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Telegenic Band Check: Mr. Kind

Mr. Kind's Brian Bergeron and Kyle Kelly-Yahner rocked out on a perfect summer afternoon in an apartment somewhere in the Mission. Catch their EP release at Hotel Utah on July 27.

Never grow up, Little Danny Brown

Infectious Detroit rapper Danny Brown released the video for his song "Grown Up" today, but the real star, clearly, is Little Danny Brown -- the kid on the bike who loses his two front...

Telegenic Band Check: Elly Milder

For this edition of Telegenic Band Check, local jazz vocalist Elly Milder, accompanied by Rick Zuzow on guitar, sang her heart out in a tiny living room in Noe Valley.

Sweden’s best banger: Zhala is “Slippin’ Around”

So I walked into this Swedish party with cotton snowdrifts and round, mosquito-netted white beds with some pink lipstick... it's a long story, but the scenario (the monthly Donna Scam party, it's a something)...

Chippy Nonstop gets “Kicked Out Da Club”

Oakland's resident twerk master Chippy Nonstop premiered her flashy new video for “Kicked Out Da Club” today. Directed by none other than Kreayshawn, the strobe lights and lasers-enhanced clip features teeny Chippy whipping a...

Spacey new Seventeen Evergreen video

Check out the star-dusted new video for Seventeen Evergreen's "Burn the Fruit (Pegasus)," off the newly released full-length, Steady On, Scientist! Directed by Brian Ziffer, the space-inspired mini movie came from an interest in...

Blood Orange’s “Champagne Coast” enters odd interiors

We missed Blood Orange's appearance here a couple weeks ago (kicking selves). Now, he's rocking the "Champagne Coast" with his latest strange journey -- yeah, it continues and broadens the Weeknd's brilliant '80s flashback-meets-future...

3 Kings of House come to Mighty

This Sat/28, three actually legendary house music DJs and producers -- Li'l Louie Vega, David Morales, and Tony Humphries -- will combine to melt the floor at Mighty. Here's footage from them last month...

Neatest ever: nine-year-old Caine’s cardboard Arcade comes to Exploratorium on Sat/21

That pretty cool Caine's Arcade video basically ruled the Internet last week -- and can we just be happy that something not involving clumsy cats, Republican presidential candidates, or Twitter ignoramuses viralled its way into our...

SF’s Loquat releases new music video

Longtime San Francisco indie pop act Loquat released a video for the song "Time Bending" off brand new album We Could Be Arsonists late last week. A bare bones look at a classic act,...

Telegenic Band Check: Kacey Johansing

On a perfect spring day, local SF musician Kacey Johansing played a sweet tune in Douglass Park, with the help of Andrew Maguire and the birds in the trees.

The shape is turning me on! See the Apple-rejected “Geometric Porn”

In a world where iFart is an acceptable product, you would think that pretty little abstractions of bodily functions would pass muster. But multimedia visual artist Luciano Foglia encountered resistance in Appleland when he...

Cosmic Japanese punk band Peelander-Z announces tour

The weird and wonderful comic Japanese punk band Peelander-Z announced a tour on Brooklyn Vegan this week; and yes, those dates include a visit to the Bay Area. The futuristic cosmic space Teletubbies (who...

Today in musical club kids: AB Soto’s ‘Honey Boo Boo’

Forgive the blowed-out sound quality (much better here) but you know there was going to be some interference in the airwaves once LA butch queen AB Soto teamed up with fierce SF club celebuterrors...

Look got took? Hi Fashion has your anthem

The other day I saw this woman was walking down the street, spitting image of Rose from the Golden Girls. Excuse?! Lady, I know you didn't get the glimmer for those high-waisted purple pants...

Party Radar: Double Duchess will release you

Dazzling local Hi-NRG electro-hop sissy bounce-y duo Double Duchess graced our Club Action cover in February and has been slaying parties for the past year. Now we finally get an official EP release, Extravaganza, and of...

Dum Dum Girls release ‘Coming Down’ video, will return to SF in May

Dum Dum Girls have released a new video for "Coming Down" off last year's stunning '60s girl group-meets-Mazzy Star full-length, Only In Dreams (Sub Pop). In the music video, singer Dee Dee, clad in...

Booty quake: Nicky Da B’s the next big thing from NOLA

"Diplo calls the bounce beat the perfect beat," said NOLA bounce DJ Rusty Lazer in our recent mid-Mardi Gras Guardian interview at his Bywater home. If you're wondering just what the world of bounce...

Telegenic Band Check: Daniel Fries

SFBG videographer Ariel Soto-Suver met up with local flamenco guitar player Daniel Fries at Dolores Park for some serious plucking while dreaming of Spain.

Murk T.W.D.Y. slang? You mightcould with this video

One hundred words they've taken from us. Do you know which ones they are? Sure, it's a few years old, but Rafael Casal breaks down the Bay Area's propensity to coin viral slang (without...

Are you on a ‘Motherf*ing Bike’?

Very much vehement trolling has been expended on the subject of the "privileged bike mob" in San Francisco. Let this insanely catchy tune and goofy-genius vid by Sons of Science fan the fixie flames!

Local musician Jhameel celebrates fans with drunken cover

Local musician Jhameel, one of the Guardian's On the Rise stars, often observes new batches of social networking fans with idiosyncratic videos. Here he's celebrating reaching 5,000 Facebook fans with a drunken cover of...

Antwon’s new video for ‘Helicopter’ is rooted in Bay Area connections

San Jose rapper Antwon's new video for "Helicopter" (directed by Brandon Tauszik) splits time between the Steve McQueen classic Bullitt (1968), filmed on the mean streets of San Francisco, and present-day Oakland; the modern...

Unstuff that fluffy at the Great Valentine’s Day Pillow Fight 2012

SAY YES -- among all the other heart-shaped madness taking place tonight, the annual feathers-flyin' Valentine's Day tradition at Justin Herman Plaza is back. Beat the stuffing out of each other lovingly, please.  Video...