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Locals Only: The American Professionals

January 28, 2014
Locals Only is our shout-out to the musicians who call the Bay Area home — a chance to spotlight an artist/band/music-maker with an upcoming...

Down at the Rickshaw

One of our favorite independent music venues celebrates 10 years of rockin' -- with a week of great shows

Teen dream machine

THE YEAR IN MUSIC: Teen girls (and fierce young women) rocked the world in 2013

Kids in America

French Cassettes unspool sunny tales of "Gold Youth." Plus: Danish Renaissance woman Oh Land and new books by East Bay punk goofballs Bobby Joe Ebola and the Children MacNuggits

The Selector: October 23-29, 2013

October 23, 2013
WEDNESDAY 23 Nederlands Dans Theater With this program, Nederlands Dans Theater is sticking its neck out. For the last 33 years, the company's bone-deep...

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...

Hardly strictly anything

emilysavage@sfbg.comTOFU AND WHISKEY A precious indie rock troubadour from Omaha, a comedy legend, and an aging punk icon — not exactly the types you'd...

On the Cheap: August 21 – 27, 2013

August 20, 2013
On the Cheap listings are compiled by Guardian staff. Submit items for the listings at listings@sfbg.com. For further information on how to submit items...

Brave new world

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

Rise and snack

Live shots from Burger Boogaloo, plus new Terry Malts, and deep sea nightlife 

Live Shots: Phono del Sol 2013 with Thee Oh Sees, Marnie Stern, Surf Club

July 15, 2013
John Dwyer stood holding his guitar, smiling and making small talk with the crowd, having been asked by a Phono del Sol staffer to...

Summer ghouls

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

Bands on the run

20 Bay Area musical acts + 20 local filmmaking teams = 48 hours of fun, sweat, and music video magic

Our Weekly Picks: March 20-26, 2013

WEDNESDAY 20Mr. Marina Competition Why would you pay $50 for an hour of hosted Skyy vodka and Peronis? Why, when it's preceding what may...

Noise Pop 2013: YACHT, Shock, and Future Twin at Slim’s

March 6, 2013
When I went to see YACHT, a couple years ago during the Treasure Island Music Festival, it was playing outdoors in the afternoon, and...

Noise Pop 2013: Califone, ‘Scene Unseen,’ and DIIV

March 5, 2013
Will 2013 be the year that Noise Pop began downsizing? Or, is the festival simply adjusting its focus towards smaller, rising acts? Either way,...

Noise Pop 2013: The Crystal Ark at the Mezzanine

March 4, 2013
"Dude, a satchel? That's the gayest shit I've ever seen.""What?" I asked."Your purse," he said, pointing to my camera bag, as his apparent girlfriend...

Noise Pop 2013: The Thermals and Dirty Ghosts at Rickshaw Stop, Bender’s happy hour

March 4, 2013
I first learned of the Thermals in 2005 from the DVD series, Burn to Shine, in which bands play a house that's set to...

Noise Pop 2013: !!!, White Arrows, the Mallard at Great American Music Hall

March 1, 2013
It's hard to be Nic Offer. Not because he's a tortured artist struggling with celebrity or some other cliche, but because he busts it...

Noise Pop 2013: R. Stevie Moore is cool, plays Bottom of the Hill

February 28, 2013
R. Stevie Moore is cool. When was the last time you saw a 60-odd-year-old* man standing on stage shouting "where my bitches at" and...

Noise Pop 2013: Cruel Summer, Lake, and the Blank Tapes at Hemlock

February 28, 2013
It's a low-key kind of Noise Pop year compared to the past three or four, without the huge, attention-grabbing headliners of yore  (looking at...

Localized Appreesh: The Dandelion War

February 27, 2013
Localized Appreesh is our thank-you column to the musicians that make the Bay. To be considered, contact emilysavage@sfbg.com.Sigur Rós, Explosions in the Sky, Radiohead,...

Rep Clock

February 26, 2013
Schedules are for Wed/27-Tue/5 except where noted. Director and year are given when available. Double features marked with a •. All times pm unless...

Our Weekly Picks: February 27- March 5, 2013

WEDNESDAY 27Lisa Fagan and Alison Williams At the Garage, you get to see a lot of choreography in progress, which is a pleasure in...