qotsa queens of the stone age like clockwork album review

Album Review: Queens of the Stone Age – …Like Clockwork

It has been a bit of a wait since the last psychedelic wave of new and awesome heavy riff California desert rock has penetrated the sound barrier; the better part of the last 6 years to be exact.  While us die hard Queens fans obviously freaking loved the re-release of the original 1998 QOTSA album and tour in 2011 along with the experimental all-star party that was Them Crooked Vultures before that, and some of the best television ever with Bourdain on “No Reservations” in between, we have really all been wondering what the hell has been going on since. Well, as expected, Queens of the Stone Age has not disappointed. The front man’s front man, Josh Homme and the ever evolving QOTSA line up have once again delivered another gem that will surely transcend this generation of great Rock’N Roll…Like Clockwork.

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Live Review: We Are The West @ Make-Out Room SF 2/17

In preparation of the release of their 2nd three song EP in a 4 part album of recordings, We Are The West, an LA based duo of acoustic guitar and stand-up bass, toured up and down California since the turn of 2013. I had chance to get a glimpse of their live show at an unruffled little venue settled in San Francisco’s Mission District called Make-Out Room, and have to say it was a chill and peaceful way to spend a Sunday evening.

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Live Review: Polyrhythmics @ the Boom Boom Room SF

It has been awhile since I have had a chance to see a proper show in a small SF venue (aside from the air guitar finals, damn those guys can really throw down), so I figure it time I got out and found something funky. For any and all of you jazzed out funk heads out there, I will say this, Polyrhythmics, an afro-funk band out of Seattle Washington, is about as cool as Johnny Depp playing George Jung walking through the airport circa 1980, collar popped and shades stunnin with two suitcases full of blow… cool as a mother funker. Couple that style and a 3.5-4 hour set with a sweet little funky jazzy bluesy dance venue nestled in between Japantown and Lower Pac Heights, and you are set up for a very legit evening. (more…)

Album Preview: Bassnectar’s Vava Voom drops on 4/10

As the EDM scene continues it’s ground-shaking rise to genre prominence, Bassnectar remains the sweet syrupy ooze flowing from the fountain of the DUBSTEP daisy blossom. The beat rolls on with 11 amorphously fresh tracks allotted to the 9th full length album release from one of EDM’s crown jewels. Vava Voom officially hits the streams and streets on 4/10! Read on for more HYPE and an audio-glimpse of the new album guaranteed to shatter the limits of any restrictive preconception. Prepare for transportation! (more…)

Show Alert: Saul Williams VOLCANIC SUNLIGHT TOUR @ Slim’s SF 3/10

For those of you music heads out there that live for the live performance, there are not many acts on the scene that FORCE emotional, mental, and visual stimuli on stage and in your face like Mr. Saul Williams. His newest full length album, Volcanic Sunlight, hit the shelves in November 2011 and this show falls smack dab in the middle of the North American leg of the corresponding tour. Are you as excited as me?! Awesome! More details after the transport. (more…)

Show Alert: A Place to Bury Strangers @ The Independent SF 3/12 & 3/13

As promised, here is all the info you need to grab smoking hot tickets to the Bay Area leg of the US spring 2012 tour of A Place to Bury Strangers (APTBS) with The Joy Formidable! The very short wait for this news is over. Along with the excitement surrounding the tickets going live today, the release date for APTBS brand spanking new EP Onwards to the Wall has also been sprinkled into this post. All info following the transport. Read on if you dare…    (more…)