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Live Shots: Treasure Island Music Festival 2013

October 22, 2013
Maybe people just don’t know how to party anymore, but I didn’t come across vomit once at the Treasure Island Music Festival. The crowd’s...

Brave new world

Mobile concerts apps vie for your credit card love and attention — what's next? And why should we care?

Bomb the Music Industry!’s Jeff Rosenstock: Poster boy for manic depression in DIY rock’n’roll

August 7, 2013
To get a feel for why Jeff Rosenstock plays the way he does, you have to go back almost a decade to the sweaty,...

Boom boom

Rye Rye plays the "After Party," a debut from WOOF, plus Al Lover, Lightning Dust, and more

Heads Up: 7 must-see concerts this week

July 30, 2013
There will be R. Kelly “Trapped in the Closet” sing-alongs all weekend long at the Castro Theatre. It’s not quite a show, though I...

Crapitalism

Happy Father's Day! Be good to your dad (assuming he's alive/you know who he is) and enjoy your kids (assuming you have any/know who...

Next chapter: Adobe Books hopes to transition into co-op

February 19, 2013
Adobe Books lives on… we hope. The Mission’s beloved 23-year-old bookshop – which reported it would be going out of business multiple times last...

On the Rise: Wax Idols

"Let's turn down the static world/listen to the sound of a void."

On the Rise: The She’s

I had a seemingly innocuous query for all-teenage, all-girl sunny rock'n'roll quartet, the She's: what've you got in store for 2013? The band's answer...

Bands on the Rise 2013

February 12, 2013

Teen surf pop, glam garage, Mission hip-hop, Brazilian shoegaze ... say hello to the vibrant new class of movers and shakers in the Bay Area's diverse music scene

Under $10 gift guide: Thank you for being a friend

Presents for your best bud don't have to be major. Give them something to make the bike rides you share brighter or beermaking burlier. And when in doubt: bear socks.

Cynic cave of actualized dreams

Underground musician-comedian George Chen, Club Chuckles, stand-up and burritos, Treasure Island Music Fest, Sic Alps, more music

On the Cheap Listings

Submit items for the listings at listings@sfbg.com. For further information on how to submit items for the listings, see Picks.WEDNESDAY 19Meet the artist: "Photographs...

Video premiere: ‘With You’ by Oakland’s DRMS

July 24, 2012
Eclectic local eight-piece DRMS (formerly Dreams) today released a haunting video for “With You” off the band's self-titled debut LP. The album release party...

Mic Check: Brainwash Cafe hosts laundry, live music

July 18, 2012
The musicians performing at Brainwash Cafe have a lot to compete with. The roar of the espresso machine, the chatter of other patrons, the...

SF bragging rights (and ass) galore in Double Duchess’ brand-new “Bucket Betch”

July 16, 2012
Blatant disregard for traffic safety be damned (really, the bike-riding sparklers past the Castro Theatre shot is magick), the new Double Duchess video for...

Our Weekly Picks: July 11-17

WEDNESDAY 11 Marat/SadeSan Francisco theater fiends: are you ready for this? Marc Huestis — local producer of such memorable star 'n' movie events as...

Listen to Meklit Hadero and the sounds of Copperwire

May 4, 2012
In this week's issue, we talk to Bay favorite musician Meklit Hadero about her latest project, Copperwire -- a hip-hop space opera coming to...

Cruising for a bruising

Nauseous Bay Area garage rockers give their all on the high seas

Splinter sound: Bayonics’ side projects take the stage tonight

February 29, 2012
Normally, when the white-hot energy that first surrounds a music project fades, there is drama to be had. Obviously. You're sneaking around on the...

Justin Vivian Bond talks Occupy Wall Street, the power of language, and the politics behind the music

February 21, 2012
When Justin Vivian Bond was a little kid, v (more about that unique pronoun below) confidently wore Iced Watermelon lipstick to school and, inspired...

We want the airwaves

Where KUSF stands now, exactly 12 months after the shutdown

Our Weekly Picks: January 11-17

WEDNESDAY 11The Finches The Finches are keen on the sounds of the 1960s and '70s. While checking the band's website recently, I found a...

Our Weekly Picks: December 7-13

WEDNESDAY 7Jonathan Richman & Tommy Larkin Jonathan Richman is a magnetic character on stage. You could probably guess as much by listening to the...