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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Remember in Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory when finders of the golden tickets are first allowed into the candy factory and overwhelmed with chocolate-inspired awe? Walking into the 17th Annual Ghirardelli Chocolate Festival this past weekend, September 8th and 9th, felt a little bit like that. ... More >>
Having already tainted pop radio, S.F. Giants games, wine, and nearly every rock club in San Francisco, Train is now out to impress the icky stamp of its exhausted cliches and limp-dicked rhymes on another seemingly un-ruinable thing: chocolate.
The band will appear on the Today Show tomorrow to an ... More >>
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Cafe Du Nord
Better than: The Train show you are imagining.
Having said pretty much every mean thing that could be honestly said about Train -- and having believed every word of it -- let us now say this: Train played a small, sold-out show at Cafe Du Nord last night, ... More >>
Wildly successful S.F. pop-rock band Train just announced a very unusual addition to its upcoming week of intimate club shows here in the city.
As a special promotion for its new album, California 37, the band will be performing in exactly 37 different places around San Francisco this Sunday. But a ... More >>
[Post updated Feb. 21 at 7 p.m.]
Unless this is some kind of early and ill-timed April fool's joke on us, the week of April 10, 2012, will bring a bland and terrible horror to many hallowed local stages: Train, the San Francisco embarrassment, wine-shilling ruse, and mom-pop juggernaut, is apparentl ... More >>
Rock 'n' roll culture died in 2011. It's got nothing to do with your opinion of Bon Iver, but everything to do with Rolling Stone. The former leading voice of modern music upheld its immaculate reputation this year... by starting an official wine club. It's filled with bottles branded with imagery f ... More >>
Remember the good old days, when wine clubs were exclusively the pastime of pretentious assholes/your parents? Those days are over: Rolling Stone magazine just announced its own scheme to sell bottles of fermented grape juice to baby boomers with nothing better to blow their pension checks on. So w ... More >>
Earlier this week, we reported on the San Francisco Giants' summer of discontent carrying over into a fiasco at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The team was barred from trademarking the script "San Francisco" logo featured on Giants jackets and an armada of other team memorabilia since 1993 ... More >>
Pat Monahan, suburban Seattle resident.Did you see our investigation this week into the miseries of Train -- one of the most successful local bands of the last decade? If you did, you'll recall that this infamous, Grammy-winning trio has a song called "Save Me, San Francisco," whose horrors w ... More >>
TrainFrom SF Weekly's latest print edition:
Derail the Train: You know the song. You'd recognize it from the gently rolling piano chords that start it off, or the opening lyric -- "Now that she's back in the atmosphere/ With drops of Jupiter in her hair," sung in Pat Monahan's signature nasa ... More >>
Prepare to be hit by a tsunami of nausea as we inform you that Train -- probably the most insipid band from the Bay Area -- is bringing out a wine (called "Drops Of Jupiter" -- after one of its biggest songs -- just to annoy us that little bit more), apparently aided by San Francisco Wine Co. Th ... More >>
Soon to ruin a baseball game near you.It is with much agony that we report the following: Train, a pop-rock band that ranks among San Francisco's most regrettable musical products, will perform at this Friday's Opening Day Giants game, thereby extinguishing every drop of pleasure, hope, and civic ... More >>
In which we sit through three and a half hours of Grammys twaddle, so you don't have to:
8:01 p.m.: Show opens with an Aretha Franklin montage. Okay...
8:03 p.m.: Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Hudson, Florence Welch, Yolanda Adams, and Martina McBride perform "Natural Woman" together, then take i ... More >>