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Telegenic Band Check: Shannon Harney

February 13, 2013
SFBG videographer Ariel Soto-Suver caught up with Shannon Harney at the Convent, a communal living space in Lower Haight that actually once was a...

SF’s Cocktails shout ‘Hey Winnie’

February 5, 2013
I'm loving this video by newish San Francisco power-pop (or "power-slop") band Cocktails for "Hey Winnie," off the group's debut self-titled EP. The video...

Telegenic Band Check: Roem Baur

January 18, 2013
Roem Baur performed for SFBG videographer Ariel Soto-Suver at St. Luke's Church on Van Ness, where he also does an open mic event.

Nite Trax: Roasting SF club legend Timmy Spence

January 11, 2013
If you think you're cool (or merely interesting) -- please drop everything and watch this clubkid-packed 1981 video masterpiece by scene terror Timmy Spence....

SFBG TV: Dinner with Cassava

November 23, 2012
"This place just sort of fell into our lap" says Yuka Ioroi, who opened the Richmond neighborhood's Cassava Cafe and Restaurant earlier this year...

Simple H2O makes it go (into your head and stay there)

November 12, 2012
We salute Los Angeles' Mark Bedol, inventor of the battery-free, water-powered clock, for bringing the ditty-centric production values of local cable TV ads to...

Damn, that’s crazy: Frankie Quinones’ TV debut on Nickelodeon

November 9, 2012
W. Kamau Bell's recent success notwithstanding, when it comes to Bay comics, we love Frankie Quinones as our stand-up ambassador. His shows -- including...

Rupa and the April Fishes re-‘BUILD’

November 9, 2012
The ethereal San Francisco global fusion band released this video for the title track of its new album, BUILD, last week. Tonight (Fri/9) it...

City Editor Steven T. Jones on where to get rowdy, dramatic, and/or historically significant for Election 2012

November 6, 2012
Sure you voted (you voted, right?), but do you know where your election night party is? After as many years as he's been in...

Telegenic Band Check: Elegy

October 23, 2012
After spending an afternoon with Bay Area punk band Elegy, I learned that the band will not only rock your socks off, they can...

Macklemore’s hip-hop for thrifters is on

October 18, 2012
At the absolute risk of sounding like a f***in' hipster, we swoon for Seattle hip-hop team Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' track "Thrift Shop." Because...

End of days for Uzi Rash

October 12, 2012
Finito. Doneski. Kaput. Well, that may be putting it harshly, but Uzi Rash’s five years of fame is just about up. So says frontman...

Hunx’s Halloween wish list

October 10, 2012
Our very own Hunx (you know, of and His Punx) has officially got me excited for Halloween with this new video to an older...

Michele Myers is coming … to slay (slightly NSFW!)

October 5, 2012
Our favorite pretty psychopath, Michele Myers, is back and cruising the bushes (for blood) as she brings a her hilarious horror musical to SF,...

Telegenic Band Check: Emily Jane White

September 28, 2012
Emily Jane White played an acoustic concert in a tiny living room in San Francisco and talked about her dark, moody lyrics, before she...

“The f*cking building was looking like a f*cking jail. But now it’s like a museum.”

September 10, 2012
A guy who is on the board of the Oakland Museum of California buys an abandoned 36,000 square foot warehouse (1350 Fourth St., Berk.)...

Who says sailing’s not a spectator sport? Hot America’s Cup action

August 27, 2012
We brought nautical-themed beer and outfits to Crissy Field for the America's Cup preliminary races, and had a great view of one of the...

Black Cobra’s ‘Crimson Blade’ video

August 21, 2012
Local sludge-metal duo Black Cobra just released its first video off last year's Invernal. The video for "Crimson Blade," which is mostly based in...

Video premiere: ‘With You’ by Oakland’s DRMS

July 24, 2012
Eclectic local eight-piece DRMS (formerly Dreams) today released a haunting video for “With You” off the band's self-titled debut LP. The album release party...

SF bragging rights (and ass) galore in Double Duchess’ brand-new “Bucket Betch”

July 16, 2012
Blatant disregard for traffic safety be damned (really, the bike-riding sparklers past the Castro Theatre shot is magick), the new Double Duchess video for...

Cosmic hip-hop group Copperwire in the studio

July 6, 2012
Porto Franco Records caught cosmic local hip-hop group Copperwire in the studio in this video that shot just before the release of the band's...

Bachata morning, courtesy of Joan Soriano

Surely when Joan Soriano left his Dominican fishing town for the bright lights of bachata central Villa Mella -- at 13! -- he couldn't...

A quick glimpse into the SF Mime Troupe’s history

July 3, 2012
The amazing SF Mime Troupe has been part of San Francisco so long, it basically is San Francisco. In honor of 53 years of...

Video premiere: Tim Carr is 3-D in space (and catchy, too)

June 26, 2012
Fans of local hottie chanteur Tim Carr, rejoice -- the new video for "Give Me the Light" offers emo aliens, a nice Placebo-esque rave-up,...