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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, All Shook Down Outside Lands Day Two: Street Sweeper Social Club, Trombone Shorty, Black Eyed Peas, The Mars Volta

Outside Lands Day Two: Street Sweeper Social Club, Trombone Shorty, Black Eyed Peas, The Mars Volta

Outside Lands Day 2: Street Sweeper Social Club, Trombone Shorty, Black Eyed Peas, The Mars Volta, & more, Saturday, August 20, 2009.Better Than: sitting in the park, waiting for you.The first day of Outside Lands was a huge freakin' success,…
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Calendar, Night&Day Be Green

Be Green

How would you like it if Jack Black played you in the movie of your life? Gotta be a mixed bag. Especially since School of Rock stole your idea and gave you no credit. But the original, the Paul Green…
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Music, Reviewed Triclops!

Triclops!

Triclops! followers expecting the local prog-punk behemoth to match the brutality quotient of its live assault won't be disappointed by the quartet's debut full-length. What may surprise some listeners are the warped lyrical genius and dynamic subtleties the band's onstage…
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Music, Reviewed The Mars Volta

The Mars Volta

If The Bedlam in Goliath, the fourth studio album from psychedelic rock warriors the Mars Volta, proves anything, it's that inspiration can come from dire circumstances. In May 2006, guitarist Omar Rodriguez-Lopez bought an old talking board at a curio…
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Music, All Shook Down The Mars Volta's <em>Bedlam in Goliath</em> Album Review, Stream and MP3 Download

The Mars Volta's Bedlam in Goliath Album Review, Stream and MP3 Download

The Southwest's louder-than-fuck prog rockers the Mars Volta just released Bedlam in Goliath, and early reviews seem positive. Here's a link to the legal Napster streaming the whole damn thing. And here are two quasilegal links to downloads of…
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Music, All Shook Down New Mars Volta Single Releases Today on iTunes

New Mars Volta Single Releases Today on iTunes

Before you go all nuts and apeshit at The Mars Volta New Year's costume party, get familiar with their latest single off the upcoming album, "Wax Simulacra," because it just came out today on iTunes. I know it's not…
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Music, All Shook Down New Year's Eve in SF: Cake vs. Seas of Cheese; White Comedy vs. Black Comedy

New Year's Eve in SF: Cake vs. Seas of Cheese; White Comedy vs. Black Comedy

The new year is steadily approaching and there's no loss of cool events that provide for lots of drinks and bad decisions. ASD's here to make sense of all the madness with a rundown of your options. Pass the…
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Music, Crime Pays, Eventually

Crime Pays, Eventually

Crime in Choir doesn't want to be popular. It's not that the group fears fame. It's just that ... well, celebrity doesn't come easily to an instrumental progressive rock band. Six-minute songs saturated with oily synths and nomadic sax riffs…
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Music, Let's Get Killed De-Lousing the Mars Volta

De-Lousing the Mars Volta

The first time I heard guitarist Omar Rodriguez-Lopez and vocalist Cedric Bixler-Zavala's chemistry connect was in a closet-sized Austin shack. They'd partnered for a little post-hardcore outfit called At the Drive In, and their SXSW showcase melted the plastic off…
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