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Love rumbles

Who is Charlie Megira? A Berlin rebel with a Bay Area connection

Down at the Rickshaw

One of our favorite independent music venues celebrates 10 years of rockin' -- with a week of great shows

Rockin’ New Year’s Eve

Let 2013 all hang out at these musical blasts

Tofu’s New Year’s rockin’ Eve

December 25, 2013
TOFU AND WHISKEY If you're like me, you'd much rather chug the Champagne of Beers straight from the can in flower-print stretch pants while...

Teen dream machine

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

Rattlin’ bones and sugar plums

The Preservation Hall Jazz Band rolls into town. Plus: Happy Diving, the Weirdos, more music

Riot acts

'The Punk Singer' chronicles Kathleen Hanna's remarkable life — and mysterious illness

On the veg

BOOKS ISSUE: Isa Chandra Moskowitz is back with 'Isa Does It,' a vegan cookbook for working stiffs

Meat is murder

BOOKS ISSUE: Morrissey's long and juicy story, D.H. Peligro's 'Dreadnaught,' and more musical books (and live music, too) 

Gray days

arts@sfbg.comTOFU AND WHISKEY New DIY record labels? Minimalist two-person ukulele bands? These are not the signs of fast-paced, modern, glossy hi-tech lifestyles. While San...

War of the roses

Rhys Chatham's piece for 100 guitars, Tricycle Records comp release, more Melt-Banana

Vegan idol Isa Chandra Moskowitz brings ‘Isa Does It’ to SF, reveals restaurant name

November 12, 2013
The first thing you need to know about Isa Chandra Moskowitz is that she's a punky legend in the global vegan community. She started...

Seattle surf rock band La Luz in severe car accident

November 6, 2013
Some terrible news about a band featured in this week’s issue: La Luz. The haunted surf rock quartet from Seattle was in an awful-sounding...

Alive, not well

La Luz, Six Week Records, Crashfaster, and more

High fidelity rockers

At look at your local musician-record store employees

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...

Bleached offers up Halloween ‘Love Spells’

October 31, 2013
Just in time for Halloween: LA beach-punk sister duo Bleached released a graveyard and zombie-filled video for the track “Love Spells.” Stick it on...

In the year of worms

Grass Widow's Hannah Lew offers Cold Beat tales of 'death, paranoia, and science fiction'

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...

I’m so free: RIP Lou Reed

October 28, 2013
Everyone had their essential Lou Reed. Whether it was a Velvet Underground record, a solo track, or a collaborative piece, there was a musical...

Kids in America

French Cassettes unspool sunny tales of "Gold Youth." Plus: Danish Renaissance woman Oh Land and new books by East Bay punk goofballs Bobby Joe Ebola and the Children MacNuggits

Heads Up: 7 must-see concerts this week

October 22, 2013
Well lookie here -- seems like SF really is for lovers. We’ve got hoards of young folks intermingling on OkCupid, Grindr, and Tindr. And...

Hunx on running into Elvira, life in LA, and his all-time favorite punk bands

October 17, 2013
Hunx (aka Seth Bogart) is something of a hometown hero in San Francisco. While technically he grew up in Tucson, Ariz, his name and...

Live Shots: Har Mar Superstar at Bottom of the Hill

October 16, 2013
Have you ever heard of a snowball? (Not the frozen thing, the sugary treat, or some kind of sex act). I’m talking about the...