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Music, All Shook Down Friday Night: Monotonix Dumps Trash on People, and a Guy in a Wheelchair Goes Crowdsurfing at Rickshaw

Friday Night: Monotonix Dumps Trash on People, and a Guy in a Wheelchair Goes Crowdsurfing at Rickshaw

Monotonix Ty Segall, NODZZZ January 28, 2011 @ Rickshaw Stop Better than: The rinse cycle. There was hardly a place in the Rickshaw Stop that the mic didn't travel during Friday's Monotonix show. It went everywhere. Literally. Including into pretty…
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News, Sucka Free City

Jeff Greene, Senate candidate in Florida, linked to alleged Bay Area con man

A little more than a year ago, SF Weekly ran a cover story about a Bay Area man named James Delbert McConville and his alleged real-estate scams that left a giant mess of angry investors in their wake. Following the…
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Music, All Shook Down Bare Wires Get Down and Shaggalicious at All Shook Down Fest

Bare Wires Get Down and Shaggalicious at All Shook Down Fest

Any trio of morons can grow a mustaches, put on some tight pants, cut some bangs, pick up some instruments and call themselves a garage-rock band. But few hopefuls put out on the follow-through, which requires showing fans something they…
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Music, All Shook Down Last Night: All Shook Down Music Festival in North Beach

Last Night: All Shook Down Music Festival in North Beach

All Shook Down FestivalNorth BeachJuly 25, 2010Better Than: Getting all shook down in North Beach for the very first time.Disco dancers, cowboys, glam girls, hipsters, indie rockers, hip-hoppers, sock-hoppers, punk rockers, clash city rockers, category-defiers and more: there was a…
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Music, All Shook Down Built to Spill and Fauxbois at Slim's

Built to Spill and Fauxbois at Slim's

Built to SpillSlim'sJuly 15, 2010Better than: if Paul McCartney went indie (yup. I went there)When Doug Martsch sings, it's unclear whether he wants to woo the mic or eat the mic. Either way is fine with his fans -- as…
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Music, All Shook Down Last Night: Blitzen Trapper and the Moondoggies at the Fillmore

Last Night: Blitzen Trapper and the Moondoggies at the Fillmore

Blitzen Trapper and the MoondoggiesThe FillmoreJune 30, 2010Better than: hanging out on some train tracks, drinking whiskey, occasionally shooting a lover or two ...Blitzen Trapper frontman Eric Earley belongs on center stage -- that much was clear last night when…
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Dining, Feature Kitchen Ink

Kitchen Ink

As if the scarification from working too many hours per day in a bustling kitchen full of sharp objects and fire wasn't rite of passage enough, many cooks in San Francisco have taken to tattoos as enthusiastically as they took…
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Music, All Shook Down Last Night: The Tallest Man on Earth and The Nurses at The Independent

Last Night: The Tallest Man on Earth and The Nurses at The Independent

The Tallest Man on Earth and The NursesThe IndependentMay 09, 2010Better than: Pie. But not momma's homemade pie. Nothing beats that.Here are a few things fans who came to The Independent learned about The Tallest Man on Earth:- He knows how…
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Music, All Shook Down Last Night: Vampire Weekend and Abe Vigoda at the Fox

Last Night: Vampire Weekend and Abe Vigoda at the Fox

Vampire WeekendThe Fox TheaterApril 19, 2010Better Than: getting bitten by a vampire wearing high-tops, skinny jeans, and shaggy bangs.Last night, the Columbia grads of Vampire Weekend, led by frontman Ezra Koening and his impressive falsetto, waltzed out on stage to…
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Music, All Shook Down Last Night: The Avett Brothers & Truth and Salvage Co. at The Fox

Last Night: The Avett Brothers & Truth and Salvage Co. at The Fox

The Avett Brothers, Truth and Salvage Co. The Fox TheaterApril 17, 2010Better Than: Watching the Olympics, if the Olympics had a category for "Live Performance."The Avett Brothers are MVPs of live performance. Which means the hardcore crowd who helped sell out…
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Music, All Shook Down Over the Weekend: Black Keys, Common, Les Claypool, and N.E.R.D at NASA Ames

