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Dispatches from SXSW: Day 3 — Lessons, brisket, and fool’s gold

The most important thing I learned from being at SXSW is that I should not under any circumstances make any decisions to move to...

All disquiet

A new look at a 20-year-old nightlife masterpiece. Plus: Martyn, Modular, Mighty Real, Rita Moreno, Portable aka Bodycode, more parties

Matthew Dear presents Audion, in a shipping container of LED triangles

At this point I have no idea when this show is going to start, but it’s 9:22 and there’s another loner type rubbing the...

Noise Pop goes electronic: The indie rock festival continues branching into booty-shaking territory

By Whitney PhaneufOver the course of its 22 years, the Noise Pop Festival has expanded its definition of indie beyond rock and into genres...

This Week’s Picks: February 26 – March 4, 2014

WEDNESDAY 26Fresh and Onlys Yeah, Ty Segall moved to LA and Thee Oh Sees are on an indefinite hiatus, but chin up! The Fresh...

Goldies 2014 Music: The Seshen

Call it what you will — the fresh, soulful sound of The Seshen demands to be heard

Beathoven

A roiling symphony of nightlife: Mason Bates, Leslie and the Ly's, Mr. Ties, Ambivalent, DJ Deeon, more parties 

This Week’s Picks: November 27 – December 3, 2013

WEDNESDAY 11/27 Snoopy!!! Charlie Brown and friends come to life in 42nd Street Moon's holiday show, Snoopy!!!, based on the classic Peanuts comic strip by...

Music Listings: November 20-26, 2013

WEDNESDAY 20ROCKBottom of the Hill: 1233 17th St., San Francisco. Screaming Females, Upset, Peace Creep, 9 p.m., $10.Brick & Mortar Music Hall: 1710 Mission,...

We are back

The SF underground roars again. Plus: Deltron 3030, 1002 Nights, Alland Byallo, Surya Dub, Danny Daze, more nightlife

Party Radar: Loose Joints, MGUN, Bonobo, Runway Massacre, Freaker’s Ball, more

Yes! Halloween is going to be an insane, sludgy weeklong ride down the pumpkin hole of partying. No idea what I'm going to be:...

Best of the Bay 2013 Editors Picks: Arts and Entertainment

ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENTEDITORS PICKSEditors picks are chosen by Guardian editors for special recognition for brightening the Bay Area experience.BEST BAWDY BOWIE WORSHIP It takes...

Best of the Bay 2013: BEST PET SOUNDS

Different Fur Studios is esteemed by the current generation of music fans for churning out a staggering variety of hip music from San Francisco —...

Music Listings: Sept. 11-16, 2013

WEDNESDAY 11ROCKBoom Boom Room: 1601 Fillmore, San Francisco. The Coffis Brothers & The Mountain Men, 9:30 p.m., $5.Brick & Mortar Music Hall: 1710 Mission, San Francisco. Megan &...

Our Weekly Picks

WEDNESDAY 26 Dita Von Teese With a seductive and sexy nod to the past, modern pin-up and burlesque queen Dita Von Teese has been...

Heads Up: 7 must-see concerts this week

Pride Week is upon us y’all, and with those excited, proud, rainbow-waving masses, come awesome live acts, DJs, bands, you know the drill by...

Party Radar: Cold Cave, Hussyclub, Bushwacka, Fag Fridays, Actress, more

Is there anything better than HRH Prince Charles a-cuttin' and a-scratchin' some real tunes on some real vinyl? (Real vinyl is making a comback...

Selector: June 5-11, 2013

WEDNESDAY 5"New Filipino Cinema 2013" Fourteen out of the 16 films screening at Joel Shepard and Philbert Ortiz Dy's co-curated series are American premieres....

Heads Up: 8 must-see concerts this week

When does cute become cloying? Because this newly viral video of a baby playing along to the Beatles with his dad is seriously tickling...

On the Cheap listings

Submit items for the listings at listings@sfbg.com. For further information on how to submit items for listings, see Picks.WEDNESDAY 24LGBT Career Fair SF LGBT...

Nice booking

SF-based talent agency Liaison Artists is behind most of the techno you dance to. Plus: Last Nite, Rare Bits, FGAG, James Blake, and more parties this week

Precious Metal

With the release of her dark, avant-pop sophomore album, Oakland's Metal Mother is free to pursue her primal side

Nite Trax: Is Beatport the new Wal-Mart of techno?

When I heard that super-popular, infuriatingly designed dance music download site Beatport had partnered with Shazam earlier this month, I wanted to write something...

Nite Trax: 222 Hyde is closing :(

Oh jeez, sad news this morning from EO, owner of great, actually-underground rave cave 222 Hyde. Due to a change in ownership of the...