A plethora of Halloween shows

It feels like there are a ton of great Halloween live music options this year. Here are a few of the highlights:

- LoveLikeFire and Loquat at Bottom of [...]

By |October 28, 2009|2 Comments

Chuck Prophet – “¡Let Freedom Ring!”

Chuck Prophet - "¡Let Freedom Ring!"

Local guitar-slinging institution Chuck Prophet releases his latest solo album ¡Let Freedom Ring! today on Yep Roc. The album was crafted in Mexico [...]

By |October 27, 2009|Comments Off on Chuck Prophet – “¡Let Freedom Ring!”

Mid-week folk shows: Alela Diane, Sean Hayes

Two big shows for lovers of folk singer-songwriters this week, with contenders from both genders: Alela Diane with Marissa Nadler Tuesday at the Rickshaw Stop (8pm, $12), and next [...]

By |October 26, 2009|Comments Off on Mid-week folk shows: Alela Diane, Sean Hayes

The newest from SF metal band Kowloon Walled City

Kowloon Walled City's new record is called Gambling on the Richter Scale , which is both a homage to their San Francisco roots and an introduction to their [...]

By |October 26, 2009|2 Comments

Budget Rock 8 begins today

Budget Rock 8 kicks off today, with shows at The Eagle, Thee Parkside, and Bottom of the Hill over the next four days. The festival features a bunch [...]

By |October 22, 2009|Comments Off on Budget Rock 8 begins today

Phil Crumar and the Wonderfuls @ Makeout Room tonight

On his myspace page, singer/songwriter/rapper Phil Crumar lists Grandmaster Flash, Public Enemy, early Police (see "not nearly as creepy as Sting playing overlong by himself; see also "extremely tired [...]

By |October 22, 2009|Comments Off on Phil Crumar and the Wonderfuls @ Makeout Room tonight

Kurt Vile, Wooden Shjips, Young Prisms @ Hemlock Wednesday

Tomorrow night, Kurt Vile (Philadelphia), Wooden Shjips, and Young Prisms play the Hemlock Tavern (9pm, $10).

Kurt Vile creates a previously undiscovered thin line between Springsteenesque rock and bedroom [...]

By |October 20, 2009|Comments Off on Kurt Vile, Wooden Shjips, Young Prisms @ Hemlock Wednesday

Man/Miracle preps The Shape of Things

Man/Miracle - "Hot Sprawl" (from The Shape of Things)

Frenetic indie rockers Man/Miracle ready their debut full length The Shape of Things, which comes out on November 1st. They've [...]

By |October 19, 2009|Comments Off on Man/Miracle preps The Shape of Things

Sade Sundays: Variations on a Religious Experience

Part 1
By: Michael Tapscott

Sade Sunday’s sat cold with a lingering spirit, an unnamed and undefined amorphous blob that cried out, “you have a commitment here fellows!” So, I met [...]

By |October 18, 2009|2 Comments

Weekend Picks: 10/15-19

Friday: Bowery Boy Blue, Tether Horse, Lesser Lights @ House of Shields (9pm, $5)

Bowery Boy Blue - "Now We Will Be Brothers"

Saturday: WHY?, Au, Mt. Eerie, Serengeti & Polyphonic [...]

By |October 15, 2009|Comments Off on Weekend Picks: 10/15-19

Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Monsters of Folk @ The Fox Theater

It's been a while since we've had a Ticket Giveaway Wednesday on the site so today we are pleased giveaway a pair of tickets to Monsters of Folk who [...]

By |October 14, 2009|Comments Off on Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Monsters of Folk @ The Fox Theater

Contest: Alternative Tentacles’ Thirtieth Anniversary

Local institution Alternative Tentacles Records celebrates its thirtieth anniversary this year. Beginning with The Dead Kennedys' "California Uber Alles" single in June 1979, the label has since released [...]

By |October 14, 2009|Comments Off on Contest: Alternative Tentacles’ Thirtieth Anniversary