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Music, All Shook Down Live Review: Alabama Shakes and Kurt Vile Made Their Own Weather at the Greek

Live Review: Alabama Shakes and Kurt Vile Made Their Own Weather at the Greek

Brittany Howard didn’t chat much between songs, but with a voice like that, why waste it on talking? Taking the stage for the second of two sold out shows at Berkeley’s Greek Theatre, the Alabama Shake's singer made sure…
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Music, All Shook Down Premiere: Dangermaker's New Single "I Won't Let You Down" Is A Love Song, But It's Definitely Not Mushy

Premiere: Dangermaker's New Single "I Won't Let You Down" Is A Love Song, But It's Definitely Not Mushy

Dark-pop quartet Dangermaker aren't known for crafting love songs. Formed in 2008, the San Francisco band has released three EPs and one full-length album, all the while managing to avoid the mushy topic of love, focusing instead on subjects related…
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Music, All Shook Down The Pessimist: Experiencing "1 Night" With Lil Yachty

The Pessimist: Experiencing "1 Night" With Lil Yachty

Eighteen-year-old rapper Lil Yachty has been making headlines for the last seven months, starting with his modeling stunt at Kanye West's Yeezy Season 3 fashion show/album release party at Madison Square Garden. Since then, he's been remarkably active. The…
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Music, All Shook Down UK Post-Punkers, Shopping, Are The Best Band You've Never Heard Of

UK Post-Punkers, Shopping, Are The Best Band You've Never Heard Of

Who said punk music isn't for dancing? Certainly not the members of UK trio Shopping, because, well, that's exactly what their fast-paced, bass-heavy music is meant for.  Formed in 2012, the band released its debut album, Consumer Complaints, last…
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Music, All Shook Down Kurt Vile Is Not Depressed — He's Just Moody

Kurt Vile Is Not Depressed — He's Just Moody

Kurt Vile is an artist whose lyricism revels in the dark alleys of existentialism and identity crisis, yet is somehow simultaneously sprinkled with comic relief in the bluntest of ways. His most recent album b’lieve i’m going down…, released on…
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Music, All Shook Down Six Notable Acts From Outside Lands 2016

Six Notable Acts From Outside Lands 2016

This year's Outside Lands was about as memorable and successful as one could ask for. In between the fancy, albeit ridiculous food stands — think ramen burgers and donut burgers — there were standout performances from Radiohead and LCD Soundsystem,…
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Music, All Shook Down Earworm Weekly: "I Feel Beautiful" by Robyn Hitchcock

Earworm Weekly: "I Feel Beautiful" by Robyn Hitchcock

Not all earworms are former Billboard Top Ten successes, well-known by everyone who hears even a few notes of their melody. Some earworms can be obscure songs that come to have personal meaning to the listener. They get burned into…
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Music, All Shook Down The 12 Best Songs With "Fuck" In Their Titles

The 12 Best Songs With "Fuck" In Their Titles

I still remember the first time I heard someone my own age say the word "fuck." I was in second grade in Mrs. Wright's class, and  I was sitting on the bench behind the dugout waiting my turn at…
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Music, All Shook Down Folk From Avalon: Globelamp On Songwriting, Le Tigre, and Broken Teeth

Folk From Avalon: Globelamp On Songwriting, Le Tigre, and Broken Teeth

Elizabeth Le Fey arranges her life in epiphanies. The singer-songwriter experienced her first epiphany in Los Angeles at 15 courtesy of a babysitter who took her and a friend to see Le Tigre at the El Rey. That night,…
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Music, All Shook Down Not Going to Outside Lands? Here's How You Should Spend Your Weekend

Not Going to Outside Lands? Here's How You Should Spend Your Weekend

So you don't have a ticket to Outside Lands and you feel kind of bummed because seemingly all of your friends do and they can't stop gabbing about how stoked they are to see Radiohead and J.Cole. You're a bit…
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Music, All Shook Down What to Drink with Your Favorite Outside Lands Artists

What to Drink with Your Favorite Outside Lands Artists

We’re looking forward to spending a few summer nights with this year’s Outside Lands headliners. It’s a beautiful daydream: Picnic blankets strewn around Golden Gate Park, music whistling in your ears, people laughing and eating, a relaxing drink in hand.…
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Music, All Shook Down Happy 90th Birthday, Tony Bennett!

