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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 • Don't let Fleet Foxes' seriousness fool you: Ex-drummer Josh Tillman's new group, Father John Misty, is musically gifted and lots of fun, too. On Saturday, Tillman goofed around onstage instead of taking an encore break, and told fans…
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Music, All Shook Down Live Review, 5/5/12: Father John Misty Skips Right to the Fun at Bottom of the Hill

Live Review, 5/5/12: Father John Misty Skips Right to the Fun at Bottom of the Hill

Father John Misty Har Mar Superstar Worth Taking Saturday, May 5, 2012 Bottom of the Hill Better than: Five bearded dudes in flannel lulling an audience to sleep in perfect harmony. Father John Misty has two songs left to…
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Music, All Shook Down J. Tillman on Becoming Father John Misty: "My Music Was a Bigger Deal to Me Than Being in Fleet Foxes Was"

J. Tillman on Becoming Father John Misty: "My Music Was a Bigger Deal to Me Than Being in Fleet Foxes Was"

Back in January, Fleet Foxes drummer Josh Tillman tweeted an announcement: "@fleetfoxes, the best and last band that would ever have me. Tokyo is my last show. Fleet Fans, sorry if I was ever distant/obtuse to you. X." This…
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Music, All Shook Down Fleet Foxes' New Video, Plus Robin Pecknold on the Questions of Adulthood and Touring with Joanna Newsom

Fleet Foxes' New Video, Plus Robin Pecknold on the Questions of Adulthood and Touring with Joanna Newsom

By CHLOE ROTH If you saw Fleet Foxes at the Greek Theatre in September, you'll remember the stunning kaleidoscope-galaxy-paper-cutout projections that accompanied their performance. "It's kind of nerve-wracking, the idea of touring with the Walkmen," Fleet Foxes front man…
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Music, All Shook Down Iggy Pop on Playing with the Stooges, Where He Can't Go in America, and More

Iggy Pop on Playing with the Stooges, Where He Can't Go in America, and More

Music stories from SF Weekly's latest print edition: "Slightly Damaged": A Conversation with Iggy Pop: After two rings, a gravelly voice picks up the phone and mutters a chewy "hello." There's no publicist or handler -- this is Iggy Pop…
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Music, Hear This Fleet Foxes: Show Preview

Fleet Foxes: Show Preview

Watching a neo-folk band in Berkeley ordinarily means spending the evening watching students get stoned and rubbing up against piles of hippies. But Fleet Foxes are no ordinary nostalgia-fest. Their scope goes so far beyond the genre that their audience…
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Music, All Shook Down Monday's Pick: Joanna Newsom at the Fox Theater

Monday's Pick: Joanna Newsom at the Fox Theater

​Joanna NewsomRobin PecknoldThe Fox Theater, Oakland8 p.m., $32If Joanna Newsom had emerged in the 1970s, she'd likely have been on the Virgin or Harvest labels with simpatico songster-mavericks Kevin Coyne, Kevin Ayers, and Roy Harper. In 2002, Newsom -- after…
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Music, All Shook Down J. Tillman at Bottom of the Hill

J. Tillman at Bottom of the Hill

J. Tillman July 28, 2010 @ Bottom of the Hill Better than: All the other epically bearded folksters with acoustic guitars. It was a pretty unassuming start to the set -- some bearded guy entered the stage, sat on a…
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Music, All Shook Down Bridge School Benefit Announces Lineup

Bridge School Benefit Announces Lineup

The annual Bridge School Benefit lineup, which happens October 24 & 25 at the Shoreline Ampitheater, has been announced. In addition to mainstay and organizer Neil Young, this year's talent list includes Coldplay's Chris Martin, No Doubt, Sheryl Crow,…
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Music, J. Tillman slips out from under Fleet Foxes’ radar

J. Tillman slips out from under Fleet Foxes’ radar

You'd certainly be forgiven for not knowing that Seattle singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Joshua Tillman – who records under the moniker J. Tillman – has released five albums since 2005. His sixth album, the forthcoming Year in the Kingdom, has generated…
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Music, Reviewed The Dodos 

The Dodos 

When we last heard from the Dodos, the blogosphere had fingered the band as the Bay Area's answer to Vampire Weekend and Fleet Foxes. Those who listened beyond the jaunty "Fools" heard in 2008's Visiter a left-field masterpiece that was…
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Music, Let's Get Killed Getting 'Touchy' in 2008

Getting 'Touchy' in 2008

Forget naughty and nice. The real lists to consider in December come from music fans. After sorting through hundreds (thousands? kabillions?) of CDs and MP3s, every media outlet from the biggies to the bloggers puts pop culture through the same…
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Music, All Shook Down Fleet Foxes, Movies in the Park, Tilly and the Wall: The Weekend Hitlist

Fleet Foxes, Movies in the Park, Tilly and the Wall: The Weekend Hitlist

If you didn't score tickets to Treasure Island or if outdoor music festivals just really aren't your thing, never fear. There are still many excellent ways to make the most out of this lovely September weekend. Friday night over…
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Music, Fleet Foxes: the new buzz on Seattle's softer side

Fleet Foxes: the new buzz on Seattle's softer side

It's been nearly 20 years since the Northwest first affected pop culture in a profound way with the explosion of grunge. While the DIY-punk spirit of the early '90s still rages through dirgy guitars and authority-bucking attitudes of rock bands…
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Music, All Shook Down LastNight: Blitzen Trapper at the Bottom of the Hill

LastNight: Blitzen Trapper at the Bottom of the Hill

By Melissa Baron Blitzen Trapper with Fleet Foxes February 28, 2008 Bottom of the Hill Better Than: Watching the OC on DVD while doing homework. Way better. Download: Anything from Fleet Foxes, "Wild Mountain Nations" and "Sci-Fi Kid" by…
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