Stories from Slim’s, Part 2: Stephan Jenkins, Fat Mike and more share memories of Slim’s

  Michael Bingham, Spiritual Cramp (photo: Derek Nielsen) "My fondest memory of Slim's had less to do with my experience at the show and more to do with my partner's. In our many years going to shows, she is usually pretty unimpressed (at the hardcore ones I drag her to) with the macho bullshit that a lot of these bands get their rocks off on — understandably so. A lot of the times we were usually going to drink some beers and catch up with friends on tour. This particular time Basement was on tour with Turnstile and we were cruising [...]

San Francisco natives Third Eye Blind to play the Fox Theater

Third Eye Blind (photo: Robert Alleyne) On March 13, alternative rock legends and San Francisco darlings Third Eye Blind will make the trek across the Bay Bridge from their digs in the Mission to perform at the Fox Theater in Oakland with support from Saves the Day. The tour is part two in support of their most recent album Screamer, which was released in October. The band has had a prolific career, to say the least, and continues to craft undeniably infectious tunes. The title track features Alexis Krauss, frontwoman of Sleigh Bells, whose voice harmoniously complements the screaming vocals of [...]

By |February 25, 2020|Tags: |

Beyond The Bay: Third Eye Blind at O2 Kentish Town Forum

Third Eye Blind (photo: Robert Alleyne) One of the biggest bands to come out of the Bay in recent decades, Third Eye Blind are still out there giving what they have in support of their latest album, Screamer. This was as part of their Summer tour outside of the US at the O2 Kentish Town Forum and our photographer Robert Alleyne was there to capture the gallery that you can check out below.

By |October 28, 2019|Tags: |

A short Q&A with “SFO to the bone” Stephan Jenkins

It's been 20 years since Third Eye Blind's eternal summer anthem "Semi-Charmed Life" put MTV and radio in a full nelson, thrusting the San Francisco rock band into the status of household name. Two decades. If you want to do a little time travel, check out the 1997 music video featuring the fresh-faced frontman Stephan Jenkins strutting his stuff down a scruffy-looking Mission District. Within that timespan, the Bay Area has seen some changes, to put it mildly. I'll let you be the judge of whether they were for better or worse, but one aspect has remained a constant: Despite [...]

By |August 20, 2018|Tags: |

Review + Photos: Third Eye Blind celebrate 20th birthday at the The Chapel

Third Eye Blind (photo: Joshua Huver) On Thursday, April 6, one of San Francisco's biggest commercial acts celebrated an intimate and rowdy birthday party at The Chapel, a high-profile venue that maintains a low-key magic throughout each and every show. Hosting the 20th birthday of Third Eye Blind's self-titled debut album was no exception, and it was a night to remember. Despite the undeniable success of Third Eye Blind, frontman and bandleader Stephan Jenkins will be the first to inform the people that their success was not the impersonal, overnight kind it appears from outside the band, the fans, and the city [...]

By |April 11, 2017|Tags: |

What’s Happening This Week? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, April 3 – 6

Chairlift play their final San Francisco show this week. Monday, April 3 Wire @ Slim's The legendary on-again, off-again punks stop by Slim's. Madeline Kenney @ The Octopus Literary Salon One of our favorite songwriters in recent memory — and new label owner — will appear in Oakland. Tuesday, April 4 Courtney Marie Andrews, M. Lockwood Porter, Field Medic @ Rickshaw Stop Folksy, introspective, witty songs by single singer-songwriters will make for an unusually intimate evening. Jackie Gage, Lilan Kane @ Yoshi's San Jose native Gage makes smooth, sultry jazz with a modern twist. If vocals are your thing, you'll [...]

Third Eye Blind celebrate 20 years at The Greek in July

'90s alternative rockers Third Eye Blind are not ready to put on the brakes yet. With a tour starting in Florida in early June and closing out with a hometown throwdown at The Greek Theater in Berkeley on July 23, it appears they have plenty of drive left. In case you're not familiar with singer/guitarist Stephan Jenkins' project by name (the '90s are — gulp — almost 20 years behind us, after all)  you may recall three of the 14 tracks on the band's 1997 self-titled debut album that cracked the Billboard Hot 100: "Jumper," "Semi-Charmed Life," and "How's It Going To [...]

By |February 10, 2017|Tags: |

Your Guide to BottleRock Napa Valley, ’90s Edition

As we told you last month, BottleRock Napa Valley – the festival that, despite a pretty stellar lineup during its inaugural campaign in 2013, was marred by reports of terrible traffic, oppressive heat (and little shade), and post-fest financial issues – is back for a second year after a group of local investors took over the festival's operations (and massive debts) and takes place May 30 to June 1 at the Napa County Fairgrounds. The new producers' plan to revamp the fest into a fiscally viable operation for years to come apparently starts with an effort to get children of [...]

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