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    ‘Murder in the Front Row’: An interview with director Adam Dubin

‘Murder in the Front Row’: An interview with director Adam Dubin

When Adam Dubin set out to film Murder in the Front Row, a documentary about the beginnings of the Bay Area thrash metal scene, it wasn’t supposed to be [...]

By |April 21, 2020|Comments Off on ‘Murder in the Front Row’: An interview with director Adam Dubin

Best Of 2019: Ian Young’s favorite show photos from 2019

Princess Nokia (photo: Ian Young)

It was another year of incredible live music, from catching my favorite artists playing at my favorite festivals to discovering new acts playing in new [...]

By |December 30, 2019|Comments Off on Best Of 2019: Ian Young’s favorite show photos from 2019
  • Metallica and the San Francisco Symphony at the Chase Center, by Ian Young
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    Review + Photos: Metallica and the San Francisco Symphony bring ‘S&M2’ to Chase Center

Review + Photos: Metallica and the San Francisco Symphony bring ‘S&M2’ to Chase Center

Metallica and the San Francisco Symphony (photo: Ian Young)

There's a new stadium in town, and it was christened in style on Friday night when Metallica took the stage with [...]

By |September 9, 2019|1 Comment
  • Metallica at the Masonic, by Jon Bauer
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    Photos: Metallica: Helping Hands Benefit Concert + Auction at the Masonic

Photos: Metallica: Helping Hands Benefit Concert + Auction at the Masonic

Metallica (photo: Jon Bauer)

Over the weekend, the Masonic hosted a benefit for All Within My Hands (AWMH), a nonprofit foundation focused on creating sustainable communities by tackling the issues of [...]

By |November 8, 2018|Comments Off on Photos: Metallica: Helping Hands Benefit Concert + Auction at the Masonic

Review: Metallica at The Fox

As far as legendary musical acts go, it's undeniable that the Bay Area has been home to some of the greatest in the world, and if the sold-out Fox [...]

By |December 21, 2016|1 Comment

Review: Metallica delivers message at pre-Super Bowl show

Sunday’s Super Bowl 50 had all the glitz and glam, the biggest celebrities in the world, and a halftime show that pandered heavily to Top 40 music lovers with [...]

By |February 8, 2016|1 Comment

Shredification: Thrash Attack

The last column took on a bifurcated Death Metal/Stoner Metal focus, so I'm happy to return today with an update that concerns the Bay Area's favorite kind of metal: [...]

By |November 8, 2009|6 Comments