On Saturday, Chipotle brings its Cultivate Festival to Golden Gate Park, an event that blends cooking demos from well known chefs, interactive lessons on sustainable food practice and musical acts like Mayer Hawthorne, The Walkmen, and Walk the Moon. Even though it's a major marketing effort for Chi ... More >>
Now Chipotle's throwing a music festival.
Well, it's not a music festival, exactly; more like one an awkward mix of a music/food/drinking/corporate indoctrination event. Seriously, they're calling it a "food, ideas, and music festival." (Notice "music" in last place there.) So the primary goal of ... More >>
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Thurdsay, Jan. 24, 2013
Better than: Seeing the Walkmen alone.
The concept of co-headliners is a false one. Yes, it's great to get two noteworthy acts for the price of one. And bands of a similar stature can tour together, share the same line on a marquee ... More >>
Gojira @ The Fillmore, Wednesday, Jan. 23
For a metal band, Gojira sports a name so fantastic that it's shocking no one snapped it up earlier. The Bayonne, France-based outfit nods to Godzilla's original Japanese moniker (before legal complications, the group called itself Godzilla), even though the ... More >>
One thing everyone in San Francisco learns very quickly is that, in this city, you always have to be prepared for the cold. Even on a day that begins with total sunshine. Outside Lands -- set in the western half of Golden Gate Park, on the front lines of fog banks rolling in off the Pacific -- is n ... More >>
Caveman's first Outside Lands set -- Sunday, 2:50 p.m. at the Panhandle stage -- has arguably been inevitable. Sure, maybe it hasn't always felt that way for the band. Last year, the members of Caveman sweated out festival favorite status at CMJ 2011. They put the time and effort in to self-release ... More >>
Scheduling a festival like Outside Lands is never easy -- there's always going to be some fans who want to see two acts that happen to be playing at the same time. But judging by the set times released today, festival organizers have done a pretty decent job of minimizing the conflicts. As we wrote ... 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 >>
Yes, yes, the world's atwitter with Coachella at the moment, but that will be over before you know it. The next big thing for California music fans to look forward to is S.F.'s own Outside Lands, which will be looking to follow up the roundly lauded proceedings of last year with a lineup worthy of t ... More >>
Friday, Jan. 22, 2012
Better than: The Walkmen playing at a sunny outdoor festival.
The Walkmen played the first of two sold out shows at the Independent on a very rainy Friday night, in celebration of the band's 10th Anniversary. For the band's hardcore fans -- of whi ... More >>
Some music website called Pitchfork is unveiling its list of the year's best albums this week. Since this site and its opinions are marginally important to the music world, and since the whole point of lists is to agree and/or disagree, here's our reaction -- in the form of 10 brief sentence ... More >>
Listen to this while high: "Holiday Road" by The Walkmen. Posted first as a video at the Onion's A.V. Club. Listen to it (and download it) here.
Behind the buzz: There's no need for recourse to the dread iconography of Fleetwood Mac to account for the nervous new wave charm of the Lindsey Buckin ... More >>
Portland's The Caps, performing at Summer Solstice Spectacle on SaturdayOn this fine Pride weekend, let's step back and take a moment to appreciate all the superb events our foggy town has to offer without high costs or shitty attitudes. Where else in the world can you find citywide Michael Jacks ... More >>
Now that this year's Outside Lands lineup has been released in full and stayed true to its lil-bit-hippie-lil-but-hip-hop roots and the folk vs. funk vibe, will you be forking over some coin when the tickets go on sale tomorrow? How do you think this year's lineup fares with those of previous years? ... More >>
Bernal Heights singer/songwriter Eric Maskol bills his music as echoey acoustic rock with an apocalyptic swing. Playing around the city for years, Maskol has remained largely unknown, scoring music for independent films and making home recorded EPs. This past July, he released his first full-l ... More >>
Christopher VictorioThe Flaming LipsDay Two: The Flaming Lips, Beirut, The WalkmenOctober 18, 2009Treasure Island Music FestivalBetter Than: Being stranded on any other island.Sunday's festival goers had to be a little more hardy and wind-resistant to enjoy day two of the Treasure Island Music Fe ... More >>
In case you missed the e-mail blast: SF Weekly is giving away four tickets to the Kings of Leon show with The Walkmen
at the Bill Graham Civic on May 21. But wait -- there's more. The winner of this contest also gets hotel accommodations for four, a $175 dinner at Colibri, and a Bauer's Limousine f ... More >>