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Keys of life

Jimi Hendrix and Nick Cave feature in two very different movies

Beat it

Fall nightlife season is heating up, with Ten Walls, Tiara Sensation, Basic Soul Unit, Hercules and Love Affair, Daniel Wang, Art Beats, and more 

TIFF 2014: Foreign favorites, part one

September 19, 2014
Jesse Hawthorne Ficks reports from the recent 2014 Toronto International Film Festival. Previous installment here!** Working steadily for over 40 years, achieving more than...

Questions of the week: Who is the walrus? And who is Liam Neeson gonna take down next? New movies!

If Jesse Hawthorne Ficks' ongoing Pixel Vision posts about the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival have you longing for your own festival experience, check...

Dave Chappelle kept me up until 5am this morning and I’m still trying to process what just happened

September 18, 2014
The first time I saw Dave Chappelle perform live was 10 years and three months ago, in a large, echo-y gymnasium at UC San...

Folsom Special: Zbörnak wants to rock your “Dikpix”

September 18, 2014
"Expect glitter, expect Twitter (don't expect Twitter), expect foul language and talking about dicks, expect body dysmorphia, but like in the opposite direction. The...

Hockey! Drums! Pianos! And TRASHY MOVIES! Passions ruled TIFF 2014

September 17, 2014
Jesse Hawthorne Ficks reports from an epic Toronto International Film Festival. Read his first installment here.Despite notable entries like George Roy Hill's defining Slap...

Rep Clock: Sep 17-23, 2014

September 17, 2014
Schedules are for Wed/17-Tue/23 except where noted. Director and year are given when available. Double features marked with a •. All times pm unless...

Film Listings: Sept 17-23, 2014

September 17, 2014
Film listings are edited by Cheryl Eddy. Reviewers are Kimberly Chun, Dennis Harvey, Lynn Rapoport, and Sara Maria Vizcarrondo. For rep house showtimes, see...

Stage Listings: September 17-23, 2014

September 17, 2014
Stage listings are compiled by Guardian staff. Performance times may change; call venues to confirm. Reviewers are Robert Avila, Rita Felciano, and Nicole Gluckstern....

This Week’s Picks: Sept 17-23, 2014

September 17, 2014
WEDNESDAY/17  Multiple Mary and Invisible Jane Flyaway Productions, the aerial dance company that aims to "expose the range and power of female physicality," will use...

Joyous blues

September 16, 2014

New doc spotlights the musical wanderings of Arhoolie Records founder Chris Strachwitz

Stream of movement

Liss Fain turns to Faulkner for 'The Imperfect is Our Paradise'

Reform BART’s approach to labor

September 16, 2014
By Christina Olague OPINION If BART is part of your daily commute, you know how critical a reliable system is to Bay Area working...

Viracocha is legit! Here are five things from the past five years that we wish we could’ve written about

September 12, 2014
As you may have heard by now, Viracocha — everyone's favorite Never-Never Land of a music venue/spoken word performance space/speakeasy/antiques store/beautiful place to stop...

Disrupting Disrupt

September 11, 2014
A friend and I made a spur-of-the-moment decision to hit the final TechCrunch Disrupt after-party last night. Because, sheer curiosity. So here comes one...

The funkmaestro of Vulfpeck on gaming Spotify, German pronunciation mishaps, and Google search optimization

September 10, 2014
By Jonathan KirchnerMembers of the band Vulfpeck describe themselves as a "half-Jewish German-American rhythm section." Creators of severely catchy, mostly-instrumental grooves, the four-piece — who...

SOS: A bill to protect oil refineries also threatens public access rights

September 9, 2014
Gov. Brown. Veto SB 1300This bill would establish a stealth template for how to gut the California Public Records Act one economic and political...

This Week’s Picks: September 10 – 16, 2014

September 9, 2014
Particles, waves, subatomic forcesTHURSDAY 11 San Francisco Electronic Music Festival One of the advantages of being the center of the tech industry is hosting a...

Theater Listings: September 10 – 16, 2014

September 9, 2014
Stage listings are compiled by Guardian staff. Performance times may change; call venues to confirm. Reviewers are Robert Avila, Rita Felciano, and Nicole Gluckstern....

Film Listings: September 10 – 16, 2014

September 9, 2014
Film listings are edited by Cheryl Eddy. Reviewers are Kimberly Chun, Dennis Harvey, Lynn Rapoport, and Sara Maria Vizcarrondo. For rep house showtimes, see...

Jock joints

The 420 Games and weed-smoking pro athletes counter the image of lazy potheads

Kiesza storms the pop scene at the Rickshaw Stop

September 2, 2014
By Rob GoszkowskiIt’s entirely possible that Kiesza outgrew her gig at the Rickshaw Stop a few minutes after it was booked. Those in attendance...

No place like home

Saya Woolfalk culminates seven years of virtual civilization in 'ChimaTEK'