February 28, 2013
The Knockout // Noise Pop 2013
Better than: Listening to your old Zeppelin and Stooges records on vinyl
Six songs. It's enough for an EP, maybe the set of an opening-opening act. No one would think twice about six songs, though. Friends who ... More >>
Like so many Jonathan Richman devotees, we first fell for the lanky singer-songwriter after hearing the Modern Lovers' homage to the Velvet Underground, "Roadrunner." From the nasally, gleeful count-off to the plaintive "Come on you girls of modern rock 'n' roll!" (What? What do you need? We're righ ... More >>
Julia Litman-CleperJonathan Richman at Great American Music Hall last night.
Dec. 7, 2011
Great American Music Hall
Better than: Seu Jorge's Portuguese covers of David Bowie songs in The Life Aquatic.
With a gently weathered face, a nylon string guitar without a s ... More >>
You saw it coming...Over the past few months, we've found treasures and trash in San Francisco bars: Old school jukeboxes with surprisingly sincere music picks, and sad little boxes we urge you to skip. It's all come to this: The juke hunt winners distilled into a single list, the best offe ... More >>
Because he'd wish you a happy birthday.
We're all fortunate to share an existence with Jonathan Richman, the songwriter/savant/funny guy best known for that song about being in love with Massachusetts and being in love with rock 'n' roll and being in the car with the radio on.
"Roadrunner," ... More >>
San Francisco's annual Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival is kind of like a choose-your-own-adventure novel. You could pick any number of themes to select the acts you want to see -- old punk pioneers, roots music up-and-comers, etc.-- and follow one through all three day's lineups. You coul ... More >>