Jennifer Herrema may not have invented the rocker chic aesthetic, but girls all over the world have been trying to emulate her distinct style for 20 years. The singer-songwriter, best known for heading experimental rock outfit Royal Trux (with then-boyfriend Neil Hagerty) from 1987-2001, has a new project, Black Bananas. The band opens for Kurt Vile at the Fillmore on Wednesday. Read More
Lemonade is heading our way. Callan Clendenin, Alex Pasternak and Ben Steidel play The Fillmore on Tuesday opening for Texan electronic-music band Neon Indian.The San Francisco indie-dance trio — which moved to Brooklyn, N.Y. — is making its way from New York to California in a rented SUV with new music in tow. Veteran road warriors, the bandmates say loud music helps the long hours pass. Read More
It’s time for Dean J. Grenier — who plays at BeatBox on Friday — to step into the limelight.The DJ and music producer, known by the shadowy moniker DJG, is finding the name no longer reflects who he is.“When I started making dubstep music in 2006, 2007,” he says, “I just wanted a name that was forgettable and could just be underground.” Grenier wanted to spotlight the music, without using a brand, name or an identity to sell it: “I just wanted it to be obscure,” he says. Read More
For 10 years, San Francisco’s Om Records founder Chris Smith has wanted to create a new label geared toward live musical acts. He’s finally doing it. Read More
Thrust into the limelight with the Internet sensation “Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell,” Das Racist infiltrated the music industry unexpectedly.“That was a Trojan horse that broke us into pop culture,” says MC Ashok Kondabolu, aka Dapwell. Read More
The S.F. Examiner landed a rare interview with the enigmatic Tiger & Woods in anticipation of their rooftop gig at the W Hotel on Saturday. The notably secretive twosome discuss their love of Larry David, key musical influences and the reason behind the anonymity. Read More
The notoriously secretive dance duo Tiger & Woods is playing a live set on the rooftop of the W Hotel in San Francisco on Saturday.
Last summer, the pair — who won’t reveal their identities — popped onto the electronic music scene with the debut album “Through the Green.” The fun jaunt through disco-house loops and classic-sounding boogie offered instant club hits. Read More
Maly Ly is a champion of offbeat sounds.
Click on the photo at right to see more on this story.The formidable party promoter, who has created events for 15 years, has a new endeavor, Selectorate. Read More
The S.F. Examiner's music and nightlife column, The Beat, lists the top eight live performances of the 2012 South by Southwest music festival.
1. Theophilus London
Brooklyn rapper and crooner Theophilus London lit up the stage with a bright cast of bandmates at the Warner Sound and Nikon showcase at La Zona Rosa. He performed fresh, new jams off his upcoming album -- standout tunes include one produced by AraabMuzik. Read More
DIY rapper Shady Blaze recorded his latest album, “The Grind, Hustle & Talent,” with just a laptop and a microphone.
The process was trying at times for the Oakland rapper, who appears at SOM-Bar on Monday with resident “Slap City!” DJs Willie Maze and DJ Jack. Read More
The Creators Project is coming to San Francisco for the very first time.
Organizers will be transforming Fort Mason into a tremendous two-day art, technology and music festival this weekend that is free with RSVP.
"San Francisco has a spirit of tech innovation and cutting-edge creativity that mirrors exactly what The Creators Project celebrates," says Dave Haroldsen, Intel's Creative Director for The Creators Project. Read More
Dance music producer Hans-Peter Lindstrom may be exploring new aural territory, but he is still in his comfort zone. Read More
There was a period in the late 1980s and early ’90s when producers began mastering the art of sampling and sequencing in synth pop, techno and house music. Read More
On Friday at Mighty, hip-hop DJ Neil Armstrong returns to the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival’s musical showcase in a new capacity — as headliner. Read More
For dream-pop duo Korallreven, place is just a state of mind. Though they are based in Stockholm, Marcus Joons and Daniel Tjäder’s electronic music isn’t anchored to a specific locale. Read More