Dripping Ceilings: Monotonix at Rickshaw Stop with Ty Segall and Nodzzz

Sometimes I feel like I've seen it all with Rock and Roll, but when I first saw Monotonix at Treasure Island last year I realized I was wrong (again). [...]

By |January 31, 2011|2 Comments

London Calling: Chuck Prophet’s Spanish Bombs at the Great American Music Hall, 1/29/11

I was 13 when my 20-year-old brother saw The Clash without me. Heartbroken, I drank enough vodka to puke in grandma's bed and pass out on the floor. I [...]

By |January 31, 2011|Comments Off on London Calling: Chuck Prophet’s Spanish Bombs at the Great American Music Hall, 1/29/11

Is there hope post-KUSF?

I've been out more than usual this past week since KUSF was ripped from the airwaves. Can we save the next band from calling it quits or the [...]

By |January 26, 2011|2 Comments

Rachel Fannan, Outlaw, Greg Ashley, White Manna at Elbo Room 1/19/11

I could barely get out of bed. South Park had me in the zone. Cartman's hand was Jennifer Lopez. Then I thought about KUSF (90.3) and how I [...]

By |January 25, 2011|Comments Off on Rachel Fannan, Outlaw, Greg Ashley, White Manna at Elbo Room 1/19/11

Young Prisms saturate the Bottom of the Hill for their LP release 1/19/11

Photos by: Rachel Keenan

When the dust clears, album release shows -- much like prom nights, or say, New Year's Eve goings on -- can have a calculated emotion about [...]

By |January 24, 2011|Comments Off on Young Prisms saturate the Bottom of the Hill for their LP release 1/19/11

Review + Photos: Still Flyin’, Social Studies, La Corde @ Rickshaw 1/14

Still Flyin' grandstanded the audience at Rickshaw last Friday night, flooding the stage with two percussionists, three backup singers and some epic dance songs. Jamming through songs off their [...]

By |January 20, 2011|Comments Off on Review + Photos: Still Flyin’, Social Studies, La Corde @ Rickshaw 1/14

PUBLIC ENEMY at Yoshis?!

Celebrating the 20th anniversary of their 3rd record, Fear of a Black Planet, Public Enemy brought the noize to SF's Yoshis this past weekend. It just so happened [...]

By |January 19, 2011|Comments Off on PUBLIC ENEMY at Yoshis?!

Uzi Rash and The Babies at the Ghost Town Gallery, Saturday January 8th 2011

I missed local locos Uzi Rash when they performed as the Monks for Halloween at thee Parkside. I would not make that mistake again. I arrived to [...]

By |January 18, 2011|Comments Off on Uzi Rash and The Babies at the Ghost Town Gallery, Saturday January 8th 2011

Video & Photos: Farewell to Casiotone for the Painfully Alone (1997-2010)


It starts and ends here in San Francisco for Casiotone for the Painfully Alone, the musical diary of Owen Ashworth which closed its covers this Sunday evening at Bottom [...]

By |December 7, 2010|4 Comments

Review: Rufus Wainwright and the San Francisco Symphony think big

Warning: I'm going to talk about classical music but it's only going to be a little boring, I promise.

There are lots of different ways for rock star kids to [...]

By |November 16, 2010|Comments Off on Review: Rufus Wainwright and the San Francisco Symphony think big

Review & Photos: The Goldenhearts, The Moanin’ Dove, Linda Perry @ CELLspace 11/5/10

I arrived last Friday night in the cavernous CELLspace during a set by Linda Perry. Known both for her work with 4 Non Blondes and as a producer/songwriter for [...]

By |November 8, 2010|2 Comments

Review: Dominant Legs, Holy Shit, Melted Toys @ Cafe du Nord, 11/2/10

What a night was dealt to Dominant Legs and friends. In the 48 hours before their show at Cafe du Nord Tuesday, we went from mass euphoria over [...]

By |November 5, 2010|4 Comments