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

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...

Tough decisions ahead: The Bay Area Record Fair, the Oakland Music Festival, and more

Ever get so overwhelmed by all the awesome events in the Bay Area on a given weekend that you give up on trying to...

Ruinous beauty

With a hook-filled, hard-charging new record, Bob Mould explores loss, acceptance, and looks, as always, to the future

Locals only: Split Screens

There's something overwhelmingly dreamlike about Jessie Cafiero's songwriting, to the point that it makes a listener feel like they're sleepwalking: The ebbs and flows...

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...

A show a day: Your fall music calendar

What's going on in Bay Area music these next three months? Glad you asked. Like a daily multivitamin wards off the sniffles, getting the SFBG's...

A show a day: Your fall music calendar

FALL ARTS 2014 Like a daily multivitamin, your recommended dose of live shows through November

Summer sounds

New releases from bands that call the Bay home

Here are some shows that have nothing to do with Outside Lands

What's that you say? VIP wristbands for $600, special-issue high-end ice cream, and tiny cups of organic sulfite-free wine aren't exactly your thing? We're headed...

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...

Carletta Sue Kay on strip clubs, literature, and dumpster-diving after art exhibits

Not long after I sat down with Randy Walker, the male, non-performing ego of one of San Francisco's most undefinable musical acts, vocal powerhouse...

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...

Music Listings: July 2-July 8, 2014

WEDNESDAY 2ROCKBottom of the Hill: 1233 17th St., San Francisco. Middlesleep, Halsted, Cazadero, 9pm, $8.El Rio: 3158 Mission, San Francisco. Jet Trash, The Nurseries,...

On the Rise: Major Powers & the Lo-Fi Symphony

"Freddie Mercury and Tom Waits in a cliff-diving competition"

Dispatches from SXSW: Painted Palms

After a long day of waiting in line in the sun, catching various 15-minute sets, and just being downright baffled by the enormity and...

Music Listings: March 19-25, 2014

WEDNESDAY 19ROCKBottom of the Hill: 1233 17th St., San Francisco. Yellow Ostrich, Pattern Is Movement, Paint the Trees White, 9pm, $12-$14.Brick & Mortar Music...

Music Listings: March 5-11, 2014

WEDNESDAY 5ROCKBoom Boom Room: 1601 Fillmore, San Francisco. “The Larkade,” w/ Major Powers & The Lo-Fi Symphony, Rachel Lark, JK47, 9:30pm, free.Bottom of the...

Music Listings Feb. 26-Mar 4, 2014

WEDNESDAY 26ROCK50 Mason Social House: 50 Mason, San Francisco. The Ever After, The Proofs, 8pm, free.Bender’s: 806 S. Van Ness, San Francisco. Noise Pop...

SF’s Happy Fangs just want you to dance already

What do you get when two incredibly energetic performers — a guy and a girl who are each accustomed to being at the helm...

Gimme 5: Must-see shows this week (Noise Pop edition)

Like sands through the hourglass, so are the festivals of San Francisco. Or something like that. SF Beer Week is over, dear readers, but...

Music Listings

WEDNESDAY 19ROCKAmoeba Music: 1855 Haight, San Francisco. Phantogram, 6 p.m., free.The Chapel: 777 Valencia, San Francisco. Marissa Nadler, Donovan Quinn, 8 p.m., $12-$15.Elbo Room:...

Locals Only: Shareef Ali

Is there anything more punk-rock, truly, than baring your soul in the form of a song? That's what came to mind the first time...

Music Listings: Feb 12-19, 2014

WEDNESDAY 12ROCKBoom Boom Room: 1601 Fillmore, San Francisco. The Coffis Brothers & The Mountain Men, Evan & The Eccentrics, 9:30 p.m., $5.Bottom of the...

The return of Pyno Man

Plus: 1-2-3-4 Go! Records needs help; A Million Billion Dying Suns get heavy at the Knockout