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Music, All Shook Down San Francisco Symphony Performs <i>Back to the Future</i> Score This Weekend

San Francisco Symphony Performs Back to the Future Score This Weekend

Great Scott! It's been 30 years since the characters of Marty McFly and Emmett “Doc” Brown first thrilled audiences on the silver screen in the beloved sci-fi flick Back to the Future — and local fans can celebrate the…
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Music, All Shook Down San Francisco Arts Commission Wants to Hear From Displaced Artists

San Francisco Arts Commission Wants to Hear From Displaced Artists

The San Francisco Arts Commission is looking to gather information on the displacement of artists (including musicians) in the city. If you're a San Francisco artist facing displacement from your home, studio, or both, the SFAC wants to hear…
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Music, All Shook Down Go Do This Thing Tonight: Watch Margaret Cho Cover Prince With the Purple Ones

Go Do This Thing Tonight: Watch Margaret Cho Cover Prince With the Purple Ones

The Purple Ones, a party…
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Music, All Shook Down Meet Muñecas, the Brains (and Lipliner) Behind Lilith Bear

Meet Muñecas, the Brains (and Lipliner) Behind Lilith Bear

This weekend is San Francisco Bear Pride, a four-day celebration of girth, body hair, and, weather permitting, cargo shorts. While most of the events (beer busts, brunches and underwear parties) will be familiar to dudes who follow the…
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Music, All Shook Down 35 Years Ago Today, Jello Biafra Came In Fourth In the S.F. Mayoral Race

35 Years Ago Today, Jello Biafra Came In Fourth In the S.F. Mayoral Race

Here's an Election Day tidbit you probably won't see on C-SPAN: Thanks to a post from his nearly 35-year-old record label Alternative Tentacles, we'd like to take this opportunity to remind you youngsters and Bay Area transplants that on…
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Music, All Shook Down White Fence Wrote a Song About Getting in a Fight in San Francisco

White Fence Wrote a Song About Getting in a Fight in San Francisco

And, no surprise, it's good. We're basically just assuming that with "To the Boy I Jumped in Hemlock Alley," White Fence's Tim Presley is referring to San Francisco's Hemlock Alley. (Y'know, that sketchy little alley next to Hemlock Tavern?) But…
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Music, All Shook Down Patrick Wolf: An English (Were)Wolf in San Francisco

Patrick Wolf: An English (Were)Wolf in San Francisco

For a non-native, San Francisco looms large in Patrick Wolf's world. A two-day tryst at the Phoenix Motel during Wolf's Magic Position tour laid the foundation for his song "The Future." But it was a recent October show at the…
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Music, All Shook Down Trade Winter-Themed Cassettes With the S.F. Mixtape Society This Weekend

Trade Winter-Themed Cassettes With the S.F. Mixtape Society This Weekend

We are now three years into the loud history of the S.F Mixtape Society, a quarterly gathering where cassette aficionados trade tapes, sip drinks, and give each other awards for doing things that people who like mixtapes enjoy. The concept…
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Music, All Shook Down Beach Blanket Babylon Is Not Overrated, Not Even For Locals

Beach Blanket Babylon Is Not Overrated, Not Even For Locals

Every San Franciscan has a list of local activities they haven't done that the average visitor to this city probably has. One of those, for us, was Beach Blanket Babylon, the North Beach musical revue famous for its huge hats…
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Music, All Shook Down An Inside Look at New Mission Live Venue the Chapel

An Inside Look at New Mission Live Venue the Chapel

Last Friday, amid an avalanche of accidental entendres (One of these, directed at a female SF Weekly correspondent: "Want to go down and see what happens to you next?"; another, aimed at no one in particular: "I'm really not that…
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Music, All Shook Down Gongs, Boopers, and Disintegrating Loops: The S.F. Electronic Music Festival Will Challenge Your Assumptions About "Electronic Music"

