Ghostly International recording artist Shigeto joins labelmates such as Com Truise and Dauwd for a rare, thrilling night of tastemaker electronic music Friday at 1015 Folsom.
The Detroit-based Zach Saginaw, who grew up with influences including Motown, jazz, hip-hop and techno, mixes them with inviting, melodic, vividly textured electronic music production, accompanied by live drums. Read More
In mid-1970s London, the Sex Pistols had anger as a motivator, punk rock as a movement and the Malcolm McLaren-Vivienne Westwood boutique SEX as a hipster hangout. Copenhagen claims a modern equivalent: The Joy Division-urgent punk quartet Iceage, which leads a wave of teen and 20-something malcontent outfits dubbed “the new way of Danish f*** you”; the scene revolves around the Posh Isolation record label and store. Members play in multiple bands, says Iceage drummer Dan Kjaer Nielsen, 21, who’s also in Sejr. But it’s not punk rock, per se, he clarifies. Read More
Carly Ritter is proud to be listed on the Internet Movie Data Base, just like her father, the late comedic actor John Ritter, although she says it’s a fluke. One entry refers to a crawl-on cameo for a film about parenting; others were for appearances in two recent shorts, “Slice” and “Monsieur Balloons.”
“Those were just friends asking me to play little roles, so I don’t know how well I did for them,” she says. “I didn’t get that gift from my family — my brothers are both amazing, and my little sister has it, definitely. But I think it might’ve missed me somehow.” Read More
Charlotte Church hopes her fans got the memo: She’s no longer the classical child prodigy whose 1998 “Voice of an Angel” debut sold more than 10 million copies.
Now 27, the Welsh diva and mother of two and her guitarist boyfriend Jonny Powell have created a new two-EP anthology, “One & Two,” in her garage studio.
She believed so much in the gothic sound on the self-produced, 4AD-lush tracks (such as “Glitterbombed” and “Beautiful Wreck”) she launched her own imprint, Alligator Wine, to release them. She designed the spooky cover art, too. Read More
The first track of Patti LuPone’s new album, “Far Away Places,” is called “Gypsy in My Soul,” and the Broadway star, who opens this week at Live at the Rrazz, has lived the role in both upper- and lower-case versions.
Renowned rapper Snoop Dogg recently visited Jamaica, immersed himself in Rastafarian culture, recorded a reggae album called “Reincarnated” with producers Diplo and Major Lazer, and redubbed himself Snoop Lion in the process. But he reassures longtime fans that it’s not permanent. “Snoop Lion is the moniker that I will use when I make reggae music,” says the artist, whose raspy, weed-weathered voice perfectly fits the genre. Read More
Check out these festive events and pubs around the Bay Area in honor of St. Patrick's Day.
Most musicians don’t dream of being famous for peeing and puking while onstage.
Sadly, due to riotous early shows, the Atlanta-based Black Lips, who play the Great American Music Hall on Monday, have become saddled with that notoriety. It’s a shame, since the band deserves merit for its unique interpretation of swaggering garage-rock psychedelia. Read More
San Francisco may have the lowest proportion of children of any major city in America, but they are arguably the coolest kids, per capita.
For example, city kids and their stir-crazy parents have a tot-friendly dance outlet at Temple nightclub at noon Sunday, when the venue hosts Baby Loves Disco, which is likely to sell out.
The $15 to $55 afternoon family dance party is part of a series of monthly residencies this winter in New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco. Read More
Adelaide may be the capital of the state of South Australia, but it felt like the boondocks to Keith Jeffery, a singer-guitarist who grew up there and, out of boredom, formed the band Atlas Genius with his kid brothers.
“You’ve got the east coast, which is where most of the major cities are, then you’ve got the west coast, where there’s Perth,” he says. “And then Adelaide is out in the middle, and the closet major city is Melbourne, a good thousand kilometers away. So we’re pretty much in the middle of nowhere.” Read More