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Live Shots: Atoms for Peace, Fox Theater, 04/14/2010

April 19, 2010
Another band of wayfarers headed for Coachella last week, Thom Yorke's supergroup Atoms for Peace (yep, that's Flea on bass) stopped by SF to...

Live Shots: The Dead Weather, The Fillmore, 04/15/2010

April 19, 2010
SFBG photog Charles Russo caught moddy rockers the Dead Weather at one of their two atmospherically stompy Fillmore performances on the way to Coachella.

The Daily Blurgh: It lies beneath

April 14, 2010
Curiosities, quirks, oddites, and items from around the Bay and beyondWhat has risen may sink, and what has sunk may rise: "Years ago, when...

Our Weekly Picks

April 13, 2010
WEDNESDAY 14 MUSIC/CLUBNachtmusikPseudo Echo, Zwischenfall, Pluta Connexion, Gina X, Das Kabinette — you may not know who they are, but if you imagine them...

Best of the Bay 2009: Sports and Outdoors

January 4, 2010
Editors Picks: Outdoors and SportsBEST "HOLY SH*T!"Although it has only been a mere season and a half since Barry Bonds went loudly into a...

The breakdown

DECADE IN MUSIC: A hyped-up digital decade stung by its own long tail

The decade in music

From hyphy hijinks and electro bangers to Miley's backside and Britney's skull, our critics take on the musical mashup that was the '00s

Solar flair

Flaming Lips bubble over at Treasure Island Music Fest. Plus: Jesus Lizard, Monsters of Folk, more

Fall fairs and festivals

FALL ARTS PREVIEW: A fabulous mess of outdoor festivities and more

Best of the Bay 2009: Sports and Outdoors

>>CLICK HERE TO SEE THIS LIST ON ONE PAGE >>BEST OF THE BAY HOME Editors Picks: Outdoors and Sports BEST "HOLY SH*T!" Although it has only been a...

NIN/JA: Trent rocks, Perry (and summertime) rolls

May 26, 2009
By Molly Freedenberg Trent and co. rock Shoreline with a pared-down, slightly steampunk light show. It's been several days since the phenomenal Nine Inch Nails/Jane's Addiction...

Velo-mutations

SF's bicycle art and culture flourish -- in countercultural high style

Labelmania: Stones Throw and Smalltown Supersound

May 1, 2009
What role do labels have in the world of music today? I recently put that question and four others to a number of people,...

Sex-children of the Throb

April 22, 2009
By Marke B. Throbbing Gristle, "Discipline" live at Kezar, 1981 "Like always I persuaaa-aade you." My audiophile pals have been burbling for weeks about Throbbing Gristle's...

Sonic Reducer Overage: Silversun Pickups, Bloc Party, Atmosphere, Kylesa, free shows, and so much more

April 17, 2009
Manic panic: Silversun Pickups' "Panic Switch." Lucky you, you aren't broiling in the desert at Coachella - you're keeping your cool in SF, and boy,...

Sick pleasures: Sebastien Timberlake, I mean Tellier, returns to SF

April 15, 2009
By Andre Torrez Is it just me or do the over-produced vocal stylings on A-Trak’s "Kilometer” remix resemble Justin Timberlake? Prepare for more heavy, dark,...

Locals only

Happy gang-bang Muzak? Still Flyin' and Papercuts keep close to home. Plus: Crookers, Zodiac Death Valley, and more

NIN/JA online

April 3, 2009
By Molly Freedenberg Good news, Nine Inch Nails and Jane's Addiction fans! The bands justlaunched a special website to promote this summer's joint tour (also...

Take off

Noise Pop 09: N.A.S.A. taps an ambitious spirit

Does Coachella or Bonnaroo have the better lineup?

February 9, 2009
By Danica Li It's about time that the lineups for the two biggest of the bigwig music festivals on the continent, Coachella and Bonnaroo, leaked...

Ariel Pink teams with Vivian Girls

February 2, 2009
Haunted 'n' flaunted: Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti. This in from the Ariel Pink people: "On paper it wouldn't really seem like these two bands, Ariel...

Sonic Reducer Overage II: Edwardian Ball, Unagi, Dragging an Ox Through Water, and more

January 23, 2009
Motor-vated: Kinetic Steamworks at Coachella 2007. Because once is never enough. More ear-teasers to tantalize... Edwardian Ball Break out the corsets and strap yourself in,...

No peace, so Justice

Treasure Island Music Festival: Stressing on semiotics and skipping to the bomb-blast beat

Bittersweet symphonies

Erstwhile June Brides vocalist Phil Wilson wields Industrial Strength pop