• She & Him coated the Greek Theatre in sweet, sticky charm on Saturday night, playing a tight, 24-song set. It felt just like what an outdoor concert should be: thick weed smoke and wine-drunk twentysomethings twirling their arms through the air in hippie-like catharsis.
• After a sold-out reunion gig last year, legendary S.F. rockers the Flamin' Groovies are reuniting for a few more shows, including a gig at the Chapel on July 10. They'll also be recording new material. Get ready to "Shake Some Action."
• Big-room house DJ Ron Reeser told us what's kept him living in S.F. despite a busy touring schedule: "I couldn't go longer than a week or two without eating at Koh Samui and the Monkey, in SOMA," he says. "They have the best Thai iced tea and yellow chicken curry."
• Matt Pike of Oakland metal heavies High on Fire spoke to us about the band's new live albums, and was totally honest about the difficulty of rock life after rehab: "Every single day is a struggle," he said. "At first, your performance is weird because everything's so clear."
• Fifth Harmony's "Miss Movin' On" illustrates what's wrong with televised singing competitions. It's not a bad song, but it's so safe and salable that any semblance of the girls' personality has been been erased. We feel sorry for them.
• Scottish indie-poppers Camera Obscura played a lovely show at Regency Ballroom, but couldn't ignore the sad news of actor James Gandolfini's death, which the band remembered with a somber tune called "James." "We dedicate this song to him, hope we don't fuck up," the guitarist said.