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Tough decisions ahead: The Bay Area Record Fair, the Oakland Music Festival, and more

September 24, 2014
Ever get so overwhelmed by all the awesome events in the Bay Area on a given weekend that you give up on trying to...

This Week’s Picks: Sept. 24 – 30, 2014

September 23, 2014
WEDNESDAY 24 Jean-Pierre Gorin The title of the Pacific Film Archive's terrific Jean-Luc Godard retrospective is "Expect Everything From Cinema," but in the aftermath of...

This Week’s Picks: September 10 – 16, 2014

September 9, 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...

A show a day: Your fall music calendar

August 28, 2014
What's going on in Bay Area music these next three months? Glad you asked. Like a daily multivitamin wards off the sniffles, getting the SFBG's...

A show a day: Your fall music calendar

FALL ARTS 2014 Like a daily multivitamin, your recommended dose of live shows through November

This Week’s Picks: August 27 – September 2, 2014

August 26, 2014
sloppy yet endearingWEDNESDAY 27 Mount Kimbie Around the time dubstep started making its rounds with American artists and audiences in the late '00s, a host...


Has Burning Man become just another music festival?

Touch of class

CAREERS + ED Six courses to expand your horizons

Here are some shows that have nothing to do with Outside Lands

August 8, 2014
What's that you say? VIP wristbands for $600, special-issue high-end ice cream, and tiny cups of organic sulfite-free wine aren't exactly your thing? We're headed...

This Week’s Picks: August 6 – 12, 2014

August 5, 2014
sockhop in a sheet-metal factoryTHURSDAY 7 Post:Ballet's Five High Most choreographers start small, slowly developing skills — and an audience for their work. In 2010...

Robyn + Röyskopp + Pride = lots and lots of glitter

June 30, 2014
By Tiffany RappWhen two major figures in the Scandinavian electronic music scene collaborate for a mini-album and tour, it's bound to feel like something...

Get up

Nightlife wakes up with Morning Gloryville, Loco Dice, Louie Vega, Maya Jane Coles, Grit & Glamour, Werd, more parties


Day turns to nightlife with Adult., Disco Daddy, Sunset Island, Daytime Realness, more parties

The Selector June 11-17, 2014

June 10, 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...

The pedestrian pop of Sylvan Esso

June 4, 2014
Upon first listen, Sylvan Esso kind of takes hold of you. Nick Sanborn’s melodic, layered, driving electronic beats pair perfectly with Amelia Meath’s blissful...

This Week’s Picks: June 4 – 10, 2014

June 3, 2014
WEDNESDAY 4  'Mr. Irresistible' Multifaceted showman and irrepressible art-dragster D'Arcy Drollinger, the brains and falsies behind such contemporary camp classics as Shit & Champagne and...

Movin’ on

Bidding panglobal funk weekly party Afrolicious adieu after seven great years. Plus: Steffi, DBX, Worthy, J. Rocc, Wicked, more nightlife

Our Weekly Picks: May 28-June 3, 2014

May 28, 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...

The shaman, the oracle, and the engineer

Sleep Genius bands are pushing boundaries — and proving the Bay Area underground is alive and well

This Week’s Picks: April 30 – May 6, 2014

April 29, 2014
May the fourth be with youTHURSDAY 1 Carletta Sue Kay Randy Walker has been active in the San Francisco music scene for over 15 years,...

Sir Pete

SUPER EGO Brit legend DJ Pete Tong takes on the EDM divide. Plus: Chrome Canyons, DVS1, Motown on Mondays anniversary, more parties

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

April 23, 2014
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...

Spread your wings

CAREERS + ED ISSUE: Six courses to expand your artistic horizons

Peep peep

Nightlife's spring has sprung: Sunset season opener, Hard French's return, star-studly Soiree, Dick Slap life, Worldly sounds, more parties