City Lights Bookstore
Monday, March 25, 2013
Better than: Everything else happening in North Beach last night.
The walls of City Lights Bookstore are littered with relics of past literary events, and it's difficult to scan the posters without feeling nostalgic. But the iconic bookstor ... More >>
As musical pairings go, they don't come much more oddball than Mastodon with Feist. But -- we can't quite believe it either -- on Record Store Day (April 21st), the unlikely collaborators are releasing Feistodon: a split single that will feature Mastodon covering Feist ("A Commotion") and vice versa ... More >>
Since Monday, media everywhere has been agog at the news that Kim Kardashian and her husband of just 72 days are getting divorced. If you ask us, that union was doomed from the get-go. Anyone who watches Keeping Up With The Kardashians knows that those two barely even knew each other (Not that we wa ... More >>
Broken Social Scene is one of more than 90 acts playing Hardly Strictly Bluegrass this year.
The lineup for this year's Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival is out, and good luck figuring out whom to call the "headliner." For the festival's 11th year, organizers have put together another insane ... More >>
November 13, 2010
@ The Fillmore
Better than: Listening to On Fire and pretending someone could love you.
The rise of the Galaxie 500 cult is one of the many gratifications of onrushing rock geezerdom. Like that of many other music fans around during the trio's thr ... More >>
This past weekend, with the release of The Social Network movie, Justin Timberlake proved to the world, yet again, that he is just as good at acting as he is at making really high-pitched noises, moving his body in a rhythmic manner and cultivating enough curly hair to restock Cher's wig closet. If ... More >>
You remember Cornershop, don't you? "Brimful of Asha," and all that? Indian-influenced/descended Brits doling out pleasantly funky Britpop/dance-twee/multi-culti grooves? Pretty much inescapable on late-'90s radio?So what if When I Was Born For The 7th Time came out in -- *shudder* -- 1997? It br ... More >>
Best of SXSW: Saturday w/ Real Estate, Best Coast, Fool's Gold, Demolished Thoughts, Broken Bells, Dam-Funk, and Billy Murray
Thinking back on SXSW's finale, I saw Real Estate more times than I probably should've (and that includes a Saturday day show). But that was in large part because the band's ... More >>
Aran TharpeGunslingersThis weekend, we offer you the sounds of beachy disco DJs, a BS cover band, krautrock in a cathedral, and plenty of other cheap distractions from your 9 to 5 life. This week's 10 Things to Do For Under $10 brings all the best the cheap thrills into focus, starting now...feel ... More >>
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Monday, August 3rd
The IndependentBetter Than: The Year Punk BrokeBy Brian Moss
Perhaps the quintessential indie rock band, for nearly three decades Sonic Youth has been demolishing genre conventions and redefining the sound of subculture. The band's pro ... More >>