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Gimme 5: Must-see shows this week

February 4, 2014
The Bay Area music-related Internets was ablaze this week with the rumor that whiskey-fueled nights at the Mission's belovedly divey Elbo Room may be...

Chillwave’s poster boy grows up

January 21, 2014

Washed Out's Ernest Greene on stepping out from behind the computer

Rockin’ New Year’s Eve

Let 2013 all hang out at these musical blasts

Tofu’s New Year’s rockin’ Eve

December 25, 2013
TOFU AND WHISKEY If you're like me, you'd much rather chug the Champagne of Beers straight from the can in flower-print stretch pants while...

This Week’s Picks: December 25 – 31, 2013

December 24, 2013
Spawning the "Condescending Wonka" memeWEDNESDAY 12/25Contemporary Jewish Museum Community DayFor those who don't celebrate Christmas (and for those who do, but know the kids...

Bye bye irony

Har Mar Superstar grows up, Fuzz releases its debut, Fuck Buttons returns to form 

Weekly Picks: October 2 – 8, 2013

October 1, 2013
Among the undead.WEDNESDAY 10/2 "How to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse" Who hasn't thought about who they would want on their zombie apocalypse team, how they...

Hardly strictly anything

emilysavage@sfbg.comTOFU AND WHISKEY A precious indie rock troubadour from Omaha, a comedy legend, and an aging punk icon — not exactly the types you'd...

Porn, punked?

SEX + MUSIC ISSUE: Want your band to get noticed? Launch a porn site.

Grouplove talks Haight love, the Seesaw Tour, and spreading rumors

September 10, 2013
Grouplove’s existence is a strong argument for fate. In 2009, Hannah Hooper and Christian Zucconi met on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Feeling...

Elegant alchemy

 Happy accidents, strange coincidences, unexplained phenomena: Catching up with dark chanteuse Jill Tracy

Live Review: My Bloody Valentine’s SF show feels like something beamed in from another decade

August 29, 2013
Swirling guitars… cooing vocals… that all-engulfing wall of noise. It's difficult to describe My Bloody Valentine's sound without veering into borderline erotica, and understandably...

The Selector: August 28-September 3, 2013

August 28, 2013
WEDNESDAY 28The Troublemaker Hey, daddy-o! While other outdoor movie nights program known crowd pleasers (and hey, nothing wrong with that — who doesn't love...

The Selector: August 27 – September 3, 2013

August 27, 2013
WEDNESDAY 8/28 The Troublemaker Hey, daddy-o! While other outdoor movie nights program known crowd pleasers (and hey, nothing wrong with that — who doesn't love...

The Selector: August 21 – 27, 2013

August 20, 2013
God is dead?WEDNESDAY 8/21 "German Summer Films" Though the Goethe Institut's latest film series is dubbed "German Summer Films," it offers a refreshingly loose interpretation...

mbv4-ever

Two decades after its landmark album, My Bloody Valentine returns to SF

The Selector: August 14 – 20, 2013

August 13, 2013
 WEDNESDAY 14SPF6 Long before SF became hospitable to starts-up and high tech biz, it fostered dance innovation. No one in the city boasts this...

Before Outside Lands: Midi Matilda on its favorite live shows and OSL fantasies

August 1, 2013
San Francisco based duo Midi Matilda has managed to worm its way into a corner of electro-pop music that is highly accessible. As the...

We are the weirdos, mister

Invoking that teen goth witch drag spirit: Peaches Christ raises 'The Craft' with Sharon Needles and Alaska Thunderfuck

Devil may care

Austra and Magic Mouth both make it to SF in time for Pride week, plus a band vs band chili cook-off at Bender's

Our Weekly Picks

June 25, 2013
WEDNESDAY 26 Dita Von Teese With a seductive and sexy nod to the past, modern pin-up and burlesque queen Dita Von Teese has been...

What we do is secret

New albums from locals: the Mantles, Rogue Wave, Shannon and the Clams. Plus, what's with this America's Cup Concert Series?

Tech workers aren’t all evil

Smashing the Google bus piñata was a bit much

Hey, you! “Tech people” are not the douchebags you think we are

May 10, 2013
I hear a lot of talk, especially from my own queer community, about how “tech people” are ruining San Francisco. From skyrocketing rent prices...