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NOISE: Sonic on Sonic – Vice Cooler’s best 24th B-day ever and Sonic Youth Kim and Thurston’s drop-by

July 17, 2006
Whoa, did Vice Cooler of XBXRX, KIT, and Hawnay Troof have an awesome birthday or what at 21 Grand in Oakland July 15? The...


JULY 14 VISUAL ART "Cosmic Wonder" Green baked goods, acid flashbacks, good times, bad trips - one expects all that and more packed into the Yerba Buena...

Mexico splits in half

The election moves into the streets – and the U.S. needs to be paying attention


JULY 12 PERFORMANCE “Flappers, Femmes Fatales, and Vitriol” Does history get any better than this? From Eskimo women smoking cigarettes to Japanese women lopping off their hair,...

Sweet 16mm

Small Sails float their own kind of rock show experience

NOISE: Where our beloved, late show reviews go to live, live, LIVE, MOO-HOO-HA-HA!!!

July 7, 2006
Er, yes, well, we do have quite a bit of catching up to do since the Big Blog Crash of '06. Magik Markers get...

But I love it!

Valley of the Dolls (Fox Home Entertainment) PRESS PLAY My favorite anecdote about Susan Hayward hides in a Nicholas Ray biography. When director Ray first met...


Crowded Fire's Hands torch neoliberalism


"My basic photography lesson is this: You frame the perfect composition, exactly like you want it, and then you step forward," says Larry Clark....

Johnny bravo

Depp and company return for a savvy Pirates of the Caribbean sequel

Ra, Ra rah-rah

› kimberly@sfbg.com SONIC REDUCER Wassup Lauryn Hill? Well apparently she's been busy morphing into Sun Ra. A staight-skankin', massive fro–sportin', partyin'-with-Method-Man-at-the-Clift-Hotel, "la, la, la, la"-ing Sun...

Queen of the double feature

HORROR-LARITY If there's anything better than peaches and cream, it would have to be Peaches and Elvira. Movie maniacs will get a taste of...

Steel crazy

Superman Returns basks in hero worship

Lust for life

› kimberly@sfbg.com SONIC REDUCER Ah, spring — it seems like a distant memory in June as we get socked an SF summer's weaving, one-two punch...

Cooler heads

› andrea@altsexcolumn.com Dear Andrea: I've been dating a beautiful girl, and I mean she is hot. The problem? She's really jealous and we fight all the...

It’s a small world after all

Lengthy Babylon Heights stumbles off the Yellow Brick Road

Calleth he, calleth I

The Ark's 21st-century rock star Ola Salo does his thing, shoots, and scores

DJ without borders

Bay Area turntable institution Cheb i Sabbah forces the boundaries of global electronica

Goode is great …

... despite an uneven 20th anniversary concert

Passion plays

Powerful writers and equally intense actors play a vital part in Campo Santo's success, 10 years on

Doing the Cannes-Cannes, Part Two

May 25, 2006
Gary Meyer of the Balboa is at this year's Cannes Film Festival. Here is the second of his reports. What a day! They’ve moved things...

Multi-angle magic

Margaret Jenkins Dance Company gets kaleidoscopic with A Slipping Glimpse

Cave in

› kimberly@sfbg.com SONIC REDUCER Pop styles of the oh-so-rich and silly! Britney Spears nearly drops her infant son, baby in one...