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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 Keep It Heavy: New Jersey Punk Band, Titus Andronicus, on Using A Lot of Guitars And Writing Candid Lyrics

Keep It Heavy: New Jersey Punk Band, Titus Andronicus, on Using A Lot of Guitars And Writing Candid Lyrics

The first time I saw Titus Andronicus was in 2008, when the New Jersey punk band made their San Francisco debut at the Hemlock Tavern. Patrick Stickles, the brilliant and mercurial songwriter for the band, looked sallow and gaunt…
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Music, All Shook Down Nine Things You Can Expect at a Reel Big Fish Concert

Nine Things You Can Expect at a Reel Big Fish Concert

25 years is a long time. And it's an especially long time to be in a band. But, it's also an anniversary — and landmark — worth celebrating. To mark the decade-plus time together, Reel Big Fish brought its…
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Music, All Shook Down Live Review: Despite The Hiatus, Philly Punk Band, The Loved Ones, Are Still Very Lovely

Live Review: Despite The Hiatus, Philly Punk Band, The Loved Ones, Are Still Very Lovely

There are some things — like Furbies — that should never have been revived (Hasbro reintroduced the line in 2012). Then, there are other things, like the Philadelphia punk band The Loved Ones, that should never have faded away…
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Music, All Shook Down Woman Claims She Was Raped by a Drummer Outside of 924 Gilman Street

Woman Claims She Was Raped by a Drummer Outside of 924 Gilman Street

The drummer of a UK punk band called BLATOIDEA has been accused of raping a girl outside of the all-ages venue 924 Gilman Street on Friday, Jan. 22. The story is swirling around Facebook through a litany of posts…
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Music, All Shook Down Violent Vickie Brings a Little Bit of Punk and a Little Bit of Electro to El Rio

Violent Vickie Brings a Little Bit of Punk and a Little Bit of Electro to El Rio

Before she was Violent Vickie, the Long Beach-based electronic-punk musician, was simply DJ C. But given the nature of her music — edgy, raw, socio-politically conscious, and a bit funny — the name didn't seem right. "I realized that…
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Music, All Shook Down Live Review: Flipper Bring the Noise With David Yow

Live Review: Flipper Bring the Noise With David Yow

Flipper with David Yow Street Eaters Bottom of the Hill, San Francisco October 10, 2015 It made perfect sense that the first ever public performance of pioneering San Francisco noise-punks Flipper with iconic Scratch Acid and The Jesus Lizard frontman…
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Music, All Shook Down Resurrect California Announces Final Lineup (Breakdown, Bold, Blacklisted, Dropdead)

Resurrect California Announces Final Lineup (Breakdown, Bold, Blacklisted, Dropdead)

924 Gilman is pulling out all the stops for its big festival this labor day weekend. Resurrect California fest just announced its final lineup, which includes NYHC legends Breakdown and late-'80s youth crew band Bold. Bold has been wanting…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist New on Video: Decades of Despair & Decadence in <i>The Decline Of Western Civilization Collection</i>

New on Video: Decades of Despair & Decadence in The Decline Of Western Civilization Collection

I'm not a big punk rock fan. I like it on a song-by-song basis, and I respect the original punk scene for having birthed the goth aesthetic which informs my sartorial elegance to this day — that is,…
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Music, All Shook Down Last Night: GBH Is Not Dead Yet

Last Night: GBH Is Not Dead Yet

GBH Fang May 20, 2015 Slim's “Oi! . . Leather, bristles, studs, and . . . wrinkles!” screams the 53-year-old Colin Abrahall, lead singer of iconic UK Punk band GBH. It's a play on the title of GBH's 1981…
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Music, All Shook Down Resurrect Cali Fest Announces Initial Lineup

Resurrect Cali Fest Announces Initial Lineup

Resurrect Cali Fest, a three-day festival at 924 Gilman street on Labor Day Weekend with the mission statement of celebrating California's diverse and unified punk and hardcore scene, just announced its initial lineup. Some of the most notable names are: ACxDC,…
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Music, All Shook Down Ex-Cult and Useless Eaters Bring Memphis Connection to Hemlock Tavern

Ex-Cult and Useless Eaters Bring Memphis Connection to Hemlock Tavern

Ex-Cult Useless Eaters Scraper May 16, 2015 Hemlock Tavern Better than: Staying in for the night because you fucked yourself over by watching Montage of Heck earlier in the day and could have easily crawled into a dark hole of…
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Music, All Shook Down Never Young: The Art Punks

Never Young: The Art Punks

Never Young is a futuristic-sounding noise rock band that utilizes off-kilter breakdowns and a vocal recording style reminiscent of Fugazi to create a fresh take on a classic genre — guitar rock. Like Rites of Spring through an Instagram filter…
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Music, All Shook Down Go Do This Thing: The Chop Tops' Last Ride Revs Into Slims Saturday

Go Do This Thing: The Chop Tops' Last Ride Revs Into Slims Saturday

The Chop Tops have been tearing up local and international stages for two decades, taking traditional rockabilly, chucking out the owner’s manual, boosting the power, streamlining the chassis, and hot-rodding it into something that’s altogether new. “Every member of this…
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Music, All Shook Down Live Review: Leftover Crack Decimates Thee Parkside

Live Review: Leftover Crack Decimates Thee Parkside

Leftover Crack Blackwood Daum Feb. 12, 2015 Thee Parkside In the first five minutes of Friday the 13th, Brad Logan led Leftover Crack through a smoldering take of “Stop the Insanity.” Thee sold out Parkside in Potrero Hill marinated…
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Music, All Shook Down Listen: Erase Errata's "My Life in Shadows"

Listen: Erase Errata's "My Life in Shadows"

We've barely had time to catch our breath after jumping for joy when Sleater-Kinney announced their S.F. show (now two dates, May 2 and May 3) at the Masonic. Now, another of our favorite badass lady trios has announced its…
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Music, All Shook Down The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Halloween Weekend: Eats Everything, Martinez Brothers, Honey Soundsystem and More

The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Halloween Weekend: Eats Everything, Martinez Brothers, Honey Soundsystem and More

It's that time again: Halloween, All Hallows' Eve. Heralding chilly weather, more rain if we're lucky, and the beginning of the holiday season, it's also one of San Francisco's biggest party nights of the year, approaching New Year's Eve in…
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Music, All Shook Down Iron Maiden Singer Thinks "Punk Was Rubbish" Because He Doesn't Know What Punk Is

Iron Maiden Singer Thinks "Punk Was Rubbish" Because He Doesn't Know What Punk Is

Last week, spandex-loving metal elf Bruce Dickinson sat down with folky singer-songwriter (and ex-punk rocker) Frank Turner for interview in the UK Guardian. The two discussed many things: the amount of concentration needed to perform for huge audiences, the secret to…
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Music, All Shook Down Don Pyle on Photographing Toronto Punk in the 1970s, and How Pink Floyd Fit Into the Underground

Don Pyle on Photographing Toronto Punk in the 1970s, and How Pink Floyd Fit Into the Underground

Don Pyle's book of photography, ephemera, and memoir, Trouble in the Camera Club, documents his experience as a Toronto teen in the late 1970s, infatuated with underground rock and, once the word came around, punk. Close-ups depict Debbie Harry crouched…
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Music, All Shook Down The Five Best Bay Area Punk and Hardcore Albums of 2013

The Five Best Bay Area Punk and Hardcore Albums of 2013

Punk is fraught with black humor and irony; hardcore focuses on imparting power. With stress and anxiety as the status quo for artists and other marginalized demographics in a Bay Area that's increasingly unhospitable to all but the wealthy, local…
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