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Holy crap is there a lot of good new music coming out of the Bay this week

October 8, 2014
Looking for something to get you past the hump of Hump Day? Well put down that "which Disney princess is your dog" quiz right...

Two-fer Tuesday: New music videos from Cathedrals and The Stone Foxes

September 30, 2014
Because nothing showcases the breadth of music being made in the Bay Area better than some chilled-out electro R&B followed by a driving blues-rock...

Beat it

Fall nightlife season is heating up, with Ten Walls, Tiara Sensation, Basic Soul Unit, Hercules and Love Affair, Daniel Wang, Art Beats, and more 

Double Duchess is back, and this time they’ve brought Kelly Osbourne

September 19, 2014
Is the drab Friday weather outside getting you down as you gear up for a weekend full of leather- and whip-filled debauchery?Never fear! You...

Locals only: Split Screens

September 16, 2014
There's something overwhelmingly dreamlike about Jessie Cafiero's songwriting, to the point that it makes a listener feel like they're sleepwalking: The ebbs and flows...

Viracocha is legit! Here are five things from the past five years that we wish we could’ve written about

September 12, 2014
As you may have heard by now, Viracocha — everyone's favorite Never-Never Land of a music venue/spoken word performance space/speakeasy/antiques store/beautiful place to stop...

Music Listings Oct 1 – Oct 7, 2014

August 26, 2014
WEDNESDAY 8DANCEBeaux: 2344 Market, San Francisco. “BroMance: A Night Out for the Fellas,” 9pm, free.The Cafe: 2369 Market, San Francisco. “Sticky Wednesdays,” w/ DJ...

Little Dragon roosts at The Fox

August 21, 2014
By Rob GoszkowskiJanet Jackson was in heavy rotation when Little Dragon went to work on Nabuma Rubberband, the album they released in May. That’s...

Patronize me

CAREERS + ED A new site from SF musicians aims to get artists paid for their work — using the oldest idea in the book

Guardian Intelligence: August 13 – 19, 2014

August 12, 2014
CALLING ALL BEATLEMANIACSAs Beatles lovers and Candlestick fans gear up for Sir Paul McCartney's show there Thu/14 — a performance that will serve as...

The school principal who raps

August 11, 2014
Picture your former principal in a rap video. Oh, mama. It hurts, psychologically and emotionally, doesn't it? That's because, following the guidelines set by...

Watch: Lil B’s “No Black Person Is Ugly”

July 30, 2014
Because we've all been proving in this space lately that we're intelligent, forward-thinking adults who can talk about ethnicity with nuance, sensitivity, and a...

Monday music video mayhem

July 28, 2014
Just in case you've been living under a rock slightly behind on your local music coverage for the past couple weeks, allow us to remind you of...

Live Shots: OK Go power through technical difficulties at The Independent

July 19, 2014
Ok Go’s catalog is the sonic equivalent of Fruit Loops. Bright, fun, tasty, and far from satisfying or substantive. They are also one of...

On your mark, get set: The Music Video Race is off and running — and expanding

July 16, 2014
Everyone knows that true artists do their best work right before deadline. Now in its third year, the Music Video Race is an annual...

This Week’s Picks: July 16 – 22, 2014

July 15, 2014
Brrrr-illiant!WEDNESDAY 16  Jessica Hernandez Since Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas recorded a full set of tunes for an album two years ago, long stints of...

Start your engines

The little SF music video contest that could is all grown up — and expanding

Your latest SF gentrification soundtrack: Cold Beat, Thee Oh Sees, Violent Change, and more

June 25, 2014
Is San Francisco doomed?  The legendary SF punk band Crime said so 35 years ago on their album San Francisco's Doomed. Yet with tech...

Watch: Papercuts’ “Life Among the Savages”

May 27, 2014
Papercuts, the indie-folk output of San Francisco songwriter-producer Jason Quever, has been a San Francisco staple for a decade now. By turns stark and...

Film Listings: May 21 – 27, 2014

May 20, 2014
Film listings are edited by Cheryl Eddy. Reviewers are Kimberly Chun, Dennis Harvey, Lynn Rapoport, and Sara Maria Vizcarrondo. For rep house showtimes, see...

Gimme 5: Must-see shows this week

May 13, 2014
Is it hot in here, or is it just -- sorry, no, that's all of San Francisco, doing that delightfully freakish 85-degree Actual Summer...

This Week’s Picks: May 14 – 20, 2014

May 13, 2014
WEDNESDAY 13 KQED Presents an Evening With Ken Burns Remember slowly drifting off while watching documentaries during history class on a warm afternoon? Well, if...

Film Listings: May 14 – 20, 2014

May 13, 2014
Film listings are edited by Cheryl Eddy. Reviewers are Kimberly Chun, Dennis Harvey, Lynn Rapoport, and Sara Maria Vizcarrondo. For rep house showtimes, see...

Film Listings: May 7 – 13, 2014

May 6, 2014
Film listings are edited by Cheryl Eddy. Reviewers are Kimberly Chun, Dennis Harvey, Lynn Rapoport, and Sara Maria Vizcarrondo. For rep house showtimes, see...