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Music, All Shook Down This Weekend: Take a Drumming Workshop Taught By Beyonce's and M.I.A.'s Drummers

This Weekend: Take a Drumming Workshop Taught By Beyonce's and M.I.A.'s Drummers

Want to learn how to mic up your drum kit from two awesome ladies who have worked with Beyonce and M.I.A.? Then we've got the workshop for you! On Sunday, April, 10, Kimberly Thompson (Beyonce's drummer) and Kiran Ghandi…
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Music, All Shook Down Thievery Corporation: Masters of Chill

Thievery Corporation: Masters of Chill

The DJ collective Thievery Corporation has spent the past 20 years making music that feels like an around-the-world audio travelogue: they borrow heavily from the sounds of South America (Bossa Nova), the Caribbean (reggae and Dub), and South Asia (Indian…
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Calendar, Night&Day Dream on

Dream on

Talk about a dream team: Among the three companies collaborating to produce Sea of Dreams are the creators of some of the city's best and most famous events. The SF Funk Festival, Outside Lands, and the Treasure Island Music…
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Music, Hear This Blockhead: Show Preview

Blockhead: Show Preview

New York's Blockhead produces a style of funky, psychedelic hip-hop that counts DJ Shadow as its deity and Amon Tobin, Thievery Corporation, and Danger Mouse (among others) as patron saints. Blockhead is not new to the game, though, having contributed…
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Music, All Shook Down Music Links: Rock Make This Saturday, How to Think About Thievery Corporation, and More

Music Links: Rock Make This Saturday, How to Think About Thievery Corporation, and More

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Music, All Shook Down Saturday Night: Massive Attack Intensifies the Horrors of Reality at the Greek Theatre

Saturday Night: Massive Attack Intensifies the Horrors of Reality at the Greek Theatre

Massive AttackThievery Corporation November 6, 2010 @ The Greek Theatre, Berkeley Better than: Watching CNN. If Massive Attack has a musical formula, it's one that's built around lulling you into a false sense of relaxed security, then turning the tables…
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Music, All Shook Down J Boogie and Thievery Corporation's Rob Garza at Tonight's Haiti Benefit

J Boogie and Thievery Corporation's Rob Garza at Tonight's Haiti Benefit

Artists all over the world are coming together to donate their work to the cause of rebuilding Haiti. That means a ton of shows in San Francisco doubling as benefits for the earthquake-ravaged country...watch this space for updates on that…
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Music, Reviewed Thievery Corporation

Thievery Corporation

Electronic music is rarely thought of as being revolutionary from an ideological standpoint. Most artists in this genre push buttons and sliders, not political agendas. For every M.I.A., there are a hundred jokers with club-filling beats and little else. Washington,…
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Music, All Shook Down Looking Back at Treasure Island: In Pics

Looking Back at Treasure Island: In Pics

Best Of Treasure Island Music Festival Photos by David Downs and Paul Quitoriano Click on the above photo to go to a slideshow of our best pics of the fans, the island, the bands and the monsters. Tomorrow, we'll…
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Music, All Shook Down LastNight: Modest Mouse, Spoon and Thievery Corp at Treasure Island Music Festival

LastNight: Modest Mouse, Spoon and Thievery Corp at Treasure Island Music Festival

Treasure Island Music Festival September 15 and 16, 2007 Treasure Island, CA. Better than: Pirates vs. Ninjas in steel cage Download: Some TIMF photos By David Downs Thousand of Bay Areans enjoyed a nice day in the park over…
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Music, Hear This Hear This

Hear This

It's easy to love the quasi-folk duo Two Gallants . They're superyoung -- barely of legal drinking age -- but in their own words "ain't good-lookin' from a quarter-mile," which creates a kindred bond among the majority of youngsters who…
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Music, Power of Bebel

Power of Bebel

Bebel Gilberto bursts through the door of her suite at the Trump International Sonesta Beach Resort on Sunny Isles Beach, Fla. For a moment, her petite frame commands a larger-than-life presence, then recedes into the foyer like a wave gliding…
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Music, Pitch Perfect

Pitch Perfect

Stop me if you've heard this one. You and your friends are sitting around the television watching Blind Date or Paradise Hotel or Hannity & Colmes (hey, it could happen). Maybe you're drinking a few beers, maybe you've just passed…
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Music, Wagon Christ

Wagon Christ

These days it's almost gauche to mention the term "trip hop" in dance music circles. Although acts like Kruder & Dorfmeister, Morcheeba, and Thievery Corporation continue to create mellow, sample-laden soundtracks for the cocktail party set, groove lovers now gravitate…
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