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Music, All Shook Down Outside Lands: More Water, Safer Totems, and Surveillance Cameras This Year

Outside Lands: More Water, Safer Totems, and Surveillance Cameras This Year

With Outside Lands quickly approaching, we spoke briefly with Allen Scott, executive vice president of Another Planet Entertainment, about a few updates and changes to the 2014 festival. In addition to Outside Lands, Another Planet Entertainment produces the Treasure Island music…
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Music, Tales of a Blank Box: Perfect for All Shows but Always the Same, The Independent Is the Zen Master of Clubs

Tales of a Blank Box: Perfect for All Shows but Always the Same, The Independent Is the Zen Master of Clubs

The Independent is a room on Divisadero Street with a bar on one side, a stage on the other, and a fair bit of empty space in between. The walls are mostly black, with a little wood trim here and…
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Music, What Do S.F. Gigs Pay? It Depends -- But Not Much

What Do S.F. Gigs Pay? It Depends -- But Not Much

Perhaps, while standing inside a club, sipping a beer, and staring up at the stage, you've wondered: What is that band making for this show? You know you paid $15 (or $25, or $40) to get in, but how much…
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Music, All Shook Down Outside Lands Promoter Allen Scott on the Festival's Evolution and What to Expect This Year

Outside Lands Promoter Allen Scott on the Festival's Evolution and What to Expect This Year

Allen Scott is Executive Vice President of Another Planet Entertainment, the Berkeley-based production outfit that puts on S.F.'s Outside Lands music festival (with help from others). Many people work to put on the festival, but it's partially Scott's baby: He…
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Music, All Shook Down How Big Is Gotye? His S.F. Show Just Got 16 Times Larger

How Big Is Gotye? His S.F. Show Just Got 16 Times Larger

There's no doubt that Gotye is on a big rise: The video for "Somebody That I Used to Know," the first single off the Australian pop artist's latest album, is going gangbusters, racking up more than 121 million views…
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Music, Let's Get Killed Outside Lands Festival Adds Marquee Names to Its Lineup: Wilco, Manu Chao, and Beck, and many more

Outside Lands Festival Adds Marquee Names to Its Lineup: Wilco, Manu Chao, and Beck, and many more

When the Treasure Island Music Festival was announced last summer, it felt as though San Francisco proper had a destination music event for the indie set. But this year, Another Planet Entertainment — which copromoted the two-day Treasure Island event…
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Music, MF Doom: Echoes of Lauryn Hill

MF Doom: Echoes of Lauryn Hill

Will the real MF Doom please show up? That was the prevailing sentiment about the indie rap star after his scheduled Sept. 18 appearance at the Independent. At 8:30 that evening, staffers say, they were informed Doom never even got…
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Music, Independent Thinking

Independent Thinking

Kevin Arnold remembers the Kennel Club as a venue of immeasurable importance in his development as a music fan. "I saw everyone there in the late '80s and early '90s," he says. "Superchunk, Galaxie 500, Dinosaur Jr., the Flaming Lips."…
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