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This Week’s Picks: August 13 – 19, 2014

August 12, 2014
THURSDAY 14 Kevin Morby If you're enough of an indie rock fan, you might have heard Kevin Morby's work without knowing it. He's played bass...

This Week’s Picks: July 2 – 8, 2014

July 2, 2014
WEDNESDAY 2 Be Calm Honcho As Be Calm Honcho's lead singer croons about her love of California on the band's debut album, differences between the...

Happy hump day music news!

April 16, 2014
Hiatus, schmiatus: Thee Oh Sees have been added to an already-dreamy Burger Boogaloo lineup. Catch 'em alongside OFF!, Shannon and the Clams, Nobunny, Terry...

Sweet, psyched-out, and dirty

Oakland's violin-wielding Everyone Is Dirty on the band's first full-length. Plus: Wicked Mercies and The She's

Gimme 5: Must-see shows this week (Noise Pop edition)

February 24, 2014
Like sands through the hourglass, so are the festivals of San Francisco. Or something like that. SF Beer Week is over, dear readers, but...

Teen dream machine

THE YEAR IN MUSIC: Teen girls (and fierce young women) rocked the world in 2013

This Week’s Picks: November 6 – 12, 2013

November 5, 2013
 Dirty squeeze.WEDNESDAY 11/6 The Big Book of Orgasms "Although not all humans can eroticize all things, humans as a species can eroticize anything." Oh? Well,...

Heads Up: 7 must-see concerts this week

November 5, 2013
The Queen of Rockabilly (who once dated Elvis), a ‘90s shoegaze icon, a legendary SF math rock crew, and a brand new haunted surf-garage...

Live Shots: Street Joy, the She’s, the Tambo Rays at Milk Bar

October 25, 2013
Wednesday night, three young, up-and-coming bands gathered at the Milk Bar, an intimate venue on the western edge of Haight Street, to lay down...

Best of the Bay 2013 Editors Picks: Arts and Entertainment

ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENTEDITORS PICKSEditors picks are chosen by Guardian editors for special recognition for brightening the Bay Area experience.BEST BAWDY BOWIE WORSHIP It takes...

Best of the Bay 2013: BEST PET SOUNDS

Different Fur Studios is esteemed by the current generation of music fans for churning out a staggering variety of hip music from San Francisco —...

Heads Up: 8 must-see concerts this week

August 20, 2013
The Internet never forgets. I realized this yet again today after discovering the complete 1979 BBC documentary, Who Is Poly Styrene, and with the...

The Selector: August 14 – 20, 2013

August 13, 2013
 WEDNESDAY 14SPF6 Long before SF became hospitable to starts-up and high tech biz, it fostered dance innovation. No one in the city boasts this...

Noise Pop 2013: The Thermals and Dirty Ghosts at Rickshaw Stop, Bender’s happy hour

March 4, 2013
I first learned of the Thermals in 2005 from the DVD series, Burn to Shine, in which bands play a house that's set to...

On the Rise: The She’s

I had a seemingly innocuous query for all-teenage, all-girl sunny rock'n'roll quartet, the She's: what've you got in store for 2013? The band's answer...

Bands on the Rise 2013

February 12, 2013

Teen surf pop, glam garage, Mission hip-hop, Brazilian shoegaze ... say hello to the vibrant new class of movers and shakers in the Bay Area's diverse music scene

Live Shots: La Sera at the Chapel

November 13, 2012
It was nice to see that “Kickball” Katy Goodman hasn’t grown up too much since leaving the Vivian Girls. Her big smile, bubbling stage...

Heads Up: 6 must-see concerts this week

September 24, 2012
Waiting for the second manicure of my life, flipping through trashy magazines with my excitable fellow preeners, I came upon a photo of glittery...

Best of the Bay 2012: BEST FEMINIST RECORDING STUDIO

Ladies in the music biz deserve to be heard -- weirdly, that still needs to be reiterated in 2012 -- and Women's Audio...

Best of the Bay 2012 Editors Picks: Arts and Entertainment

Best of the Bay 2011 Editors Picks: Arts and Entertainment BEST HEAVY METAL STITCH WIZARDGuardian photo by Brittany M. Powell He's the mustachioed maniac who...

Heads Up: 6 must-see concerts this week

April 23, 2012
Is it mundane to still be talking about the weather? What if we’re reminiscing about fickle San Francisco, and a rejuvenating weekend full of...

The She’s on Girls, Women’s Audio Mission, and soccer practice

December 1, 2011
The She's have opened for Girls, played with Thao with the Get Down Stay Down, and this month, released an infectious, surfy garage-pop debut...

Music Listings

November 29, 2011
Music listings are compiled by Emily Savage. Since club life is unpredictable, it's a good idea to call ahead or check the venue's website...

Election 2010: Wait is on for Labor-Dems

November 2, 2010
Labor Council executive director Tim Paulson isn't quite ready to give up the ghost on this one, despite a reported 196 Republican seats already...