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Music, All Shook Down Festival Recap: Superlatives and Field Notes from BottleRock 2016

Festival Recap: Superlatives and Field Notes from BottleRock 2016

For some, Memorial Day weekend is a time for backyard BBQs and the first beach trips of the season, while for others, it means three days of music and wine with a hundred-thousand of their closest friends at the…
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Music, All Shook Down BottleRock Napa Valley Reveals Their 2016 Lineup

BottleRock Napa Valley Reveals Their 2016 Lineup

It's a new year, which means there's a new round of music festivals for you to pencil into your calendar (although does anyone use a non-digital calendar anymore, let alone pencils?). BottleRock Napa Valley is a three-day festival of…
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Music, All Shook Down Like Crying? Then Head to Taking Back Tuesday

Like Crying? Then Head to Taking Back Tuesday

If any of the following bands — Dashboard Confessional, Saves The Day, The Used, Taking Back Sunday, or Death Cab For Cutie — bring a smile (or tear) to your face, then you might want to head to Rickshaw…
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Music, All Shook Down Live 105's Not So Silent Night Lineup is Out And It Rocks

Live 105's Not So Silent Night Lineup is Out And It Rocks

Live 105 just dropped the lineup of its yearly Not So Silent Night concert at Oracle Arena and it's the best one yet. This year's lineup does a fine job of appealing to a slew of musical tastes as…
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Music, All Shook Down Death Cab for Cutie Transport Sold-Out Crowd at the Greek Theatre

Death Cab for Cutie Transport Sold-Out Crowd at the Greek Theatre

Death Cab for Cutie Built to Spill Saturday, July 11, 2015 The Greek Theatre, Berkeley A crowd of 8,500 eagerly awaiting fans filled the Greek theatre Saturday night for the sold-out Death Cab for Cutie concert. This would be the…
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Music, All Shook Down This Week: Kanye's Boring, Iggy's Disappointed, and Ed Sheeran's a Hobbit

This Week: Kanye's Boring, Iggy's Disappointed, and Ed Sheeran's a Hobbit

If the quotes are anything to go by, this week has been defined by rage, disappointment, loss, boredom, and abject misery. We've got very justifiable anger and frustration from Ariana Grande and Lady Gaga, rants from Corey Slipknot and Buzz…
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Music, All Shook Down Live Review: A Broken-Handed Ben Gibbard, Mark Kozelek, and Zach Rogue Open the Swedish American Hall With a Bang

Live Review: A Broken-Handed Ben Gibbard, Mark Kozelek, and Zach Rogue Open the Swedish American Hall With a Bang

Ben Gibbard Zach Rogue Monday, Feb. 23, 2015 The Swedish American Hall This was it. The newly renovated Swedish American Hall’s maiden voyage. Sure, there were film events there over the past few days, but this was different. This…
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Music, A Piano Made Out of People: The Magik*Magik Orchestra Celebrates Five Years

A Piano Made Out of People: The Magik*Magik Orchestra Celebrates Five Years

In 2010, S.F. indie rocker John Vanderslice wrote the outline of a song called "Convict Lake." He had just a few chords, some lyrics, and a vocal melody. His demo recording of the song sounds monochromatic, almost empty. Between the…
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Music, All Shook Down Five Alternatives to U2's Tired "New Year's Day"

Five Alternatives to U2's Tired "New Year's Day"

Happy New Year, motherlovers! May your 2014 be prosperous and awash with wonderful music. Unfortunately, on this fine day, you will all probably be subjected to at least one rendition of U2's "New Year's Day. This all-too predictable event occurs…
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Music, All Shook Down Ben Gibbard Brings Out the Hits at Palace of Fine Arts, 11/13/12

Ben Gibbard Brings Out the Hits at Palace of Fine Arts, 11/13/12

Ben Gibbard Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012 Palace of Fine Arts Better than: Listening to Death Cab records after 1 a.m. as a college kid. It's hard to determine what the Palace of Fine Arts feels most like: late evening at…
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Dining, Eat Gilberth's Rotisserie and Grill: Good Food Served Poorly

