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Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest

Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest

Actor Michael Rapaport’s 2011 Sundance documentary Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest hits local theaters next Friday, July 15th. 

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Hot Track: Doom and Gloom, "Jenny"

Hot Track: Doom and Gloom, "Jenny"

The story of Doom and Gloom begins with the end of a band called Castledoor.

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Hot Track: Letting Up Despite Great Faults, "Teenage Tide"

Hot Track: Letting Up Despite Great Faults, "Teenage Tide"

Mike Lee and Co. are back with another summer jam for the masses.

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Preview: San Francisco Free Folk Festival

Preview: San Francisco Free Folk Festival

This weekend, the San Francisco Free Folk Festival returns to the Presidio for its 35th year.

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Hot Track: The Ross Sea Party, "Broken Arrows"

Hot Track: The Ross Sea Party, "Broken Arrows"

LA indie rock quintet The Ross Sea Party passed thru the Haight last week on the tail end of their West Coast tour, taking the middle slot at Milk Bar and managing to grab the attention of the Thursday-is-the-new-Friday crowd.

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Coachella 2012 Pre-sale

Coachella 2012 Pre-sale

In case your boss gives you limited access to the interwebz at work, or you’ve been living under a rock, or were just super hungover from all that memorializing and didn’t hear the news — Coachella 2012 tickets go on sale this Friday. But this…

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Hot Track: Foster the People, "Pumped Up Kicks"

Hot Track: Foster the People, "Pumped Up Kicks"

Sometime in 2009, a friend directed me to Foster the People’s website (not Myspace, but official site) — there was a photo of these four hipster dudes dressed in suits for a party and playing with balloons. There was a little music player at the…

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Album Stream: Death Cab For Cutie, “Codes And Keys”

Album Stream: Death Cab For Cutie, “Codes And Keys”

Death Cab’s seventh full-length Codes And Keys drops next Tuesday on Atlantic — it’s their first album in three years and, more importantly, Ben Gibbard’s first real collection of songs since settling down with Zooey Deschanel.

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Preview: This Charming Band @ Slim’s

Preview: This Charming Band @ Slim’s

You never got to see The Smiths in their heyday, and you missed Morrissey at Coachella in ’09. Heaven knows you’re miserable now. But don’t panic. The Moz turns 52 this Sunday, and you can dance alone in your underwear to “This Charming Man,” or…

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Celebrate Bob With Lauryn

Celebrate Bob With Lauryn

It’s official: Lauryn Hill returns to SF next Wednesday  for a one-night tribute to Bob Marley at Mezzanine.  She’ll be covering a bunch of tunes by Bob Marley & The Wailers and throwing some of her hits in the mix, too. General admission tickets are…

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Review: Mogwai @ The Regency Ballroom

Review: Mogwai @ The Regency Ballroom

It’s funny to think that Glaswegians Mogwai hail from the same part of the world that gave us twee acts Belle & Sebastian and Camera Obscura — and all within the same year, too. The band’s Monday night set at the Regency was a mindbender….

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Hot Track: The Black Keys, “Dearest”

Hot Track: The Black Keys, “Dearest”

Everyone from Lou Reed and Patti Smith to Julian Casablancas and Cee Lo Green is getting in on Rave On Buddy Holly, a new Buddy Holly covers compilation set to drop June 28 on Fantasy/Concord. The Black Keys kick things off with a sunny rendition…

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