Photos: The S.F. Giants Celebrate Metallica Day at AT&T Park

Christopher Victorio
James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett performing the national anthem.
Metallica Day @ AT&T Park
Friday, May 16, 2014

Giants fans got a treat Friday when the city's favorite metal boys showed up at A&T Park to perform the national anthem, auction off custom guitars for charity, and throw out the first pitch of the game. Metallica's James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett gave a Hendrix-conjuring performance of "The Star-Spangled Banner," while Lars Ulrich handled duties from the mound. Unfortunately, the back-and-forth battle on the diamond proved too much for Giants, with the Miami Marlins defeating San Francisco 7-5. SF Weekly photographer Christopher Victorio was on hand for Giants Day at AT&T Park and sent back these photos of the Metallica boys mulling around on the field.

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Photos From Jim Marshall, the Legendary Rock Photographer and 2014 Grammy Honoree

Jim Marshall
Johnny Cash at San Quentin, 1969.
The late Jim Marshall ranks as one of rock's all-time great photographers, having been seemingly everywhere at the right time. He was at Monterey Pop with Jimi Hendrix. At San Quentin with Johnny Cash. In the Village with Bob Dylan.

"Jim attributed his ability to capture the authentic, vulnerable and insane moments of the musicians he photographed to the unencumbered access he had with them," says Amelia Davis, who manages Marshall's estate. "He was able to spend time with them on planes, backstage, and anywhere else he could manage without time limitations and legions of other people telling him what, where, or how many minutes to shoot. That and the pureness that came from the lenses of his beloved Leica cameras."

This weekend, Marshall, who passed away in 2010, will be given the Trustees Award from the Recording Academy, a special award that acknowledges work in other areas besides music performance. Marshall will also be acknowledged in the Grammy telecast on Sunday.

In addition to taking many famous photos, Marshall also somehow managed to shoot one Grammy Award winner every year for the 55 years that the awards have existed. With the help of Marshall's estate, we've collected a few of his Grammy-year images here. You can find more on his website.

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Top 10 Signs You Did Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Wrong

Christopher Victorio
Are these people doing HSB right or doing it wrong? We're honestly not sure.
Ah music festivals. Doing them the right way is smart. Doing them the wrong way is hilarious -- for everyone else. This year we spent a good deal of time and energy offering positive advice on how to do Hardly Strictly. So here, in less-than-total seriousness, are 10 signs you did Hardly Strictly Bluegrass poorly. All photos by Christopher Victorio.

See our sideshows from HSB '13: The Faces of Hardly Strictly | The Dogs of Hardly Strictly

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Photos: Metallica at the San Francisco Premiere of Through The Never

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Christopher Victorio
The members of Metallica
Last night, Metallica premiered its new film, Through The Never -- a combination concert-and-adventure film -- at the Metreon in San Francisco. It was all the usual Hollywood red-carpet trappings, except not in Hollywood. Photographer Christopher Victorio braved the scrum and sent back these images of the Bay Area's metal titans, the crowd, and a few of the figures involved in Through The Never.

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Photos: Goodie Mob Gets Freaky at the Fillmore

Categories: Last Night, Photos

Christopher Victorio
Goodie Mob at the Fillmore
Goodie Mob
Drop City Yacht Club
Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013
The Fillmore

Goodie Mob -- the Southern rap group you know best as the launching vehicle for jellybean-shaped cat lover, Danger Mouse collaborator, and Voice judge Cee-Lo -- came to the Fillmore last night. Costumes were worn, words were rhymed, and Cee-Lo looked as ridiculous as ever. Here, with proof, are photos from the show, courtesy of tireless SF Weekly shooter Christopher Victorio.

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Photos: Thee Oh Sees, YACHT, Marnie Stern, and More at Phono Del Sol 2013

Christopher Victorio
Thee Oh Sees at Phono Del Sol. All photos by Christopher Victorio
Phono Del Sol
Saturday, July 13, 2013
Potrero Del Sol Park

Last Saturday, your local music-loving masses gathered at Potrero Del Sol Park for Phono Del Sol, an annual one-day music festival put on by local music blog the Bay Bridged. With headliners like Thee Oh Sees and YACHT, and a long list of solid local acts, spirits were high. SF Weekly hotographer Christopher Victorio documented the happening and sent back these images.

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Photos: Destroid Does Robo-Dubstep Live at the Warfield

Destroid at the Warfield. All photos by Christopher Victorio
Friday, May 31, 2013
The Warfield

Destroid -- a new "live" "dubstep" "supergroup" whose members dress up in elaborate robot outfits and play bass music with devices that resemble guitars and basses -- came to the Warfield on Friday for its first-ever live show. All the kids were there, sporting colored beads and bare flesh. For a look at the robo-revelry, we sent photographer Christopher Victorio. He returned, eardrums tattered, with these images.

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Photos: Mumford & Sons Sell Out Berkeley's Greek Theatre

Categories: Last Night, Photos

Christopher Victorio
Mumford and Sons in Berkeley last night.
Mumford & Sons
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
The Greek Theatre, Berkeley

We will largely abstain from comment here except to say: Mumford & Sons sold out three nights at Berkeley's Greek Theatre. Which is, depending on your perspective, an impressive, well-deserved feat, or yet another disappointing illustration of the power of tepid, facile popular music. Either way, photographer Christopher Victorio was on hand for the first Mumford show on Wednesday, and sent back this visual evidence of the phenomenon. Enjoy?

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Photos: 99.7 Now FM's Triple Ho Show Goes Gangnam Style

Christopher Victorio
Psy going "Gagnam Style" in the Bay
Psy, Carly Rae Jepsen, Owl City, Austin Mahone, Cher Lloyd, and more
99.7's Triple Ho Holiday Concert
San Jose State Event Center Arena
Dec. 14, 2012

It was pretty much the pop one-two of the year: Carly Rae Jepsen and Psy, plus a bunch of slightly less ubiquitous names from the new pop universe of 2012 like Cher Lloyd and Austin Mahone. All of them gathered in the Bay Area this weekend for 99.7 Now FM's, er, interestingly named Triple Ho Show. Photographer Christopher Victorio was on hand to capture the stars behind those radio-friendly voices in the flesh. He sent back these images.

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The 20 Best San Francisco Concerts of 2012, According to Us

Christopher Victorio
Bassnectar fans at Bill Graham Civic in October.
Whether you preferred the dancefloor at Mighty, the plush environs of Bimbo's 365 Club, or the dewy late-night fields of Outside Lands, there were plenty of great concerts in San Francisco and the Bay Area in 2012. We reviewed many of them, from "secret" shows at semi-legal clubs to sprawling, three-hour sets by all-time greats like Stevie Wonder. But even we couldn't catch everything. So first, check out our list of the 20 best local concerts in 2012. Then, in the comments, tell us what we missed. Here's to another great year of show-going in 2013.

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