Q&A

Q&A: Vela Eyes on passing out in the studio, taping merch to the car hood, and becoming ‘a real...

June 18, 2013
Vela Eyes is a relatively new indie-pop act right out of San Francisco that combines a huge, spaciously synthesized sound with the personality and...

Rep Clock

June 11, 2013
Schedules are for Wed/12-Tue/18 except where noted. Director and year are given when available. Double features marked with a •. All times pm unless...

Jamaican Queens on major influences, ‘Wormfood,’ and Detroit

May 10, 2013
The Detroit-based trio, Jamaican Queens, makes instantly catchy, hip-hop-influenced, electronic-soaked pop gems and performs them in a dance-inducing glam pop fashion. Although Ryan Spencer,...

Heartless Bastards’ Erika Wennerstrom on breaking writer’s block with travel

March 28, 2013
It seems like the Austin-based Heartless Bastards have made some drastic changes since the release of their debut album, Stairs and Elevators, shedding their punkish irreverence...

Reality rap: Q&A with Saafir, the Saucee Nomad

March 27, 2013
Ed. note – this week's music feature is all about emcee-producer Saafir, the Saucee Nomad. The wheelchair-bound associate of Hobo Junction and Digital Underground...

Whereabouts of W. Kamau Bell: a Q&A

March 19, 2013
Q Hey, whatever happened to W. Kamau Bell? A Pretty sure the politically astute Bay Area comedian, writer, and director went on to fame in...

VOWS’ Luke Sweeney on marinating songs, foot prayers, and the gospel of Al Green

March 12, 2013
San Francisco’s VOWS has come a long way from its beginning in 2007. As with many creative enterprises, the band -- which plays the...

Dark side of the Dude

January 8, 2013
More than a year ago, in his rundown on “top substances that have influenced music,” promoter-DJ Marco De La Vega said this: “I...raid my...

On the Cheap Listings

November 13, 2012
Submit items for the listings at listings@sfbg.com. For further information on how to submit items for the listings, see Picks. WEDNESDAY 14 "Badass" Project One gallery,...

Das Racist’s Kool A.D. on hip-hop, baseball, and losing his virginity

October 11, 2012
Self-proclaimed, “second best rapper with glasses after E-40” and Bay Area native by way of Brooklyn Victor Vazquez aka KOOL A.D. of rap group...

UK producer Max Cooper doesn’t want to see computers in tight skirts

October 2, 2012
Over the course of a steady stream of heady mixes and original compositions, Max Cooper has been gaining attention in the electronic music world...

Art breakthroughs and country music with Sonny Smith

June 29, 2012
Sonny Smith’s dedicated yet freewhelin’ attitude towards life and art have brought him to his ninth record release this week, Longtime Companion (Polyvinyl Records),...

Don’t funk with THEESatisfaction’s groove

June 20, 2012
Cat Harris-White and bandmate Stasia Irons know how to write a memorable lyric. “Queens of the Stoned Age/and princess of time/feel our energy/floating through...

No longer Painfully Alone: Owen Ashworth lives ‘in the now’ as Advance Base

June 6, 2012
Owen Ashworth has this way of making you feel like you've long known him personally. The singer-songwriter-keys aficionado seems an open book, his gold-tipped...

Q&A: Alaina Moore of Denver’s Tennis

April 30, 2012
Some people look to surf pop as their go to summer soundtrack. But what if, for once, you were to venture off the shore...

Feminist dance pop: Q&A with MEN’s JD Samson

October 5, 2011
Just as she did with Le Tigre, JD Samson blurs the lines between feminist theory and modern pop music with her most recent musical...

The instruments of my life: Q&A with Beirut’s Zach Condon

September 30, 2011
Zach Condon, the pied piper of Beirut, is known for a great many things – his quavering voice and heart-tugging music (watch the new...

As close to the lens as possible: A (too brief) Q&A with David Weissman

One of the strongest aspects of the film We Were Here is the intimacy and depth of its interviews (read our review here), so it's...

Free jeans! — A Q&A with Caleb Nichols of Grand Lake

February 11, 2011
Hailing from San Luis Obispo, Calif. by way of Oakland, Grand Lake has become an art rock darling among the hip, not only because...

Q&A: The unexpurgated Books

December 16, 2010
Accurately summing up the music The Books create is a tall order. Folktronica, indie-pop, cut & paste, experimental -- all these tags can loosely...

Alerts

August 24, 2010
ALERTS By Kristen Peters alert@sfbg.com WEDNESDAY, AUG. 25 "This in Itself is A Victory" Celebrate the community of resistance that met the G8/G20 leaders in Ontario, Canada, in June...

Events listings

April 6, 2010
Events listings are compiled by Paula Connelly. Submit items for the listings at listings@sfbg.com. WEDNESDAY 7 California Nights California Historical Society Museum, 678 Mission, SF;...

Snap Sounds (and Q&A): Art Museums

March 18, 2010
THE ART MUSEUMSRough Frame(Woodsist)San Francisco's Josh Alper and Glenn Donaldson lightly place these love songs within comic frameworks. The opening track describes a shy,...

Stage Listings

February 9, 2010
Stage listings are compiled by Molly Freedenberg. Performance times may change; call venues to confirm. Reviewers are Robert Avila, Rita Felciano, and Nicole Gluckstern....