Over the Weekend: Black Keys, Common, Les Claypool, and N.E.R.D at NASA Ames

Seeing a multistage music festival/space exhibit/rave take place at the NASA campus was a somewhat other-worldly experience in itself. An eclectic lineup of bands performed against backdrops of enormous domes and giant, windowless concrete structures. While the main stage was…
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Music, All Shook Down Last Night: Titus Andronicus at Slim's

Last Night: Titus Andronicus at Slim's

Titus Andronicus Slim's March 28, 2010Better Than: group therapy.Wielding a keyboard enshrouded in an enormous American flag and sampling American classics like "Glory, Glory Hallelujah!", New Jersey-based Titus Andronicus stripped bare and showed last night's Slim's crowd what it really…
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Music, All Shook Down Last Night: The Dirty Dozen Brass Band at the Independent

Last Night: The Dirty Dozen Brass Band at the Independent

The Dirty Dozen Brass BandTuesday, Feb. 16, 2010The IndependentBetter Than: being anywhere else on Fat Tuesday after The Saints won the Superbowl.Anything goes on Fat Tuesday: whether it's decking yourself in feather boas, sequin masks, the shiniest/cheapest bead-ware, or leopard…
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Music, All Shook Down Friday Night: Thao with the Get Down Stay Down at the Great American Music Hall

Friday Night: Thao with the Get Down Stay Down at the Great American Music Hall

Thao with the Get Down Stay DownGreat American Music HallFriday, Feb. 5, 2010Better Than: Thao, at the Treasure Island Music Festival. It appeared that the entire population of Valencia Street had packed into a sold-out Great American show Friday night…
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Music, All Shook Down We Think You'd Like This Band: Horse Feathers

We Think You'd Like This Band: Horse Feathers

Crowd members who caught last night's Horse Feathers show at the Bottom of the Hill know they got lucky, seeing such a talented group play at such a small venue for such a reasonable price. It was pretty much impossible…
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Music, All Shook Down DOJ Approves Live Nation-Ticketmaster Merger

DOJ Approves Live Nation-Ticketmaster Merger

On Monday, the David and Goliath of concert ticket promotion and sales -- Live Nation and Ticketmaster -- joined forces to become Live Nation Entertainment, a music industry behemoth that promises to force other music labels and promoters to rejigger…
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Music, All Shook Down Captains of the Star Trek Enterprise Smackdown: Picard vs. Kirk

Captains of the Star Trek Enterprise Smackdown: Picard vs. Kirk

View more in Trek Chicks Rock: Women of Star Trek Con and Best of Star Trek Con. One of the highlights of this weekend's Star Trek Convention was the unusual appearances of both Sir Patrick Stewart (who played Captain Jean-Luc…
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Music, All Shook Down The Best of San Francisco's Trekkie Invasion: They Came, They Saw, They Vulcan Saluted

The Best of San Francisco's Trekkie Invasion: They Came, They Saw, They Vulcan Saluted

View more in Trek Chicks Rock: Women of Star Trek Con and Best of Star Trek Con.An impressive crowd of self-proclaimed Star Trek nerds beamed up to this year's Star Trek Convention, held over the weekend at San Francisco's Westin…
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Music, All Shook Down Last Night: Devil Makes Three at the Independent

Last Night: Devil Makes Three at the Independent

Devil Makes ThreeThe IndependentFriday, Jan. 22, 2010Better Than: doing wrong, right.If members of the Devil Makes Three really did sell their souls in exchange for musical talent, it's clear they made a worthy trade. The Santa Cruz-based trio, whose country/bluegrass…
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News, Feature Snuffed Out

Snuffed Out

The Felton Street fire looked suspicious from the start. The two-story house in the Portola District that went up in flames in the early hours of Feb. 5, 2009, had no electricity. Plus, it was vacant. Vacant houses with no…
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