Outside Lands festival organizers today announced the lineup for the 2013 event, and it looks like a big one. Headliners include Paul McCartney, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nine Inch Nails, Phoenix, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Willie Nelson, Hall & Oates, and more. The festival takes place Aug. 9-11 in Golden Gate ... More >>
Last week, we rounded up some of the likely big names for this year's Outside Lands lineup, which included Paul McCartney, Phoenix, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Baauer.
The lineup will be announced tomorrow. But before then, festival organizers have been dropping hints on Instagram. Based on thos ... More >>
Willie Nelson, king hippie of country music and walking THC repository, was recently asked a question about legalizing marijuana. And guess what? He's for it.
The fact that ol' Willie thinks weed oughta be legal and taxed is about as surprising as hearing that Ted Nugent acquired his dinner with a ... More >>
Remember all the hand-wringing last year over the so-called disappearance of protest music? As the Occupy movement hit its peak, capturing the attention of the country, commentators and older musicians were accusing contemporary artists of failing to grapple with the major struggles of their time in ... More >>
Occupy Wall Street, Occupy Bank of America, Occupy San Francisco -- now occupy your diet, too. Today is Occupy Our Food Supply Day, a nationwide series of actions and articles hoping to raise awareness about how corporate interests have taken over the world's food supply.
As Anna Moore Lappé and ... More >>
The Mountain WinerySorry for all the exclamations, but there's a lot of shows here we're going to make our parents take us to. The Mountain Winery recently announced its schedule for 2011, and there are some most notable artists coming. Among them, a five-day period this September in which b ... More >>
Richard HaickWillie Nelson at the Fillmore last night.Willie Nelson & FamilyJanuary 10, 2011@ The FillmoreBetter than: Less notorious ways of living.Welcome to life lessons with Willie Nelson and Family. Tonight's lecture will be divided into seven themes. Please don't be afraid to speak very ... More >>
Russ Harrington (russharrington.com) for Harp MagazineGrace Potter gets intimate with democracySo you're the kind of person who forgets to vote. And in such a democracy-happy burg as S.F., where voters are asked to weigh in frequently on such trivialities as the mix of recycled material in the to ... More >>
Rarely has a great songwriter, a man who is an icon and a joy to behold, been very nearly outclassed by his backup singers. The only other example we know is the early work of Gram Parsons and his tiny white-hot sidekick, Emmylou Harris. Jakob Dylan's new record, Women and Country, draws inspirat ... More >>
We spent 2009 sorting through piles of folk and Americana releases, revising this list in our heads till the bitter end and failing repeatedly to understand the hype behind the Avett Brothers in the process. While a year of listening brought no shortage of pleasant surprises, our hands-down favorit ... More >>
Joe EskenaziHooray! The spinal circus is in town!In the very same AT&T Parking Lot that was last year graced by the trailers of the acrobats, clowns, and ringmaster of Circus Vargas -- the latter, Ted McRae, ended up staying alone in the lot for days after his RV broke down -- Big Top tents h ... More >>
It's that time again. While we all hold our breaths waiting for some of that economic stimulus package to end up in our personal bank accounts (yeah right), it's all about being cheap...or, ahem, price conscious. We refuse to let you stay home this weekend to cry into your little brother's broken pi ... More >>
Willie Nelson/Lukas Nelson & The Promise of the Real
Review by Jonathan Kiefer
January, 16, 2009
Better Than: The last eight years?It happened maybe three-quarters of the way through the evening, during that one loose-vamping instrumental interlude, when the red and the blue light ... More >>
On Friday, Willie Nelson and son Lukas graced the Fillmore with their presence (they'll be doing so till tomorrow, Jan. 20, if you missed out). All Shook Down correspondent Jonathan Kiefer waxed poetic in his review of the evening, painting Nelson in red and blue lights such that he resembled Shepar ... More >>
By Chris Gray
It's time to rank the best of what went around and came around again.
As punk and disco exploded, the Piano Man's deeply unhip 1978 breakthrough proved that top-shelf Broadway/Brill Building songwriting could still sell - and, occasionally, ... More >>