Last week, spandex-loving metal elf Bruce Dickinson sat down with folky singer-songwriter (and ex-punk rocker) Frank Turner for interview in the UK Guardian. The two discussed many things: the amount of concentration needed to perform for huge audiences, the secret to Elvis Costello's longevity ... More >>
We absolutely thrive on live music, but the snarky bartenders, fickle sound systems, and the general social hustle of attending local concerts can be draining. Occasionally we need a weekend of solitude and darkness, but don't want to forego assimilating new music and information about it. Luckily, ... More >>
Kingston W./YelpThis is what fake cool looks like.Let's get this out of the way: Cow Hollow is white. Is it The Brixton's fault that the color of the patrons skewed so pale on Tuesday night? The Union Street bar and restaurant was packed with women showing off what a couple years of yoga toni ... More >>
Without a doubt the most important punk band ever, the Sex Pistols, played their last show at the Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco, 1978. While some called the show a flop, it sure doesn't sound like that on the recordings I've heard. And now, you can watch the last show the Sex Pistols ... More >>
BrokeNCYDE: All your fears about the younger generation, realized.It's a terrible, terrible, terrible, terrible, terrible question. And a necessary one. Why necessary? Hell, we need some way to talk about the stuff. And it's terrible, obviously, because there's no successful way to answer it ... More >>
In his 2008 interview with the Enough Rope program, former Sex Pistols manager, Sex shop co-owner, and counter-cultural icon Malcolm McLaren admitted, "Somehow or other, I remain permanently cool" when asked what he actually does for a living. McLaren died of cancer today at a Swiss hospital at ag ... More >>
Some right-wing freaks would have you believe that the New York Times is actively trying to destroy the fabric of American society. But the vaguely liberal publication remains so family-friendly that, when it reviewed the latest album by artsy Canuck punks Fucked Up in today's issue of the paper, it ... More >>
Have Another Ball! (Fat Wreck Chords)
Even though New Order has officially split up, bassist Peter Hook isn’t exactly resting on his laurels. The 52-year-old now travels the world as an in-demand DJ, in between writing and recording new music with Freebass, a project he’s formed with ex-Smiths bassist Andy Rourke, ex-Stone Roses/cur ... More >>
Friday was all about treating San Francisco like the beach town it ain't. SF Weekly Music Editor Jennifer Maerz watched Hot Rockin' Friday DJs spinning '70s punk and '80s psych at the Riptide before heading off to Mollusk for the surf shop's Geoff McFetridge art opening. At the surf shop-cum-gallery ... More >>
Damn, fitty, just earned a lot of cred in my book. He knows his numbers, and he seems like an intelligent, contextual thinker. Plus, his bars on Timbaland's Shock Value are hot, too. And I love the shit about George Bush being gangster. G.B. is totally gangsta. (Come to think of it,George Bush is pu ... More >>
The high and lowlights of 2006 performances
Never mind the bollocks, here's $lot Ma¢hine, the newest, meanest punk band in town -- aged 12 and under
Teens and Geritol punkers alike will swarm to the Avengers' all-ages show
We've all thought about it, but one man finally went and confessed his love of pop-punk
The Difference Between Me and You Is That I'm Not on Fire (Beggars/Too Pure)
Once upon a time, S.F.'s Death Angel was poised to bring thrash metal to the mainstream. Then its bus crashed. Now the band is back to finish the job.
The Sex Pistols are rotten, but show up to watch tourmates the Dropkick Murphys beat their asses
Death, drugs, and rock 'n' roll: The ultimate Behind the Music has finally arrived on the silver screen
Following junkies, musicians, and junkie musicians with gritty realist filmmaker Lech Kowalski
The shit hits the fans
Punk goes to the Dogs, and Stephanie Galetti succumbs to darkness.
The Briefs launch undie-wetting punk pop
Letters from October 18, 2000
"Cult Retro Classics"
From Texas to San Francisco and back again, Alejandro Escovedo has weathered the push and pull of family and music
Dead Kennedys, Alternative Tentacles, and the lawsuit that threatens punk's most enduring and provocative partnership.
An eyewitness account
An open letter
A conversation with the authors of Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk
Former punker Alejandro Escovedo returns to the roots of rock