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Music, All Shook Down Live Review: Alabama Shakes and Kurt Vile Made Their Own Weather at the Greek

Live Review: Alabama Shakes and Kurt Vile Made Their Own Weather at the Greek

Brittany Howard didn’t chat much between songs, but with a voice like that, why waste it on talking? Taking the stage for the second of two sold out shows at Berkeley’s Greek Theatre, the Alabama Shake's singer made sure…
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Music, All Shook Down Live Review: San Francisco Symphony Performs <i>Ratatouille</i> in Concert

Live Review: San Francisco Symphony Performs Ratatouille in Concert

Ratatouille is far from my favorite Pixar movie. I say that not to open the can of worms that is debating which of the now-Disney owned animation studio's films are the best — because we'd be here all day…
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Music, All Shook Down Drake and Steph Curry Attend The Opening For Ayesha Curry's Pop-Up BBQ Restaurant in San Francisco

Drake and Steph Curry Attend The Opening For Ayesha Curry's Pop-Up BBQ Restaurant in San Francisco

Last Friday, June 3, Drake and Steph Curry attended a pre-event opening for Ayesha Curry's new pop-up restaurant in San Francisco. The BBQ spot, called International Smoke, is based out of Chef Michael Mina's test kitchen on Greenwich Street and…
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Music, All Shook Down Live Review: Gogol Bordello Never Fails to Impress (Even Though I've Seen Them Perform Four Times Already This Year)

Live Review: Gogol Bordello Never Fails to Impress (Even Though I've Seen Them Perform Four Times Already This Year)

There are some things you'll only see at a Gogol Bordello concert. For instance: Frontman Eugene Hutz reaching under the legs of another band member to strum on an accordion. A bouquet of flowers being launched into the audience…
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Music, All Shook Down Explosions in the Sky Casts a Constellation Over the Fox Theater on Saturday Night

Explosions in the Sky Casts a Constellation Over the Fox Theater on Saturday Night

At 8:00 am on Saturday morning, I woke up in a sleeping bag in Wawona Campground in Yosemite Valley. The standard hazards of camping had taken their toll: a sunburn unfairly inflicted by an overcast day, soggy soles in…
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Music, All Shook Down Built To Last: 30 Years of Sick Of It All (Live Review)

Built To Last: 30 Years of Sick Of It All (Live Review)

“This is the first song we wrote as angry teenagers who hated the world. And we sing it proudly today as disgruntled, but handsome middle-aged men who hate the world,” Sick of It All’s Lou Koller said excitedly into…
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Music, All Shook Down This Weekend: Take a Drumming Workshop Taught By Beyonce's and M.I.A.'s Drummers

This Weekend: Take a Drumming Workshop Taught By Beyonce's and M.I.A.'s Drummers

Want to learn how to mic up your drum kit from two awesome ladies who have worked with Beyonce and M.I.A.? Then we've got the workshop for you! On Sunday, April, 10, Kimberly Thompson (Beyonce's drummer) and Kiran Ghandi…
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Music, All Shook Down Live Review: Rickshaw Stop Lost Its Chill When Gryffin Took The Stage Last Friday Night

Live Review: Rickshaw Stop Lost Its Chill When Gryffin Took The Stage Last Friday Night

Gryffin Allan Rayman DJ Aaron Axelsen Friday, April 1st Rickshaw Stop Almost every event at Rickshaw Stop has a quick witted drink special with wordplay that winks at the night’s bill. Tonight, there was no such clever message. Instead, the…
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Music, All Shook Down Live Review: I Was The Youngest Person at a Smashing Pumpkins Show And It Was Super Weird

Live Review: I Was The Youngest Person at a Smashing Pumpkins Show And It Was Super Weird

Smashing Pumpkins Liz Phair March 25, 2016 The Masonic As a ‘90s-baby-turned-twenty-something, I pretty much exist to remind people 35 and over just how long it’s been since the ‘90s. And there were a lot of people over the…
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Music, All Shook Down Live Review: Leon Bridges Brought the Past to Life at the Fox Theater

