The Hangover

The Hangover: Jan. 25-29

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Jounce with us, if you will, through the Guardian staff's frenzied weekend. Here's our live reviews, hot raging, random sightings.

***Classy is, somehow, the wrong word for a quality show at Yoshi's – but elegant is an appropriate descriptor, especially considered the dapper ladies and gentlemen assembled on Wednesday night for Red Bull Music Academy's presention of Gary Bartz, featuring young buck R&B devils Aloe Blacc and Bilal. It takes a certain level of grace for a venerable saxophonist like Bartz to give up the spotlight, but Bilal's tear-jerkingly masterful roar-to-whisper rendition of “Body and Soul,” and Blacc's swaggerful performance of his hit “I Need a Dollar” were well-choreographed breaks in the venerable saxophonist's riff and trills. (Caitlin Donohue) Read more »

The Hangover: Dec. 8-11

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**Environmental concerns aside, there is something satisfying about delving into the lost art of film photography. Or maybe I was thrilling to analogue on account of all the pretty cameras that were on sale at the opening of Union Square's new Lomography store on Thursday, Dec. 8. Read more »

The Hangover: Nov. 10-12

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**The sunny, indie rock jams of Ridgewood, NJ’s Real Estate cured my rainy day blues on Friday night at Slim’s. San Francisco’s unshaven, flannel-clad urban lumberjacks showed up en masse to seek shelter from the rain and soak up some seriously good vibes. The five-piece kicked off with “Suburban Beverage” from its 2009 self-titled debut. Inviting us to mellow out, leader Martin Courtney repeated the song’s only words, “Budweiser, Sprite, do you feel alright?” Fans responded with blissful head-nodding. See full story here. (Frances Capell) Read more »

The Hangover: Nov. 3-5

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Jounce with us, if you will, through the Guardian staff's frenzied weekend. Here's our live reviews, hot raging, random sightings.

**I'm a firm believer in the idea that whenever Atlanta's Mastodon comes to town, you must go. The last three times I saw the band, however, resulted in nearly identical experiences (with setlists culled largely from 2009 release Crack the Skye; the tour had a special visual component in the form of a trippy video synced to each song). Granted, Mastodon is one of the best live acts today, or in any era, I dare say — no fucking around, no stage banter, just solid rocking from opening notes to "Thank you, good night!" — but the same show three times did get a little tiresome. (That's what you get for being obsessed.) Fortunately, the band's set Thurs/3 at the Warfield was an outstanding mix of new songs (from brand-new disc The Hunter, an album stuffed with meaty rockers well-suited for live performance), plus songs from, yes, Skye, but also Remission, Blood Mountain, and personal favorite Leviathan ("Blood and Thunder" was the encore). Portland, Ore. openers Red Fang have their own cult following, very well-deserved. Come back soon and headline, Red Fang! (Cheryl Eddy) Read more »

The Hangover: Oct.23-28

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Fever dreams and wardrobe malfunctions: all about Halloween Weekend 2011 (and it's still not over!)Read more »

The Hangover: Oct. 19-23

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Jounce with us, if you will, through the Guardian staff's frenzied weekend. Here's our live reviews, hot raging, random sightings.

**Sunday's Warfield crowd was by and large shorts-clad and shirtless, as hundreds of thrash-metal devotees smushed together in collective worship of Anthrax, celebrating its 30th year as a band with a set stuffed with classics and newer songs (Joey Belladonna's vocals and Scott Ian's extended chin-beard were both in fine form). Read more »

The Hangover: Oct. 7-9

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Jounce with us, if you will, through the Guardian staff's frenzied weekend. Here's our live reviews, hot raging, random sightings. Read more »

The Hangover: Sept. 30-Oct. 2

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Jounce with us, if you will, through the Guardian staff's frenzied weekend. Here's our live reviews, hot raging, random sightings. Read more »