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The Selector: August 27 – September 3, 2013

August 27, 2013
WEDNESDAY 8/28 The Troublemaker Hey, daddy-o! While other outdoor movie nights program known crowd pleasers (and hey, nothing wrong with that — who doesn't love...

Not from around here

French synth-pop giants Phoenix and Daft Punk tap into the alien within

Mean Greens

Veg-tacular dishes and drinks at Cupola, Orbit Room, Market and Rye

Hot Chip off the old block

With New Build, Al Doyle pulls back layers from LCD Soundsystem and that other favorable act

TNGHT whips the Mezzanine’s 420 crowd into a frenzy

April 23, 2013
Like a microcosm of our ever-morphing music culture, electronic duo TNGHT stands squarely between the traditions of EDM and hip-hop, reaping the benefits of...

Heads Up: 7 must-see concerts this week

April 16, 2013
Macca, Hall and Oates, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nine Inch Nails – what is this, 1976, or '99? I kid; the Outside Lands 2013...

Don’t hold your breath

Johnny Marr sidesteps Smiths reunion rumors with solo debut, 'The Messenger'

Kink.com beloved in Pope land! Local porn site among top downloaded in Vatican City [UPDATED]

April 9, 2013
A local anti-BDSM porn activist emailed me tidings of Flash magazine's Guatanamo-themed Coachella party this morning as proof that "Kink.com' s influence is spreading, albeit...

Two men, one spark

More than 40 years of Sparks, East Bay hip-hop royalty Glam.I.Rock, and UK goth-poppers Esben and the Witch

Spring into arts

Guardian writers select the season's most-anticipated performances, exhibits, film events, and more

YEAR IN MUSIC 2012: Blowing like the wind

Nightlife in 2012: Did I leave my bra in the booth?

Tetris of awesome

Amon Tobin's ISAM Live tour is some serious next level

Our Weekly Picks: August 15-21

WEDNESDAY 15Family of the Year The most compelling aspect of Family of the Year's live show is the transparency of the band members' genuine...

Bernal Heights pumps up the volume

July 6, 2012
Climb Bernal Hill as a sweaty pedestrian and you just might descend by flying down on a futuristic -- newly charged! -- electric bicycle....

Live Shots: Childish Gambino and Danny Brown at the Fox

April 23, 2012
It can be hard to take comedians and comic actors seriously as musicians. Particularly when you consider the questions posed by earlier models. Did...

Get your hands up: Wild Flag at Fillmore

April 19, 2012
San Franciscans faced a sort of litmus test Wednesday night: which popular band would they see live when given copious quality options, what does...

Coachella Day 3: The Weeknd of Hives and Justice

April 18, 2012
All photos by Eric Lynch.Bears, bloggers and bands, oh my.  Sunday indeed brought sun, by mid afternoon all the good shadows were occupied --...

Our Weekly Picks: April 18-24

April 17, 2012
WEDNESDAY 18Wild Flag Though it could be called an all-star band based on previous groups and collaborations, which include Sleater-Kinney, Helium, Quasi, and the...


Nightlife: Jeff Mills, The Tubesteak Connection, Rock It Science Laboratories, more

Coachella Day 2: All about Azealia (and Radiohead)

April 17, 2012
All photos by Eric LynchIf Friday was about the weather and a few stellar performances, Saturday was all about the music. Larger, happier crowds...

Coachella Day 1: Girls, EMA, WU LYF, Mazzy Star, Pulp, more

April 16, 2012
All photos by Eric LynchI guess the story of the first day was the weather. Everyone checking their iPhones for what time the rain...

7 dead musicians who should never be hologramized

April 16, 2012
Did Tupac's ghostly appearance during last night's Dr. Dre stunner at Coachella pry open the hell-mouth of a future Rock and Roll Hologram of...

Live Shots: Radiohead at HP Pavilion, 04/11/2012

April 12, 2012
The first time I saw Radiohead, it was opening up for Belly, back when “Creep” was an exquisite oddball of a radio hit.Actually, it...

Our Weekly Picks: April 11-17

WEDNESDAY 11Sepultura Playing a pummeling, hardcore-influenced mix of thrash and death metal, Sepultura put Brazil on the metal map with a run of vaunted...