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Our Weekly Picks: April 18-24

WEDNESDAY 18Wild Flag Though it could be called an all-star band based on previous groups and collaborations, which include Sleater-Kinney, Helium, Quasi, and the...

Noise Pop Roundup 3: Flaming Lips, Veronica Falls, Matthew Dear, Archers of Loaf

MVP for Noise Pop coverage this year goes to Ryan Prendiville. See below to find out why – Ed. TUESDAY: The Flaming Lips at...

Live Shots: Grimes, Born Gold, oOoOO, and Yalls at Rickshaw Stop

Cecil Frena described the lineup at Rickshaw Stop last night simply as "weird music." He should know. Performing with his synth-fueled electronic dance trio,...

Spanning time with the Flaming Lips

I ran into a temporal anomaly while driving. My first warning sign was the police cruiser with one headlight flashing its sirens behind me....

Everlasting Noise

Noise Pop 2012: It's 20 years for the massive music and film fest -- tender memories with Archers of Loaf, Cursive, Thao, and more

Noise Pop Photo Retrospective, with Plastic Villains and Cool Ghouls

The 20th anniversary of Noise Pop is oh-so-close to upon us. In celebration and commemoration of how far the festival has come, and of...

Our Weekly Picks: January 4-10

WEDNESDAY 4Starfucker Reptilians, the latest LP from Portland, Ore.'s Starfucker, shows a clear obsession with death. But, you might not realize it from the...

Butthole Surfers, 400 Blows keep it weird/bloody at Regency Ballroom

I had some pretty significant nightmares last night thanks to Butthole Surfers. Don't get me wrong, the legendary avant-garde punk band, born in San...

Make a splash

BAR CRAWLER: Rediscovering North Beach's plethora of charm at a dozen bars

Our Weekly Picks: June 8-14, 2011

WEDNESDAY 8DANCEMary Carbonara It's not a question we ask ourselves. But perhaps we should, considering the number of soldiers who return with PTSD and...

Summer fairs and festivals

Get ready for the solstice with our guide to summertime fun 

Our Weekly Picks: May 18-24, 2011

WEDNESDAY 18EVENTLarry Flynt To some, Larry Flynt is crass smut peddler. For many others, he is a champion for the First Amendment who has engaged...

American Idol: Easy on the lipstick, Jennifer

So J-Lo walks out with the other judges in a kind of a three-way hug (with the girl in the middle, of course; this...


YEAR IN MUSIC: The dream of money amid exploding blondes and other bombshells in 2010

Our Weekly Picks: December 8-14, 2010

WEDNESDAY 8 MUSICHoly Grail Though you practically need a PhD in metal to keep track of Holy Grail's ever-shifting lineup, one thing is obvious...

Reel around the practice space

Magic Bullets hears a new world, while paying the rent in this one

Film listings

Film listings are edited by Cheryl Eddy. Reviewers are Kimberly Chun, Michelle Devereaux, Peter Galvin, Max Goldberg, Dennis Harvey, Johnny Ray Huston, Louis Peitzman,...

Will they come?

Outside Lands takes over SF once again with acts like the Strokes and Further -- but is it possible to build a better music festival?

Treasure Island fest: Flaming Lips, Yo La Tengo, Decemberists

Folk this: Decemberists' Colin Meloy. All photos by Kimberly Chun. By Kimberly Chun Ah, washing up on Treasure Isle late in the day Sunday, Oct. 18,...

Solar flair

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

Music listings

Music listings are compiled by Paula Connelly and Cheryl Eddy. Since club life is unpredictable, it's a good idea to call ahead to confirm...

Fall fairs and festivals

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

Treasure Island lineup announced: Flaming Lips, MGMT, Beirut, Girl Talk, Grizzly Bear, and more

This just in from the folks at Another Planet: July 13, 2009 – San Francisco , CA – San Francisco ’s Indian...

Arcane and able

Black Moth Super Rainbow, the Muzoracle, and Facebook's neo-psych future