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Music, All Shook Down The Desert Trip: Coachella Promoters Assemble All-Star Roster of Old White Men

The Desert Trip: Coachella Promoters Assemble All-Star Roster of Old White Men

Apparently not content to transform the otherwise tranquil town of Indio, Calif. into utter chaos for only two weekends a year, Goldenvoice CEO and Coachella founder Paul Tollett will now give locals a third reason to run for cover…
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Dining, SFoodie Thursday: Make Lisa Simpson Go Vegan

Thursday: Make Lisa Simpson Go Vegan

The Lodge Is Softly Open! The former Rickybobby at 400 Haight St. is now The Lodge, and The…
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Music, All Shook Down Happy 50th Anniversary, <i>Rubber Soul</i>!

Happy 50th Anniversary, Rubber Soul!

Today is Britney Spears’ 34th birthday, and while it’s fun to speculate what might be going through her mind now that she’s a year from aging out of the 18-35 demo, it’s also the day of another memorable rock milestone.…
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Music, All Shook Down Earworm Weekly: Have You Ever Actually Listened to the Lyrics of "Norwegian Wood?"

Earworm Weekly: Have You Ever Actually Listened to the Lyrics of "Norwegian Wood?"

It's not that I hate the Beatles, per se. It's simply that I've already heard the entirety of their extensive catalog enough to last the rest of my lifetime. This decision isn't about quality or significance: it’s about ubiquity.…
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Music, All Shook Down This Week: Lennon Needed Help, Ariana Needed a Nap, and Jason Aldean Needs to Disappear

This Week: Lennon Needed Help, Ariana Needed a Nap, and Jason Aldean Needs to Disappear

It's been quite the week of secrets being exposed... Passion Pit frontman Michael Angelakos publicly came out of the closet, Paul McCartney revealed John Lennon's inner demons, and Jason Aldean exposed his inner racist. The thing we're most excited to…
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Music, All Shook Down Elton John Is Still Standing

Elton John Is Still Standing

“Shut Up and Play the Hits” isn’t just a documentary about LCD Soundsystem’s farewell concert. It’s also a great mantra for headliners playing a music festival when their last no. 1 record charted before the median attendee was born.…
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Music, All Shook Down This Week: Left Shark is a Legend, Kanye West is "About to Spazz" and Morrissey Ditches Iceland

This Week: Left Shark is a Legend, Kanye West is "About to Spazz" and Morrissey Ditches Iceland

"It is a hundred times harder a dream than the dream that I dreamt when I was nine. You think you signed up for one thing, but you automatically sign up for a hundred others. And that is why you…
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Music, All Shook Down This Week: Sex Pistols Get Fat, Lenny Kravitz Gets Ladies, and Morrissey Gets Stitched Up

This Week: Sex Pistols Get Fat, Lenny Kravitz Gets Ladies, and Morrissey Gets Stitched Up

"As my 25th birthday present from the media, I'd like for you to stop accusing all my friends of dating me. #thirsty" Taylor Swift: not doing any of her friends right now. (Twitter) "VEGANS... GO AWAY! not everyone wants…
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Music, All Shook Down This Week: The Defiance of Bono, The Underwear of Ariana Grande and The Lip-Synching Majesty of Blake Shelton

This Week: The Defiance of Bono, The Underwear of Ariana Grande and The Lip-Synching Majesty of Blake Shelton

"That was kind of why you got into a band, to stir things up and annoy people. That's the whole punk rock thing... the only thing that could have gone wrong would have been being ignored." Bono thinks forcing…
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Music, All Shook Down Paul McCartney Closes Out Candlestick Park With His Usual Three-Hour Show

Paul McCartney Closes Out Candlestick Park With His Usual Three-Hour Show

Before all else, it must be remarked upon: Paul McCartney is in incredible shape. The former Beatle took the stage at Candlestick Park last night at 8:55 p.m. (nearly an hour after his supposed start time, but no one in…
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Music, All Shook Down Music Quotes of the Week: Tupac and the CIA, Britney Spanking Nicole, and How to Meet Paul McCartney

Music Quotes of the Week: Tupac and the CIA, Britney Spanking Nicole, and How to Meet Paul McCartney

"No, we don't know where Tupac is." Thanks for cleaning that up, CIA! Shouldn't you be busier than this? (Twitter) "Now I'm sober, I don't get calls from certain people that I used to... the drinking friends. Now I'm the…
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Music, All Shook Down This Week: Kurt vs. Courtney, Jay Z vs. Drake, and Everyone vs. Donald Sterling

This Week: Kurt vs. Courtney, Jay Z vs. Drake, and Everyone vs. Donald Sterling

"Do you Kurt Cobain take Courtney Michelle Love to be your lawful shredded wife even when she's a b**ch with zits and siphoning all yr money for Doping and whoring"Seattle Police have released a note they found in Kurt Cobain's…
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Music, Sizzle & Fizzle Sizzle and Fizzle: Highs and Lows from the Last Week in S.F. Music

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

Sizzle • After months of rumors — and some last-minute fears it might not materialize — Paul McCartney announced an Aug. 14 concert at Candlestick Park, bidding farewell to the retiring stadium. His show will echo another milestone performance played…
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Music, All Shook Down Paul McCartney to Play Last Candlestick Park Show Afterall

Paul McCartney to Play Last Candlestick Park Show Afterall

It's been a long and winding road (sorry, we couldn't help ourselves), but it seems as though Paul McCartney will play the final concert at Candlestick Park afterall. Just today, McCartney announced that he will visit the venue on…
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Music, All Shook Down Five New Songs You Need to Hear, From Paul McCartney, Elvis Costello and the Roots, and More

Five New Songs You Need to Hear, From Paul McCartney, Elvis Costello and the Roots, and More

United in their sharpness and density, this week's selections are taut as well-set mousetraps. The tension comes in a few flavors: Paul McCartney's insistent momentum, The Blow's clean pluckiness, Son Lux's jam-packed orchestration. The genres vary, but each song is…
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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 • While at Outside Lands, Paul McCartney got into a conversation with Mayor Ed Lee about the closing of Candlestick Park, where the Beatles played their final concert in 1966. Then Sir Paul proposed to Mayor Ed that he…
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Music, All Shook Down Paul McCartney Wants to Play the Last Concert at Candlestick Park

Paul McCartney Wants to Play the Last Concert at Candlestick Park

Paul McCartney just can't get enough of San Francisco. While the Beatles singer was in town last week to perform at Outside Lands, he fell into a conversation with S.F. Mayor Ed Lee, according to the Chron. After discussing Outside…
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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 There are no cynics at music festivals when Paul McCartney unfurls Beatles classics like "Hey Jude," "Daytripper," and "Helter Skelter." There are only fans. Macca's headlining set Friday reconnected thousands with the most important rock band of all time,…
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Music, All Shook Down Paul McCartney Shines at Outside Lands, 8/9/13

Paul McCartney Shines at Outside Lands, 8/9/13

Paul McCartney Friday, Aug. 9, 2013 Outside Lands Festival Better than: Breakfast with the Beatles Last night in Golden Gate Park, tens of thousands of people sang along to songs that are, in pop terms, ancient. The words, the melodies,…
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Music, All Shook Down Finance Site Says Outside Lands Is Only a Good Deal if You Love Paul McCartney

Finance Site Says Outside Lands Is Only a Good Deal if You Love Paul McCartney

If you're not a big fan of Paul McCartney, Outside Lands 2013 isn't your best best bargain in summer music festivals -- at least according to personal finance site NerdWallet. The company recently analyzed three late summer/early fall music festivals…
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