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Psychic Dream Astrology: Oct 8-14, 2014

October 7, 2014
Mercury is still retrograde and there's a lunar eclipse on the 8th. Expect high intensity! It's time to change or be changed, folks.ARIESMarch 21-April...

Rep Clock: Oct 8-14, 2014

October 7, 2014
Schedules are for Wed/8-Tue/14 except where noted. Director and year are given when available. Double features marked with a •. All times pm unless...

The Selector: Oct. 8-14, 2014

October 7, 2014
WEDNESDAY 8 King Khan and BBQ Show King Khan is perhaps best known for his work with his garage-soul-punk outfit The Shrines, a tremendously noisy...

Drifting by

THE WEEKNIGHTER Taking it all in over cocktails at Driftwood

Find your fangs: Total Trashfest is upon us

October 7, 2014
I can already envision the sound of Shannon Shaw's voice singing Metallica's "Enter Sandman," and it's music to my ears. The James Hetfield-penned classic...

Go for Goth

'The Guest' filmmakers talk Carpenter, moody music, and finding the humor in horror

By George

A new book collects George Kuchar's shouts and murmurs

Con and on

Thrilling, stylish Highsmith adaptation 'The Two Faces of January'

The Doctorow is in

The sci-fi writer visits the Bay Area with two new works

A joyful noise

Christopher Owens embraces his country and gospel roots with sophomore solo work 'A New Testament'

Still Steppin’

Bay Area soul-funk-jazz legend Oscar Myers turns 70 — with no signs of slowing down

Treasure hunting

Our picks for the Treasure Island Music festival

Meta-boredom

A play's 'playwright' can't keep his mind focused on the subject at hand in 'The Late Wedding'

Let’s go eat

TABLEHOPPING This week's openings include Arguello, Marlowe gets a new home, Quince reveals its fresh look, and dinner launches at Wise Sons.

Big soda explodes on SF, gives $7.7 million to fight beverage tax

If the soda tax proponents brought a supersoaker to the November ballot showdown, the soda industry brought a tsunami. New campaign finance reports filed...

Opponents seek changes in Airbnb legislation before big hearing

October 6, 2014
The broad and diverse coalition opposing Sup. David Chiu’s legislation to legalize and regulate Airbnb and other short-term housing rental companies — which the...

Live shots: A hot and sticky Hardly Strictly

October 6, 2014
In keeping with Hardly Strictly weekend weather of years gone by, this past weekend was the most summerlike the Bay Area's been all year....

Mill Valley, ‘Gone Girl,’ and TWO flicks featuring Satan: yep, must be time for new movies!

The 37th annual Mill Valley Film Festival opened last night and runs through October 12 at all the big Marin venues (Larkspur's Lark Theater,...

Head First: Explosive Sexual Healing hurts so … good?

October 3, 2014
I’ve got a lot of repressed issues, and I came to San Francisco to try to get them resolved. But I never imagined a...

Social Distortion digs up its roots

October 3, 2014
Although they got their start in the fast and loud world of the southern California punk rock scene of the late 1970s and early...

Chuck Prophet on glam rock, his new record, and how the Castro is turning into a strip mall

October 2, 2014
Chuck Prophet's been around the San Francisco music scene long enough to make a name for himself in a few regards: He can be...

Festival-sized doses of art, food, and technology at Portland’s TBA fest

October 1, 2014
As the Portland Institute of Contemporary Art (PICA) presented the 12th iteration of the Time-Based Art Festival September 11-21, two newer festivals (Feast Portland and...

The Aislers Set reunion welcomed with open arms, nostalgia at The Chapel

October 1, 2014
By Rebecca HuvalAfter an 11-year hiatus, dream-pop lovables The Aislers Set played to a sold-out room swooning with nostalgia at The Chapel Sunday night.Singer-songwriter...

Bearing it all

Keith Hennessy offers a work-in-progress showing of solo 'Bear/Skin'