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February 26, 2013
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...

Just chill

On the cusp of headlining Noise Pop slots, Toro Y Moi releases an album equally inspired by J Dilla and his new Bay Area home

Kacey Johansing goes walking with her ‘Ghosts’

February 26, 2013
Singer-songwriter (and former Geographer member) Kacey Johansing released her stunning sophomore album, Grand Ghosts, today. And how grand it is. Lush, moody, and dreamy,...

Young love is war for Blackbird Blackbird

February 25, 2013
Our own Blackbird Blackbird makes us feel funny with a grainy new video for "It's a War" off his 2012 EP, Boracay Planet (Lavish...

Which Noise Pop show is right for you?

February 21, 2013
It’s all about choice, people. Noise Pop is a well-oiled festival machine at this point — now in its 21st year — cranking out...

On the Rise: Wax Idols

"Let's turn down the static world/listen to the sound of a void."

On the Rise: The She’s

I had a seemingly innocuous query for all-teenage, all-girl sunny rock'n'roll quartet, the She's: what've you got in store for 2013? The band's answer...

On the Rise: Warm Soda

Sugary and syrupy, with fizzy pop hooks and pump-up drum hits

Actual pain

King Dude on Chelsea Wolfe, breaking down the 'Django Unchained' soundtrack, the return of Cannibal Ox, and a new band for Ty Segall

Live Shots: Treasure Island Music Festival 2012

October 16, 2012
Music nerds talk lineups the way sports fans manage fantasy teams, particularly with festivals, where suddenly strategy becomes a part of catching a show....

Our Weekly Picks: September 26-October 2

WEDNESDAY 26Amanda Palmer and the Grand Theft Orchestra Massachusetts singer-songwriter Amanda Palmer has had a busy year. Well, actually she's had a busy career....

Eat to the beat

Gourmet offerings, high-end snacks, and pop-up chefs come to rock festivals and music venues. Should you give a fork?

Fools in love

FALL ARTS PREVIEW: The Fresh and Onlys have the record they've always dreamed of making in 'Long Slow Dance'

Suspended in the groove

Floating Points' unlikely reconfiguration of dance music

Heads Up: 8 must-see concerts this week

July 2, 2012
You've got a midweek day off? You're stoked. Go see some live music with that hard-earned free time. Oh, and happy independence, America. That's...

Treasure Island Music Fest lineup is out: xx, M83, Public Enemy, Best Coast

June 26, 2012
It's not 'till October, but the Treasure Island Music Festival lineup was let loose on the web today -- and tickets go on sale...

Upcoming Bay Area drink events

June 15, 2012
Meet the brewers: Magnolia Gastropub and Brewery 1398 Haight, SF. (415) 864-7468, www.magnoliapub.com June 20 6-9pm, free. Haight Ashbury's Magnolia is as well-known for...

Get wet

SUMMER DRINKS: Upcoming Bay Area drink events

Heads Up: 6 must-see concerts this week

June 11, 2012
How can a week go wrong with a Big Freedia show on the horizon? Knock on wood. Especially since this is a makeup show...

This Week’s Picks

May 30, 2012
WEDNESDAY 5/30 A Behanding in Spokane Martin McDonagh, Oscar-winning author of the movie In Bruges and the equally dark hit play Pillowman, brings us...

Our Weekly Picks

May 29, 2012
WEDNESDAY 5/30 A Behanding in Spokane Martin McDonagh, Oscar-winning author of the movie In Bruges and the equally dark hit play Pillowman, brings us another demented...

Localized Appreesh: A B & the Sea

May 1, 2012
Localized Appreesh is our weekly thank-you column to the musicians that make the Bay. To be considered, contact emilysavage@sfbg.com.You already know A B...

Heads Up: 6 must-see concerts this week

April 23, 2012
Is it mundane to still be talking about the weather? What if we’re reminiscing about fickle San Francisco, and a rejuvenating weekend full of...

Heads Up: 6 must-see concerts this week

April 9, 2012
In the days leading up to veritable sweaty behemoth Coachella, many national acts are cooling their jets, taking breathers, stretching their hamstrings before the...