Happy 90th Birthday, Tony Bennett!

Today, Tony Bennett, the man behind the 1962 track "I Left My Heart in San Francisco" — whom we also wrote extensively about in last week's cover story — turns 90. Even if you're not a San Francisco native, surely…
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Music, All Shook Down Earworm Weekly: Seals and Crofts' "Get Closer"

Earworm Weekly: Seals and Crofts' "Get Closer"

These days, after writing this column for so long, the earworms practically generate themselves. As I wrote my previous column on the Ghostbusters theme, for example, I listened to a lot of songs where Ray Parker Jr. played session…
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Music, All Shook Down Third Eye Blind Designed a Politically-Charged T-Shirt And Will Donate The Proceeds to Hillary Clinton's Campaign

Third Eye Blind Designed a Politically-Charged T-Shirt And Will Donate The Proceeds to Hillary Clinton's Campaign

For $25 you can buy a cleverly-phrased T-shirt that not only supports your favorite local band, Third Eye Blind, but also presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. It's a simple shirt — all black with grey sans-serif font — but the words…
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Music, All Shook Down Electronic-Pop Princess, MOONZz, Talks Outside Lands, Her First CD, and Performing at Northern Nights

Electronic-Pop Princess, MOONZz, Talks Outside Lands, Her First CD, and Performing at Northern Nights

Molly Williams, a.k.a. MOONZz, is a singer from Los Angeles with a velvety voice and a knack for crafting catchy dark electronic-pop songs. Her debut single, "Satisfy," came out in 2015, and was quickly snatched up by Victoria's Secret…
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Music, All Shook Down 8 Local Albums That Came Out This July

8 Local Albums That Came Out This July

New music gets released every day, so it can be hard to keep up with the constant flow of tunes. This is where we come in. For the month of July, we've been keeping tabs on new local releases.…
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Music, All Shook Down Premiere: San Francisco Pop Trio EagleWolfSnake Get Sucked Into a Video Game in The Music Video for "Closer"

Premiere: San Francisco Pop Trio EagleWolfSnake Get Sucked Into a Video Game in The Music Video for "Closer"

In San Francisco band EagleWolfSnake's new video for "Closer" the trio climb into a crazy man's cardboard box contraption and end up starring in their own video game as Mario-inspired characters navigating the obstacles of a digital San Francisco. It's…
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Music, All Shook Down G-Eazy Teams Up With Britney Spears In "Make Me"

G-Eazy Teams Up With Britney Spears In "Make Me"

Britney Spears fans were overjoyed two weeks ago when the star released the first single from her upcoming LP. Titled "Make Me," the harmony filled midtempo pop ballad features a guest verse from Oakland rapper G-Eazy, who has been…
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Music, All Shook Down Find Out Which Artists Are Most Listened To On Pandora In Each State (Spoiler: The Whole Country Loves Drake)

Find Out Which Artists Are Most Listened To On Pandora In Each State (Spoiler: The Whole Country Loves Drake)

 Analyzing data is always fun (though it's probably not very fun for the people compiling it in the first place). With this in mind, Pandora dug through their station adds from the past year to amass a list of…
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Music, All Shook Down Third Eye Blind Gets Political With "Cops Vs. Phone Girl"

Third Eye Blind Gets Political With "Cops Vs. Phone Girl"

Longtime San Francisco band Third Eye Blind — remember them? They came out with that song "Semi-Charmed Life" in the late '90s — have a habit of getting political. In 2012, the band's singer Stephan Jenkins penned an article…
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