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Best of the Bay 2013 Editors Picks: Arts and Entertainment

ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENTEDITORS PICKSEditors picks are chosen by Guardian editors for special recognition for brightening the Bay Area experience.BEST BAWDY BOWIE WORSHIP It takes...

Best of the Bay 2013: BEST PET SOUNDS

Different Fur Studios is esteemed by the current generation of music fans for churning out a staggering variety of hip music from San Francisco —...

Music Listings: August 21-27

August 21, 2013
WEDNESDAY 21ROCKBottom of the Hill: 1233 17th St., San Francisco. Bad Weather California, Sauna, Skating Polly, 9 p.m., $10.Cafe Du Nord: 2170 Market, San...

Summer ghouls

A breezy chat with newish SF garage rockers Cool Ghouls, playing Phono Del Sol this weekend

Music Listings

July 9, 2013
WEDNESDAY 10ROCKBottom of the Hill: 1233 17th St., San Francisco, 621-4455. False Priest, Everyone Is Dirty, Merrimack, 9 p.m., $10.Cafe Du Nord: 2170 Market,...

Heads Up: 7 must-see concerts this week

July 9, 2013
This week I learned that if I should ever be presented with the chance to interview Selena Gomez, I should decline. The Toronto Star...

On the Rise: Space Ghost

Space Ghost's textured, sample-based electronic compositions might sound like fat rain drops dribbling over tight beats, as is the case with "SD", or like...

Ladies and gentleman, hip-hop 2012: Kitty Pryde, Main Attrakionz, Hottub

November 12, 2012
Concurrent downlow Rusty Lazer set across the bridge at Ruby Room notwithstanding, Y3K at DNA Lounge was the place to be for hip-hop in...

Kitty Pryde on Riff Raff, candy, and going viral

November 7, 2012
What exactly does it mean to be a pop star these days? Does it mean you have masses of eager (young) fans, breathless feature...

Music Listings

November 6, 2012
Since club life is unpredictable, it's a good idea to call ahead or check the venue's website to confirm bookings and hours. Prices are...

Heads Up: 8 must-see concerts this week

November 5, 2012
Kitty Pryde, Maya Jane Coles, Die Antwoord, Tilly and the Wall, La Sera – it's like a pop culture IRL explosion on the streets...

Das Racist’s Kool A.D. on hip-hop, baseball, and losing his virginity

October 11, 2012
Self-proclaimed, “second best rapper with glasses after E-40” and Bay Area native by way of Brooklyn Victor Vazquez aka KOOL A.D. of rap group...

Music Listings

September 4, 2012
Since club life is unpredictable, it's a good idea to call ahead or check the venue's website to confirm bookings and hours. Prices are...

Heads Up: 7 must-see concerts this week

September 4, 2012
Your prime concert options this week – Lightning Bolt, Les Sins, Roach Gigz, Doe Eye – are about as varied as the shows I...

Best of the Bay 2012: BEST USE OF CLASSIC FILM FOOTAGE IN A RAP MUSIC VIDEO

Car chases don't get much better than the scenes of Steve McQueen speeding through San Francisco in Bullitt (1968). Given the driving, heart-pounding beat...

Best of the Bay 2012 Editors Picks: Arts and Entertainment

Best of the Bay 2011 Editors Picks: Arts and Entertainment BEST HEAVY METAL STITCH WIZARDGuardian photo by Brittany M. Powell He's the mustachioed maniac who...

Like an Eric Andre in a china shop

July 13, 2012
What’s to be anticipated when Adult Swim’s most degenerate program hits the road? On Monday night, a sold-out crowd filled the Rickshaw Stop, ready...

Our Weekly Picks: July 4-10

July 3, 2012
WEDNESDAY 4"For the Greater Good, Or The Last Election" Real quick, if you're new here: San Francisco Mime Troupe productions do not contain any...

Heads Up: 6 must-see concerts this week

March 26, 2012
Lots of leading ladies in the music mix this week. These shows boast a punk legend/folk songstress, a female vocalist who inhabits the soul...

Antwon’s new video for ‘Helicopter’ is rooted in Bay Area connections

February 23, 2012
San Jose rapper Antwon's new video for "Helicopter" (directed by Brandon Tauszik) splits time between the Steve McQueen classic Bullitt (1968), filmed on the...

Maximum Consumption: Bay Area bands choose their favorite eateries

February 3, 2012
I know, it's so close to the weekend that you can taste it. But before you sign off for the day, your peepers sore...

Bands on the Rise 2012

Moombahton mavens, doom metal masters, post-apocalyptic art wavers: 12 local music acts you need to know this year

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On the Rise: East Bay rappers blow puffs of cloud-rap

Live Shots: Main Attrakionz and G-Side at Independent

December 27, 2011
Despite all the local and national attention Oakland's “Best Duo Ever” Main Attrakionz has been receiving lately, the Independent was less populated than I...