SXSW

Film Listings

September 10, 2013
Film listings are edited by Cheryl Eddy. Reviewers are Kimberly Chun, Dennis Harvey, Lynn Rapoport, Sam Stander, and Sara Maria Vizcarrondo. For rep house...

Film Listings: September 4 – 10, 2013

September 3, 2013
Film listings are edited by Cheryl Eddy. Reviewers are Kimberly Chun, Dennis Harvey, Lynn Rapoport, Sam Stander, and Sara Maria Vizcarrondo. For rep house...

Fall films to look forward too … and new movies to see tonight!

Click this way for my Fall Film Preview, presented as part of this weeks Fall Arts spectacular. With bonus photo of Bradley Cooper's Brady...

Film Listings: August 28 – September 3, 2013

August 27, 2013
Film listings are edited by Cheryl Eddy. Reviewers are Kimberly Chun, Dennis Harvey, Lynn Rapoport, Sam Stander, and Sara Maria Vizcarrondo. For rep house...

Catch a falling star

Paul Schrader talks celebrity, post-theatrical cinema, and 'The Canyons'

Soul-savers

Australia's Hiatus Kaiyote gets some love from Erykah Badu, Q-Tip, and Questlove

Our Weekly Picks

July 3, 2013
WEDNESDAY 3 PANTyRAiD Seven years after meeting in Costa Rica, Martin Folb and Josh Mayer are still doing their thing as seductive bass collaboration...

Heads Up: 6 must-see concerts this week

July 2, 2013
Not to give this family any more attention, but here I go. Are you aware of the fact that the Balloon Boy is now...

Selector: May 22-28, 2013

WEDNESDAY 22God Loves Uganda One of the most memorable docs to play this year's San Francisco International Film Festival, Roger Ross Williams' God Loves...

Our Weekly Picks: March 27-April 2, 2013

THURSDAY 28"The Secret History of Love" It's only four guys, but the quartet manages to call up a whole period in the cultural history...

Oddballs: The best in style from SXSW

March 25, 2013
I arrived in Austin smack dab in the middle of the Interactive portion of SXSW, so I got to watch the music folks trickle...

Heads Up: 8 must-see concerts this week

March 25, 2013
Sometimes, “world music” takes on an entirely different meaning. This week, the bands and musicians and producers will come from all over the (European)...

Live Shots: Rich Kidd, Young Galaxy, tween angst, and barbecue at SXSW, Day 3

March 15, 2013
Photos and words by Bowerbird Photography The surrealists employed a method of drawing called the exquisite corpse, where an artist would create an image...

Live Shots: Unknown Mortal Orchestra, fornicating turtles, and one Dixie Chick at SXSW, Day 2

March 14, 2013
Photos and words by Bowerbird Photography Immersing oneself in the SXSW 2013 musical experience feels akin to getting deep fried in a small tub...

Live Shots: K-Pop’s Night Out, Ashley Monroe, and more at SXSW, Day 1

March 13, 2013
Photos and words by Bowerbird PhotographyFans made scrawling lines all through Austin, Texas, waiting to gain access to countless shows, as the SXSW 2013...

Heads Up: 7 must-see concerts this week

March 11, 2013
If you're avoiding the hype and heat of Austin for that annual indie, not indie music-and-film massacre that is South By Southwest (er, SXSW,...

SF Music Matters Asia showcase

March 7, 2013
Asia's most heralded bands take over Chinatown for a special two-day showcase before they lift off at SXSW. From China's Carsick Cars to Korea's...

Shannon and the Clams awaken ‘Rip Van Winkle’

March 5, 2013
Our beloved kings and queen of trash rock and doo-wop hybrid Shannon and the Clams released “Rip Van Winkle,” the first single off their...

YEAR IN MUSIC 2012: Top 10s Galore

Major SF players share their favorites

Hi-fidelity weather

Michael Zapruder's 'Pink Thunder' project blends poetry, free-verse pop, and hard-wired found art

Eat to the beat

Gourmet offerings, high-end snacks, and pop-up chefs come to rock festivals and music venues. Should you give a fork?

Exchange is good

A retro art form is alive (and thriving!) thanks to the San Francisco Mixtape Society

Our Weekly Picks: May 9-15, 2012

May 8, 2012
WEDNESDAY 9 Lotus Plaza Lotus Plaza soaks innocent, introspective lyrics in bright, ambient noise. Its sound is somewhat of an Animal Collective meets Real...

Our Weekly Picks May 2-8, 2012

May 2, 2012
WEDNESDAY 2 Loom of Ruin reading Sam McPheeters has a way with language that has translated from lyrics to journalism and now: his first...