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Holy crap is there a lot of good new music coming out of the Bay this week

October 8, 2014
Looking for something to get you past the hump of Hump Day? Well put down that "which Disney princess is your dog" quiz right...

A show a day: Your fall music calendar

August 28, 2014
What's going on in Bay Area music these next three months? Glad you asked. Like a daily multivitamin wards off the sniffles, getting the SFBG's...

A show a day: Your fall music calendar

FALL ARTS 2014 Like a daily multivitamin, your recommended dose of live shows through November

Little Dragon roosts at The Fox

August 21, 2014
By Rob GoszkowskiJanet Jackson was in heavy rotation when Little Dragon went to work on Nabuma Rubberband, the album they released in May. That’s...

Elbow’s Craig Potter on iPads, tour fatigue, and hitting #1

May 29, 2014
By Andrew BlairIf you don’t know of Elbow by now, you should probably stop reading this and go spend some time under a tree,...

Live review: Mastodon at the Fox Theater

May 2, 2014
They still exist: big metal bands that go on old-fashioned tours, rather than exclusively playing festivals or headlining package tours (aka shows that start...

One Lorde to rule them all: An evening at the Fox with one seriously royal 17-year-old

March 27, 2014
I woke up this morning wondering if I could pull off an orange jumpsuit. I wasn’t contemplating how I would fare in a state...

Pixies 2.0

The alt-rock forefathers forge ahead with new material — and without Kim Deal

A very Indy decade

Plus: The West Coast re-emergence of Aa, local label love at the B.A.R.F.

Young at heart

The Magik*Magik orchestra gets nostalgic for childhood at the ripe old age of 5

Hardly strictly anything

emilysavage@sfbg.comTOFU AND WHISKEY A precious indie rock troubadour from Omaha, a comedy legend, and an aging punk icon — not exactly the types you'd...

Get to the show, weirdos

FALL ARTS: MUSIC From Rock the Bells to Kate Nash, a sonic smorgasbord of can't-miss upcoming concerts

Outside Lands 2013 winners (Paul McCartney, Chic, Bombino) and losers

August 14, 2013
Hall & Oates, or Trombone Shorty? Willie Nelson, or Vampire Weekend? This year's Outside Lands presented its 65,000 attendees with some perplexing choices, resulting...

Selector: April 10-16, 2013

WEDNESDAY 10 Vijay Iyer Trio Jazz fans recognize Vijay Iyer as one of the genre's reigning superstar composer-pianists. Iyer lends a bold and dynamic...

Heads Up: 8 must-see concerts this week

April 8, 2013
Sorry, readers. Modest Mouse at the Fox Theater and Foals and Alt-J at the Fillmore are all sold out shows, plus Lou Reed canceled...

It’s Pony Time!

Seattle's Pony Time just wants to have fun -- LA punks the Bronx, and Dallas gospel-funk act the Relatives will melt faces. Plus: Rank/Xerox at El Rio!

Live Shots: Soundgarden at the Fox Theater

February 14, 2013
It took Soundgarden a full 10 songs before it began to flex its muscles at the Fox Theater on Tuesday night, before the band...

Live Shots: Santigold at the Fox Theater

December 13, 2012
Santigold was barely a full song into her sold-out performance at the Fox Theater Wednesday night when she began to stoke the lovefest with...

YEAR IN MUSIC 2012: Top 10s Galore

Major SF players share their favorites

Our Weekly Picks: October 24-30

WEDNESDAY 24Sister Spit anthology release party In 1994, forces amassed to counteract a San Francisco spoken word scene inexplicably dominated by "guys who ripped...

Live Shots: Crystal Castles at the Fox

October 23, 2012
Arriving early to the Crystal Castles show Monday at the Fox Theater, discovering that one opener, HEALTH, had canceled its performance, and that the...

Our Weekly Picks: October 3-9

WEDNESDAY 3Spring Standards The musicians who comprise the Spring Standards got their start playing small folk festivals and around the campfire back in high...

Beach House lets its music do the talking

October 2, 2012
Do you remember the museum scene in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986) where Sloane and Ferris kiss, while Cameron is off by himself, getting...

The Tallest Man on Earth throws down his pick

September 11, 2012
On a long BART ride to Oakland after a longer day at school, I thought I probably couldn’t stay awake at a punk show,...