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Events: July 30 – August 5, 2014

July 29, 2014
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This Week’s Picks: July 23 – 29, 2014

July 22, 2014
WEDNESDAY 23  Man or Astro-Man? Auburn, Ala.'s Man or Astro-Man? has spent decades perfecting their sprawling surf-rock. Incredibly imaginative and extremely prolific, the group has...

King of the commons

Departing director of Sunday Streets made community organizing the key to opening up public space

Guardian Intelligence: July 23 – 29, 2014

J-POP ROCKEDThe annual J-Pop Summit in Japantown drew a lively crowd of anime and other Japanese pop culture treasures to Japantown last weekend (including...

Last chapters?

The threat to San Francisco bookstores goes beyond Amazon and ebooks to rising rents and demand for commercial space

Jimmy Cliff high-kicks his way through 50 years of music at the Fillmore

July 21, 2014
Jimmy Cliff is a goddamn maniac. It's about 45 minutes into his 90-minute set at the Fillmore on Saturday night , and while the sheer...

This Week’s Picks: July 16 – 22, 2014

July 15, 2014
Brrrr-illiant!WEDNESDAY 16  Jessica Hernandez Since Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas recorded a full set of tunes for an album two years ago, long stints of...

Gimme 5: Must-see shows this week

July 9, 2014
Hello friends and festival-goers! Did you just get back from High Sierra? Does your hair still smell of patchouli? Are you sad that you...

Music Listings Aug 20 – Aug 26, 2014

July 9, 2014
WEDNESDAY 20ROCKDNA Lounge: 375 11th St., San Francisco. The Spiritual Bat, Crimson Scarlet, Headless Lizzy & Her Icebox Pussy, Roadside Memorial, 8:30pm, $8-$10.Elbo Room:...

This Week’s Picks: July 9 – 15, 2014

July 8, 2014
 WEDNESDAY 9  'A Hard Day's Night' In 1964, Beatlemania thoroughly swept America. Fifty years after the Fab Four's stateside and film debuts, San Francisco's celebrations...

Events: July 2 – 8, 2014

July 2, 2014
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Google Bus sewers

Bulky shuttles belong on car-centric corridors, not neighborhood streets

Pack it up

Moving to gay San Francisco, 20 years ago

Happy Hour: The week in music

June 20, 2014
Hey you. Yeah, you. Are you still sitting at your desk, despite it being a beautiful day outside, and despite the proximity of large-screen...

This Week’s Picks: June 18 – 24, 2014

June 17, 2014
raucous as it is tenderWEDNESDAY 18  Zara McFarlane You've got to be plenty ballsy to venture a cover of "Police and Thieves," the immortal 1976...

Breaking the chains

Rival measures updating SF's formula retail controls stir controversy and debate

Gimme 5: Must-see shows this week

June 16, 2014
Happy Monday, y'all. I know, it's rough. I hope at the very least that your weekend was better than this guy's.If not, don't despair!...

Streetcar standoff

Muni sickout echoes earlier labor clashes and economic inequities

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...

Rep Clock June 11-17, 2014

June 10, 2014
Schedules are for Wed/11-Tue/17 except where noted. Director and year are given when available. Double and triple features marked with a •. All times...

TREAT SHEET 2014 (all on one page!)

June 6, 2014
TREAT SHEET It's almost summer time: Forget about that diet -- you've got bigger things to worry about than whether you can fit...

There is too much going on this weekend: The Congress, Not Dead Yet Fest, and more

June 5, 2014
Y'all ever have that thing where a week or two will go by without a show you're particularly stoked on, and then all of...

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...

Hungry, thirsty

TABLEHOPPING Red Dog trots into SoMa, Chino wants to party in the Mission, Dine About Town hits the streets, and Uno Dos Tacos comes patio-ready.