Live Review: Leon Bridges Brought the Past to Life at the Fox Theater

Last year, 26-year-old Leon Bridges took the music world by storm with the release of his debut studio album Coming Home. The Grammy-nominated album, released in June on Columbia Records, charted at No. 6 on the Billboard 200 and…
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Music, All Shook Down Live Review: Despite The Hiatus, Philly Punk Band, The Loved Ones, Are Still Very Lovely

Live Review: Despite The Hiatus, Philly Punk Band, The Loved Ones, Are Still Very Lovely

There are some things — like Furbies — that should never have been revived (Hasbro reintroduced the line in 2012). Then, there are other things, like the Philadelphia punk band The Loved Ones, that should never have faded away…
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Music, All Shook Down Live Review: A Metal Virgin Goes to Her First Metallica Show

Live Review: A Metal Virgin Goes to Her First Metallica Show

Let me start this by saying: I don’t like Metallica. It’s nothing personal against the band, I just don’t like metal to begin with (be it speed, heavy, or thrash). And yet, when I was invited to Metallica’s show…
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Music, All Shook Down Kehlani's Tsunami Christmas was a Tsunami of Mishaps and Disappointments

Kehlani's Tsunami Christmas was a Tsunami of Mishaps and Disappointments

Tsunami Christmas With Kehlani and Friends Fox Theater Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015 Kehlani has had a hell of a year. The 20-year-old R&B singer signed to Atlantic Records and embarked on her first international tour. Her second mixtape, You…
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Music, All Shook Down Reporter's Notebook: Notes From Live 105's Not So Silent Night

Reporter's Notebook: Notes From Live 105's Not So Silent Night

After a long week including the El Nino hail storm of the century that every person in San Francisco can’t stop talking about, it was time for LIVE 105’s annual Not So Silent Night. Switching from two nights to…
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Music, All Shook Down El Vy Get Chatty at the Independent

El Vy Get Chatty at the Independent

El Vy Hibou The Independent November 6, 2015 Better than: firing up Lou Reed and Metallica’s Lulu and downing a pint of Fireball. What do we talk about when we talk about side projects? There are more and more…
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Music, All Shook Down MS MR Bring Vegas-Styled Glitz to the Fox

MS MR Bring Vegas-Styled Glitz to the Fox

MS MR Jack Garratt HEARTWATCH October 23, 2015 Fox Theater, Oakland Rising lights illuminated a previously blacked-out stage, revealing what took some spectators far too long to conclude: "I think it's... one dude," Dr. Obvi said from the edge of the…
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Music, All Shook Down Neil Young's Bridge School Benefit Concert Turns 29 with Help From The Dixie Chicks, Ryan Adams, and More

Neil Young's Bridge School Benefit Concert Turns 29 with Help From The Dixie Chicks, Ryan Adams, and More

Neil Young + the Promise of the Real The Dixie Chicks Sheryl Crow Ben Harper Ryan Adams St. Vincent Gary Clark Jr. Spoon The Shoreline October 25, 2015 Better than: anything else you could possibly spend $20 on. Forget…
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Music, All Shook Down Shamir Is the Minimalist Hot Mess

Shamir Is the Minimalist Hot Mess

Although Treasure Island’s Bridge Stage, with its massive monitors, is best for seeing big shows at night when you don’t have the patience or the foresight to fight your way close to the stage, the smaller Tunnel Stage is…
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Music, All Shook Down (PHOTOS) deadmau5 Returns to San Francisco for Treasure Island Music Festival

(PHOTOS) deadmau5 Returns to San Francisco for Treasure Island Music Festival

Outside of deadmau5’s command station, a massive geometric cage encases the whole stage. Smoke machines do their best to combat the wind with a thick white vapor so the artist can take to the dials with an element of surprise.…
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Music, All Shook Down Live Review: Kurt Vile Bewitches the Fillmore

Live Review: Kurt Vile Bewitches the Fillmore

Kurt Vile & the Violators Cass McCombs Heron Oblivion Friday, October 16, 2015 The Fillmore, San Francisco Better Than: Most things really. Live acts who don’t say much to the crowd during their shows can be broken into two…
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