Gilberth's Rotisserie and Grill: Good Food Served Poorly

There's a forlorn air that hangs over an empty restaurant, and persists no matter how good the meal or how handsome the dining room. The pan-Latin food at Gilberth's Rotisserie and Grill is exciting, occasionally even excellent, and the industrial-chic…
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Music, All Shook Down Live Review, 5/8/12: Death Cab Grows Up with Magik*Magik Orchestra at the Fox

Live Review, 5/8/12: Death Cab Grows Up with Magik*Magik Orchestra at the Fox

Death Cab for Cutie with Magik*Magik Orchestra Youth Lagoon Tuesday, May 8, 2012 Fox Theater, Oakland Better than: Your prom and your fifteen-year high school reunion, if they happened at the same time Last night's Death Cab for Cutie…
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Music, Laughs and Drudgery: An Afternoon at John Vanderslice's Tiny Telephone Studio

Laughs and Drudgery: An Afternoon at John Vanderslice's Tiny Telephone Studio

There's an unassuming line of corrugated shacks in the south of Potrero del Sol Park that houses a motley cast of artists, welders, and a pretty good motorcycle repair shop. Tucked in the corner of the little industrial park is…
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Music, All Shook Down Divorces Galore: Eight Musical Couples We Wish Were Still Together

Divorces Galore: Eight Musical Couples We Wish Were Still Together

Since Monday, media everywhere has been agog at the news that Kim Kardashian and her husband of just 72 days are getting divorced. If you ask us, that union was doomed from the get-go. Anyone who watches Keeping Up With…
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Music, All Shook Down Treasure Island 2011 Lineup: Death Cab, Empire of the Sun to Headline

Treasure Island 2011 Lineup: Death Cab, Empire of the Sun to Headline

This year's Treasure Island music festival will be headlined by Empire of the Sun on Oct. 15 and Death Cab for Cutie on Oct. 16. As the headliners suggest, the first day will lean more heavily toward electronica, while the…
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Music, All Shook Down The Best of <em>SF Weekly </em> June Concert Photography

The Best of SF Weekly June Concert Photography

You know it's going to be a good month of concerts when the lineup starts with U2 and ends with Rihanna. Whether small or large, sweet and soulful, or eardrum-piercing, you can be sure that SF Weekly was at the…
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Music, All Shook Down Watch: Full Video of Death Cab for Cutie's Show at the Fillmore Last Week

Watch: Full Video of Death Cab for Cutie's Show at the Fillmore Last Week

We missed it -- bummer. But even if you went, now you can relive Death Cab for Cutie's big show last Thursday at the Fillmore. MTV has posted the entire video online -- and, as you might expect, the…
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Music, All Shook Down Death Cab for Cutie Brings <i>Codes and Keys</i> to the Fillmore (Photos)

Death Cab for Cutie Brings Codes and Keys to the Fillmore (Photos)

Death Cab for Cutie The Lonely Forest June 9, 2011 @ The Fillmore Ben Gibbard and the rest of Death Cab for Cutie presented themselves to a sold-out Fillmore crowd last night, translating the songs from new album Codes…
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Music, All Shook Down Death Cab for Cutie on Becoming a Big-Time Band, and its "Curveball" of a New Album

Death Cab for Cutie on Becoming a Big-Time Band, and its "Curveball" of a New Album

Death Cab For Cutie hits the Fillmore tonight in support of its seventh album, Codes and Keys. We sat down with frontman Ben Gibbard and bassist Nick Harmer to find out what drives Death Cab after fourteen years of…
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Music, All Shook Down Death Cab For Cutie's Live, Single-Take Video for "You Are A Tourist" Not a Total Disaster

Death Cab For Cutie's Live, Single-Take Video for "You Are A Tourist" Not a Total Disaster

We told you yesterday that the emo-pop all-stars in Death Cab for Cutie were planning a little stunt: Filming a scripted video for new single "You Are A Tourist," live, in a single take, and broadcasting it online via UStream. The…
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