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The Organ Master

NIGHTLIFE/SEX ISSUE Amazing organist Cameron Carpenter pipes up at SF Symphony (and Folsom Street Fair). Plus: All the best Folsom parties ever this week.  

Stream of movement

Liss Fain turns to Faulkner for 'The Imperfect is Our Paradise'

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...

Theater Listings: September 3 – 9, 2014

Stage listings are compiled by Guardian staff. Performance times may change; call venues to confirm. Reviewers are Robert Avila, Rita Felciano, and Nicole Gluckstern....

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,...

Summer sounds

New releases from bands that call the Bay home

Live Review: The Coup’s provocative ‘Shadowbox’ marred by sound problems

The Coup's new multimedia project Shadowbox was at least partially inspired by bandleader/MC Boots Riley's experience walking into a Theater Artaud performance as a...

Boxing lessons

Emerging from the shadows, a new multi-sensory performance from Bay Area hip-hop veterans The Coup

Of borders and love songs

Diana Gameros brings her unique musical perspective to the YBCA's MEX I AM Festival

Theater Listings: July 9 – 15, 2014

Stage listings are compiled by Guardian staff. Performance times may change; call venues to confirm. Reviewers are Robert Avila, Rita Felciano, and Nicole Gluckstern....

New classics

Melody Takata brings traditional Japanese dance into the 21st century, plus a benefit for SF dance vet Enrico Labayen

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...

Comedy without limits means ‘No Happy Endings’ for SF’s Granny Cart Gangstas

Sexy granny panties? Up-and-coming San Francisco comedy troupe Granny Cart Gangstas recently proved this isn’t an oxymoron. Taking a cue from the Kids in...

Eight up

SF Ethnic Dance Festival spotlights classical Indian dance

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...

Still hungry

Theatre of Yugen's remarkable world premiere of Chiori Miyagawa's 'This Lingering Life'

Rolling along

SF Opera makes a splash with a classic American musical

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...

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...

Promo: Win a VIP ticket package to SFCMP’s Sweet Thunder Festival!

SFCMP’s Sweet Thunder Festival welcomes some of the nation’s leading alt-classical performers for four unprecedented days and nights of music at Fort Mason Center, April 24-27. Alongside...

This Week’s Picks: April 23 – 29, 2014

WEDNESDAY 23Deleted Scenes D.C.-based quartet Deleted Scenes' third long-player, Lithium Burn, continues to complicate easy categorization of their accessible art rock, deploying everything from...

Record Store Day: Where to get your (musical) high tomorrow

You did it! It's Friday!This weekend will see a convergence of two holidays that, come to think of it, overlap rather nicely given their...

East Bay Beats

A new Oakland music festival aims to bring art downtown. Plus: If you still believe in college radio, KUSF still needs you

This Week’s Picks: April 9 – 15, 2014

WEDNESDAY 9Haim The flower children of the 21st century will be playing at the Fillmore tonight and tomorrow night kicking off their North American...