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A joyful noise

Christopher Owens embraces his country and gospel roots with sophomore solo work 'A New Testament'

Strictly speaking

A chat with Hardly Strictly Bluegrass's booker, as San Francisco's crown jewel of free festivals gears up for its 14th year

The Payback: Help end family homelessness

September 22, 2014
The Payback, a partnership between Positive Legacy and funk band the New Mastersounds, is bringing awareness and support surrounding family homelessness in San Francisco...

Owen Pallett on integrity, having his boyfriend as a manager, and the baroque pop of ‘In Conflict’

September 8, 2014
You probably wouldn’t assume that someone who’s been putting out solo material for nearly 10 years would be best known for their contributions to...

Local love: Fresh fall jams from Cathedrals, Terry Malts, The Seshen, and more

September 3, 2014
You know that feeling where, if you see one more headline about how all the artists and musicians have fled San Francisco and the...

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

Your official Hardly Strictly Bluegrass lineup is here

August 26, 2014
Ah, fall in San Francisco. The kids go back to school, the pumpkin beers and lattes make their first appearances, the leaves...um, mostly stay...

Not just an Animal Collective side project: Entering the Slasher House with Avery Tare

August 22, 2014
In spite of music videos that are more than vaguely reminiscent of the horror film genre — not to mention the band's name —...

This Week’s Picks: August 20 – 26, 2014

August 19, 2014
Power of pup positivityWEDNESDAY/20   100 Years After WWI: The Poll Diaries Franz Ferdinand, the band, has shaken up some summer music festivals in recent times,...

This Week’s Picks: July 2 – 8, 2014

July 2, 2014
WEDNESDAY 2 Be Calm Honcho As Be Calm Honcho's lead singer croons about her love of California on the band's debut album, differences between the...

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...

Nature kids

Bay Area bands breathe new life into a salty, windswept West Coast tradition

In my room

Doe Eye retreats to her high school bedroom and emerges with a full-length debut. Plus: Papercuts' Jason Quever on writing, catharsis, and how he's not as depressed as everyone thinks

Not even Sean Lennon’s gear is safe in SF

May 21, 2014
Via Mission Mission: Earlier today, someone broke into the van carrying equipment for Sean Lennon's The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger, which played...

The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger on going electric and the timeless combination of marijuana and Pink Floyd

May 19, 2014
By Rebecca HuvalThe Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger is out to topple everyone’s expectations. The two-piece band has rather public identities to overcome:...


marke@sfbg.comSUPER EGO Whoever decided to pack Disclosure (charging $50 for a DJ set!), the adorable Martinez Brothers, Easter with the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence,...

This Week’s Picks: April 16 – 22, 2014

April 15, 2014
  WEDNESDAY 16Fourth Annual Spring Book Sale Got a spare couple of bucks? Stock up on a year's worth of reading! Fort Mason Center and...

Q&A: Punk veteran Jonny “Two Bags” Wickersham

April 3, 2014
After more than 20 years of playing an important role in the formation and evolution of a variety of bands including the Cadillac Tramps,...

On the Rise: Meklit Hadero

"Jazz, soul, folk, art rock...I walk the road of hyphens"

This Week’s Picks: March 5 -11, 2014

March 4, 2014
WEDNESDAY 5 San Francisco International Ocean Film Festival Between Jaws (1975), Shark Week, and last year's campy hit Sharknado, pop culture's fascination with sharks...

Find some poetry

Sun Kil Moon's Mark Kozelek grapples with life and death on his rawest, most intimate album yet

Gimme 5: Must-see shows this week (Noise Pop edition)

February 24, 2014
Like sands through the hourglass, so are the festivals of San Francisco. Or something like that. SF Beer Week is over, dear readers, but...

Music Listings: January 8-15, 2014

January 8, 2014
WEDNESDAY 8ROCKBottom of the Hill: 1233 17th St., San Francisco. A Lot Like Birds, Sianvar, Stolas, The Venetia Fair, 8:30 p.m., $12.El Rio: 3158...