Listings

The Selector: Oct. 8-14, 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 and riotously fun group of talented musicians. But it is...

Our Weekly Picks: Oct 1-8, 2014

THURSDAY 2  Great Gatsby Loft Party Dust off that swanky flapper dress, feather headband, and Grandma's pearls, or go as a gangster with that costume from a few Halloweens ago for another Loft Party...

This Week’s Picks: Sept. 24 – 30, 2014

WEDNESDAY 24 Jean-Pierre Gorin The title of the Pacific Film Archive's terrific Jean-Luc Godard retrospective is "Expect Everything From Cinema," but in the aftermath of May 1968, Godard's radical deconstructions of film form suggested a...

This Week’s Picks: Sept 17-23, 2014

WEDNESDAY/17  Multiple Mary and Invisible Jane Flyaway Productions, the aerial dance company that aims to "expose the range and power of female physicality," will use an 80-foot wall offered up by the UC Hastings College...

This Week’s Picks: September 10 – 16, 2014

Particles, waves, subatomic forcesTHURSDAY 11 San Francisco Electronic Music Festival One of the advantages of being the center of the tech industry is hosting a thriving scene of adventurous electronic music geeks. (Guilty!) The 15th...

This Week’s Picks: September 3 – 9, 2014

WEDNESDAY 3  WestWave Dance Festival In its 23rd year, the WestWave Dance Festival, now under the auspices of SAFEhouse for the Performing Arts, has come up with a simple but ingenious idea: Let the dance...

This Week’s Picks: August 27 – September 2, 2014

sloppy yet endearingWEDNESDAY 27 Mount Kimbie Around the time dubstep started making its rounds with American artists and audiences in the late '00s, a host of Londoners were developing the style into something more experimental....

This Week’s Picks: August 20 – 26, 2014

Power of pup positivityWEDNESDAY/20   100 Years After WWI: The Poll Diaries Franz Ferdinand, the band, has shaken up some summer music festivals in recent times, but 100 years ago in the summer of 1914, Archduke...

This Week’s Picks: August 13 – 19, 2014

THURSDAY 14 Kevin Morby If you're enough of an indie rock fan, you might have heard Kevin Morby's work without knowing it. He's played bass for Brooklyn psych-folk crew Woods since that band's 2009 breakthrough...

This Week’s Picks: August 6 – 12, 2014

sockhop in a sheet-metal factoryTHURSDAY 7 Post:Ballet's Five High Most choreographers start small, slowly developing skills — and an audience for their work. In 2010 Robert Dekkers' Post:Ballet burst onto the local scene like a...

This Week’s Picks: July 30 – August 5, 2014

WEDNESDAY 30  The Budos Band If you ever hear someone say they find instrumental music boring, all you need to do is point them in the direction of the Budos Band, a 10- to 13-member...

This Week’s Picks: July 23 – 29, 2014

WEDNESDAY 23  Man or Astro-Man? Auburn, Ala.'s Man or Astro-Man? has spent decades perfecting their sprawling surf-rock. Incredibly imaginative and extremely prolific, the group has recorded and toured tirelessly since early 1990s. Drawing diverse influences...

This Week’s Picks: July 16 – 22, 2014

Brrrr-illiant!WEDNESDAY 16  Jessica Hernandez Since Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas recorded a full set of tunes for an album two years ago, long stints of touring, writing, and other facets of life delayed their complete...

This Week’s Picks: July 9 – 15, 2014

 WEDNESDAY 9  'A Hard Day's Night' In 1964, Beatlemania thoroughly swept America. Fifty years after the Fab Four's stateside and film debuts, San Francisco's celebrations seem like a blast from the past. Aside from Paul...

This Week’s Picks: July 2 – 8, 2014

WEDNESDAY 2 Be Calm Honcho As Be Calm Honcho's lead singer croons about her love of California on the band's debut album, differences between the SF-based band and an LA-based band quickly emerge. (Yes, LA....

This Week’s Picks: June 25 – July 1, 2014

WEDNESDAY 25  'Football Under Cover' Unofficial festivities for World Cup fans whose allegiances lie with Die Mannschaft (rather than with The Yanks) begin the night before the Germany-USA match. Don't expect the Goethe-Institut San Francisco's...

This Week’s Picks: June 18 – 24, 2014

raucous as it is tenderWEDNESDAY 18  Zara McFarlane You've got to be plenty ballsy to venture a cover of "Police and Thieves," the immortal 1976 reggae track by Junior Murvin (produced by Lee "Scratch" Perry,...

The Selector June 11-17, 2014

WEDNESDAY 11Luke Sweeney "Miss Me?" Luke Sweeney asks in the lead track from his forthcoming album Adventure:Us, and in response I'd probably deny, avoid eye contact, but then demurely say, "Um...maybe a li'l bit."...

This Week’s Picks: June 4 – 10, 2014

WEDNESDAY 4  'Mr. Irresistible' Multifaceted showman and irrepressible art-dragster D'Arcy Drollinger, the brains and falsies behind such contemporary camp classics as Shit & Champagne and Sex and the City Live!, is poised to deliver on...

Our Weekly Picks: May 28-June 3, 2014

WEDNESDAY 28Rodriguez In 1970, a singer-songwriter called Rodriguez, who had been discovered by a couple of music producers in a downtown Detroit bar, cut an album called Cold Fact. It bombed. After an equally-disappointing...

This Week’s Picks: May 28 – June 3, 2014

WEDNESDAY 21 Brody Dalle There is a serious deficit of female fierceness in punk rock at the moment. The music industry as a whole is a boys' club, and it's incredibly difficult for women to...

This Week’s Picks: May 14 – 20, 2014

WEDNESDAY 13 KQED Presents an Evening With Ken Burns Remember slowly drifting off while watching documentaries during history class on a warm afternoon? Well, if there's anyone who can make a historical documentary interesting, it's...

This Week’s Picks: May 7 – 13, 2014

WEDNESDAY 7  Science Talk: "The Mysteries of Sleep" Wonderfest, "the Bay Area Beacon of Science," is a nonprofit that has been organizing fun, funky science events and meet-ups for nearly two decades, and best...

This Week’s Picks: April 30 – May 6, 2014

May the fourth be with youTHURSDAY 1 Carletta Sue Kay Randy Walker has been active in the San Francisco music scene for over 15 years, singing in various bands and working at our beloved Amoeba...