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For Bleached, LA is the city of sisterly love. Plus Stero Total, Mariee Sioux, Mike Patton, more

Selector: April 10-16, 2013

WEDNESDAY 10 Vijay Iyer Trio Jazz fans recognize Vijay Iyer as one of the genre's reigning superstar composer-pianists. Iyer lends a bold and dynamic...

Our Weekly Picks: April 3-9, 2013

April 2, 2013
WEDNESDAY 3"Pacific Limn" A Seoul-based collaboration between visual artist, Young-hae Chang, and American expat poet, Marc Vogue, the duo has been creating Web art...

Precious Metal

With the release of her dark, avant-pop sophomore album, Oakland's Metal Mother is free to pursue her primal side

Heads Up: 7 must-see concerts this week

April 2, 2013
Is everyone else emotionally and physically exhausted from the Easter/Passover-torrential hailing downpour-April Fool's Day (who can you trust on the Internet?) mess of the...

VOWS’ Luke Sweeney on marinating songs, foot prayers, and the gospel of Al Green

March 12, 2013
San Francisco’s VOWS has come a long way from its beginning in 2007. As with many creative enterprises, the band -- which plays the...

Our Weekly Picks: March 6-12

WEDNESDAY 6Sixth Annual International Juried Plastic Camera Show These days, every smartphone-toting amateur can create his or her own hazy vignette to remind us...

Our Weekly Picks: February 27- March 5, 2013

WEDNESDAY 27Lisa Fagan and Alison Williams At the Garage, you get to see a lot of choreography in progress, which is a pleasure in...

Heads Up: 7 must-see concerts this week

February 11, 2013
The Grammys are over – did you watch? I was busy with a very important tiki cocktail at Smuggler's Cove at the time of...

All kinds of work and one play

SF Sketchfest's yearly gamut of comedy formats includes a remounting of 1998's off-off-color hit, 'SEX a.k.a. Wieners and Boobs'

Our Weekly Picks: January 2-8, 2013

WEDNESDAY 2Exploratorium's Final Day at the Palace of Fine Arts After today, San Francisco's exemplary "science, art, and human perception" museum will go dark...

Emily Savage’s Top 10 Albums and Shows of 2012

December 21, 2012
For our annual Year in Music issue, I asked local musicians, rappers, producers, and music writers to sound off on the...

Pitting before dinner: Trash Talk, MellowHype, Sabertooth Zombie, and Antwon at DNA Lounge

December 18, 2012
By Greg Weissel All photos by Matthew Reamer A half hardcore, half hip-hop bill at 6pm on a Monday in San Francisco. What could...

Tycho’s Top Bay Area and Bay Area-Affiliated Acts

December 17, 2012
For our annual Year in Music issue, I asked local musicians, rappers, producers, and music writers to sound off on the year's best...

YEAR IN MUSIC 2012: Top 10s Galore

Major SF players share their favorites

YEAR IN MUSIC 2012: Beach squelch shimmy

Supergroup Uzi Rash plots its own demise for the end of 2012

Our Weekly Picks: November 28-December 4

November 27, 2012
WEDNESDAY 28 World Party While The Cure and R.E.M. were soaking up all the mainstream recognition, British singer-songwriter Karl Wallinger quietly churned out some...

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: November 14-20

WEDNESDAY 14outLOUD Radio 10th anniversary gala It's Saturday afternoon at the LGBT Community Center, and outLOUD Radio's youth producers are interviewing queer elders about...

Skipping Bridge School: a happenstance Saturday in San Francisco

October 24, 2012
For me, things usually go better when the unexpected happens, like this past weekend when my half-assed plans to attend Saturday’s installment of Neil...

Our Weekly Picks: October 17-23

WEDNESDAY 17Bob Dylan What does one need to know in order to decide whether or not to go to one of the upcoming Bay...

Our Weekly Picks: October 3-9

WEDNESDAY 3Spring Standards The musicians who comprise the Spring Standards got their start playing small folk festivals and around the campfire back in high...

Heads Up: 6 must-see concerts this week

October 1, 2012
So much to talk about this week, but the biggest news of course is both Hardly Strictly Bluegrass' return – for the first time...

Pop love

Celebrating its 20th anniversary, chickfactor throws parties for music nerds