Ah, the America's Cup. You think of sailboats, you think of tourists, you think of -- a massive new concert venue on the waterfront? Well start imagining, because concert giant Live Nation is teaming up with the sailboat racing organization on a new, temporary outdoor performance venue at Piers 27- ... More >>
Gaga is coming! Gaga is coming! Okay, so it's not until early 2013. But today, the freak-queen of gloss-pop, meatsuits, and gender-bending award show appearances announced a new North American leg of her Born This Way Ball World Tour, and it includes a stop -- for just one night -- here in the Bay ... More >>
The members of Coldplay have been Twit Pic-ing their way around San Francisco since last Sunday, according to the band's Twitter. They're playing at the HP Pavilion tonight and tomorrow night, and last we checked on Ticketmaster, tickets aren't sold out yet. But if you really want to have an encou ... More >>
Not this Saturday... Just got word from the publicity folks that this Saturday's show at the Warfield -- featuring Z-Trip, De La Soul, Nosaj Thing, and Daddy Kev -- has been canceled. Which is a bummer: we were excited enough about this lineup that we previewed it in this week's issue.
Flickr/WillRussellThis year, Tori Amos is taking it back to the old-school. She's writing the music for a 2012 production of the 19th Century fairy tale The Light Princess for London's Royal Theatre, and her forthcoming album Night of Hunters is said to be a modern-day song cycle inspired by ... More >>
It's like any other day, reallyLike buying a gift for the rich person who has everything, celebrating 4/20 in San Francisco presents a bit of a conundrum -- of privilege. Tokers will seep out of the woodwork in many cities across the nation to ring in the weed-burners' day. Yet In San Francisco, ... More >>
It's called the Big 4 Tour -- Metallica, Slayer, Anthrax, and Megadeth, together on one bill -- and finally, after seven shows in Europe, it's coming to the U.S. Only problem is the date and time -- and the fact that as of today's announcement, the long-awaited Big 4 Tour (sorry, make that " ... More >>
You don't need to follow the comments on our post about the suicide at Thursday's Swell Season concert to guess that the many fans who witnessed the sudden death of another person might be a bit, well, distraught. (Quite distraught, in fact.) So it's perhaps also not surprising that fans who ... More >>
Lynn Goldsmith, provided by San Francisco Art ExchangeSome poor employee at mobile entertainment company Predicto Mobile was asked to come up with 10 text-friendly Michael Jackson songs to be complete asses/butcher classic lyrics honor the pop star's legacy on the one-year anniversary o ... More >>
Was seeing Petty's grin worth the price? Tell us in the comments sectionSummer 2010 is turning out to be a bloodbath for the concert industry. As Billboard reports:Individual shows, legs of tours, or entire tours have been canceled or postponed by such artists as U2 (due to Bono's back surgery), ... More >>
Screaming Females play tonight at HemlockThere seems to be something cheap for everyone this lovely first weekend of June. Art openings, the ultimate underground foodie event, plenty of live music and D.J.s ready to vie for your attention -- and it's all for less than the cost of a quality six-pa ... More >>
Keep those phone chargers handy, people. With a patent application filed last week, Apple let on that it's creating an entire e-ticket system for the iPhone and iTunes. Concertgoers will be able to buy tickets through the iTunes store, store them on anything from an iMac to an iPhone, and scan th ... More >>
On Monday, the David and Goliath of concert ticket promotion and sales -- Live Nation and Ticketmaster -- joined forces to become Live Nation Entertainment, a music industry behemoth that promises to force other music labels and promoters to rejigger their business plans to accommodate. The U.S. ... More >>
John BensonThe BusSan Francisco is bursting at the seams with live music nearly every night of the week. There are shows at slimy bars and at major music venues across town, concerts with fees through Ticketmaster and ones with wristbands presented at the door. And while that is all fine and good ... More >>
Broadway South of Raleigh, NC/FlickrFor $150, you'll probably be able to hit him with your underwear.No dives on this tour. Although Guy Fieri is the Joe the Plumber of the food world, tickets to his Roadshow are urban-elites steep. The only Bay Area appearance for the Guy Fieri Roadshow, pro ... More >>
Pissed Off: Bruce Springsteen The proposed merger between concert venue conglomerate Live Nation and ticket hub mecca Ticketmaster (announced last February) has already resulted in catcalls from The Boss, Bruce Springsteen, who wrote an open letter to his fans after Ticket Master upsold tickets ... More >>
Danny Clinch Working On A Dream, the newest album by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, was officially released yesterday. No surprise: the critics are digging it. (Bruce could sing "The Alphabet Song" and Rolling Stone would give it five stars as long as Clarence Clemons played sax in the bac ... More >>
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