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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...


Has Burning Man become just another music festival?

Live Review: The Coup’s provocative ‘Shadowbox’ marred by sound problems

August 19, 2014
The Coup's new multimedia project Shadowbox was at least partially inspired by bandleader/MC Boots Riley's experience walking into a Theater Artaud performance as a...

Paul McCartney bids Candlestick a fiery goodbye

August 15, 2014
My earliest memories of Candlestick are formative ones. Like any Bay Area kid who cut her baseball teeth on Giants games at the notoriously...

San Francisco Democratic Party decides on endorsements for November election

August 14, 2014
At a meeting lasting about four hours last night , the San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee, the steering committee of the city’s Democratic...

Snarky Puppy brings sweet fusion to the SF Jazz Center

August 13, 2014
By Paul Kenyon KrantzWhile hordes of people were packed into Golden Gate Park for Outside Lands Aug. 9, the all-American quasi-collective known as Snarky...

Outside Lands 2014: The view from the photo pit

Our favorite live shots from SF's biggest summer party

Outside Lands 2014: It’s Yeezy season

August 11, 2014
Were you there? Were you among the approximately 200,000 human bodies smashed together for warmth at Golden Gate Park this past weekend, because you...

Here are some shows that have nothing to do with Outside Lands

August 8, 2014
What's that you say? VIP wristbands for $600, special-issue high-end ice cream, and tiny cups of organic sulfite-free wine aren't exactly your thing? We're headed...

This Week’s Picks: August 6 – 12, 2014

August 5, 2014
sockhop in a sheet-metal factoryTHURSDAY 7 Post:Ballet's Five High Most choreographers start small, slowly developing skills — and an audience for their work. In 2010...

Locals only: Outside Lands edition

A cheat sheet to hometown pride at the year's biggest, priciest party in the park

Get read

SUPER EGO: Great new books on nightlife and music, plus Green Velvet, Cajmere, Fog Rugby, Friends With Benefits, MOM on Mars, more parties

Happy Hour: The week in music

August 1, 2014
Happy Friday, friends, and welcome to August. We're only about a month away from summer weather!As happy hour draws closer, here's a look back...

Live Shots: Phono del Sol 2014

July 14, 2014
So, what did you get up to on Saturday?From an abundance of flamingo decorations to the sight of skateboarders with a penchant for performing...

Belly rub

TABLEHOPPING: Burgers for your belly from Big Chef Tom, Chubby Noodle #2, and a bunch of great brunches

TREAT SHEET 2014 (all on one page!)

June 6, 2014
TREAT SHEET It's almost summer time: Forget about that diet -- you've got bigger things to worry about than whether you can fit...

The treat sheet

67 delicious (and cheap!) pleasures of summer -- for under $10

Gettin’ festy

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

Guardian Intelligence: May 7 – 13, 2014

May 6, 2014
LAST CHANCE TO VOTE!The San Francisco Bay Guardian is pleased to salute small businesses and recognize local merchants who are creating jobs, keeping neighborhoods...

Kanye and the Heartbreakers? The Outside Lands lineup is here

April 8, 2014
Well that's...an interesting bunch. Another Planet Entertainment just announced the lineup for Outside Lands, set for Aug. 8 through 10 this year in Golden...

Dispatches from SXSW: Day 3 — Lessons, brisket, and fool’s gold

March 17, 2014
The most important thing I learned from being at SXSW is that I should not under any circumstances make any decisions to move to...

This Week’s Picks: December 18 – 24, 2013

December 17, 2013
Keep the season safe from Gary Busey.WEDNESDAY 12/18 "Noir City Xmas" Fans of sultry dames, smoking guns, and sinister characters — as well as anyone...

Years Latyr(x)

Bay underground hip-hop luminaries Lyrics Born and Lateef team up again for futuristic new LP

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...