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Music, All Shook Down The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: Danny Daze, Carlos Souffront, Pinch, and More

The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: Danny Daze, Carlos Souffront, Pinch, and More

Public Works presents Danny Daze & Detroit Swindle at Public Works, 9:30 p.m.-3:30 a.m. Friday, July 10. $16-$20; publicsf.com When it comes to electronic music, Miami never gets the credit it deserves. Detroit, Chicago, and New York get all the…
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Dining, SFoodie Dive Bar Alert: Amnesia

Dive Bar Alert: Amnesia

Oh God, one of the true linchpins of the Mission dive scene, Amnesia, has been sold to Beth and Craig Wathen of City Beer Store, and two other partners Capp Street Crap caught it, flagging soon-to-be-former owner Shawn Magee's Facebook…
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Music, All Shook Down Go Do This Thing Tonight: One of S.F. Country Legend Toshio Hirano's Final Shows

Go Do This Thing Tonight: One of S.F. Country Legend Toshio Hirano's Final Shows

In a city where country music usually means twenty-something urbanites in thrift-store cowboy boots adding a little twang to a drinking song, Toshio Hirano is a reliable breath of fresh air. For the last two decades, the 64-year-old Tokyo-born…
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Music, Music Heroes: Kyle Lesley: The Locally Loved Sound Engineer Talks Occupy and How Cancer Was "a Big, Beautiful Wake-up Call"

Music Heroes: Kyle Lesley: The Locally Loved Sound Engineer Talks Occupy and How Cancer Was "a Big, Beautiful Wake-up Call"

Music Heroes is a new column celebrating the behind-the-scenes people who make music in the Bay Area happen: the independent booking agents, house show hosts, small-potatoes producers, record stores, record labels, door people, flyer artists, listings editors, social media ding-dongs,…
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Music, Hear This Kelly McFarling: Show Preview

Kelly McFarling: Show Preview

Between her viscerally emotional lyricism and breath-stoppingly strong voice, S.F. singer-songwriter/banjo- and guitar-player Kelly McFarling is one of those artists who, every time she performs, leaves at least a few audience members scratching their heads and whispering, "Why isn't she…
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Music, All Shook Down Marty O'Reilly on Northwestern Snowstorms, European Graveyards, and Capturing the Feeling of a Live Show

Marty O'Reilly on Northwestern Snowstorms, European Graveyards, and Capturing the Feeling of a Live Show

Maybe you caught them recently at Outside Lands, or one of the hundred-odd shows that Marty O’Reilly and the Old Soul Orchestra have played this year, stretching across the States to as far as Europe. Since late 2012, the unusual…
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Music, All Shook Down International Music Fest Culture Collide Makes Its S.F. Debut

International Music Fest Culture Collide Makes Its S.F. Debut

Haven't you heard? SXSW is sold out (not the kind of sold out where you can't buy tickets anymore, but the kind of sold out where you shouldn't buy tickets because it's not cool).  Enter Culture Collide, a music festival…
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Music, All Shook Down Here's a Fun Mini-Doc About Indie Slash, the S.F. Dance Party That Celebrates 9 Years This Friday

Here's a Fun Mini-Doc About Indie Slash, the S.F. Dance Party That Celebrates 9 Years This Friday

And now, four minutes and 34 seconds of sound, video, and background on Indie Slash, the small but beloved dance party that takes over Amnesia every second Friday of the month. This Friday, June 13, the party celebrates nine years…
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Music, All Shook Down S.F.'s Tidelands on Orchestral Indie and the Perks of Being a Duo

S.F.'s Tidelands on Orchestral Indie and the Perks of Being a Duo

San Francisco's Tidelands is a pop-rock combo whose music could easily fit in a shuffle of David Bowie, Wilco, and R.E.M. The duo blends twinkling guitars, ornamental synths, and strings -- with a booming flugelhorn -- into a melange…
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Music, Hear This Tidelands: Show Preview

