Here’s Your Weekend: Go See MIRA, Lydia Loveless, and Nick Offerman

What is there to say about this week except that the Giants swept the Dodgers and that Uber dude surrendered his driver’s license? Helping to…

Here’s Your Weekend: Go see Goldfish, COCKBLOCK, and Metal Mother

Pretend these weekend picks are all dipped in green, covered in clovers, and chugging viridescent beer because St Patrick’s Day is almost upon us and…

Here’s Your Weekend: Go See No Joy, Dan Deacon, and Caribou

It’s Noise Pop! Everybody check under your seats! Just kidding, but seriously, rad music is all around SF to begin with, but this week-plus long…

Here’s Your Weekend: Go See Mates of State, Patti Smith, and Dark Tranquility

A smattering of good music is rolling into San Francisco and I’ve got picks that are just as diverse. Want to see metal, singer-songwriters, and…

Here’s Your Weekend: Go See Cold War Kids, Big Head Todd and the Monsters, Ben Miller Band

To quote the humorous faux twitter character Karl Welzein, I can’t wait for the weekend. For one, it’s longer than normal and secondly, it’s also…

Here’s Your Weekend: Go See We Will Be Lions, Synchronized Watches, Trade Wind

Happy New Year, everyone. This year is set to be a great one for live music: BottleRock announced their stellar lineup and Coachella gave us…

Here’s Your Weekend: Go See Joyce Manor, Jason Webley, Talib Kweli

Another week jam-packed with stupid shit in the world. Wipe up those tiny Kim Jong-un-sized tears over not being able to see the Interview and…

Monster Mash: Three Halloween Shows to See

Monster Mash: Three Halloween Shows to See

Happy Halloween, everybody! I’m going as a dying industry on a new platform that further devalues its legitimacy. I mean, I’m in pjs writing this…

Appealing Events: Brother Ali at Bottom of the Hill

Appealing Events: Brother Ali at Bottom of the Hill

Activist and rapper Brother Ali is headed to SF’s Bottom of the Hill on his Home Away From Home tour. Inspired by legendary NYC acts…

Appealing Events: The Silent Comedy at Bottom of the Hill

Appealing Events: The Silent Comedy at Bottom of the Hill

San Diego brother band the Silent Comedy want you to believe in the power of music. Their rollicking “whiskey tent revival” of a live show…

Road Test: Rocky Votolato Plays Bottom of the Hill

Road Test: Rocky Votolato Plays Bottom of the Hill

The contemporary music scene tends to thrive on exclusivity, world premieres, and the type of loosely-marketed events that make graffiti a la Arcade Fire a…

Appealing Events: Yoni Wolf at Bottom of the Hill

Appealing Events: Yoni Wolf at Bottom of the Hill

East Bay hero and rap rocker Yoni Wolf is headed across the Bay for a solo show at Bottom of the Hill. The Why? frontman’s…

Appealing Events: K.Flay at Bottom of the Hill

Appealing Events: K.Flay at Bottom of the Hill

March has so far been a great month for either getting introspective or getting down, especially at Bottom of the Hill. The Potrero Hill venue…

Active Awareness: SKATERS Play Bottom of the Hill

Active Awareness: SKATERS Play Bottom of the Hill

A lot can be said for a band name that tells a bit of a story. The current state of musical monikers has prompted an…

Cosmic Sound: Yellow Ostrich Plays Bottom of the Hill

Cosmic Sound: Yellow Ostrich Plays Bottom of the Hill

The word “cosmos” has been on the minds of many, what with the Carl Sagan-hosted show making a comeback a la Neil deGrasse Tyson. Despite…

Sonic Patchwork: Quilt Plays Bottom of the Hill

Sonic Patchwork: Quilt Plays Bottom of the Hill

Boston-based indie outfit Quilt are all about connections, as much of as patchwork as their namesake. Their music weaves in the loose ends of free-spirited…

Old Soul: Kitten Plays Bottom of the Hill

Old Soul: Kitten Plays Bottom of the Hill

Regardless of her age, Kitten frontwoman Chloe Chaidez has an idiosyncratic timelessness that makes long walks through various musical genres feel par for the course….

Distinct Roots: Papa Plays Bottom of the Hill

Distinct Roots: Papa Plays Bottom of the Hill

At first listen, Los Angeles band Papa has crafted the ultimate wine, women, and song album in the form of 2013’s Tender Madness. Within its…