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Music, All Shook Down The Desert Trip: Coachella Promoters Assemble All-Star Roster of Old White Men

The Desert Trip: Coachella Promoters Assemble All-Star Roster of Old White Men

Apparently not content to transform the otherwise tranquil town of Indio, Calif. into utter chaos for only two weekends a year, Goldenvoice CEO and Coachella founder Paul Tollett will now give locals a third reason to run for cover…
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Dining, SFoodie Wednesday Ten: Mosu Opens Tuesday, Keeping Bison Artisanal, Red Lobster Sales Spike

Wednesday Ten: Mosu Opens Tuesday, Keeping Bison Artisanal, Red Lobster Sales Spike

18-Seat Mosu Opens Next Tuesday in the Fillmore Wise Sons isn't the only thing coming to…
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Music, All Shook Down Neil Young's Bridge School Benefit Concert Turns 29 with Help From The Dixie Chicks, Ryan Adams, and More

Neil Young's Bridge School Benefit Concert Turns 29 with Help From The Dixie Chicks, Ryan Adams, and More

Neil Young + the Promise of the Real The Dixie Chicks Sheryl Crow Ben Harper Ryan Adams St. Vincent Gary Clark Jr. Spoon The Shoreline October 25, 2015 Better than: anything else you could possibly spend $20 on. Forget…
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Music, All Shook Down This Week: Jack Black Defends Kanye, Deadmau5 Defends Equine Rights, and Eminem Draws a Picture

This Week: Jack Black Defends Kanye, Deadmau5 Defends Equine Rights, and Eminem Draws a Picture

Surprises all round this week! Louis from One Direction has unexpectedly knocked up a "friend," Katy Perry (who's never won a Grammy) is up for an Emmy, Sinead O'Connor probably hasn't looked at Rolling Stone for 15 years, and it turns out…
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Music, All Shook Down This Week: Lady Gaga in Disguise, Dave Grohl in a Cast, and Courtney Love on the Defensive

This Week: Lady Gaga in Disguise, Dave Grohl in a Cast, and Courtney Love on the Defensive

This week has played out a bit like an action-drama movie. On the action side, we've got Justin Bieber doing parkour, Dave Grohl receiving medical treatment onstage, and a boyband dude setting his own face on fire. Bringing the drama…
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Music, All Shook Down Jimmy Fallon's Top 5 Greatest Music Parodies

Jimmy Fallon's Top 5 Greatest Music Parodies

Earlier this week, Jimmy Fallon enlisted Jack Black to put together a frame-for-frame parody of Extreme's "More Than Words" video. Now, unless you're in the same age bracket as Jimmy 'n' Jack, you probably won't understand the sheer majesty of…
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Music, All Shook Down Sound Advice for a New Gear Year

Sound Advice for a New Gear Year

So, you exited Christmas flush with gift cards and $12 checks from grandma. You poured over all the “Best of 2014” lists and hit up iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, etc., to cherry-pick albums you missed. As one of your New…
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Music, All Shook Down This Week: Kesha vs. Dr. Luke, Iggy vs. Snoop, Azealia Banks vs. Ebola

This Week: Kesha vs. Dr. Luke, Iggy vs. Snoop, Azealia Banks vs. Ebola

"So many of them that are about me. Most of Siamese Dream is about me. I think they put it on... There's a song called "Bodies" that's on Melon Collie. And then there's "Today"... and there's "Tonight Tonight"... Then…
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News, The Snatch

The Snatch: Well Aware That the Angels Are Thieves

When Spying Goes Awry Two self-described techies are mourning the loss of their new drone, which went missing recently as it flew over the Panhandle. "My buddy was showing off and took it really high and lost control of the…
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Music, All Shook Down This Week: Cloning John Lennon, Honoring Kurt Cobain, and Giving Dandruff to Country

This Week: Cloning John Lennon, Honoring Kurt Cobain, and Giving Dandruff to Country

"If he was here and you asked him to name five of my songs he wouldn't be able to do it. Recently he was like, 'How many albums have you sold?,' and I was like, 'Which album?,' and he was…
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Music, All Shook Down Neil Young Is About to Launch His Pono Audio Player -- But Will Anyone Care?

