Jazz

Imelda May on motherhood, rockabilly influences, and when to say “Screw it”

October 9, 2014
Taking the sounds of traditional rockabilly, blues, and jazz and giving them an injection of her own infectious energy and style, Irish chanteuse Imelda...

Essay: Revisiting the Coen Brothers’ 2013 ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’

Joel and Ethan Coen have been creating films for 30 years, dating back to their still-stunning, low-budget debut, neo-noir Blood Simple (1984); it premiered...

The Selector: Oct. 8-14, 2014

October 7, 2014
WEDNESDAY 8 King Khan and BBQ Show King Khan is perhaps best known for his work with his garage-soul-punk outfit The Shrines, a tremendously noisy...

Still Steppin’

Bay Area soul-funk-jazz legend Oscar Myers turns 70 — with no signs of slowing down

Treasure hunting

Our picks for the Treasure Island Music festival

Live shots: A hot and sticky Hardly Strictly

October 6, 2014
In keeping with Hardly Strictly weekend weather of years gone by, this past weekend was the most summerlike the Bay Area's been all year....

Win Tickets to DJ Vadim Live Sound System feat. Katrina Blackstone; plus DJ Sep (Dub Mission) October 19

October 6, 2014
Dub Mission presents  DJ Vadim (U.K) Live Sound System featuring Katrina Blackstone plus DJ Sepat Elbo Room: 647 Valencia, SF - 21+ - 415 552 77889...

Stage Listings: Oct. 1-6, 2014

October 1, 2014
THEATEROPENINGAbsolutely Fabulous Stage Werx, 446 Valencia, SF; www.eventbrite.com/e/absolutely-fabulous-abfab-tickets-12641718721. $15-35. Opens Thu/2, 8pm. Runs Thu, 8pm; Fri, 11pm. Through Dec 12. The hit British sitcom...

Our Weekly Picks: Oct 1-8, 2014

September 30, 2014
THURSDAY 2  Great Gatsby Loft Party Dust off that swanky flapper dress, feather headband, and Grandma's pearls, or go as a gangster with that...

Theater Listings: Sept. 24 – 30, 2014

September 23, 2014
Stage listings are compiled by Guardian staff. Performance times may change; call venues to confirm. Reviewers are Robert Avila, Rita Felciano, and Nicole Gluckstern....

Good things, small packages

33 1/3, the ultimate record collector's novella series, turns 10

Hockey! Drums! Pianos! And TRASHY MOVIES! Passions ruled TIFF 2014

September 17, 2014
Jesse Hawthorne Ficks reports from an epic Toronto International Film Festival. Read his first installment here.Despite notable entries like George Roy Hill's defining Slap...

Film Listings: Sept 17-23, 2014

September 17, 2014
Film listings are edited by Cheryl Eddy. Reviewers are Kimberly Chun, Dennis Harvey, Lynn Rapoport, and Sara Maria Vizcarrondo. For rep house showtimes, see...

Stage Listings: September 17-23, 2014

September 17, 2014
Stage listings are compiled by Guardian staff. Performance times may change; call venues to confirm. Reviewers are Robert Avila, Rita Felciano, and Nicole Gluckstern....

Joyous blues

September 16, 2014

New doc spotlights the musical wanderings of Arhoolie Records founder Chris Strachwitz

Theater Listings: September 10 – 16, 2014

September 9, 2014
Stage listings are compiled by Guardian staff. Performance times may change; call venues to confirm. Reviewers are Robert Avila, Rita Felciano, and Nicole Gluckstern....

Film Listings: September 10 – 16, 2014

September 9, 2014
Film listings are edited by Cheryl Eddy. Reviewers are Kimberly Chun, Dennis Harvey, Lynn Rapoport, and Sara Maria Vizcarrondo. For rep house showtimes, see...

WIN TICKETS TO JOSE JAMES & GIZMO AT THE NEW PARISH

September 4, 2014
Jose James and company will play Oakland's The New Parish on September 18th and 19th with an opening set from multi-instrumentalist/artist, Gizmo.  While the Bay Area...

Rep Clock: September 3 – 9, 2014

September 2, 2014
Schedules are for Wed/3-Tue/9 except where noted. Director and year are given when available. Double features marked with a •. All times pm unless...

Theater Listings: September 3 – 9, 2014

September 2, 2014
Stage listings are compiled by Guardian staff. Performance times may change; call venues to confirm. Reviewers are Robert Avila, Rita Felciano, and Nicole Gluckstern....

Don’t call it retro

Bart Davenport on musical thrifting, the influence of palm trees, and how he just can't quit the Bay Area

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

Fall fairs and festivals

FALL ARTS 2014 A cornucopia of outdoor and indoor fun, family-friendly events, and adult playgrounds