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On your mark, get set: The Music Video Race is off and running — and expanding

July 16, 2014
Everyone knows that true artists do their best work right before deadline. Now in its third year, the Music Video Race is an annual...

Start your engines

The little SF music video contest that could is all grown up — and expanding

Guardian Intelligence: July 16 – 22

July 15, 2014
HIGH ON KAWAIIThe J-POP Summit returns to Japantown Sat/19-Sun/20, unleashing a riot of Japanese pop culture. We're talking a fashion competition sponsored by frill...

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...

Gimme 5: Must-see shows this week

July 9, 2014
Hello friends and festival-goers! Did you just get back from High Sierra? Does your hair still smell of patchouli? Are you sad that you...

Breathing room

LEFT OF THE DIAL Wye Oak's Jenn Wasner on the band's new sound, and the doubts she overcame to create her favorite record yet. Plus: BARF #2, and Viracocha is back!

Enter to win two tickets to Phono del Sol

June 5, 2014
Phono del Sol, the Bay Bridged's daylong party in Potrero del Sol Park July 12, has added punk veteran Tony Molina to the lineup...

Gettin’ festy

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

The Selector: August 21 – 27, 2013

August 20, 2013
God is dead?WEDNESDAY 8/21 "German Summer Films" Though the Goethe Institut's latest film series is dubbed "German Summer Films," it offers a refreshingly loose interpretation...

Live Shots: Phono del Sol 2013 with Thee Oh Sees, Marnie Stern, Surf Club

July 15, 2013
John Dwyer stood holding his guitar, smiling and making small talk with the crowd, having been asked by a Phono del Sol staffer to...

Summer ghouls

A breezy chat with newish SF garage rockers Cool Ghouls, playing Phono Del Sol this weekend

Heads Up: 7 must-see concerts this week

July 9, 2013
This week I learned that if I should ever be presented with the chance to interview Selena Gomez, I should decline. The Toronto Star...

John Dwyer’s Thee Fuzz Warr Overload pedal

June 13, 2013
You can file this under: sure, why not? Spirited Thee Oh Sees frontperson John Dwyer has “inspired” a new custom pedal for Death By...

Emily Savage’s Top 10 Albums and Shows of 2012

December 21, 2012
For our annual Year in Music issue, I asked local musicians, rappers, producers, and music writers to sound off on the...

YEAR IN MUSIC 2012: Top 10s Galore

Major SF players share their favorites

Live Shots: Phono Del Sol

July 23, 2012
Hosting an all-day outdoor festival in the middle of a chilly SF summer was a crapshoot, but the Bay Bridged bet well. The sun...

Our Weekly Picks: July 18-24

July 17, 2012
WEDNESDAY 18Waters Former Port O'Brien band leader Van Pierzalowski founded Waters on the shores of Norway, New York, California, and Alaska. He's now touring...

Music Listings

July 17, 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

July 16, 2012
Use a selection of mixtapes as a base crust, add a pinch of sweet Young Magic, some crunchy Grass Widow(s), extract of Phono Del...

Localized Appreesh: Religious Girls

September 6, 2011
Localized Appreesh is our weekly thank-you column to the musicians that make the Bay. Each week a band/music-maker with a show, album release, or...