Watching live music when you're starving is no fun. Actually, scratch that. It's really fun for a little while, when the whiskey or beer buzz hits like a moon-sized meteor, and you feel like a superterrific weightless alien witnessing the most seminal musical event in intergalactic history. That's fun. But then the reckoning comes, and you hit the porcelain throne (or, worse, the floor), like the meanest case of projectile eew this side of Andromeda, and you have to leave the show, and you can't even make it off the bus, and yeah ...
Point is, you should eat before a show. Everything is just better that way. And we've assembled a helpful guide to assist you with doing just that.
Ostensibly one goes to Outside Lands for the music, right? I mean, spending three days in Golden Gate Park amid throngs of crazy young ravers, rock dads, children of rock dads, hipster trash, and jaded asshole music journalists is only really fun if there are a ton of great bands to see. And this year there are. But they aren't the only reason to go to Outside Lands: According to SF Weekly food blog editor and avowed food truck enthusiast W. Blake Gray, the food offerings at Outside Lands this year are not only bigger than last year; they're better, too.
Good news: You can finally put an end to all those half-lucid drunken arguments you've had about what kind of beer S.F.-based psych-noise pioneer Helios Creed would be if he were a beer. (You've had those arguments, right?)
And what is it? Can we get an warped, blown-out drum roll, please ?
After an eight-month break, the Indie-Mart Party returns this Sunday to Thee Parkside in Potrero Hill, bringing the only three things we care about -- music, food, and booze. Oh, and there's gonna be shopping and such for those of you who don't have your priorities straight (or just want to see some unique stuff, whatever).
The suggested donation for entrance is $3-5, which will help fund Indie-Mart founder Kelly Malone's cancer treatment.
Hit the jump for full details and line-up information.
Legendary audio engineer (don't call him a producer) and Shellac frontman Steve Albini eschews name-brand technology in the studio, despises digital. He's analog; this is common knowledge, championing the visceral over the virtual. As a stalwart traditionalist, he's as uncompromising in his opinions on music as he is about food. At the end of March, he started (or, as it's been revealed, wifey Heather started) a food blog to chronicle the dishes he serves her, as told in the canon of famed chef Mario Batali. The blog, mariobatalivoice, encapsulates the Albini tenets of good eating: to forgo the use of any extraneous ingredients or instruments and to respect the craft. Hell, he can spin gold out of copper coil; how hard can it be to eyeball olive oil and egg yolk to perfection? He spoke with us to discuss his stance on food, and though he finds no correlation between his cooking process and sound recording, there's something to be said about a man whose treble crunch is as fundamentally simple yet compelling as the culinary craft he's taken on.
There's a shared culture between musicians and chefs, says Noise Pop Industries marketing manager Dawson Ludwig, ticking off concrete examples, like getting off work at 2 a.m., and the more esoteric shared sense of underground and independent spirit.
When you're a central figure in one of the biggest hip-hop groups ever, what's the next, natural progression for your career? Wine blogging, of course! Beastie Boys' Mike D has started writing for the wine website James Suckling as a guest critic, dropping views on his favorite varietals in lieu of dropping lyrical science over a monster beat.
Did you catch that change? The Bay Area festival formerly known as Outside Lands has a new extended moniker for its food and wine offerings and, it appears, a bigger commitment to gastronomy. This year, along with a contentious music lineup, the festival will include more than 30 food and wine sellers, nearly all of them local.
and the newly opened Burger Bar in Macy's Union Square), it seems that his heart is truly
found on the dance floor as DJ Hubert Keller, pumping out tunes that fuel the European
tropics. The Top Chef Masters contestant drops the Balearic beats of Ibiza by way of one-off parties at night spots such as San Francisco's Bambuddha Lounge and at the occasional culinary event.
5. DJ Rajah
Chef, culinary instructor, and DJ Roger Feely of Soul Cocina deftly blends the musical and edible diaspora, sourcing beats and ingredients from all continents. Find him on the streets of San Francisco, as part of the current wave of gourmet food carts.