Tidelands: Show Preview

San Francisco's Tidelands is a pop-rock combo whose music could easily fit in a shuffle of David Bowie, Wilco, and R.E.M. The duo blends twinkling guitars, ornamental synths, and strings — with a booming flugelhorn — into a melange it…
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Music, Hear This Cool Ghouls: Show Preview

Cool Ghouls: Show Preview

Did someone say jangly indie-pop was dead in San Francisco? Clearly they aren't hip to Cool Ghouls, an upstart foursome offering scrappy, reverb-saturated guitar glee with a touch of charming juvenilia. Yes, there are like 50 million other bands doing…
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Music, Hear This Sugar Candy Mountain: Show Preview

Sugar Candy Mountain: Show Preview

Some people have too much music in them for one particular avenue. One such local is alt-pop doyenne Ash Reiter: Her solo trip finds Reiter building upon the Spector/Bacharach foundation of refined, poignant pop, while Sugar Candy Mountain — co-led…
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Music, Hear This Merry Flippin' Christmas Variety Show: Show Preview

Merry Flippin' Christmas Variety Show: Show Preview

Not everyone can get away for the Holidaze, so if you're in town for Christmas week there's an audio-buffet awaiting, served up by some primo Bay Area talent. Your beloved Amnesia hosts the lonesome, Appalachian-tinged warbling of Paula Frazer (Tarnation);…
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Music, All Shook Down Locals Nova Albion Do Effervescent Rock at Amnesia Every Tuesday This Month

Locals Nova Albion Do Effervescent Rock at Amnesia Every Tuesday This Month

It's a Tuesday in September 2013, which means that tonight, Nova Albion is playing at Amnesia for free. Nova Albion is a local band named after the term Sir Francis Drake gave to the Pacific coast. And in case you…
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Calendar, Night&Day Unhappy Endings

Unhappy Endings

Just out from McSweeney's, Lucy Corin's One Hundred Apocalypses and Other Apocalypses is a collection of short devastations that range in attitude and build in effect through what seems like an endless parade of experience: time-traveling, reviews of imagined…
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Music, All Shook Down DJ Danny White on the Longevity of Indie Slash and the Appeal of Amnesia

DJ Danny White on the Longevity of Indie Slash and the Appeal of Amnesia

Having recently celebrating its 8th anniversary, synth-pop dance party Indie Slash is still one of those consistently enjoyable events where dress code, cliques, and blinding laser lights don't interfere with one's ability to enjoy interesting music and have a good…
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Best of San Francisco, Bars & Clubs

Hardest Working DJ in San Francisco

Paris Hilton, Elijah Wood, Thom Yorke, maybe even your 70-year-old grandmother — everyone is trying to be a DJ these days. But while the desire is there, many lack that all-consuming passion for music that lies in the heart of…
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Music, Hear This Cannons and Clouds: Show Preview

Cannons and Clouds: Show Preview

Sweet, soothing, bucolic indie-folk. Can we ever get enough of it? Well, yes, we can, but Cannons and Clouds are unlikely to be the outfit that sends you (or us) over the edge. The San Francisco six-piece deals in an…
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Dining, SFoodie Hey, Cookie! Brings Homemade Treats When & Where You Want Them

Hey, Cookie! Brings Homemade Treats When & Where You Want Them

When Hey, Cookie! owner Christa Hill walked into the room dressed in a costume that resembled a cross between vintage Cinderella and Dorothy and smelling of all kinds of cookie dough, she most certainly turned a few heads. Christa started…
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Dining, SFoodie The Full Story: Four Barrel Boar Burglary an Elaborate April Fool's Joke

The Full Story: Four Barrel Boar Burglary an Elaborate April Fool's Joke

When reports that four masked robberies had charged into Four Barrel last week and pilfered one of the four stuffed boar heads that have adorned the southern wall since the popular coffee shop's opening, people were skeptical. Only days…
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