It wasn't an easy decision to give MGMT the honor of having the worst new song of the week. We love this band. We have always loved this band. The reason the psych-pop duo is here is because new song, "Alien Days" just makes no sense to us. It's disappointing. It's like waking up on Christmas mornin ... More >>
March 1, 2013
Better than: That second time you saw Phoenix, this time at an arena.
Midway through Starfucker's Noise Pop set at the Regency Ballroom, something strange is happening. The band is in the middle of strumming the opening moments to the b ... More >>
Whether you preferred the dancefloor at Mighty, the plush environs of Bimbo's 365 Club, or the dewy late-night fields of Outside Lands, there were plenty of great concerts in San Francisco and the Bay Area in 2012. We reviewed many of them, from "secret" shows at semi-legal clubs to sprawling, three ... More >>
Height With Friends
Chester Endersby Gwazda
Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012
Great American Music Hall
Better than: Girl Talk; every party I attended between the ages of 7 and 15.
There are only a handful of live shows today that get singled out as truly unique experiences, nights yo ... More >>
My Morning Jacket
September 15, 2012
There's little that the members of My Morning Jacket haven't seen in their now 15-year career. Beloved amongst scene kids and jam-bobbing hippies alike, MMJ seems to have gotten everyone on board with its stadium-sized arrangements ... More >>
They may not all admit it, but everyone likes Norah Jones. And more universally than that, everyone gets down to Norah Jones. As we walk through Lindley Meadow on our way closer to the stage, we see couples of all kinds dancing, pecking, staring dreamily, or full-on making-out to the smo ... More >>
Though it hasn't quite reached the level of recognition achieved by histrionic Aussie blooze-rawkers Wolfmother, Perth's Tame Impala seems poised to deliver its lush, tuneful brand of psychedelia to a global audience. Led by guitarist, singer, and songwriter Kevin Parker, the band shared some common ... More >>
Popular, influential, and cult musicians come through San Francisco every day. But it isn't every day when an event comes along that you know will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and serve a good cause.
On Monday, Philip Glass' Days and Nights Festival and local promoter (((folkYEAH!))) presen ... More >>
Given the dizzying array of musical acts that tramp through San Francisco every year, and the number of those shows our hard-working photographers attend, it was no easy feat to round up their best shots. What follows is a sampling of some of the most exciting, interesting live music photos All Shoo ... More >>
May 26, 2010Better than: Naked hot-tubbing.
About 45 minutes into the OK Go show, lead singer Damian Kulash held out his guitar over an audience member crammed up next to the Fillmore stage, handed her his pick and signaled her to strum along with the rest of the band. This p ... More >>
Keep those phone chargers handy, people. With a patent application filed last week, Apple let on that it's creating an entire e-ticket system for the iPhone and iTunes. Concertgoers will be able to buy tickets through the iTunes store, store them on anything from an iMac to an iPhone, and scan th ... More >>