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Best of the Bay 2013 Readers Poll: Arts and Entertainment

October 15, 2013
BEST OF THE BAY 2013: READERS POLLArts and Entertainment BEST MOVIE THEATER CASTRO THEATRE 429 Castro, SFwww.castrotheatre.com BEST REP FILM HOUSE ROXIE 3117 16th St, SFwww.roxie.com BEST...


October 15, 2013

Our 39th annual celebration of the people, places, and things that make living in the Bay Area so awesome


BEER + WINE ISSUE: A monster kegerator just took over my kitchen!  

Gary Numan: dark music done right at the Oakland Metro

September 9, 2013
From Metallica to This Mortal Coil, there's a sense of canned melodrama about most "dark" music that I've long found goofy and unconvincing. On...

Outside Lands 2013 winners (Paul McCartney, Chic, Bombino) and losers

August 14, 2013
Hall & Oates, or Trombone Shorty? Willie Nelson, or Vampire Weekend? This year's Outside Lands presented its 65,000 attendees with some perplexing choices, resulting...

Music Listings: August 7-13, 2013

August 7, 2013
WEDNESDAY 7ROCKBottom of the Hill: 1233 17th St., San Francisco. Nothington, Masked Intruder, Elway, Sam Russo, 9 p.m., $10-$12.DNA Lounge: 375 11th St., San...

The Selector: August 7 -13, 2013

August 6, 2013
WEDNESDAY 7White Fence Listen to White Fence's psych-folk track "To The Boy I Jumped In The Hemlock Alley," off the spring-released full-length Cyclops Reap,...

Pre-park quickies

Spitballing with Outside Lands artists

Heads Up: 7 must-see concerts this week

August 6, 2013
Yes, Outside Lands is back this weekend in Golden Gate Park. So that’s a given, especially if you’ve already got tickets to the sold-out...

With a rising profile, King Tuff still prefers music that sounds like it came out of a trashcan

August 6, 2013
Garage rock troubadour King Tuff is no stranger to playing outdoor venues like Golden Gate Park for Outside Lands.“One time I played in my...

Before Outside Lands: Midi Matilda on its favorite live shows and OSL fantasies

August 1, 2013
San Francisco based duo Midi Matilda has managed to worm its way into a corner of electro-pop music that is highly accessible. As the...

Before Outside Lands: the Easy Leaves prep for summer fests, hope to catch Willie Nelson

July 23, 2013
Kevin Carducci and Sage Fifield of the Easy Leaves really are pretty easy-going. But take away their opportunity to do what they love and...

Before Outside Lands: Youth Lagoon on Art Garfunkel, the spiritual significance of pelicans

June 28, 2013
Youth Lagoon, the aloof youth that is Trevor Powers, has explored new land in latest album Wondrous Bughouse (Fat Possum). Revealing, yet withholding, the...

Before Outside Lands: death and train-tripping with Wavves

June 12, 2013
As we collectively await Outside Lands 2013 (August 9-11, Golden Gate Park) and attempt to enjoy summer -- the sun’s actually here, in the...

New NIN sounds like old NIN, and it’s coming to Outside Lands

June 6, 2013
Admit it, there was a time when a Nine Inch Nails album was the hardest music in your CD collection. You slipped your Downward...

Get festy: Burger Boogaloo, BottleRock, and nachos

May 7, 2013
Flop, flop, flop. Can you hear that? It could be a burger flipping. Or maybe that’s the sound of your tanned, bloated belly landing...

Heads Up: 7 must-see concerts this week

April 16, 2013
Macca, Hall and Oates, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nine Inch Nails – what is this, 1976, or '99? I kid; the Outside Lands 2013...

Mike Shine’s “Flotsam’s Harvest” at White Walls

March 26, 2013
By Molly ChamplainA promise that all our ailments will disappear and our wildest dreams will come true ... for a small price. Or for...

Spring into arts

Guardian writers select the season's most-anticipated performances, exhibits, film events, and more

Our 50 favorite San Francisco bars — all on one page!

February 26, 2013
From splashy dives to upscale classics (and everything in between) — our favorite spots to grab a drink This week's cover story in the...

The G50: San Francisco’s top bars

From splashy dives to upscale classics (and everything in between) — our favorite spots to grab a drink

SF Sketchfest founders reminisce (and look ahead) on the eve of their 12th event

January 23, 2013
The first SF Sketchfest, in 2002, was a good excuse to find a stage and some quality time for its organizers’ own sketch comedy...

Our Weekly Picks: January 16-22

WEDNESDAY 16Michael Hurley Musicians often look to roots for inspiration, but I don't think any have interacted as deeply with their musical ancestors as...

Balkan brass blowup

The Berkeley Balkan Bacchanal's last showcase of 2012, A Very Castle Face Christmas, CHURCHES' new release, and more