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Music, All Shook Down Last Week: Charlie XCX's "F Word", Adele's B-Word and Pearl Jam's Virginity

Last Week: Charlie XCX's "F Word", Adele's B-Word and Pearl Jam's Virginity

Everyone's gone super-political this week (except Courtney Love, naturally). We saw Killer Mike biggin' up Bernie Sanders and RZA backing Hillary Clinton. We heard Thom Yorke talking shit about Tony Blair and watched MIA's refugee-focused video, as well as…
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Music, All Shook Down Weird Al Gets "Tacky," Eddie Vedder Gets Angry, and Conor Oberst Gets Vindicated

Weird Al Gets "Tacky," Eddie Vedder Gets Angry, and Conor Oberst Gets Vindicated

"43 Bumper Stickers and a "YOLO" license plate, Bring along my coupon book whenever I'm on a date."Lyrics from "Tacky", Weird Al Yankovic's parody of Pharrell's "Happy". The video features Margaret Cho in yellow lederhosen -- yay! "At some point…
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Music, All Shook Down Pearl Jam Announces November Show at Oracle Arena

Pearl Jam Announces November Show at Oracle Arena

Good news for the devoted: Pearl Jam, overseers of one of the most persistent and loyal cult followings in alternative rock -- and one of the best surviving bands from the grunge movement's '90s heyday -- is coming to Oakland…
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Dining, Bouncer Bouncer Declares Jukebox Isolationism at Lounge Azucar

Bouncer Declares Jukebox Isolationism at Lounge Azucar

Well hola, Lounge Azúcar. The place is cute, sort of like Central Perk on Friends but with a Latin flavor. It's filled with mismatched sofas and easy chairs and tables, and there's a small bar at the back. There were…
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Music, All Shook Down Photos: Pearl Jam, Kings of Leon Rock Oracle Party on Treasure Island

Photos: Pearl Jam, Kings of Leon Rock Oracle Party on Treasure Island

Pearl Jam Kings of Leon X Oracle OpenWorld, Treasure Island Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012 While you were at home crying over President Obama's performance in the first presidential debate last night, Pearl Jam, Kings of Leon, and X were rocking…
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Music, All Shook Down Bay Area Man Accused of Ripping off Pearl Jam to the Tune of $380K

Bay Area Man Accused of Ripping off Pearl Jam to the Tune of $380K

Bad news for better men: the Novato-based former financial manager for Pearl Jam is accused of stealing $380,000 from the Seattle grunge titans, according to the Chron. The man, 54-year-old Rickey Charles Goodrich, paid his own credit card bills,…
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Music, All Shook Down Awkward! The Top Five Most Uncomfortable Grammy Moments

Awkward! The Top Five Most Uncomfortable Grammy Moments

This Sunday, Rihanna and Chris Brown are both going to be present at the always-prestigious Grammy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles. It's been just three years since they both were forced to drop out of the show last minute, due…
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Music, All Shook Down The Year in Music Booze: Six Artist's Beverages That Made 2011 One Long Hangover

The Year in Music Booze: Six Artist's Beverages That Made 2011 One Long Hangover

Rock 'n' roll culture died in 2011. It's got nothing to do with your opinion of Bon Iver, but everything to do with Rolling Stone. The former leading voice of modern music upheld its immaculate reputation this year... by starting…
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Music, All Shook Down Five Amazing Grunge Artifacts That Time (and You) Forgot

Five Amazing Grunge Artifacts That Time (and You) Forgot

You stopped scrawling "World Domination" on the backs of school notebooks. You swapped your Pearl Jam Christmas singles for some Warp Records vinyl when you were graciously informed that this was the next big thing. You didn't recognize Kim Thayil…
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Music, All Shook Down The Top 10 Hottest Men in Grunge

