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Find your fangs: Total Trashfest is upon us

October 7, 2014
I can already envision the sound of Shannon Shaw's voice singing Metallica's "Enter Sandman," and it's music to my ears. The James Hetfield-penned classic...

Music Listings: Oct. 30-Nov 5

October 30, 2013
WEDNESDAY 30ROCKBottom of the Hill: 1233 17th St., San Francisco. Oceanography, Timothy Robert Graham, Buzzmutt, 9 p.m., $8.Brick & Mortar Music Hall: 1710 Mission,...

Haunted! Halloween and Day of the Dead events and parties

October 30, 2013
Oh hi, spooky. It's the Bay Area's favorite time of year, with both candy and muerte on our minds. here's a handy guide to...

Cover me bad

The art of the Halloween tribute band tradition

Perma-teens

Garage rock pioneers the Sonics return on a wave of Total Trash

Heads Up: 7 must-see concerts this week

October 29, 2013
Ready to get weird? Naturally, as this is the week of All Hallows Eve (i.e. the best time of the year), the shows you...

Boo!

A bewitching batch of Halloween events -- parties, especially -- to spook you real good

Halloween events

October 23, 2013
Halloween listings are compiled by Guardian staff. Submit items for the listings to listings@sfbg.com.FRIDAY 25Halloween Bash Professional Wrestling-Lucha Libre Fundraiser Buchser Middle School, 1111...

The Selector: September 4 – 10, 2013

September 3, 2013
WEDNESDAY 4The Zombies When their single "Time of the Season" was released in 1968, the Zombies had already broken up and the album that...

Rise and snack

Live shots from Burger Boogaloo, plus new Terry Malts, and deep sea nightlife 

Get trashed

Back together for Burger Boogaloo, raunchy surf-punks the Trashwomen reflect on SF's garage heyday

Get festy: Burger Boogaloo, BottleRock, and nachos

May 7, 2013
Flop, flop, flop. Can you hear that? It could be a burger flipping. Or maybe that’s the sound of your tanned, bloated belly landing...

Emily Savage’s Top 10 Albums and Shows of 2012

December 21, 2012
For our annual Year in Music issue, I asked local musicians, rappers, producers, and music writers to sound off on the...

YEAR IN MUSIC 2012: Top 10s Galore

Major SF players share their favorites

YEAR IN MUSIC 2012: Sinner’s exit

After another prolific year, San Francisco's beloved garage rock star waves goodbye to the Bay

Candy apples and razor blades

SSION, Crypts, Hunx, and Misfits cover bands bring out our Halloween spirit

‘Sup, Boo?

Witch house to-dos, Samhain celebrations, zombie flicks, scary clowns, more: Your master list of Halloween 2012 tricks and treats

End of days for Uzi Rash

October 12, 2012
Finito. Doneski. Kaput. Well, that may be putting it harshly, but Uzi Rash’s five years of fame is just about up. So says frontman...

Total Trash adds second Coachwhips show

September 26, 2012
So, you know how you were super bummed that you forgot to buy Coachwhips reunion tickets for the now sold-out Oct. 27 show at...

Hot mess: Total Trash BBQ Weekend revisited

July 31, 2012
Punks, rockers — whatever you want to call it, the scene in Oakland definitely got more than messy this weekend as the Total Trash...

Heads Up: 8 must-see concerts this week

July 23, 2012
Total Trash's bodacious two-day barbecue bonanza in Oakland tops the list of must-see live shows this week, but there's plenty more to see, including...

Feeding time

Pack the earplugs and napkins, it's time for the second annual Burger Boogaloo

Marc Ribak’s top 10 records during Thanksgiving week

December 16, 2011
For so many more year-end music lists, click here and pick up this week's paper.Total Trash Fest's Marc Ribak's list of the top...

The tops of 2011

YEAR IN MUSIC 2011: Local musicians, writers, DJs, and promoters sound off on the year's best songs, album releases, shows, and club drugs