Get SF Weekly Newsletters
Pin It

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

Wednesday, Nov 28 2012


Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings brought a sweaty funk party to the classy confines of Davies Symphony Hall. They didn't quite turn the place into a juke joint, but they sure tried. And after 120 minutes of seamless grooving, it was clear that these musicians are far too good for small, smoky clubs.

Henry Rollins says the hardest part about performing is talking to his fans afterward. Onstage at Yoshi's this week, he was angry as hell — but still surprisingly optimistic, arguing that younger generations won't buy into the sexism, racism, and homophobia peddled by retrograde politicians.

• S.F. native Tim Presley started Birth Records solely to release the gorgeous debut album from local folk singer Jessica Pratt. "I didn't even care if it sold 100 copies, I loved it that much," says Presley, who is best known as the weirdo behind garage-rock act White Fence.


• Haven't we all had enough of "Gangnam Style"? Apparently MC Hammer hasn't: After performing with Korean pop star PSY at the American Music Awards, the two of them are reportedly working on new material together. Please, PSY-Hammer, don't hurt us.

• Did Wayne Coyne lose his mind in 2012? The Flaming Lips frontman pissed off Erykah Badu, reportedly separated from his wife of 25 years, and brought a (disarmed) grenade to the Oklahoma City airport, disrupting travel for thousands. We love your whimsy, Wayne, not your cluelessness.

• Hey, opening DJs: How hard is it to understand that your role is foreplay, not climax? Taboo, the latest 18+ party at DNA Lounge, saw lots of early-night spinners playing hard and fast, when they should've been easing the crowd into things.

About The Author

SF Weekly Staff


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Popular Stories

  1. Most Popular Stories
  2. Stories You Missed


  • clipping at Brava Theater Sept. 11
    Sub Pop recording artists 'clipping.' brought their brand of noise-driven experimental hip hop to the closing night of 2016's San Francisco Electronic Music Fest this past Sunday. The packed Brava Theater hosted an initially seated crowd that ended the night jumping and dancing against the front of the stage. The trio performed a set focused on their recently released Sci-Fi Horror concept album, 'Splendor & Misery', then delved into their dancier and more aggressive back catalogue, and recent single 'Wriggle'. Opening performances included local experimental electronic duo 'Tujurikkuja' and computer music artist 'Madalyn Merkey.'"