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Music, All Shook Down True Soccer Anthems are Catchy, Curse-Laden, and Mean-Spirited

True Soccer Anthems are Catchy, Curse-Laden, and Mean-Spirited

Don't be alarmed to turn on ESPN this month and hear some witty Englishman declare the arc of a round ball through space "inspired," "creative" or "clever." It's World Cup season -- the month-long Super Bowl-meets-Olympics-meets-Mardi Gras of that "beautiful…
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Music, All Shook Down Power to the Peaceful Wrap-Up

Power to the Peaceful Wrap-Up

The 11th Annual Power to the Peaceful Festival began with a thunderclap and ended with an affirmation of love. The season's first storm hit in the wee hours, bringing warm, tropical showers - but no lightning. Most of the…
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Music, All Shook Down Vieux Plays Deux: Malian Guitarist Hits SF

Vieux Plays Deux: Malian Guitarist Hits SF

It would be somewhat of a disservice to Vieux Farka Toure to call him the Jimi Hendrix of Malian music. Though he's definitely an innovator and an amazing player--sometimes given to playing behind his back, as Hendrix did--and has…
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Music, All Shook Down Power to the Peaceful Announces Lineup, Afterparty

Power to the Peaceful Announces Lineup, Afterparty

Watch out, Outside Lands and TIMF! Power to the Peaceful--Michael Franti's annual free party in Golden Gate Park--has announced the lineup for this year's throwdown, which is expected to bring between 50 and 75 thousand people. The featured artists…
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Music, All Shook Down My Big Fat World Music Weekend

My Big Fat World Music Weekend

In this economy, who has the means to travel internationally anymore? Luckily, with all the world music acts coming through the Bay Area of late, you don't have to have a passport, visa, hotel, and plane ticket to catch…
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Music, All Shook Down Six Degrees Announces New Vieux Farka Toure Album

Six Degrees Announces New Vieux Farka Toure Album

SF's esteemed world music label Six Degrees have added to their already enviable track record (which includes Bebel Gilberto, Bossacucanova, Alice Russell, and Cheb I Sabbah) with Fondo, the latest album from Malian guitarist Vieux Farka Toure. The album,…
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Music, All Shook Down High Sierra Fest Announces Lineup

High Sierra Fest Announces Lineup

We've enjoyed summer-like weather the past few days here in the Bay Area, so what better time to announce a summertime music and camping festival? Today, the High Sierra Music Festival, which takes place July 2-5 in Quincy (Plumas…
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