Jack White likes the struggle. He's said so in interviews. He believes in hard work. The guiding force of each performance is the feeling that arises as the musicians collectively navigate the particular challenges of each moment on stage. Every show is guaranteed to be different. There a ... 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 >>
Outside Lands just released the lineup for 2012, its fifth year -- and it's a big one. Headliners include Neil Young and Crazy Horse, Stevie Wonder, Metallica, Skrillex, Jack White, Foo Fighters, Justice, Beck, Sigur Ros, and more. The festival takes place in Golden Gate Park Friday through Sunday, ... More >>
Christopher VictorioThe Kills at the Fox TheaterThe KillsSeptember 9, 2011Fox Theater, OaklandBetter Than: Being at an actual fashion show."Is it me, or were they coked up to the eyeballs? I thought he was gonna keel over and die."These are the first thoughts of a woman exiting Oakland's Fox Thea ... More >>
Kevin HendersonThe Kills at the Fillmore last night.
The Entrance Band
Wednesday, May 10, 2011
@ The Fillmore
Better than: Clothes shopping on Melrose Ave.
The Kills are to actual rock 'n' roll what a pair of distressed designer jeans is to those tattered Levi's you've o ... More >>
From SF Weekly's latest print music section:
R. Stevie MooreOriginal of the Species: Leaning towers of discs seem to stalk R. Stevie Moore's every move. At least, this is what we've gathered from the dozens of publicity shots that have promoted the homemade avant-pop albums he's issued since ... More >>
Jim Jones wants those fucking transistors out of his amplifier.
No surprise that SXSW -- a four-day confab of cool kids, corporate sleaze, would-be famous people, and free booze -- leads to some pretty outrageous jaw-flapping. Here, 10 of the most memorable quotes we heard at SXSW this year."I im ... More >>
The TenderlionsWhen someone pictures a tender lion, they probably imagine a cuddly creature licking its paw, or even Simba from the Lion King, with his huge doe eyes and innocent face. Well, we can attest that S.F. duo Tenderlions have pretty much the same characteristics, except they know how to ... More >>
The Dead Weather Friday, April 16, 2010 The Fillmore Better Than: Watching the new White Stripes concert DVD cranked up to 11. When The Dead Weather made its Bay Area debut at last year's Outside Lands festival, modern guitar giant Jack White's latest project offered one of th ... More >>
Timothy NorrisThe Dead WeatherJack Lawrence is a hard working rock 'n' roller. He's so busy with his bands--The Dead Weather, The Raconteurs, and The Greenhornes--that he he hardly has the time to sleep. The Dead Weather, who are coming to town this week to play two shows at the Fillmore on ... More >>
The HorrorsThe Horrors, the KillsTuesday, May 19, 2009The FillmoreBetter than: Seeing the Psychedelic Furs in 2009. Walking into the Fillmore before either the Horrors or the Kills had set up on stage, two things were clear about the crowd: they were young, and they were very enthusiastic. You were ... More >>