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Mac DeMarco underwhelms at Amoeba — until he busts out the covers

July 10, 2014
Mac DeMarco has one of the most charismatic, clearly defined personas of anyone in indie rock. He chain-smokes, cross-dresses, makes out with interviewers, and...

The Best of Burger Boogaloo

July 9, 2014
This weekend Oakland’s Mosswood Park was transformed into a mini music festival of adorable proportions. After two days of PBR, sunburns, and a heap...

This Week’s Picks: July 9 – 15, 2014

July 8, 2014
 WEDNESDAY 9  'A Hard Day's Night' In 1964, Beatlemania thoroughly swept America. Fifty years after the Fab Four's stateside and film debuts, San Francisco's celebrations...

Guardian Intelligence: July 9 – 15

July 8, 2014
LUNCH WITH RHYTHMStarting Wednesday, and running through early October, People In Plazas hosts a series of free, outdoor musical concerts during lunchtime (shows usually...

Live Shots: Burger Boogaloo 2014, Take #1

July 8, 2014
About 30 minutes into this year's Burger Boogaloo, I noticed a guy walking around in a Tool shirt. Ten minutes later, I saw another...

Your Treasure Island Music Festival lineup: Outkast, Massive Attack, and more

June 17, 2014
Thanks to a glitch in Ticketmaster's system (or a human who works for Ticketmaster who is now having a very bad day), we got...

To the desert and back

The Fresh and Onlys' Tim Cohen ditches the city for rural Arizona and returns with a new record — and new tensions

Gettin’ festy

Summer in the Bay means music festival season — hold on to your butts (and your wallets)

Swimming solo

Birds & Batteries' frontman steps dreamily out on his own. Plus: BottleRock 2.0, and The Chapel says "everyone chill"

Sisterhood of rhythm

Sarah Bush Dance Project's fierce, fun 'Rocked by Women'

Sir Pete

SUPER EGO Brit legend DJ Pete Tong takes on the EDM divide. Plus: Chrome Canyons, DVS1, Motown on Mondays anniversary, more parties

Happy hump day music news!

April 16, 2014
Hiatus, schmiatus: Thee Oh Sees have been added to an already-dreamy Burger Boogaloo lineup. Catch 'em alongside OFF!, Shannon and the Clams, Nobunny, Terry...

Shot of Coachella

esilvers@sfbg.comIn case you were on some kind of self-imposed social media hiatus last weekend (early, tech-centered Lent ritual?), you're probably aware of a little...

East Bay Beats

A new Oakland music festival aims to bring art downtown. Plus: If you still believe in college radio, KUSF still needs you

Coachella for agoraphobics: How to do the festival without leaving your house

April 11, 2014
Fun fact: I'm bad at festivals. It's not that I don't enjoy them, per se: there's live music, the outdoors, fried food, great people-watching.It's...

On the Rise: Friction Quartet

Post-classical determination

Synthesizers, saxophones, and one African grey parrot: The Other Minds music festival is a magnet for the avant-garde

February 26, 2014
By Micah DubreuilWhen Charles Amirkhanian was 5 years old, he received a John Cage record as a gift from his father. It was a...

Music Listings Feb. 26-Mar 4, 2014

February 26, 2014
WEDNESDAY 26ROCK50 Mason Social House: 50 Mason, San Francisco. The Ever After, The Proofs, 8pm, free.Bender’s: 806 S. Van Ness, San Francisco. Noise Pop...

This Week’s Picks: February 19 – 25, 2014

February 18, 2014
WEDNESDAY 19 Delivery (SFIndieFest) Remember 1999, before reality TV exploded all over our pop culture consciousness? Before you found yourself wondering "Why do I...

Expose yourself to art

Deborah Cullinan and Marc Bamuthi Joseph talk creative ecosystems and Young Jean Lee's 'Untitled Feminist Show'

Music Listings Jan 1-6, 2014

December 31, 2013
WEDNESDAY 1DANCE1015 Folsom: 1015 Folsom St., San Francisco. “First Light,” w/ Odesza, Rising Appalachia, Russ Liquid, The Human Experience, jPod, Balance, more, 10 p.m.,...

Theater Listings: December 4 – 10, 2013

December 3, 2013
Stage listings are compiled by Guardian staff. Performance times may change; call venues to confirm. Reviewers are Robert Avila, Rita Felciano, and Nicole Gluckstern....

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...

Best of the Bay 2013 Readers Poll: Arts and Entertainment

October 15, 2013
BEST OF THE BAY 2013: READERS POLLArts and Entertainment BEST MOVIE THEATER CASTRO THEATRE 429 Castro, SFwww.castrotheatre.com BEST REP FILM HOUSE ROXIE 3117 16th St, SFwww.roxie.com BEST...