Last year I had a lot of fun at the Guitar Hero Championship. This year, the newly rebranded (ugh, Activision) Guitar Superstar competition will take place on September 13 once again at Great American. This year’s host will be the guitarist for The Police, Andy Summers. Judges include repeats from last year- Joe Satriani and [...]
It’ll pretty much be a reality, but here you go, nonetheless. Friday: Black Mountain Beck Radiohead Saturday: Dredg Liars Lupe Fiasco Primus Tom Petty Sunday: K’Naan The Cool Kids Broken Social Scene Rodrigo Y Gabriela This festival is going to be soooooo mellow. I may need a sedative to keep pace.
thursday/august 21: Candy Apple @ The Rickshaw friday/august 22: Radiohead @ Outside Lands saturday/august 23: Tom Petty @ Outside Lands sunday/august 24: Primus @ Outside Lands monday/august 25: Extreme @ The Fillmore tuesday/august 26: Ice Cube @ The Fillmore wednesday/august 27: !!! @ The Independent
ipickmynose recently posted about the top 5 quirks of SF venues. And you know what that made me think of? The top 5 things about SF venues that piss me off! 1. I want physical tickets to Bottom of the Hill, Great American Music Hall, and Slim’s shows. It’s a little piece of memorabilia that [...]
Sometimes I see a band, and I can just tell they grew up together. And sometimes I see a band and I wonder how the hell they found each other. Why are there 2 members and not 3? 3 and not 4? Only 1? I asked for the deets: What’s your origin story? How did [...]
Yes, it’s crass, but that’s what punk is supposed to be, it’s the Yuppie Pricks. It starts with the album cover, a banana hammock of patriotic proportions, to the album name: ‘Balls’, to the song titles- “Fuck You I’m Rich”. This is exactly the kind of bizarro concoction of a band that I miss from [...]