The criticism leveled at Sean Parker for the lavish, Medieval-themed wedding he threw in a patch of old-growth redwood forest in Big Sur went a little overboard. The wedding, and the preparations for it, appear to have been a bit less scandalous than it at first seemed, when The Atlantic's Alexis Ma ... More >>
Ghost B.C. Thursday, April 25, 2013 Regency Ballroom Better than: Going to Church on Sunday morning. Ghost is a rock band from Sweden. The members dress up in funny costumes and worship Satan. Like, every song is about Satan. Their lead singer, named Papa Emertis II, dresses like a skeleton pope. ... More >>
Apparently, someone behind the scenes at Game of Thrones has really bland taste in music. Now, in addition to Snow Patrol frontman Gary Lightbody making a cameo in Season 2, Coldplay drummer Will Champion is going to be joining the HBO show for Season 3 -- playing a drummer. (How creative!) The ... More >>
Chuck Prophet takes us on a tour of San Francisco Willie Mays, Carol Doda, and Harvey Milk didn't come to Hardly Strictly Bluegrass this year, but S.F. rocker Chuck Prophet brought their memories to a crowded and lively set early Friday afternoon. Prophet's latest album, Temple Beautiful, is a story ... More >>
Alan SchneiderThe Spits at the New Parish last night. The Spits The Mouthbreathers Dirty Cupcakes Nov. 10, 2011 New Parish Better than: An onstage band fight between Sting and Stewart Copeland. When the Spits climbed on stage at the New Parish last night, every member of the audience abando ... More >>
Derrick LowThe pretty much amazing jukebox at Hemlock TavernThe heyday of authentic jukeboxes is long over. With many bars installing those nasty touchscreen digital Internet boxes, the old school record-flipping kind of jukebox is a dying breed. And this is in the town that originated the concep ... More >>
It's Oscar week! Woo! And in the spirit of these prestigious awards, we'd like to present some past soundtrack moments that also deserve to have a light shined on them for enhancing moments of true cinematic genius. We've selected only the finest -- songs of strength, purpose, guts and, above all, a ... More >>
Oh dear God, is there a worse time of year for music than Christmas? We certainly don't think so. Walking into anywhere public right about now is like having our ears pelted from on high by sleigh bells (no, not that duo from Brooklyn -- we quite like them) and snowballs filled with glass. But! Bein ... More >>
Is it crazy to try reuniting the legendary British band?
Clipd BeaksWere those glorious super-warm days of last weekend simply a tease? Are we doomed to a more traditional mid-season S.F. weekend of half-sunny, half-windy days? Well I hate to say it fellow park-dwellers, but if you don't like the weather in our oft-overcast city, perhaps you are in the ... More >>
Superstar session drummer and Dadaist marketing genius Josh Freese (Devo, A Perfect Circle, the Vandals) sells himself, his famous friends, and all-you-can-eat shrimp at Sizzler to promote his new album.
Russian Firebrand fest spotlights a radical composer
Coming of age and stayin' alive on the mean streets of Astoria, Queens
Short, sweet theater pieces
Reeves is back in black (trench coat), and there's more hell to pay
Attempted cleverness overwhelms the cocktails and food at Lime
With daytime TV as his guide, Todd Lamb examines the recent changes in San Francisco's favorite noise band, Erase Errata
The ResErection, Bunny Jam, and Hunky Jesus can mean just one thing: Easter in S.F.
You Got Served exhumes something suspiciously akin to break dancing
Don't hate me because I'm corporate
Blame Rock River Communications -- and hipster Jeff Daniel -- for those cheesy store-branded music compilations
Classical glaciers, tarnished saints, hellish holidays, and Arab artists.
Can a non-9/11 benefit album make any noise?
Holiday Event Lisitngs
Bubblegum pop, robot rock, fretless harping, and destitute redemption
What the world needs now is a wholly subjective, occasionally snarky awards ceremony
Pieces in a Modern Style
Perhaps you are considering a career as a rock star or a celebrity chef. Or perhaps you encounter one or the other in daily life but have difficulty telling which is which. Here are a few quick pointers for distinguishing the two.