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Music, All Shook Down See 10 of the East Bay's Best Bands For $15 This Weekend at the Oakland Mayhem Festival

See 10 of the East Bay's Best Bands For $15 This Weekend at the Oakland Mayhem Festival

It's no secret that Oakland's music scene has taken off over the past half-decade. That's due, in part, to a jolt of new blood from musicians who might once have moved to San Francisco — or those who used…
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Music, All Shook Down First City: Monterey's Second Annual Music Festival was a Mellow Affair

First City: Monterey's Second Annual Music Festival was a Mellow Affair

California music festivals tend to follow in the same grooves year after year: Coachella embodies L.A. hippie chic, Outside Lands has Bay Area quirk, High Sierra the laid-back microbrew crowd, and Woodsist the kids smoking pot in the woods. Last weekend…
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Music, All Shook Down The First Hints of the 2014 Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Lineup Are Here

The First Hints of the 2014 Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Lineup Are Here

It's July 25, 2014, the day that would have been Warren Hellman's 80th birthday. Sadly, the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass founder is now strumming at the big jam session in the sky. But today does bring the first hints of the…
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Music, All Shook Down Here's Hoping Festival Season Doesn't Ruin Outkast For Us All

Here's Hoping Festival Season Doesn't Ruin Outkast For Us All

These are acts that appeared on many major music festival lineups in 2013: Phoenix, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Vampire Weekend, Jurassic 5, the National, Grizzly Bear, and Nine Inch Nails (among others). So maybe you can see how the top…
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Music, All Shook Down Will Outkast Headline Outside Lands This Year?

Will Outkast Headline Outside Lands This Year?

That's the big question around S.F. after the rightly beloved (and long-dormant) Atlanta rap duo today announced that it will be playing more than 40 festivals this spring and summer. (News that of course follows last week's announcements of a…
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Music, All Shook Down Red Fang Approves of Drinking Beer in the Shower

Red Fang Approves of Drinking Beer in the Shower

Portland-based quartet Red Fang has proven itself to be one of the hardest-working bands in metal over the past few years. Since the release of the group's ferocious self-titled debut in 2009 -- and the hysterical beer-soaked, Ren-Faire-battle-gone-horribly-awry video for…
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Music, All Shook Down Diplo to Headline Saturday at WinterSalt Music Fest

Diplo to Headline Saturday at WinterSalt Music Fest

Last week we told you about WinterSalt, a new music festival going down this Dec. 28 and 29 at the Fort Mason Center. While the festival has a solid Friday lineup announced -- including Travis Barker and Mixmaster Mike, Zedd,…
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Music, All Shook Down Outside Lands 2012 Will Be Completely Sold Out By This Weekend

Outside Lands 2012 Will Be Completely Sold Out By This Weekend

Update: As of Saturday afternoon, Aug. 4, this year's festival is completely sold out of tickets. Original post: Hope you've gotten tickets if you wanted 'em, because the Outside Lands music festival is expected to completely sell out this week,…
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Music, All Shook Down Noise Pop Announces Noisette, a Food and Music Party at Speakeasy Brewery

Noise Pop Announces Noisette, a Food and Music Party at Speakeasy Brewery

Again do the the worlds of San Francisco music and San Francisco food collide: Noise Pop, the organization that brings you February's club-based festival and October's Treasure Island blowout, is putting on a new event that will pair hot…
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Music, All Shook Down Top Five Reasons Outside Lands Is Better Than Coachella

Top Five Reasons Outside Lands Is Better Than Coachella

See also: Our complete Coachella coverage Coachella 2012 has come and gone; now it's time to brag about our awesome tans and how we lost count of all of the onstage mindfucks. But while we Nor-Cal-ers try to switch our…
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Music, All Shook Down Outside Lands 2012 Lineup: Seven Artists We're Damn Sure Will Be On It

Outside Lands 2012 Lineup: Seven Artists We're Damn Sure Will Be On It

See also: * Outside Lands 2012 Lineup: Neil Young and Crazy Horse, Stevie Wonder, Metallica, Skrillex, Jack White, Foo Fighters, and More Yes, yes, the world's atwitter with Coachella at the moment, but that will be over before you…
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Music, All Shook Down Fauxchella: How to See Your Favorite Coachella Bands Without Leaving the Bay

Fauxchella: How to See Your Favorite Coachella Bands Without Leaving the Bay

Maybe you hate traveling. Maybe you're broke. Or maybe you're allergic to waiting in long lines under the hot sun while privileged pre-teens gyrate to David Guetta. There are many, many good reasons not to go to Coachella this…
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Music, All Shook Down Is This the Coachella 2012 Lineup?

Is This the Coachella 2012 Lineup?

Coachella 2012 is still more than four months away -- so naturally, it's time to start hyperventilating over rumored lineups for the first year the festival will stretch over two weekends. One "leaked" lineup appeared last week on StarzUncut,…
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Music, All Shook Down Graphic: How Does Outside Lands Compare to the World's Biggest Music Festivals?

Graphic: How Does Outside Lands Compare to the World's Biggest Music Festivals?

Lots of people, including us, think that this past year's Outside Lands Music Festival was the best one yet. But how does the four-year-old event in S.F.'s Golden Gate Park compare to the world's biggest music festivals? Hint: We…
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Music, All Shook Down Top 10 Signs You Had Too Much Fun at a Music Festival This Summer

Top 10 Signs You Had Too Much Fun at a Music Festival This Summer

It's been four relatively normal days since the end of the Outside Lands Music Festival, and frankly, we're still going through withdrawals. With summer approaching its end, we bet lots of you are still yearning for the carefree, deafening days…
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Music, All Shook Down Fruit Bats, J. Mascis, Sonny and the Sunsets Play at Huichica Festival in Sonoma Next Weekend

Fruit Bats, J. Mascis, Sonny and the Sunsets Play at Huichica Festival in Sonoma Next Weekend

In this weeks issue of SF Weekly, we ran a story about music festivals in Northern California, but unfortunately, there was (hopefully no more than) one glaring omission: the second annual Huichica Music Festival, which takes place on Saturday, June…
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Music, All Shook Down Five Shitty Things About Concerts We Need Apps For

Five Shitty Things About Concerts We Need Apps For

Keep those phone chargers handy, people. With a patent application filed last week, Apple let on that it's creating an entire e-ticket system for the iPhone and iTunes. Concertgoers will be able to buy tickets through the iTunes store, store…
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Music, All Shook Down Rock the Bells Announces Bay Area Dates

Rock the Bells Announces Bay Area Dates

America's premier (and possibly only major) hip-hop touring festival, Rock the Bells, has announced the date and venue for the 2009 edition: August 9, at the Shoreline Auditorium in Mountain View. While ASD much prefers the parking lot of…
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Music, All Shook Down Left Coast Live Kicks Off Today in San Jose

Left Coast Live Kicks Off Today in San Jose

Do you know the way to San Jose? If you can find your way to the heart of Silicon Valley this week, you're in for a musical treat, as the LeftCoast Live festival gets underway today and continues through…
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Music, All Shook Down Stern Grove Festival Announces Lineup

Stern Grove Festival Announces Lineup

The 72nd annual series of free summer concerts at Sigmund Stern Grove--one of San Francisco's best traditions--has been announced. As always, the lineup of artists spans a diverse range of genres and styles. Performers include Roberta Flack and Davell…
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