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Music, All Shook Down Six Notable Acts From Outside Lands 2016

Six Notable Acts From Outside Lands 2016

This year's Outside Lands was about as memorable and successful as one could ask for. In between the fancy, albeit ridiculous food stands — think ramen burgers and donut burgers — there were standout performances from Radiohead and LCD Soundsystem,…
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Music, All Shook Down Catch UnderCover Presents' Tribute to Radiohead's <i>Kid A</i>

Catch UnderCover Presents' Tribute to Radiohead's Kid A

If you caught UnderCover Presents' re-imagining of Green Day's Dookie in February, then you know what to expect from their upcoming tribute to Radiohead's seminal, fourth album, Kid A, from June 3 to 5 at The Independent.  Every song from…
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Music, All Shook Down Who Needs Coachella When You Can Go To Outside Lands Instead? Peep This Year's Lineup To See Why

Who Needs Coachella When You Can Go To Outside Lands Instead? Peep This Year's Lineup To See Why

It's likely that more than a few San Franciscan's have (or will be) flipping a shit once they see who's on Outside Lands' 2016 lineup. Because, seriously, it's that good.  Perhaps the best part about the lineup is the…
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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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Culture, The Exhibitionist Wait, There’s a New Paul Thomas Anderson Movie? And It’s Playing at the Roxie?

Wait, There’s a New Paul Thomas Anderson Movie? And It’s Playing at the Roxie?

At about this time last week, subscribers to MUBI, the boutique film streaming service, got an email from Paul Thomas Anderson. His message was brief: “So… here’s Junun — the movie we made of our time in India. Plug it…
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Music, All Shook Down 5 of Billy Corgan's Most Entertaining Feuds

5 of Billy Corgan's Most Entertaining Feuds

This week is an insanely exciting one for Smashing Pumpkins fans, old and new alike. Tomorrow, Dec. 9, sees the release of latest album, Monuments to an Elegy, and, just two days later, Billy Corgan and co. are playing…
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Music, All Shook Down Study That Says Listening To Beyoncé Makes You Dumb Is Offensive, Dumb

Study That Says Listening To Beyoncé Makes You Dumb Is Offensive, Dumb

We're sure software developer Virgil Griffith had nothing but the best intentions when he set out to determine if there were correlations between people's SAT scores and what kind of music they liked, but it's time to put this…
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Music, All Shook Down This Week: Kurt vs. Courtney, Jay Z vs. Drake, and Everyone vs. Donald Sterling

This Week: Kurt vs. Courtney, Jay Z vs. Drake, and Everyone vs. Donald Sterling

"Do you Kurt Cobain take Courtney Michelle Love to be your lawful shredded wife even when she's a b**ch with zits and siphoning all yr money for Doping and whoring"Seattle Police have released a note they found in Kurt Cobain's…
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Music, All Shook Down Atoms for Peace Rule Over Saturday at Treasure Island, 10/19/13

Atoms for Peace Rule Over Saturday at Treasure Island, 10/19/13

Atoms for Peace Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013 Treasure Island Music Festival Every festival needs a "slam dunk" act, and for Saturday at Treasure Island, Atoms for Peace served that purpose. The combination was irresistible. Thom Yorke, Flea, and their never-fail…
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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 • Undercover SF gathered 10 local groups for a live reinterpretation of Radiohead's Kid A that proved a stunning success. The flamenco version of "How to Disappear Completely" and a hip-hop/chamber group take on "Idioteque" were the highlights of…
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Music, All Shook Down Local Musicians Re-Imagine Radiohead's <i>Kid A</i> with Stunning Success, 2/24/13

Local Musicians Re-Imagine Radiohead's Kid A with Stunning Success, 2/24/13

UnderCover SF presents Kid A February 24, 2013 Rickshaw Shop Better than: That Stereogum Kid A mixtape; reading the Kid A 33 ⅓ book while listening to Kid A. There's an Internet-famous Chuck Klosterman essay about cover bands. The crux…
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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, Hear This Agalloch: Show Preview

Agalloch: Show Preview

The old tale of Faust — the doctor who strikes an agreement with Lucifer himself — has inspired innumerable creations, among them Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody," Radiohead's "Faust Arp," the Keanu/Pacino vehicle The Devil's Advocate, and Marvel Comics hell-raiser Ghost Rider.…
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Music, All Shook Down <i>Radio Rewrite</i>: How Radiohead Caught Steve Reich's Ear and Vice Versa

Radio Rewrite: How Radiohead Caught Steve Reich's Ear and Vice Versa

Maybe you've heard about Radio Rewrite? It's the next orchestral piece by Steve Reich and is due to premiere in London next March. With Radio Rewrite, Reich hopes to remake two Radiohead songs. Which begs the perfectly fair question: what…
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Music, Hear This Liars: Show Preview

Liars: Show Preview

Even when turning down the dissonance, Brooklyn three-piece Liars just keep getting weirder. Once known for iterations on Gang of Four-style dance-punk (typified by their 2001 debut They Threw Us in a Trench and Stuck a Monument on Top), Liars…
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Music, Bouncer Bouncer Discovers a Crafty Illusion Behind Cervecer&iacute;a MateVeza

Bouncer Discovers a Crafty Illusion Behind Cervecería MateVeza

p>If you are like me, and have looked at pictures of Frank Sinatra in his 20s and wondered, "Why the hell did women find him attractive?" the answer can be found in one of two places. First, he could sing,…
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Music, All Shook Down Live Review, 4/11/12: Radiohead Moves to the Beat in San Jose

Live Review, 4/11/12: Radiohead Moves to the Beat in San Jose

Radiohead Wednesday, April 11, 2012 HP Pavilion, San Jose Better than: The way you will dance to weird rhythms when you are 43 and have two kids. Maybe "dancing" isn't quite the right word for it, but whatever you…
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Music, Hear This Modeselektor: Show Preview

Modeselektor: Show Preview

Don't like the beat-based direction that Radiohead's music has been going in? You can direct at least part of your blame at Modeselektor, the celebrated Berlin electronic outfit whose diverse sound Thom Yorke has a habit of praising. The whiney-voiced…
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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

• Noise Pop released more of its 2012 festival lineup, and it's quite good: The Flaming Lips will perform The Soft Bulletin in full, and Bob Mould will play the classic Sugar album Copper Blue. Other additions include Sleigh Bells,…
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Music, All Shook Down Coachella 2012 Lineup: Radiohead, The Black Keys, Dr. Dre and Snoop, Pulp, The Weeknd, and More

Coachella 2012 Lineup: Radiohead, The Black Keys, Dr. Dre and Snoop, Pulp, The Weeknd, and More

See also: * Fauxchella: How to See Your Favorite Coachella Bands Without Leaving S.F. It's here: The lineup for the biggest music festival in the west, Coachella, and the first year in which the festival will span two weekends,…
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