By NATE WAGGONER Those Darlins Pangea Heavy Cream Friday, Nov. 9, 2012 Rickshaw Stop Better than: Encountering a coven of witches who cast a hard-rock spell on you. In front of the purple tentacles painted on the Rickshaw Stop, a girl discusses her Croatian fake ID while she waits in line. "It sa ... More >>
With Fidlar's juvenile lyrics, pro-party sloganeering, considerable punk rock chops, and commitment to DIY ethic, the L.A. foursome has garnered a deserved buzz. Only, the band doesn't seem to care. Its members primary concerns are the next house party performance and their means of delivering unbri ... More >>
See also: Our complete Coachella coverage By the third day of Coachella's second weekend -- the sixth and final day of this year's festival -- folks had more or less learned to ignore the dust and the heat. Here are our intrepid writers' favorite things about the final hours of the 2012 event. F ... More >>
Refused The Hives The Bronx Wednesday, April 18, 2012 The Warfield, San Francisco Better than: Listening to metal at Ikea. For the uninitiated amongst you, know this: Refused changed everything. For this writer, it was sitting in a living room in the North of England in 1999 with 10 people in tiny ... More >>
Kaiser Chiefs Walk The Moon Transfer March 20, 2012 The Fillmore Better than: What you'd expect from a band you thought had three singles. A band like the Kaiser Chiefs has it rough. Songs like "Oh My God" and "I Predict A Riot" are nearly eight years old now. When this group -- a rock act distinc ... More >>
Something stinks, and it's you.Dear Julian Casablancas, Remember how the Strokes were good that one time in 2001? Yeah, we're ready to forget that ever happened -- but then again, we're pretty sure you already have. Once upon a time, you brought us the bouncy, gritty swagger of "Last Nite" ... More >>
R.I.P., guy and gal.More than just a band ended today, with the White Stripes' announcement that they are formally ceasing to record, perform, exist. (They hadn't done anything for a long while, anyway.) Easily the best of a cohort that might loosely be known as the "The" bands -- the Strokes, th ... More >>
Phenomenauts at Rickshaw on Friday. Pics by Chris Trenchard.PhenomenautsTornado RiderManzanitaBobby Joe Ebola and the Children MacNuggetsJanuary 7, 2010@ Rickshaw StopBetter than: Middle Earth's music scene.The upshot of the live music malaise in early January is without a doubt the spotlight inh ... More >>
Oakland's Story Club hosts Budget Rock. Awesome ridiculous!
From Mahler to Morrissey, the Bay Area has it all this summer.