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San Francisco’s untouchables

Is San Francisco trying to help the homeless -- or drive them away?

On the Rise: Avalon Emerson

A playful combination of house and techno, preferably listened to on a big club sound system

Hot dog

Packin' that daytime drinking in. Plus: MK, Marco Carola, Dance Mania, Soul Clap, more parties

Music Listings: March 19-25, 2014

WEDNESDAY 19ROCKBottom of the Hill: 1233 17th St., San Francisco. Yellow Ostrich, Pattern Is Movement, Paint the Trees White, 9pm, $12-$14.Brick & Mortar Music...

Theater Listings: March 12 – 18, 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....

All disquiet

A new look at a 20-year-old nightlife masterpiece. Plus: Martyn, Modular, Mighty Real, Rita Moreno, Portable aka Bodycode, more parties

Music Listings: March 5-11, 2014

WEDNESDAY 5ROCKBoom Boom Room: 1601 Fillmore, San Francisco. “The Larkade,” w/ Major Powers & The Lo-Fi Symphony, Rachel Lark, JK47, 9:30pm, free.Bottom of the...

Bar none

SUPER EGO: What the holy highballs is happening to our bar scene? Plus: Pound Puppy, Jay Tripwire, Drink, Barem, Voices from the Lake, more nightlife

Music Listings Feb. 26-Mar 4, 2014

WEDNESDAY 26ROCK50 Mason Social House: 50 Mason, San Francisco. The Ever After, The Proofs, 8pm, free.Bender’s: 806 S. Van Ness, San Francisco. Noise Pop...

Doin’ it in the dark

Seattle's notorious amateur porn festival comes to SF. Plus: Digital Mystikz, Afrika Bambaataa, Danny Tenaglia, Riot Grr, more nightlife

SFBG Wrap

Google buses, library targets the homeless, and Kelly takes on Cohen in D10

Music Listings

WEDNESDAY 19ROCKAmoeba Music: 1855 Haight, San Francisco. Phantogram, 6 p.m., free.The Chapel: 777 Valencia, San Francisco. Marissa Nadler, Donovan Quinn, 8 p.m., $12-$15.Elbo Room:...

Tougher library policies would penalize homeless patrons for sleeping, body odor

The way homeless residents are treated in San Francisco has come under scrutiny lately, with recent reports of homeless individuals being sprayed with hoses...

The price of growth

Development is booming in the eastern neighborhoods, but the money isn't there to cover the infrastructure needed to serve it

Music Listings: Feb 12-19, 2014

WEDNESDAY 12ROCKBoom Boom Room: 1601 Fillmore, San Francisco. The Coffis Brothers & The Mountain Men, Evan & The Eccentrics, 9:30 p.m., $5.Bottom of the...

The layout

A primo party plan: The Goldies, Slow Hands, Gilles Peterson, Disco Daddy, Carl Craig, Kevin Saunderson, and many more

Strings of life

Kronos Quartet comes back to wow. Plus: DJ Hell, House Shoes, Rebolledo, Poolside, Nonstop Bhangra, Kele Okereke, more parties

Win Tickets! WillCall Presents: Blackbird Blackbird + Teen Daze

Electro-island magic on the dance floor and WillCall's newest feature at the bar: Don't miss this one! Trailing a 2013 tour with STRFKR, and onto...

Music Listings: Feb 5-11, 2014

WEDNESDAY 5ROCKBrick & Mortar Music Hall: 1710 Mission, San Francisco. The Pack A.D., 9 p.m., $10-$12.DNA Lounge: 375 11th St., San Francisco. My Body...

Music Listings: Jan. 22-28, 2014

WEDNESDAY 22ROCKBottom of the Hill: 1233 17th St., San Francisco. Giggle Party, Sweat Lodge, Nasty Christmas, 9 p.m., $8.Brick & Mortar Music Hall: 1710...

Swept away

SUPER EGO Oh hey -- we're not trendy! Plus: Subb-an, Robag Wruhme, Lucidity, Cazwell, Nick Monaco, more nightlife

Positive starts

GOOD TECH ISSUE Toward a more holistic integration of technology into Bay Area life

Music Listings: Jan. 15-21, 2014

WEDNESDAY 15ROCKBottom of the Hill: 1233 17th St., San Francisco. Connan Mockasin, Disappearing People, Faux Canada, 9 p.m., $10-$12.El Rio: 3158 Mission, San Francisco....

In ‘tuni

Martuni's still serves 'em stiff. Plus: Avalon Emerson, QBERT, SF Album Project, Levon Vincent, Disco Daddy, Stimming, more parties