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Calendar, Night&Day Take a Load Off, S.F.

Take a Load Off, S.F.

In our big Summer Movie Preview back in May, we observed that the music documentary Ain't In It for My Health: A Film About Levon Helm had already played New York and was about to begin runs in Boulder,…
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Film, Feature Alarming Projections: San Francisco's Strange Lack of Screens

Alarming Projections: San Francisco's Strange Lack of Screens

This may be as close as we get to the Levon Helm doc Ain't In It for My Health since it ain't opening here. In 1969, up-and-comers Francis Ford Coppola and George Lucas wanted to distance themselves from the existing…
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Music, Sizzle & Fizzle Sizzle & Fizzle: Highs and Lows from the Last Week in S.F. Music

Sizzle & Fizzle: Highs and Lows from the Last Week in S.F. Music

Sizzle • It was a regular Monday night pub trivia game at Minx in the Tendernob — and then Australian pop star Gotye showed up. Fresh off his Saturday Night Live appearance, the "Somebody That I Used to Know" singer…
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Music, All Shook Down R.I.P. Levon Helm: The Heartbeat of Americana

R.I.P. Levon Helm: The Heartbeat of Americana

While they never became superstars, the men in The Band cut two of the most influential albums of the '60s -- Music From Pig Pink and The Band. Unlike other groups, The Band eschewed flashy musicianship in favor of…
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Music, All Shook Down R.I.P. Levon Helm: Watch Him Play With the Band in San Francisco

R.I.P. Levon Helm: Watch Him Play With the Band in San Francisco

Today, with the passing of Levon Helm, the music world lost a gem -- and probably the greatest drummer-singer ever. We're sad to see him go, glad we got a chance to see him perform at Outside Lands 2009,…
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Music, Reviewed Virgil Shaw

Virgil Shaw

Considering that I was never particularly taken with the Bay Area combo Dieselhed -- not a bad lot, mind you, but a tad too jokey for this writer -- the sophomore release from ex-Hed Virgil Shaw comes as a surprising…
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