Hayley Williams — the next twang-friendly Taylor Swift?
It could have happened, says the frontvixen for pop-punkers Paramore, whose self-titled fourth album just debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard chart. Read More
Who’s in townFazle Hasan Abed, founder and chairman of the Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee, speaks. [7 p.m., World Affairs Council, 312 Sutter St., S.F.]LecturesPolitics and media: Diane Dwyer, NBC Bay Area news anchor, and Randy Shandobil, of Shandobil Communications, discuss the media’s role in shaping presidential politics. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.] Read More
Is there anything that Scott Ian can’t do? The shaved-headed, goateed guitarist for Anthrax has released a comeback with his speed-metal maestros, “Worship Music”; played Big Four concerts with fellow genre pioneers Metallica, Slayer and Megadeth; formed a spinoff combo called the Damned Things; become a professional online poker player at Ultimate Bet; and backed his wife, (daughter of Meat Loaf) Pearl Aday, in her group, Pearl. Four months ago, Ian, 47, became a dad. Read More
Get out the bong and the black-light posters, kids! That flaxen-haired heartthrob who stared out from every rocker-chick’s pinup-plastered bedroom in the 1970s – Peter Frampton – is time-warping us all back to said halcyon era via his new tour, “Frampton Comes Alive 35.” Read More
PERSON IN TOWNR&B and hip-hop artist Lauryn Hill performs at the Warfield. [9 p.m., 982 Market St., S.F.] LECTURESChris Ham: The British professor and CEO of the King’s Fund gives a talk titled “Lessons From England: Holding Health Care Providers Responsible for Quality and Costs.” [Noon, Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.] Read More
Who’s in town Michio Kaku: The host of “Science Fantastic,” professor of physics at City College of New York, and author of “Physics of the Future,” gives a sold-out talk at Cubberley Theatre in Palo Alto.LecturesUnfriendly skies: Speakers discuss how man-made elements in our skies may have more to do with global climate change than we know. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.] Read More
Dance-pop fans — don’t forget! The always-brilliant Swedish sensation Robyn will be hitting town again Tuesday at the Warfield, backing the second volume in her rapid-fire “Body Talk” trilogy (featuring an oddly perfect guest appearance from Snoop Dogg).
This Do-It-Yourself-styled artist just keeps getting better and better, and frappe-swirling musical styles like a coffeehouse barista. Read More
David Cross doesn’t need another diversion.
The creative brain of HBO’s ingenious sketch comedy program “Mr. Show” and the cut-off-wearing “never nude” Tobias Fünke of the prematurely canceled series “Arrested Development” won’t be condensing his witty repartee into 140 words (or fewer) via Twitter anytime soon. Read More