Neil Young Is About to Launch His Pono Audio Player -- But Will Anyone Care?

After years of scolding the digital music world for tolerating the miserable sound of MP3s and promising to introduce a high-fidelity alternative, Neil Young is about to launch his Pono music player. He'll unveil the thing at South By Southwest…
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Music, All Shook Down Neil Young Reportedly Releasing Covers Album With Jack White

Neil Young Reportedly Releasing Covers Album With Jack White

This could be really cool, if true: According to music journalist Michael Goldberg, Neil Young and Jack White have recorded an album of 12 classic covers, to be released later this year.…
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Music, Sizzle & Fizzle Sizzle and Fizzle: Highs and Lows from the Week in S.F. Music

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

Sizzle Tom Waits hasn't toured since 2008, but he's just been added to the Sunday lineup for Neil Young's acoustic Bridge School Benefit concert at Shoreline. Expect Waits to play songs from 2011's Bad As Me, with a band that…
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Music, Hear This Scout Niblett: Show Preview

Scout Niblett: Show Preview

There are certain albums whose content and ambience can be almost too palpable. Neil Young's Tonight's the Night is one. Scout Niblett's latest It's Up to Emma is another. Like Young's, it has a flinty quality of cathartic desolation that,…
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Music, Small Talk: How to Read the Latest Batch of Rock Tell-Alls

Small Talk: How to Read the Latest Batch of Rock Tell-Alls

Read enough rock memoirs and, after a while, their salacious revelations of sex, drugs, and regret begin to sound like small talk. "Nice weather we're having, huh?" you ask. "Yes, yes," Rod Stewart says. "Reminds me of the time me…
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Music, All Shook Down Five Great Neil Young Covers For His 67th Birthday

Five Great Neil Young Covers For His 67th Birthday

Today, November 12, is the birthday of one Neil Young, gifted songwriter, whiny singer, killer guitar player, and longtime Bay Area resident. In celebration of the man's 67th, we rounded up some of the best tributes to him available in…
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Music, All Shook Down Neil Young Will Answer Your Questions on Twitter Tomorrow

Neil Young Will Answer Your Questions on Twitter Tomorrow

Got a question you've been burning to ask Neil Young? Like, perhaps, what made him want to write "Cortez the Killer," or what he was thinking when he made Trans? (Which really isn't as bad as it's cracked up to…
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Music, All Shook Down Bridge School Videos: Guns N' Roses Play Some Classics, Jack White's Full Set, and More

Bridge School Videos: Guns N' Roses Play Some Classics, Jack White's Full Set, and More

So Neil Young's annual Bridge School Benefit concert went down at Shoreline Amphitheatre this weekend, bringing artists like the Flaming Lips, Jack White, Guns N' Roses, Eddie Vedder, and many more onstage for an all-acoustic show. Somewhat surprisingly, Guns N'…
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Film, Rep Showtimes Arthouse Movie Listings October 17-23, 2012

Arthouse Movie Listings October 17-23, 2012

Artists' Television Access. Esperando el Tsunami: A documentary film and "visual album" about indigenous musicians in Colombia. Thu., Oct. 18, 8 p.m. $6-$10. Talkies 5: Stand-up comedians doing irregular/multimedia sets, games, and short videos. Fri., Oct. 19, 8 p.m. $8.…
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Music, All Shook Down Neil Young Wants Perfect Sound. Here's Why I Don't.

Neil Young Wants Perfect Sound. Here's Why I Don't.

Today, at last, Neil Young and I are united in our ambitions: we would like you to go back in time, to Valentine's Day 1967. We want you to enter a recording studio in New York. This is a session…
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