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Our Weekly Picks: Oct 1-8, 2014

September 30, 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...

Burnachella

Has Burning Man become just another music festival?

Live Shots: Phono del Sol 2014

July 14, 2014
So, what did you get up to on Saturday?From an abundance of flamingo decorations to the sight of skateboarders with a penchant for performing...

Your Treasure Island Music Festival lineup: Outkast, Massive Attack, and more

June 17, 2014
Thanks to a glitch in Ticketmaster's system (or a human who works for Ticketmaster who is now having a very bad day), we got...

Gettin’ festy

Summer in the Bay means music festival season — hold on to your butts (and your wallets)

The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger on going electric and the timeless combination of marijuana and Pink Floyd

May 19, 2014
By Rebecca HuvalThe Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger is out to topple everyone’s expectations. The two-piece band has rather public identities to overcome:...

California, from scratch

A new band from Bay Area punk veterans — with members of Green Day and Jawbreaker — wants to earn your fandom on its own terms

Ketchup

marke@sfbg.comSUPER EGO Whoever decided to pack Disclosure (charging $50 for a DJ set!), the adorable Martinez Brothers, Easter with the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence,...

Motörhead delivers a classic ear-beating at the Warfield

April 21, 2014
There’s something special about seeing the name Motörhead, umlaut and all, mounted on that grand Market Street marquee, next to a strip club and...

Happy hump day music news!

April 16, 2014
Hiatus, schmiatus: Thee Oh Sees have been added to an already-dreamy Burger Boogaloo lineup. Catch 'em alongside OFF!, Shannon and the Clams, Nobunny, Terry...

Shot of Coachella

esilvers@sfbg.comIn case you were on some kind of self-imposed social media hiatus last weekend (early, tech-centered Lent ritual?), you're probably aware of a little...

A few last thoughts from Coachella

April 15, 2014
Words and photos by Eric Lynch. If Friday was about jorts and flower crowns and Saturday was about sandstorms and solid "lesser" acts, then...

Like brothers do

The Martinez Brothers bring that beat back. Plus: Guy Gerber, Nina Kraviz, Inc., Minilogue, more parties

Coachella pics! Saturday

April 13, 2014
Saturday brought a huge sandstorm to the festival grounds but didn't diminish the excitement in the crowd, according to our guys in the field. ...

Coachella pics!: Friday

April 12, 2014
The Knife performed Fri/11 at Coachella. Guardian photos by Eric Lynch.  

Coachella for agoraphobics: How to do the festival without leaving your house

April 11, 2014
Fun fact: I'm bad at festivals. It's not that I don't enjoy them, per se: there's live music, the outdoors, fried food, great people-watching.It's...

This Week’s Picks: April 2 – 8, 2014

April 1, 2014
WEDNESDAY 2 "WTF, SF? From Goldrushers to Glassholes" Considering the sudden preponderance of fascinating panel talks concerning the state of San Francisco, it is...

Locals Only: The American Professionals

January 28, 2014
Locals Only is our shout-out to the musicians who call the Bay Area home — a chance to spotlight an artist/band/music-maker with an upcoming...

Chillwave’s poster boy grows up

January 21, 2014

Washed Out's Ernest Greene on stepping out from behind the computer

Rockin’ New Year’s Eve

Let 2013 all hang out at these musical blasts

Tofu’s New Year’s rockin’ Eve

December 25, 2013
TOFU AND WHISKEY If you're like me, you'd much rather chug the Champagne of Beers straight from the can in flower-print stretch pants while...

Undocumented and unafraid

A new wave of young and diverse Immigrant protesters risk serious consequences to call for change. 

For whom the bell rocks: hologram rap edition

September 11, 2013
This year’s Rock The Bells really is the Costco of hip-hop festivals. Pretty much anyone who’s anyone in the hip-hop world (plus some dead...

The Selector: August 28-September 3, 2013

August 28, 2013
WEDNESDAY 28The Troublemaker Hey, daddy-o! While other outdoor movie nights program known crowd pleasers (and hey, nothing wrong with that — who doesn't love...