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Outside Lands 2014: Lineup Confirmations and Rumors

Outside Lands 2014: Lineup Confirmations and Rumors

With festival tickets now on sale,  Outside Lands organizers are starting to leak artist confirmations before the official announcement arrives on April 8. Here’s a list of essentially confirmed acts and educated guesses for the festival, August 8-10 in Golden Gate Park. APRIL 8 UPDATE:…

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Jello Biafra Sounds Off on ‘Dot Commies’ and ‘Dotcom Holocaust’

Jello Biafra Sounds Off on ‘Dot Commies’ and ‘Dotcom Holocaust’

We can imagine punk rock elder statesmen Jello Biafra stewing in a San Francisco bunker, plotting a course of resistance with each passing Google bus and tech headline. This week, he sounded off on “dot commies” and a pending “dotcom holocaust” in an interview with…

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ZZ Ward Talks About Life on the Road, Coachella before SF Show

ZZ Ward Talks About Life on the Road, Coachella before SF Show

Musician and singer-songwriter Zsuzsanna ‘ZZ’ Ward brings a bluesy R&B and pop rock sound to the Independent for a sold out show on April 6. Her 2012 debut EP, Criminal, and album, Til the Casket Drops, have been well-received since release thanks to an energy…

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Review: ††† (Crosses) Sanctify the Independent with Sold-Out Shows

Review: ††† (Crosses) Sanctify the Independent with Sold-Out Shows

Chino Moreno, mostly known for his work with the Deftones, stood tall on top of his monitor as three illuminated crosses flashed behind him. Exhalted fans praised him, hands high in the air. To an outsider this could have looked like an underground rally of…

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Flaming Lips Singer Wayne Coyne to Visit SF Record Store with Limited EP Release

Flaming Lips Singer Wayne Coyne to Visit SF Record Store with Limited EP Release

Flaming Lips front man Wayne Coyne announced today that he will do a three-city record store tour this week, including a stop in San Francisco.

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Review: British Electronica Trio London Grammar Charm The Independent

Review: British Electronica Trio London Grammar Charm The Independent

London Grammar skillfully showcased a blend of ambient and ethereal yet classical style to a sold out crowd Thursday night at the Independent. From her first dulcet note, singer-songwriter and lead vocalist Hannah Reid catches plenty of attention. She is supported by guitarist and college…

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Michael Deni of Geographer Shares His Favorite San Francisco Hangouts

Michael Deni of Geographer Shares His Favorite San Francisco Hangouts

It didn’t take a long for Geographer to gain national attention after its first release in 2008, and the San Francisco band remains one of the most popular to emerge from the scene here in recent years.

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Daily Lineup Announced for Napa’s BottleRock Festvial

Daily Lineup Announced for Napa’s BottleRock Festvial

Organizers for BottleRock Napa Valley announced the daily lineup for the festival, headlined by The Cure, Outkast, TV on the Radio and Weezer. A few more names were also added to the lineup, including Railroad Earth, Mayer Hawthorne, No Age and Noah Gunderson, and single-day…

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Photos: The Sounds Rock the Regency Ballroom

Photos: The Sounds Rock the Regency Ballroom

Swedish indie rock band The Sounds made its way back to San Francisco for a show at the Regency Ballroom on Friday.

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Chino Moreno Discusses New ††† (Crosses) Project Before SF Shows

Chino Moreno Discusses New ††† (Crosses) Project Before SF Shows

There’s something cryptic and mysterious about ††† (Crosses), the latest project headed by Deftones front man Chino Moreno, ex-Far guitarist Shaun Lopez and Chuck Doom.

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Photos: Tycho Fills the Fillmore for Album Release Party

Photos: Tycho Fills the Fillmore for Album Release Party

Local electronic music producer Tycho celebrated the release of his latest album Awake, performing with a three-piece band during a sold-out show at the Fillmore on Thursday. Photos by SF Station photographer Stewart Tomassian.

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Report: Eminem, Skrillex, Kings of Leon, Arctic Monkeys to Headline Lollapalooza

Report: Eminem, Skrillex, Kings of Leon, Arctic Monkeys to Headline Lollapalooza

Celebrating the 10th year of Lollapalooza in its current incarnation in Chicago, industry sources have confirmed to the Chicago Tribune that this year’s festival headliners include Eminem, Skrillex, Kings of Leon and Arctic Monkeys. Lollapaloza takes places August 1-3 at Grant Park in downtown Chicago….

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