Music + Nightlife
It’s almost impossible to believe that the Lily Allen of Saturday night’s Warfield show is the same Lily Allen who graced the Great American Music Hall back in ’07. Almost. Only her sheer, “casual” encore ensemble and recurrent pleas for an indoor cigarette conjured up memories of Allen’s previous incarnation. No, Saturday was all about Lily 2.0 – sexy, confident, and pitch-perfect, the singer held nothing back as fans screamed their adoration throughout the hour-long set.
"Hope for music and DVD retail in San Francisco! Rasputin is one block away with better prices than Virgin ever had!"
You might have ignored this guy today in front of the abandoned corner of Market and Stockton trying to hand you a flyer. His name is Robert, he works for Rasputin and he's a pretty friendly guy. While people tried not to catch eye contact with him in hopes that he wouldn't hand them a flyer, we took a few minutes to take one and say hello.
In a bold move to bring back the fun, one of SF’s most well-known cult writers is throwing an eloquently named “Fuck The Recession” party. And buying a keg for the occasion.
Broke-Ass Stuart drops knowledge on how to live cheaply in this pocket-draining city of ours (through frequent posts to his website and guest blogs on Yelp and Unemploymentality) and explains the ins-and-outs on San Francisco and New York in his city guides.
And, he throws great parties.
The 19,000 people crowded into San Jose, CA's HP Pavilion Wednesday night for Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band's kickoff to the Working on a Dream tour provided a snapshot of a generation.
Many had Blackberries and receding hairlines; some sported gray ponytails; a few brought their teenagers along. But the minute the music started, none of that mattered, because Bruce and his band… well, you already know that they can rock. What you might not realize, until you see them live, is just how fresh their energy is, and how relevant Springsteen's music remains.
We've got four tickets on our hands for this Friday's Snoop Dogg performance at Mezzanine. (He's throwing down to celebrate the birthday of Warriors star forward Stephen Jackson). Want em? Tell us your favorite Snoop song in the comments below and we'll choose two people to win sets of tickets.
Snoop not your thing? Check out our first installment of Radar Live for more events this week, inclulding Ratatat, Lily Allen and the John Jasperse Company.
Online calendar editor Allison McCarthy gives her picks for must-attend events of the week.
It's rare that San Franciscans make the trek to the Outer Sunset on a Friday evening. But last Friday night, legendary skateboarder and artist Tommy Guerrero drew out the crowds to Mollusk Surf Shop for a concert to promote Thomas Campbell's latest surf flick, The Present. The film premiered earlier this month and features some of the best surfers in the world, including Dane Reynolds, Joel Tudor, Ry Craike and Rob Machado.
Bhi Bhiman strummed out a perfectly executed set to a packed crowd at the quaint Hotel Utah. His set included a couple previews from his forthcoming album, quite a few from The Cookbook, and our favorite, a track about how “God is a Warriors fan and Satan loves the Lakers.” There's some hometown pride for you.
Despite the fuzzy sound quality, Bhiman rose above it to deliver a solid set, keeping fans entranced by his voice for an entire hour. Overall, it was a great opening to a great evening and with strong vocals and lyrical originality, we predict Bhi Bhiman will soon be toppling over venues this size. He's definitely someone to keep your eyes on.