In case you think you're the only one who furtively savors "Semi-Charmed Life" or "Jumper" or any other tunes from S.F. pop-rock '90s breakout Third Eye Blind, let us assure you: You aren't.
See, for example, the band's Friday night showcase at this year's South by Southwest conference, which took ... More >>
For years the Rockit Room at 406 Clement has been the capital of live music in the Richmond District, hosting, among other things, lots of local rock and hip-hop, including such luminaries as Etta James, Third Eye Blind, John Lee Hooker, and, er, Train. Well, this week, the club is changing its name ... More >>
Compared to the relatively few big-selling Bay Area albums of the last quarter-century, there's a plethora of singles that have sold at least a half-million copies since 1987. Can you guess the Bay Area singles that have sold the most in the last 25 years? Here are the surprising answers:
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There's a pretty unusual concert going down tonight (Thursday, Sept. 27) at Great American Music Hall, to celebrate the birthday of Third Eye Blind frontman (and S.F. resident) Stephan Jenkins.
Classical Revolution, the chamber music ensemble that jams, will be performing special one-off sets with ... More >>
Music critics are misleading you. Their lists are cataloged lies. The greatest single of all time is not "Fight the Power," or "Love Will Tear Us Apart," or "Johnny B. Goode," or "Anarchy in the U.K.," or "Billie Jean." The deception is strategic; uncovering the truth would only upset their caref ... More >>
Gil RiegoThird Eye Blind's Stephan Jenkins performing in S.F. last year.
Yesterday, San Francisco's own Third Eye Blind released "If There Ever Was a Time," a new song in support of Occupy Wall Street. Penned by frontman Stephan Jenkins, the song's lyrics are a cheery encouragement for young ... More >>
Welcome to your new home.If you're like half the Internet (the lame half), you're currently infatuated with the newest reason the USA will soon only be known as China's once-great fallen rival: Turntable. This is the website that lets you DJ with friends and strangers instead of working, walk ... More >>
Japandroids at the FillmoreAh, twenty-ten. Two thousand and ten. Two years before our state warps and crackles and slides into a boiling sinkhole that used to be the Pacific Ocean. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. There was a pretty good Sage Francis song called "The Best of T ... More >>
Earlier this fall, more than 40 local musicians got together -- along with Liz Phair and Third Eye Blind's Stephan Jenkins -- to perform the Velvet Underground's seminal debut album at Coda Jazz Supper Club. This project was the first from a new coalition of Mission music regulars, artists, and p ... More >>
Stephan Jenkins performing "European Son" with members of Os Beaches and the Blank TapesStephan Jenkins, frontman of Third Eye Blind, is tall. This I realized last night, as I was standing next to the man inside Coda Jazz Supper Club on Mission Street, stumbling for words to introduce him to ... More >>
Think you know the players of the Bay Area music scene? Well, you can test your chops next Tuesday at Coda Jazz Music Supper Club, when a positively ridiculous number of them join forces to pay tribute to the 1967 classic The Velvet Underground and Nico. In album order, each song will be gang-int ... More >>
Gil RiegoThird Eye Blind was in San Francisco yesterday to -- wait, that's not right. Third Eye Blind is from San Francisco, is working on its fifth album here, has enough to say about Lincecum's pitching game to be composed of credible locals. Anyway, the band played yesterday, in Union Squ ... More >>
Wonder what song they'll close the set with?This would seem a perfect place to insert a "Semi-Charmed Life" joke, recall that Third Eye Blind hails from San Francisco, and/or begin a discussion about crystal meth references on American Top-40 radio.But really, we just wanted to tell you that the ... More >>
One-hit wonders are often maligned in music, but the truth is it's pretty hard and pretty remarkable to achieve success on the pop charts. As we slowly wrap up December's reflections into music history, behold the eight most awesome one-hit wonders that the Bay Area has produced:8. The Greg Kihn Ban ... More >>
Who in this city doesn't love Donuts? We're talking, of course, about both the sugary fried dough confections and the name of the club night where those breakfast treats become party favors. DJ Pickpocket is one of the DJs/hostesses behind the popular dance collective that pulls all kinds of cool ... More >>
Just when you think nothing particularly funny happened in the music world, Third Eye Blind comes out with a new record. That's not the punchline--the joke is in Rob Tannenbaum's droll defense of the band, written for New York magazine's Vulture blog. Sample "praise"? "In hits like 'Never L ... More >>
Bearish: Third Eye Blind
If you've been counting down the days--20 as of 7/28/2009--until 3EB's new album Ursa Major drops, now you have something else to look forward to. The dudes responsible for that 1997 megahit "Semi-Charmed Life" have announced their first two tour dates, an August 4 show ... More >>