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Music, All Shook Down Musicians Pay Tribute to Scott Weiland (1967 - 2015)

Musicians Pay Tribute to Scott Weiland (1967 - 2015)

News broke last night that ex-Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver frontman, Scott Weiland, died at the age of 48. A Facebook post on Weiland's personal profile appeared in the early hours of Friday morning, announcing his passing. It read simply:…
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Calendar, Night&Day Natural Chaos

Natural Chaos

Andy Goldsworthy paints with time, patiently constructing ephemera that rises to the peak of its beauty and vitality at the very moment entropy takes hold and decay sets in. Whether it is a string of autumn leaves trapped in…
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Music, All Shook Down Amanda Palmer On Being Online: "I Sometimes Feel Like Reality Itself Is Passing Me By"

Amanda Palmer On Being Online: "I Sometimes Feel Like Reality Itself Is Passing Me By"

Amanda Palmer is one of the best examples of how the Internet and social media have brought celebrities down from Olympus. Where Robert "I am a golden god!" Plant and his bandmates were basically accessible to only selected groupies and…
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Music, Sizzle & Fizzle Sizzle & Fizzle: Highs and Lows from the Last Week in S.F. Music

Sizzle & Fizzle: Highs and Lows from the Last Week in S.F. Music

Sizzle • Southern jammers My Morning Jacket let fans help suggest the setlist for its Saturday show at the Greek Theatre. Highlights like "Gideon" and "Victory Dance" stood as separate songs rather than long jams, but the band got long-winded…
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Music, All Shook Down Why I'm Fine With Playing For Amanda Palmer For Free, By S.F. Cellist Unwoman

Why I'm Fine With Playing For Amanda Palmer For Free, By S.F. Cellist Unwoman

Editor's note: There's a flurry of arguments floating around online about independent artist Amanda Palmer asking skilled musicians to play a couple of songs at each stop on her upcoming tour for just beer, merchandise, and affection. Many argue that…
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Music, All Shook Down Live Review, 7/13/12: Amanda Palmer Charms the Misfits at Public Works

Live Review, 7/13/12: Amanda Palmer Charms the Misfits at Public Works

Amanda Palmer & The Grand Theft Orchestra Jherek Bischoff Die Roten Punkte Friday, July 13, 2012 Public Works Better than: The cast party for a high school musical production of "The Crucible" Amanda Palmer's debut album posed the Twin Peaks-inspired question Who Killed Amanda…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Amanda Palmer Thanks Fans with Intimate Show, Pop-Up Art Exhibit

Amanda Palmer Thanks Fans with Intimate Show, Pop-Up Art Exhibit

What's it like to party with a freshly minted millionaire? You'd expect caviar maybe, champagne at the very least. Some sign of their newly extravagant lifestyle, surely. But Amanda Palmer, a musician who recently raised over a million dollars on…
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Music, All Shook Down Amanda Palmer's NSFW "Want It Back" Video: The Naked Truth Is Not Necessarily Sexy

Amanda Palmer's NSFW "Want It Back" Video: The Naked Truth Is Not Necessarily Sexy

This Friday, Amanda Palmer -- the boob-showing, armpit-hair-wearing, theatre-loving cabaret-rock misfit who might be reinventing the music industry one tweet at a time -- is coming to play a show in San Francisco. It's sold-the-fuck-out, of course (you can catch her…
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Calendar, Night&Day Flip It

Flip It

The title might evoke an image of clammy-fingered men in ill-fitting clothes bent over synthesizers with penlights attached to their heads, but the Switchboard Music Festival is actually a bold eight-hour expedition through convention-crushing terrain led by musical fire-eaters. Certainly,…
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Music, Hear This Hear This

Hear This

As the band name suggests, the Dresden Dolls perform a sort of dressed-up, post-apocalyptic music, devoid of high hopes yet rich in high drama. The Boston duo (vocalist/pianist Amanda Palmer and drummer/guitarist Brian Viglione) calls its act "Brechtian Punk Cabaret,"…
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