Music

THE GUEST opens today! Plus more new movies!

FINALLY, clever, retro-styled thriller The Guest is here. Check out our interview with the filmmakers and star here, and then go see The Guest this...

Imelda May on motherhood, rockabilly influences, and when to say “Screw it”

October 9, 2014
Taking the sounds of traditional rockabilly, blues, and jazz and giving them an injection of her own infectious energy and style, Irish chanteuse Imelda...

Essay: Revisiting the Coen Brothers’ 2013 ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’

Joel and Ethan Coen have been creating films for 30 years, dating back to their still-stunning, low-budget debut, neo-noir Blood Simple (1984); it premiered...

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...

Events listings: Oct 8-14

October 8, 2014
WEDNESDAY 8Mylene Fernández-Pintado City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus, SF; www.citylights.com. 7pm, free. The Cuban novelist reads from A Corner of the World."Making History by...

Endorsements 2014

Vote to give Muni more money, raise the minimum wage, discourage real estate speculation, and send Campos to Sacramento

Film Listings: Oct 8-14, 2014

October 7, 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...

Stage Listings: Oct 8-14, 2014

October 7, 2014
Stage listings are compiled by Guardian staff. Performance times may change; call venues to confirm. Reviewers are Robert Avila, Rita Felciano, and Nicole Gluckstern....

The Selector: Oct. 8-14, 2014

October 7, 2014
WEDNESDAY 8 King Khan and BBQ Show King Khan is perhaps best known for his work with his garage-soul-punk outfit The Shrines, a tremendously noisy...

Drifting by

THE WEEKNIGHTER Taking it all in over cocktails at Driftwood

Find your fangs: Total Trashfest is upon us

October 7, 2014
I can already envision the sound of Shannon Shaw's voice singing Metallica's "Enter Sandman," and it's music to my ears. The James Hetfield-penned classic...

Go for Goth

'The Guest' filmmakers talk Carpenter, moody music, and finding the humor in horror

The Doctorow is in

The sci-fi writer visits the Bay Area with two new works

A joyful noise

Christopher Owens embraces his country and gospel roots with sophomore solo work 'A New Testament'

Still Steppin’

Bay Area soul-funk-jazz legend Oscar Myers turns 70 — with no signs of slowing down

Treasure hunting

Our picks for the Treasure Island Music festival

Live shots: A hot and sticky Hardly Strictly

October 6, 2014
In keeping with Hardly Strictly weekend weather of years gone by, this past weekend was the most summerlike the Bay Area's been all year....

Win Tickets to DJ Vadim Live Sound System feat. Katrina Blackstone; plus DJ Sep (Dub Mission) October 19

October 6, 2014
Dub Mission presents  DJ Vadim (U.K) Live Sound System featuring Katrina Blackstone plus DJ Sepat Elbo Room: 647 Valencia, SF - 21+ - 415 552 77889...

Head First: Explosive Sexual Healing hurts so … good?

October 3, 2014
I’ve got a lot of repressed issues, and I came to San Francisco to try to get them resolved. But I never imagined a...

Social Distortion digs up its roots

October 3, 2014
Although they got their start in the fast and loud world of the southern California punk rock scene of the late 1970s and early...

Chuck Prophet on glam rock, his new record, and how the Castro is turning into a strip mall

October 2, 2014
Chuck Prophet's been around the San Francisco music scene long enough to make a name for himself in a few regards: He can be...

Festival-sized doses of art, food, and technology at Portland’s TBA fest

October 1, 2014
As the Portland Institute of Contemporary Art (PICA) presented the 12th iteration of the Time-Based Art Festival September 11-21, two newer festivals (Feast Portland and...

Awesome!

SUPER EGO Awesome Tapes From Africa comes to the Bay Area -- with his awesome African cassettes. Plus more global nightlife flavor this week with Kafana Balkan and D'Marc Cantu.

Cel mates

Mill Valley Film Festival screens vintage and innovative animated features