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Outside Lands 2014: It’s Yeezy season

August 11, 2014
Were you there? Were you among the approximately 200,000 human bodies smashed together for warmth at Golden Gate Park this past weekend, because you...

Bimbo’s 365 club

Guardian Small Business Award winner has been rocking the city for 85 years

Kanye and the Heartbreakers? The Outside Lands lineup is here

April 8, 2014
Well that's...an interesting bunch. Another Planet Entertainment just announced the lineup for Outside Lands, set for Aug. 8 through 10 this year in Golden...

Go do this thing tomorrow: The Flaming Lips’ Wayne Coyne at Aquarius Records

April 2, 2014
Remember when we told you about Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne's East Coast-only "Record Store tour," during which he was selling a signed, limited-edition,...

This Week’s Picks: March 19 – 25, 2014

March 18, 2014
WEDNESDAY 19Sister Spit at the Elbo Room From slam poetry exploring race and class to literary prose weaving together stories of immigration, blackness, and...

The Flaming Lips save Valentine’s Day

February 3, 2014
It doesn't matter if you're single, dating, or attached at the hip to your spouse/live-in partner(s)/ — Valentine's Day has always presented a veritable...

Haunted! Halloween and Day of the Dead events and parties

October 30, 2013
Oh hi, spooky. It's the Bay Area's favorite time of year, with both candy and muerte on our minds. here's a handy guide to...

The Selector: October 30-Nov. 5, 2013

October 29, 2013
WEDNESDAY 30 The Nightmare Before Christmas "Boys and girls of every age, wouldn't you like to see something strange?" If so, (and especially if...

Heads Up: 7 must-see concerts this week

October 29, 2013
Ready to get weird? Naturally, as this is the week of All Hallows Eve (i.e. the best time of the year), the shows you...

The Selector: October 23-29, 2013

October 23, 2013
WEDNESDAY 23 Nederlands Dans Theater With this program, Nederlands Dans Theater is sticking its neck out. For the last 33 years, the company's bone-deep...

Film Listings: July 31 – August 7, 2013

July 30, 2013
Film listings are edited by Cheryl Eddy. Reviewers are Kimberly Chun, Dennis Harvey, Lynn Rapoport, and Sara Maria Vizcarrondo. For rep house showtimes, see...

Film Listings: July 24 – 31, 2013

July 23, 2013
Film listings are edited by Cheryl Eddy. Reviewers are Kimberly Chun, Dennis Harvey, Lynn Rapoport, and Sara Maria Vizcarrondo. For rep house showtimes, see...

Silent films, racing snails, haunted houses, and more in weekend movies!

Those long, well-dressed lines wrapping around the Castro Theatre signal the advent of the annual San Francisco Silent Film Festival, now in its 18th...

Film Listings: July 17 – 23, 2013

July 16, 2013
 Film listings are edited by Cheryl Eddy. Reviewers are Kimberly Chun, Dennis Harvey, Lynn Rapoport, and Sara Maria Vizcarrondo. For rep house showtimes, see...

Get festy: Burger Boogaloo, BottleRock, and nachos

May 7, 2013
Flop, flop, flop. Can you hear that? It could be a burger flipping. Or maybe that’s the sound of your tanned, bloated belly landing...

The Cat Pack

Quirky felines have gone past viral status to become legitimate celebrities. Now how will they use their fame?

Noise Pop 2013: Califone, ‘Scene Unseen,’ and DIIV

March 5, 2013
Will 2013 be the year that Noise Pop began downsizing? Or, is the festival simply adjusting its focus towards smaller, rising acts? Either way,...

Noise Pop 2013: Cruel Summer, Lake, and the Blank Tapes at Hemlock

February 28, 2013
It's a low-key kind of Noise Pop year compared to the past three or four, without the huge, attention-grabbing headliners of yore  (looking at...

Live Shots: Tame Impala at the Fillmore

November 19, 2012
Man, there were a lot of beards at the Fillmore last Thursday. Not the close-cropped beards that I swear some Bay Area men grow...

Our Weekly Picks: October 31-November 6

WEDNESDAY 31Halloween at Thee Parkside There was a pretty sizable chunk of paper last week dedicated to the eye-popping range of spooky/trashy/candy-coated Halloween events...

Our Weekly Picks: September 26-October 2

WEDNESDAY 26Amanda Palmer and the Grand Theft Orchestra Massachusetts singer-songwriter Amanda Palmer has had a busy year. Well, actually she's had a busy career....

Inspired pairing: Woods and Peaking Lights at Great American Music Hall

August 9, 2012
“Man, their songs just went on forever,” a fellow in a Velvet Underground shirt exclaimed with mild frustration, as electronic-dub outfit Peaking Lights closed...

Live Shots: Childish Gambino and Danny Brown at the Fox

April 23, 2012
It can be hard to take comedians and comic actors seriously as musicians. Particularly when you consider the questions posed by earlier models. Did...

Vinyl party: Record Store Day is almost here

April 19, 2012
Records nerds take heed: limited record releases from the Flaming Lips, Neon Indian, Jack White, Mark Sultan, Xiu Xiu with Dirty Beaches, and more...