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Stories by Francisco Ceballos

Bad as Me, by Tom Waits

After seven years' absence, the end-times crooning of Tom Waits sounds like a derelict uncle scorning a mediocre music industry. With this collage of growling, blues-drenched songs, Uncle Tom is back. Waits tries to rekindle ...

Ryan Adams Rocks the Balboa "with a Fury Like You've Never Seen"

With his reggae red, yellow, and green electro-acoustic guitar, Ryan Adams instructed 1334 Balboa Theatre attendees to “Put on your helmets and prepare to rock with a fury like you've never seen,” before kicking off ...

Green Naugahyde, by Primus

After a ten-year hiatus, a rejuvenated Primus returns to deliver a fresh batch of ominous melodies. Squirrels, the Octomom, salmon, heroin addiction, and a Spaghetti Western villain all make guest appearances. New drummer Jay Lane ...

Courtesy of Gibbytronix

Butthole Surfers took the stage at Brick by Brick for an hour and a half of grown men acting like profane hooligans, devastating all taste and propriety. Gibby Haynes addressed the public with an apathetic ...

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