Gongs, Boopers, and Disintegrating Loops: The S.F. Electronic Music Festival Will Challenge Your Assumptions About "Electronic Music"

Just what is electronic music, anyway? That phrase typically connotes electronic dance music, your techno/electro/electronica, untz-untz-untz and all that. The mostly annual LovEvolution festival calls itself a celebration of "electronic music culture," and we here at All Shook Down described…
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Music, All Shook Down Roach Gigz's Five Essential San Francisco Spots: Music, Crab, and Baseball

Roach Gigz's Five Essential San Francisco Spots: Music, Crab, and Baseball

Roach Gigz releases his debut studio album today. Titled Bugged Out, the rapper is banking on the project to build on the buzz his mixtapes have cultivated and jolt his career up another notch. So with Gigz being at the…
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Music, All Shook Down King Khan Would Like To Give You a Tarot Reading Before His S.F. Concert

King Khan Would Like To Give You a Tarot Reading Before His S.F. Concert

King Khan, everyone's favorite body-fluid-obsessed, Berlin-based psych-soul misfit, is not content merely to come to play a show in San Francisco. Even when that show may involve antics that would cause all your mothers to weep. So before King Khan…
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Music, All Shook Down The Video Game-Inspired Music of S.F.'s J-Pop Summit: A Chiptune Off the Old Block

The Video Game-Inspired Music of S.F.'s J-Pop Summit: A Chiptune Off the Old Block

If you play games, you've probably built some strong associations around the music of games. Maybe you recognize a passing Pandora jam from the latest Madden. Maybe you catch yourself humming the Super Mario Bros. theme at your desk at…
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Music, All Shook Down Top 10 Reasons Bay Area Indie Bands Move to Brooklyn

Top 10 Reasons Bay Area Indie Bands Move to Brooklyn

Bay Area bands move to Brooklyn. It's just a thing that happens. You've got your Morning Benders (ahem, POP ETCs), your Royal Baths, and now S.F. gloom-gaze outfit Weekend trading Oakland (formerly S.F.) for the hallowed grounds of Williamsburg or…
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Music, All Shook Down Ty Segall Will Be Jamming With Little Kids at Indie Mart This Weekend

Ty Segall Will Be Jamming With Little Kids at Indie Mart This Weekend

Along with the many reasons to go to Indie Mart this Sunday, there's this: S.F. garage-rocker of note Ty Segall will be jamming out onstage with kids from the San Francisco Rock Project, a nonprofit offering music education to local…
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Music, All Shook Down Probably Fake John Lennon Sidewalk Signature Persists on San Francisco Corner

Probably Fake John Lennon Sidewalk Signature Persists on San Francisco Corner

The folks over at Uptown Almanac point our attention to a sidewalk square that was possibly -- but likely not -- signed by John Lennon. For some reason, the city seems to be going to great lengths to protect the…
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Music, All Shook Down Martuni's: The Last S.F. Piano Bar in a Karaoke World

Martuni's: The Last S.F. Piano Bar in a Karaoke World

If you've ever been inside Martuni's, that dark-walled bar on the corner of Valencia and Market, you know it's a special place: As SF Weekly staff writer Joe Eskenazi describes in this week's cover story, Martuni's is a piano bar…
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Music, All Shook Down Should the Eagle Tavern Become a Historic Landmark?

Should the Eagle Tavern Become a Historic Landmark?

It is with much love that we remember the Eagle Tavern, a gay bar, live venue, and S.F. landmark that sadly closed last year. Now, members of the Harvey Milk Club are circulating a petition to make the Eagle a…
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Music, All Shook Down SFJAZZ Center: Five Things We Learned on a Tour of the Construction Site

SFJAZZ Center: Five Things We Learned on a Tour of the Construction Site

In case you haven't heard, SFJAZZ -- the nonprofit group that presents a world-class jazz festival in San Francisco every year -- is building a brand-new home in Hayes Valley. Comparable only to Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York,…
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