The Black Keys, the Flaming Lips, Andrew Bird, Alabama Shakes, the Dirty Projectors, Vintage Trouble and more Friday, May 10, 2013 Bottle Rock Napa Valley Better than: Bob's Hot Rods cover band, Craig Chaquico, or other music you'd typically hear at a winery. Ostensibly the four-day event that too ... More >>
Since the Bay Area obviously doesn't have enough music festivals already, there's a new one coming -- to Napa, of all places. The inaugural BottleRock Napa Valley festival will run May 9 to 12 and has booked a huge slate of big-name pop-rock acts, including the Black Keys, Kings of Leon, Furthur, th ... More >>
Dum Dum Girls @ Fox Theater, Thursday, Dec, 6 Kristin "Dee Dee" Gundred's yelping on Grand Ole Party's stomping blues-punk already cemented her as an indie rock lifer (and worthy Beth Ditto successor). But with Dum Dum Girls, Gundred ushered back into the fold girl-group pop that would pave the way ... More >>
Just when you thought the season of multiple-day megaconcerts had ended, here's Live 105 with its largest Not So Silent Night concert ever. The two-day minifestival will take place Dec. 7 and 8 at Oracle Arena, with headliners Jack White and the Shins on Friday and the Killers and M83 on Saturday. C ... More >>
It's a little past the halfway point of 2012, but mid-July still seems like a good time to round up the albums that came out this year and simply failed to meet our expectations. Some of those expectations were admittedly (and deservedly) sky-high -- leading to decent records that still felt like a ... More >>
See also: *The Best Of Coachella: Day One *"What My Spirit Hood Means To Me": Coachella-Goers Explain *Coachella Preview 2012: Everything You Need to Know About the Performers*Radiohead, Weekend 1: No Alarms, No Surprises Radiohead certainly had the most pre-festival buzz for Saturday, but once we ... More >>
"What I want from each and every one of you is a hard-target search of every gas station, residence, warehouse, farmhouse, henhouse, outhouse and doghouse in that area." -- Tommy Lee Jones, The Fugitive You don't have to spend much time at South By Southwest to know that all of the above building ... More >>
Coachella 2012 is still more than four months away -- so naturally, it's time to start hyperventilating over rumored lineups for the first year the festival will stretch over two weekends. One "leaked" lineup appeared last week on StarzUncut, a celebrity gossip website with more than 58,000 Twitter ... More >>
Outside Lands: Now without (hopefully) the painful decision-making! The schedule for this year's Outside Lands festival hit the web earlier today. But you can stop gritting your teeth and clutching the edge of that desk: Although many festival schedules are an exercise in painful decision-mak ... More >>
The Family Jams - Trailer from kevin barker on Vimeo. When San Francisco soft rockers Vetiver hit the road in 2004 with Devendra Banhart and Joanna Newsom, Vetiver guitarist Kevin Barker decided to capture the trip on film. The result is a new documentary called The Family Jams, out later this spri ... More >>
The Invisible Cities are a promising S.F. outfit with catchy indie-pop tunes that'd please fans of The Shins and The New Pornographers. Their new animated video for "Bulldozer" pretty much defines adorable. Basically, a toy bulldozer that enjoys Southern Comfort and Al Green heads out with some s ... More >>
Mike MantinJames MercerWhat happens when you get a little Danger Mouse (Gnarls Barkley) in your James Mercer (The Shins)? Going by the sound of the first track to be released from this partnership, "The High Road," it sounds a little something like Beck, another indie/alt rock artist Danger Mouse ... More >>
Dan MonickAdam Stephens, the singing/guitar-playing half of Two Gallants, has been working on his solo debut recently. He's been recording down in Los Angeles with producer Joe Chiccarelli (My Morning Jacket, The Shins, White Stripes), with MMJ's Patrick Hallahan on drums, and a couple other nota ... More >>
Time to Die (Frenchkiss)
Big news from the Dodos camp this morning. The local indie pop act finished up work on its third full-length, Time To Die, which will come out September 15, while also expanding its membership by one. Time to Die was recorded in Seattle with famed producer Phil Ek, the man behind many of the big Nor ... More >>
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Mew and the Glass Handed Kites
Drum's Not Dead
SF Weekly Music Awards
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A handful of sleepers to wake up the neighbors
Noise Pop Festival; Pound-SF club opening