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Celebrate National Toy Store Day at some of our fave local shoppes

There’s perhaps nothing in your life that will ever get you as excited as when you a youngster with a toy trip trip on...

Our Weekly Picks: October 17-23

WEDNESDAY 17Bob Dylan What does one need to know in order to decide whether or not to go to one of the upcoming Bay...

Our Weekly Picks: October 10-16

October 9, 2012
WEDNESDAY 10 Happy Hour at 251 Post Stumbling on 251 Post Street feels a lot like clicking on a square in Minesweeper that opens...

Heads Up: 6 must-see concerts this week

September 24, 2012
Waiting for the second manicure of my life, flipping through trashy magazines with my excitable fellow preeners, I came upon a photo of glittery...

Live Shots: Blondie and Devo at the Warfield

September 12, 2012
I was flipping around on my car’s FM dial last week and had the bleeding-from-the-ears misfortune of coming upon Taylor Swift’s staggeringly awful new...

Our Weekly Picks: August 29-September 4

August 28, 2012
WEDNESDAY 29Enorchestra In between his roles as "Roxy Music co-founder" and "ambient guru," musician/non-musician Brian Eno recorded a sequence of four visionary, distinctive solo...

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?

Appetite: Outside Lands, as seen by a food writer

August 27, 2012
This year's Outside Lands, the three-day extravaganza of some of the top musical acts in the world and quality food and drink (this is...

Are free Golden Gate Park events fading away?

August 24, 2012
San Francisco's countercultural community was built at least partly through free concerts and gatherings in Golden Gate Park, including the legendary Human Be-In and...

Skrillex vs Stevie Wonder at Outside Lands

August 14, 2012
Surveying the rabid Skrillex crowd, I felt old for one of the first times in my life. Like, John McCain, “get off my lawn”...

Heads Up: 7 must-see concerts this week

August 13, 2012
The global spectacle of the Olympics is through for now (see you in Russia 2014!); the local frenzy of Outside Lands 2012 has passed....

Unhinged eccentricity: Outside Lands night shows

August 13, 2012
Last week saw two alternative rock favorites headlining local venues thanks to Outside Lands night shows: San Francisco punk-Americana duo Two Gallants, and master...

The good, the bad, and the delicious at Outside Lands

August 13, 2012
Recovered yet? We're almost there. It was a frenzied, foggy, dusty and memorable weekend at Outside Lands in Golden Gate Park. There were sonic...

Tune in to The Guardian at Outside Lands, powered by AT&T!

August 10, 2012
Not going to be at Outside Lands this weekend?  AT&T has you covered!  From August 10-12, AT&T U-verse will be live streaming acoustic performances...

Outer limits

The big ones, the locals, the global travelers, and Beer Lands at this year's Outside Lands

Music Listings

August 7, 2012
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...

Heads Up: 7 must-see concerts this week

August 6, 2012
Outside Lands is nearly here, and you'll read plenty about that in the paper. But the festival is now sold out, plus I do...

Halcyon days

Two Gallants recharge with their first new release in five years — and a slot at Outside Lands

Localized Appreesh: Diego’s Umbrella

July 17, 2012
Localized Appreesh is our weekly thank-you column to the musicians that make the Bay. To be considered, contact emilysavage@sfbg.com.Gypsy punk, that wild pluck-pluck-pluck...

Bernal Heights pumps up the volume

July 6, 2012
Climb Bernal Hill as a sweaty pedestrian and you just might descend by flying down on a futuristic -- newly charged! -- electric bicycle....

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

2012 Summer Fairs and Festivals

Carnaval, Maker Faire, Eat Real, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, Folsom Street Fair ... Our annual comprehensive guide to outdoor and community affairs

Outside Lands 2012 announced: Stevie Wonder, Metallica, Jack White

April 17, 2012
Holy cow, the Outside Lands lineup is out and it is packed full of major, big name acts. How long 'till San Francisco festival...