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The Selector: Oct. 8-14, 2014

October 7, 2014
WEDNESDAY 8 King Khan and BBQ Show King Khan is perhaps best known for his work with his garage-soul-punk outfit The Shrines, a tremendously noisy...

The Aislers Set reunion welcomed with open arms, nostalgia at The Chapel

October 1, 2014
By Rebecca HuvalAfter an 11-year hiatus, dream-pop lovables The Aislers Set played to a sold-out room swooning with nostalgia at The Chapel Sunday night.Singer-songwriter...

Two-fer Tuesday: New music videos from Cathedrals and The Stone Foxes

September 30, 2014
Because nothing showcases the breadth of music being made in the Bay Area better than some chilled-out electro R&B followed by a driving blues-rock...

Tough decisions ahead: The Bay Area Record Fair, the Oakland Music Festival, and more

September 24, 2014
Ever get so overwhelmed by all the awesome events in the Bay Area on a given weekend that you give up on trying to...

Ruinous beauty

With a hook-filled, hard-charging new record, Bob Mould explores loss, acceptance, and looks, as always, to the future

Don’t call it retro

Bart Davenport on musical thrifting, the influence of palm trees, and how he just can't quit the Bay Area

A show a day: Your fall music calendar

August 28, 2014
What's going on in Bay Area music these next three months? Glad you asked. Like a daily multivitamin wards off the sniffles, getting the SFBG's...

A show a day: Your fall music calendar

FALL ARTS 2014 Like a daily multivitamin, your recommended dose of live shows through November

Hump day music news: The Masonic gets a facelift, that dancey new Toro y Moi side project, and more

August 20, 2014
-- The venue formerly known as the Nob Hill Masonic Center will re-open next month as "The Masonic," a 3,300-seat music venue booked by...

Here are some shows that have nothing to do with Outside Lands

August 8, 2014
What's that you say? VIP wristbands for $600, special-issue high-end ice cream, and tiny cups of organic sulfite-free wine aren't exactly your thing? We're headed...

This Week’s Picks: August 6 – 12, 2014

August 5, 2014
sockhop in a sheet-metal factoryTHURSDAY 7 Post:Ballet's Five High Most choreographers start small, slowly developing skills — and an audience for their work. In 2010...

Happy Hour: The week in music

August 1, 2014
Happy Friday, friends, and welcome to August. We're only about a month away from summer weather!As happy hour draws closer, here's a look back...

Carletta Sue Kay on strip clubs, literature, and dumpster-diving after art exhibits

July 23, 2014
Not long after I sat down with Randy Walker, the male, non-performing ego of one of San Francisco's most undefinable musical acts, vocal powerhouse...

Grown-up GRMLN

The pop-punk whiz kid comes of age. Plus: More festivals!

The Guardian Hot Pink List 2014

June 24, 2014
For the past few years, as part of our annual Queer Issue, we've rounded up a few of the people who have...

Pride on fire! 2014’s must-do Pride events

June 24, 2014
Hey gorgeous queer person (and friends)! There is way too much to do this year, as always. Don't be scared. Dive right into...

This Week’s Picks: June 18 – 24, 2014

June 17, 2014
raucous as it is tenderWEDNESDAY 18  Zara McFarlane You've got to be plenty ballsy to venture a cover of "Police and Thieves," the immortal 1976...

Gimme 5: Must-see shows this week

June 16, 2014
Happy Monday, y'all. I know, it's rough. I hope at the very least that your weekend was better than this guy's.If not, don't despair!...

There is too much going on this weekend: The Congress, Not Dead Yet Fest, and more

June 5, 2014
Y'all ever have that thing where a week or two will go by without a show you're particularly stoked on, and then all of...

Pink Mountaintops get weird at The Chapel

May 31, 2014
By Jordannah ElizabethThe Pink Mountaintops performed last night at The Chapel in the Mission District to a loyal crowd of friends and fans, who...

In my room

Doe Eye retreats to her high school bedroom and emerges with a full-length debut. Plus: Papercuts' Jason Quever on writing, catharsis, and how he's not as depressed as everyone thinks

Watch: Papercuts’ “Life Among the Savages”

May 27, 2014
Papercuts, the indie-folk output of San Francisco songwriter-producer Jason Quever, has been a San Francisco staple for a decade now. By turns stark and...

Swimming solo

Birds & Batteries' frontman steps dreamily out on his own. Plus: BottleRock 2.0, and The Chapel says "everyone chill"

A tUnE-yArDs phone date from the road

May 6, 2014
Being weird in a good way seems like a more difficult status for artists to attain than it used to be. We can...