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Heads Up: 6 must-see concerts this week

April 9, 2012
In the days leading up to veritable sweaty behemoth Coachella, many national acts are cooling their jets, taking breathers, stretching their hamstrings before the...

Our Weekly Picks: April 4-10

April 3, 2012
WEDNESDAY 4  Nile Death metal fans are eagerly awaiting At the Gate of Sethu, the newest album from South Carolina speed-demons Nile. Influenced, as...

Hosi Simon of VICE offers tips on this weekend’s Creators Project

March 14, 2012
As most know by now, there's been an email circulating about a massive free event in San Francisco all weekend with art, tech workshops,...

Our Weekly Picks: March 7-13

WEDNESDAY 7 Swahili Search for the words "Swahili" and "band" on YouTube and you could easily get lost in a deluge of traditional Kenyan...

Dick Meister: Celebrating the Farmworkers’ Filipino American Champion

February 20, 2012
By Dick Meister Dick Meister, former Labor Editor of SF Chronicle and KQED-TV Newsroom, has covered labor and politics for more than a...

CLIFT Sessions 2012: Coachella Performer araabMUZIK to drop electronic hip hop beats

February 15, 2012
CLIFT San Francisco is pleased to invite all music fiends to CLIFT Sessions, a series of special musical performances in a unique, intimate setting....

Burning Man ticket requests far exceed supply

January 27, 2012
Burners' worst fears are about to come true: they'll be denied tickets to Burning Man when the results of the new lottery-based system are...

Coachella lineup revealed, many reunited acts

January 9, 2012
It's official: the Coachella lineup for 2012 is out and it's a doozy. The mix of acts in the sunbaked California desert will surely...


January 3, 2012

Welcoming in the new party season with a burst of dancing youth. Plus: Folsom Street Fair news, Mayaan Nidam, Lady Tragik, more

The ones you love

Nothing but ramen for 47 days to see Morrissey live

The Hangover: Oct.23-28

October 31, 2011
Fever dreams and wardrobe malfunctions: all about Halloween Weekend 2011 (and it's still not over!)**It’s a little nerve-wracking going out in costume for a...

Manchester Orchestra delivers the Southern riffs at the Regency Ballroom

October 31, 2011
 South by Southwest favorites White Denim helped draw a sizable crowd in support of Manchester Orchestra to the Regency Ballroom on the Friday before...

Island time

From Angolan kuduro and gauzy psychedelia to local garage punk and silent disco: It'll be a packed weekend of Treasure Island Music Festival's chords and beats


August 31, 2011
By Dick Meister(Third part of a five part daily series) Although the United Farm Workers initially relied solely on strikes in its drive...

Live Shots: PJ Harvey at the Warfield, 4/14/11

April 15, 2011
PJ Harvey has taken the Warfield stage at numerous points and in many forms during her career over the past two decades – never...

Our Weekly Picks: April 13-19, 2011

April 12, 2011
THURSDAYAPRIL 14MUSIC Two Door Cinema Club Featured as a "You Oughta Know" artist on VH1, Northern Ireland's Two Door Cinema Club is an indie electropop...

Music Listings

April 12, 2011
Music listings are compiled by Cheryl Eddy. Since club life is unpredictable, it's a good idea to call ahead to confirm bookings and hours....


And you shall know a few truths about Lightning Bolt

Love comes in spurts

Talking with Gregg Araki about his eye-popping new film Kaboom

Party Radar: Men, Kele, Kaos

September 16, 2010
Ah, yes -- the fleeting maybe yes/ maybe no of San Francisco summer has (possibly) arrived. And even if the weather doesn't quite cooperate,...

Will they come?

Outside Lands takes over SF once again with acts like the Strokes and Further -- but is it possible to build a better music festival?

Gryp the surgeon

Falling in fokken love with Die Antwoord

Magnetic folk

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros will convert you to their sound

Bring it back?

Comin' around again (live re-edit): Bloody Beetroots, Bluetech, Bonobo, Bootie, Talvin Singh, and more