Music

A show a day: Your fall music calendar

FALL ARTS 2014 Like a daily multivitamin, your recommended dose of live shows through November

|
()

FALL ARTS What's going on in Bay Area music these next three months? Glad you asked.

Here's your musical agenda from Labor Day through Thanksgiving, with highlights from our favorite fall festivals.

Aug. 27 Terry Malts Brick and Mortar, SF. www.brickandmortarmusic.com

Aug. 28 Black Cobra Vipers with French Cassettes The Chapel, SF. www.thechapelsf.comRead more »

Summer sounds

New releases from bands that call the Bay home

|
()

THE FRAIL 
LoveDeathLegendRead more »

Burnachella

Has Burning Man become just another music festival?

|
()

BURNING MAN On July 9, Burning Man's White Ocean sound camp officially announced its DJ lineup. The outcry came loud and swift. White Ocean, helmed by Timur Sardarov, founder of private jet service Ocean Group International, had broken informal protocol by releasing its lineup ahead of the traditional couple-weeks-before with the other camps. But those kinds of Burning Man rules are meant to be broken.Read more »

Snap sounds

Quick takes on new releases

|
()

TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS

Hypnotic Eye

(Reprise)Read more »

Locals only: Outside Lands edition

A cheat sheet to hometown pride at the year's biggest, priciest party in the park

|
()

esilvers@sfbg.com

LEFT OF THE DIAL Can you smell it in the air? It's that late-summer, chilled pinot grigio-tipsy, organic ice cream-sticky scent of Outside Lands, just around the corner.Read more »

Snap sounds

Quick takes on new releases

|
()

LYKKE LI

I Never Learn (LL/Atlantic)Read more »

Of borders and love songs

Diana Gameros brings her unique musical perspective to the YBCA's MEX I AM Festival

|
()

Snap sounds

Quick takes on new releases

|
()

THE SOFT PINK TRUTH

Why Do The Heathen Rage? (Thrill Jockey)Read more »

A hard look at 'A Hard Day's Night'

At 50, the Beatles third album demands a critical re-listen

|
()

arts@sfbg.com

More than any other Beatles album, A Hard Day's Night — which turned 50 last week — embodies the clichés surrounding the band's early period. The cheesy harmonies, the "whoa"s and "yeah"s, the sappy love songs: All are there in abundance. It's also the most obvious manifestation of the John/Paul dichotomy. Though the idea of John as the bad boy and Paul as the balladeer is largely accepted as a myth by Beatles fans, that dynamic is a lot closer to the truth than folks give it credit for, and on no album is it clearer than A Hard Day's Night.Read more »

Start your engines

The little SF music video contest that could is all grown up — and expanding

|
()

esilvers@sfbg.com

Everyone knows that true artists do their best work right before deadline. [Ed note: I may or may not be writing this an hour or so before mine.]Read more »