It’s October, and that means two things for San Francisco. One is that its time to start thinking about your costume for Halloween – and the other is that it’s time to start thinking about your outfit for Treasure Island. This year’s jeans festival features Washed Out, Bleached, and White Denim. What will YOU wear?
Washed Out – a classic look, washed-out jeans are having a moment with the emergence of ‘normcore’. Get your Seinfeld on!
Bleached – this throwback will remind you of some of your favorite pants from the ’80s and ’90s.
White Denim – while white denim may have had its heyday a decade ago with pants such as the White Stripes and Andrew WK, many continue to still rock it. But at Treasure Island, a word to the wise – beware of grass stains.
The Portland, NE folk trio return with another fresh catch of hooky tunes. After their 2008 debut, “Nautical By Nature”, many pegged this sea-chanty threesome’s early success as a red herring. But on their follow-up release, they’ve got their sea legs and it shows. The band packs a punch on rabble-rousing party anthem “Three Sheets to the Wind”, as well bemoaning the morning after with “Man Overboard”. And with songs such as “The Sea is a Cruel Mistress” and the Springsteen-esque ballad “Weathering The Storm”, “Sailor’s Delight” proves that Three If By Sea can really shiver your timbers.
Bay Area music and sports fans are preparing for a blow-out spectacular when Paul McCartney performs the final show at Candlestick Park, with demolition of the iconic stadium scheduled to begin at the end of the concert. Fans will have the option of staying in their seats for the demolition of the stadium. McCartney himself will begin the demolition from the center of the field, bringing the 69,732-capacity stadium crashing down on top of him. The site of the stadium will become an instant memorial to McCartney’s musical legacy, as well as a somber reminder of the fans who gave their lives at his final concert. Expect to hear such classic songs as ‘Helter Skelter’, ‘Live and Let Die’, and ‘Band on the Run’.
Prawn Shop come out rocking hard on the title-track first single, “Prawn In The Game”, a stomping rebel anthem that wants to tear the roof off the honky-tonk.
On another electric-guitar-charged rave-up, “That’s Prawn Rock & Roll,” Prawn Shop gets in the gospel spirit to deliver more righteous, Springsteen-esque passion, while “Give Me Back My Prawns,” the nostalgic second single, nods to Bruce’s “My Hometown.”
But even if Prawn Shop prefer baseball caps to cowboy hats, some of the best Outsiders moments – from the reflective ballads “Prawn Side” and “A Prawn Who Was Gonna Die Young” to “Cold One,” a beer-swilling breakup song – are firmly rooted in good ol’ country tradition.
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