The Top 10 Hottest Men in Grunge

Sure, it was the era of long, dirty hair and wearing long johns to the bar -- but '90s grunge sure did throw up some eye candy. Here, to honor the 20th anniversary of Nirvana's Nevermind, as well as Cameron…
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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 • Eddie Vedder packed two nights on the local stop of his solo tour, and understandably so: The two-hour set ran through Pearl Jam faves, film songs, and Vedder's new ukulele stuff. He performed mostly alone, save for a…
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Music, All Shook Down Eddie Vedder Plays the Soulful Surfer Boy at the Paramount Theatre (Photos + Setlist)

Eddie Vedder Plays the Soulful Surfer Boy at the Paramount Theatre (Photos + Setlist)

Eddie Vedder Glen Hansard July 11, 2011 @ Paramount Theatre, Oakland (See a full slideshow from Eddie Vedder in Oakland.) Way better than: Eddie Vedder's all-ukulele record (Ukulele Songs, it's called). Nothing against the four-stringed instrument that resulted when…
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Music, All Shook Down Jane's Addiction to Release New Album, World Covers Ears in Anticipation

Jane's Addiction to Release New Album, World Covers Ears in Anticipation

A funny thing happens to a lot of old rock stars. Maybe it's because they're surrounded by sycophants who never say no. Or because all that fan adoration goes to their heads. Or because too much critical acclaim can irreversibly…
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Music, All Shook Down Bridge School Benefit 2010: Buffalo Springfield, Elton John, Elvis Costello, Pearl Jam, Modest Mouse, More

Bridge School Benefit 2010: Buffalo Springfield, Elton John, Elvis Costello, Pearl Jam, Modest Mouse, More

LiveNation today announced the lineup for this year's Bridge School Benefit -- Neil Young's annual show for the school he helped found for his son -- and, well, wow: In addition to the regulars, the classic '60s outfit Buffalo Springfield is…
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Music, All Shook Down Disappointing Outside Lands lineup selling lots of tickets

Disappointing Outside Lands lineup selling lots of tickets

Disappointed Outside Lands fan, we share your woe: The lineup this year -- at least concerning headliners -- just doesn't woo us like it has in years past. Not to slam the bands at the top of the bill.…
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Music, All Shook Down The Ghosts of Outside Lands Past

The Ghosts of Outside Lands Past

Now that this year's Outside Lands lineup has been released in full and stayed true to its lil-bit-hippie-lil-bit-hip-hop roots and the folk vs. funk vibe, will you be forking over some coin when the tickets go on sale tomorrow? How…
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Music, Gossip trades punk for funk

Gossip trades punk for funk

Clearly, fear doesn't plague Portland-via-Arkansas trio Gossip (formerly the Gossip). Plus-sized, openly gay powerhouse vocalist Beth Ditto doesn't think twice about stripping down to her skivvies onstage as she ferociously belts out her sexual and political lyrics, revealing both her…
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Music, All Shook Down Outside Lands Day 1, Pearl Jam, Tom Jones, Black Joe Lewis

Outside Lands Day 1, Pearl Jam, Tom Jones, Black Joe Lewis

Pearl Jam, Tom Jones, Incubus, Black Joe Lewis & the HoneybearsOutside LandsFriday, Aug. 28, 2009Better than: Anything else you could be doing in Golden Gate Park on a Friday night.The opening day of the second annual Outside Lands was, overall,…
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Calendar, Night&Day Headliners

Headliners

Many rock posters are better than the shows they promote. For example, take Chuck Sperry and Ron Donovan’s poster promoting Bush’s 1997 gig at the Maui Cultural Center. It nearly justified the band’s career. Same goes for their poster of…
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Music, All Shook Down Eddie Vedder Performs at Zellerbach April 7

Eddie Vedder Performs at Zellerbach April 7

Eddie just keeps on cruisin'. Pearl Jam seems to age like fine wine throughout the years and his work on the Into the Wild soundtrack is all the rage these days. Go see Eddie Vedder at Berkeley's Zellerbach Auditorium…
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