As it's done all season, The Voice dragged out its results show to a degree that was at best arduous and at worst excruciating. So, after two hours of performances from bus-loads of people -- including Rihanna (who had actual clothes on, miraculously), Smokey Robinson, Kelly Clarkson, The Killers, P ... More >>
Outpourings of grief and gratitude flooded the Internet yesterday after news broke that No Use For A Name frontman and underground Bay Area hero, Tony Sly, had passed away suddenly at the age of 41. As a key member of the pop-punk scene since the heyday of the 1990s, Sly had been a long-respected an ... More >>
Yes, the Warped Tour still exists. Maybe you think it's largely for kids with dyed-black hair, studded belts, shredded Vans, and a taste for anthemic three-chord mall-rock. And maybe you're right. But has the Warped Tour really gotten soft? We weren't sure, so we took a reading of the festival's pun ... More >>
Tonight, ever-controversial rock 'n' rollers The Pretty Reckless are playing Bottom of the Hill. Say what you will about this quartet and its 18-year-old singer, Taylor Momsen -- they attract an audience way more diverse than most. In case you head down to Bottom of the Hill for the former Gossip ... More >>
Remember when you were 12 years old and you'd draw the logos of your favorite bands all over your school books? Well, one time, Kurt Cobain did that to The Melvins' van, leaving behind a little portrait of Kiss (plus logo) which remains to this day on the side of that piece-of-shit '72 Dodge Spor ... More >>
Calibree PhotographyBlack Veil Brides at the Warped Tour At first we thought that was KISS strutting up at us from our slideshow of this weekend's Warped Tour at Shoreline Amphitheatre. But no -- monstrous black-and-white makeup aside, those guys are way too skinny to be in KISS. Turns out ... More >>
Buying band merchandise is not a complicated matter. Neither is there any need for it to be a slow endeavor. But talk to merch people the world over and you'll hear the same thing repeatedly: Merch is a really nice job -- except for all the stupid idiots you have to deal with. Here's how to avoid be ... More >>
The time is almost upon us. This week, tens of thousands of beautiful indie kids will descend on a patch of desert in Indio, Calif., and bear witness to some of the finest music the modern world has to offer at the 13th annual Coachella Festival.For those of you who didn't manage to get a ti ... More >>
Kayla RobbinsSomething CorporateAugust 24, 2010@ The WarfieldBetter than (but not quite): Listening to Something Corporate on your Walkman after a high school break-up and wishing you finally had your license so you could drive by your ex's house. Or at least so you could go buy a healing Coke sl ... More >>
J. PettinatoNewsom's Favorite Band? Dance Gavin Dance Now in its 15th year, America's longest-running alternative music festival, the Vans Warped Tour, hits Piers 30 and 32 in San Francisco June 27. Among the scheduled bands: NOFX, Punk Rock Karaoke, Shooter Jennings, Streetlight Manifesto, The Ata ... More >>
200Pockets.comFlipper, circa 2009 When last we heard from seminal Ess Eff punk icons Flipper, the band had reunited and was preparing to hit the road on the Warped Tour, in support of two new albums: a studio release called Love, and a live recording entitled Fight.(Apparently, there's nothing more ... More >>
Classic San Francisco punks Flipper will show the young 'uns how it was done, Bay Area style, when the old school act drops a "Sex Bomb" on the Warped Tour this summer. The band has been added to the first three dates of the touring punk bash, and they've added Rachel Thoele on bass for those show ... More >>
By Dan Leroy A couple of weeks ago, an expert on the Harry Potter series told an audience of high school kids how lucky they were to have this Big Shared Experience--these seven books and 41,000 words in common. What does Harry Potter have to do with hip-hop in 2008? In an age when many year-end ... More >>
Have Another Ball! (Fat Wreck Chords)
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A survival guide for the summer's more vigorous music festivals
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Juliette Lewis and Minnie Driver have started bands. Come on, you know you're curious.
How Story of the Year went from delivering pizzas to dishing out the rock
Now that Oakland's Matches are finding success, will they leave behind the homegrown scene they helped found?
Now that emo's a cash cow, one of the genre's founding bands has reunited to milk it
From Mahler to Morrissey, the Bay Area has it all this summer.
Rock Against Bush Vol. 1
Intergalactic star wars? Epic dueling guitars? Why would anyone call Coheed & Cambria emo?
Punk has crossed over from underground filth to mainstream fluff, and Vendetta Red suggests that its music is the bridge
San Diego's the Locust serves up "power-violence" with a wink and a smile
Party like it's 1984, and the swamp rock-turned-street punk of Throw Rag
Silke Tudor sings the praises of punk rock karaoke, swoons over the Faint, and revels in girlhood
If it's loud, lewd, or crude, it's bound to be on Reality Check
A determinedly small Oakland label proves that punk is still a viable sound