineup -- which includes Neil Young, Skrillex, Metallica, Beck, Jack White, the Foo Fighters, and many, many more -- seems to have pro ... More >>
Solomon Kahn, a beloved local DJ who performed at such diverse venues as Oracle Arena, AT&T Park, and every major club in San Francisco, was tragically killed Tuesday, Jan. 31, in Bangkok, Thailand, in a car accident. He was 34. Kahn, known to clubgoers as DJ Solomon, was in Thailand as a part of a ... More >>
Onemoredisco.comOne More Disco's Metallica remix contest drew intriguing entries. See more of our Metallica Week coverage: Metallica Brings Out Lou Reed, Kid Rock, Mercyful Fate, and More as the 30th Anniversary Party Continues Author Brian Lew on the Early Days of Metallica and the Bay Ar ... More >>
livepict.comErykah Badu brings her band the Cannabinoids to the Warfield stage on Friday (Dec. 9) and, given her past history, you'll forgive us for being excited about something superficial in addition to the actual music. Her appearance at Outside Lands back in August was phenomenal, so we' ... More >>
The Saturday night crowd at SOM BarMeyer Hawthorne, Richie Panic, White Mike and othersDecember 4, 2010@ Public Works, SOM Bar, and Beauty BarBetter than: Being forced to sit in Santa's lap at your mandatory company holiday party. Jingle bells, confusion, and offensive party smells! Such was th ... More >>
Hervé "RV" Salters is best known locally as the keyboardist from Honeycut and a frequent collaborator with fellow Quannum Projects mates Blackalicious. A few years ago, while on downtime from Honeycut, Salters decided to record his first solo effort, Cliquety Kliqk, under the moniker General El ... More >>
Mando Rayo The holy trinity at Taqueria Pancho Villa.Austin, Tex., taco blogger Mando Rayo (aka El Mundo de Mando of TacoJournalism) was in Cali this week, getting his first-ever taste of S.F. flavor. How did the Mission stack up to taco culture in Central Texas? Read on, homie. Ahh, San Fra ... More >>
Let's Remember Him This Way When a pop culture icon passes, it's never a happy thing. The death of Michael Jackson has definitely sent shivers through the urban community, most of whom revered MJ's music, which was an essential soundtrack for most of their lives. Well, up until Bad, at least. But ... More >>
Last Night: Meat Beat ManifestoThe IndependentDecember 5, 2008Review by Tamara Palmer, Photos by Tim PrattBetter than: Concerts that take place in one dimensionDownload: The unreleased Meat Beat Manifesto song "Bush of Lies"At the nerve center of Meat Beat Manifesto is its creator and vision p ... More >>
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