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Music, All Shook Down Earworm Weekly: "A Sorta Fairytale" by Tori Amos

Earworm Weekly: "A Sorta Fairytale" by Tori Amos

It's possible that reading Jessa Crispin's new book The Dead Ladies Project is what prompted “A Sorta Fairytale” to take up residence in my brain this week. It's a tenuous connection, but both book and the album Scarlet's Walk, on…
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Music, All Shook Down Tori Amos on Songwriting, Motherhood, and Her New Album, <i>Unrepentant Geraldines</i>

Tori Amos on Songwriting, Motherhood, and Her New Album, Unrepentant Geraldines

From the latest SF Weekly: An interview with Tori Amos: Over her long and storied career, Tori Amos has worn as many faces as musical styles. After all this time, the core of her multi-instrumental, narrative-driven style persists on her…
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Music, She Is Not Sorry: Tori Amos on Songwriting, Motherhood, and Her New Album

She Is Not Sorry: Tori Amos on Songwriting, Motherhood, and Her New Album

Over her long and storied career, Tori Amos has worn as many faces as musical styles. After all this time, the core of her multi-instrumental, narrative-driven style persists on her latest album, Unrepentant Geraldines. Amos' Geraldines are the everywoman, and…
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Music, All Shook Down Five Alternatives to U2's Tired "New Year's Day"

Five Alternatives to U2's Tired "New Year's Day"

Happy New Year, motherlovers! May your 2014 be prosperous and awash with wonderful music. Unfortunately, on this fine day, you will all probably be subjected to at least one rendition of U2's "New Year's Day. This all-too predictable event occurs…
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Music, Hear This Vienna Teng: Show Preview

Vienna Teng: Show Preview

In 2010, after Bay Area-bred songster Vienna Teng had established herself with four albums of somber, sumptuously layered, piano-driven panoramas — think The Civil Wars and Tori Amos with overtones of Hazards-era Decemberists — she walked away for a graduate…
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Music, Hear This Lacuna Coil: Show Preview

Lacuna Coil: Show Preview

Tracing a straight line between Tori Amos, post-hardcore dudes Scary Kids Scaring Kids, punk act Craig's Brother, and goth metal six-piece Lacuna Coil would seem like a pretty futile endeavor. Thanks to Lacuna Coil's Dark Adrenaline — the sixth full-length…
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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 • Tori Amos put on one of the most enthralling live shows we've seen at the Paramount in Oakland, performing fan favorites from her entire catalog with a live string quartet. Grown men shouting "I love you!" and "How…
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Music, All Shook Down Live Review: Tori Amos Makes a Beautiful Storm in Oakland's Paramount Theatre

Live Review: Tori Amos Makes a Beautiful Storm in Oakland's Paramount Theatre

Tori AmosFriday, Dec. 16th, 2011Paramount Theatre, OaklandBetter than: Everything you remember her doing in the '90s.Disclaimer: I have not followed Tori Amos in recent years. I was a huge fan of her 1992 debut album Little Earthquakes, but stopped actively…
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Music, All Shook Down

The Top 6 Weirdest Actor Cameos in Music Videos

What did we do on Christmas after we'd eaten a mountain of food and watched a giant stack of movies? Looked for actors in music videos, of course! Here are six of the weirdest cameos big-name actors have made in…
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Music, All Shook Down

Top 8 Songs To Listen To During the Next Earthquake

Like us, there's a good chance that when the emergency sirens went off last Thursday as part of The Great California Shake-Out, you wondered if some sort of Red Dawn-style invasion was at hand, since it was clear that an…
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Calendar, Night&Day If This Pool Table Could Talk

If This Pool Table Could Talk

The world of drag is filled with impressively resourceful solutions to flawed circumstances, which is why some of the finest entertainment in town happens on top of a slab of plywood that somebody fastened over the pool table at Cocktailgate.…
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Dining, SFoodie Your Monday Morning Hangover: Tool, Van Halen, and for the kids &mdash; SANTA = CHILD MOLESTER!!!

Your Monday Morning Hangover: Tool, Van Halen, and for the kids — SANTA = CHILD MOLESTER!!!

(Tori, tori, tori | Photos By Ariel Soto) Ok, we are officially in the Holiday Spirit. We've found our drinking rhythm and today we're not nearly as hungover as at the Pre-Party. We even went so far as to…
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News, The Snitch Your Monday Morning Hangover: Tool, Van Halen, and for the kids &mdash; SANTA = CHILD MOLESTER!!!

Your Monday Morning Hangover: Tool, Van Halen, and for the kids — SANTA = CHILD MOLESTER!!!

(Tori, tori, tori | Photos By Ariel Soto) Ok, we are officially in the Holiday Spirit. We've found our drinking rhythm and today we're not nearly as hungover as at the Pre-Party. We even went so far as to…
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Music, All Shook Down LastNight: Tori Amos Brings the 'American Doll Posse' to the Paramount Theatre

LastNight: Tori Amos Brings the 'American Doll Posse' to the Paramount Theatre

Click on the picture for a slideshow that'll make you want to die and come back as a piano bench. Photos by Ariel Soto. Read the full Tori Story in the SF Weekly.…
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Music, All Shook Down Your Monday Morning Hangover: Tool, Van Halen, and for the kids &mdash; SANTA = CHILD MOLESTER!!!

Your Monday Morning Hangover: Tool, Van Halen, and for the kids — SANTA = CHILD MOLESTER!!!

(Tori, tori, tori | Photos By Ariel Soto) Ok, we are officially in the Holiday Spirit. We've found our drinking rhythm and today we're not nearly as hungover as at the Pre-Party. We even went so far as to…
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Dining, SFoodie Your Friday Morning Pre-Party: Tegan & Sarah, Tori Amos, and Tool

Your Friday Morning Pre-Party: Tegan & Sarah, Tori Amos, and Tool

Arrg. My head! It's like an ice pick behind my eyes! Did I really drink Jack Daniels for dinner last night at our Holiday Party? Yes, yes I did. So much Jack that our tasty sponsor ran out of…
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Music, All Shook Down Your Friday Morning Pre-Party: Tegan & Sarah, Tori Amos, and Tool

Your Friday Morning Pre-Party: Tegan & Sarah, Tori Amos, and Tool

Arrg. My head! It's like an ice pick behind my eyes! Did I really drink Jack Daniels for dinner last night at our Holiday Party? Yes, yes I did. So much Jack that our tasty sponsor ran out of…
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News, The Snitch Your Friday Morning Pre-Party: Tegan & Sarah, Tori Amos, and Tool

Your Friday Morning Pre-Party: Tegan & Sarah, Tori Amos, and Tool

Arrg. My head! It's like an ice pick behind my eyes! Did I really drink Jack Daniels for dinner last night at our Holiday Party? Yes, yes I did. So much Jack that our tasty sponsor ran out of…
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Music, Piano Posse

Piano Posse

Tori Amos is now on tour supporting American Doll Posse, her best CD in years. It's the piano-playing singer-songwriter's 10th studio album — if you count the record she made with Y Kant Tori Read, a cringe-inducing hair-rock band she…
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Home Entertainment, DVDish Grind It Out With Pam

Grind It Out With Pam

Comedy Central Roast of Pamela Anderson: Uncensored! (Paramount) This sucker's vulgar -- duh -- but not shocking in the least bit; Sarah Silverman swears, and Courtney Love drinks and smokes . . . who knew? That said, this roast ranks…
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