08 Aug 2010

On Watching Arcade Fire Play Live from My Bedroom

The typical, maligned vision of the indie music fan revolves around not their cultivated taste, but the seemingly-unavoidable musical elitism that that cultivated taste induces. They know too damn much. And they knew it before you did, which is why they got upset when Wilco got big and Modest Mouse

06 Aug 2010

YACHT Plays the Seaport Tonight

If one was to wager at what point during the process of booking YACHT that the Seaport Music Festival folks realized the cute semi-pun that they were making in booking YACHT, one would wager that it was pretty early in the process. We get it, guys – in fact we got it

05 Aug 2010

Win Tickets to the Social Studies Record Release Party

I’ve got a pair of tickets to see Social Studies play music and stuff in celebration of the release of their new record Wind Up Wooden Heart.  Also playing is Maus Haus, 60 Watt Kid, and Montra.  Four bands for $10 is a good price, but getting a pair of

Broke-Ass Stuart - Editor In Cheap 0
04 Aug 2010

Celebrate the Best of the Bay for FREE at Mezzanine on Thursday

Hey kids — time for another party from the folks at the SF Bay Guardian!  To celebrate their Best of the Bay 2010 guide, the Guardian is hosting a FREE party at Mezzanine on Thursday night.  Not only will there be a photo booth, Burgermeister truck, and mingling with the

Christy Jovanelly - Cheapskate Commentator 1
24 Jul 2010

Come to SHAKEOUTTTTTT 3: The Sea Giveth, The Sea Taketh Away

Well as the cheesy weatherman on TV say, it’s another “scorcher” out there. Sure you could go to the movies, maybe a museum to escape the heat, but why not take advantage of New York’s short but sweet beach season and get your ass over to Far Rockaway for some

Laura S - Spendthrift Scribe 0
23 Jul 2010

Free Energy, Best Coast, and Loose Limbs Play by the Sea

I’m afraid of the beach. I know you didn’t ask, and its likely you don’t care – but it matters. And its irrational. My fear of the beach has no experiential basis. Sure, BP might have added to my phobia, but my fear remains source-less. But Best Coast is my cure. When

21 Jul 2010

Win a Pair of VIP Tix to SF Weekly’s All Shook Down Festival

Did you know that the SF Weekly, Sunset Promotions, and a bunch of other sponsors I’m too lazy to type out are doing a huge show in North Beach on Sunday?  Me neither.  Seems like someone needs to be doing a lot more promoting in the next four days.  Yadadamean? Regardless, All

Broke-Ass Stuart - Editor In Cheap 0
16 Jul 2010

Tenth Time’s the Charm: Siren Music Festival Hits Coney Island

Look, I’m not a selfish person. I don’t ask for much, I pay my taxes, I give the occasional financial pledge to the destitute and homeless, I hold doors open for strangers. I do good things. So grant me your understanding and spare me your judgment when I tell you