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Music, All Shook Down That Time We Met Joe Strummer (the Sea Snail) In Monterey

That Time We Met Joe Strummer (the Sea Snail) In Monterey

Inside the winding corridors of the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, amid newly unboxed DNA synthesizers and other expensive-looking equipment, sits Shannon Johnson. Johnson's decision to name a deep-sea snail after The Clash’s Joe Strummer made headlines around the…
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Music, All Shook Down Live Review, 8/25/12: Strummerville Offers an All-Inclusive Tribute to the Face of the Clash at Bottom of the Hill

Live Review, 8/25/12: Strummerville Offers an All-Inclusive Tribute to the Face of the Clash at Bottom of the Hill

"10th Anniversary Tribute Show To Joe Strummer" The Hooks Chris von Sneidern Eastern Span Interchords Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012 Bottom of the Hill Better than: Hearing Maroon 5 attempt "Should I Stay or Should I Go." Several men clad in…
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Music, Hear This 10th Anniversary Tribute to Joe Strummer

10th Anniversary Tribute to Joe Strummer

In its earliest days, punk rock was a genre almost entirely populated by assholes — artful, incendiary, culture-changing assholes, but assholes nonetheless. From his time in pub-rockers The 101ers in the early '70s, through the versatile Clash, up to his…
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Music, All Shook Down Saturday's 9th Annual Joe Strummer Tribute Doubles as a Save KUSF Benefit

Saturday's 9th Annual Joe Strummer Tribute Doubles as a Save KUSF Benefit

A 10th annual tribute to the late great Clash frontman Joe Strummer takes place this Saturday, Aug. 13, at S.F.'s Bottom of the Hill. While it's always a benefit for Strummerville (The Joe Strummer Foundation for New Music), this year…
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Music, All Shook Down They Might Be Giants, Street Food Fest, Rock Make, Booty Bassment and More

They Might Be Giants, Street Food Fest, Rock Make, Booty Bassment and More

Celebrate San Francisco this weekend. We have awesome bands, awesome fests and awesome non-summer summers. Check out our list of top ten things to do for less than a cocktail costs at some fancy-pants L.A. club. Locals only: Alamo Square…
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Calendar, Night&Day Love Doesn't Actually Kill

Love Doesn't Actually Kill

Quick, name a zillion-selling white -guy rock musician who is and has always been a loudmouthed anti-racist? Bono doesn't count, because we don't like his music. And we realize that Billie Joe Armstrong is a stand-up guy, but … we…
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Film, Reps Etc.

Repertory Film Listing

Compiled by Michael Leaverton and Hiya Swanhuyser. To submit a listing, e-mail film@sfweekly.com. Artists' Television Access. "ATA Open Screening": One hour of shorts are accepted monthly on an open revolving basis, and anything goes with the screened work. Thu., Dec.…
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Film, <i>Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten</i> Offers Hope for Old Punks

Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten Offers Hope for Old Punks

Punk died, the Silver Jews sang, the first time a kid shouted, "Punk's not dead!" The words are never uttered in Julien Temple's Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten, and maybe that's why you come away from this epic doc…
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Music, Hear This Hear This

Hear This

It wasn't until Chromatics ringleader Adam Miller split with the band's other founding members that he began mastering a different form of popular music. He kept the name for himself, and eventually ditched the unapologetic basement no-wave of the band's…
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Music, Reviewed The Clash

The Clash

Mike D. zealously testifies to studying the sleeves of every Clash single as a 'tween, unlocking truths about punk's sartorial coding and the nature of reggae, the music instigating in the young Beastie Boy the dream of being in a…
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Music, Manic Obsessives

Manic Obsessives

"It's this weird thing that happens. Every time we try to do something with a goal in mind, it comes down to not knowing why." As the Blood Brothers' guitar player, Cody Votolato, is clearly demonstrating via cellphone from a…
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Music, Reviewed John Lee Hooker

John Lee Hooker

There's this blues song, "The Blues Had a Baby, and They Called It Rock & Roll," and paternity tests reveal the late Bay Area resident John Lee Hooker (1917-2001) to be one of its most likely fathers. Hooker is one…
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Calendar, Performance A Bus Trip

A Bus Trip

FRI 3/12 When local African-American theater artist Edris Cooper-Anifowoshe was 9 years old, she was chosen as one of three neighborhood children to be taken out of her elementary school in Tennessee and bused to an all-white school in a…
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Music, House of Tudor House of Tudor

House of Tudor

At first I am comforted and compelled by the notion of "Remedial Cinema," a film series that promises remedies for all disease and deficiency, imagining I will just sit back, relax, and let my brain say, "Aaahhh, the video doctor…
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Music, House of Tudor House Of Tudor

House Of Tudor

For years I have harbored an irrational, childish animosity toward Joe Strummer. See, at one time Strummer toured as a guitarist for the Pogues. That was nice; Strummer recognized an internal combustion in the Pogues that could sate those rambunctious…
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