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Holy crap is there a lot of good new music coming out of the Bay this week

October 8, 2014
Looking for something to get you past the hump of Hump Day? Well put down that "which Disney princess is your dog" quiz right...

A joyful noise

Christopher Owens embraces his country and gospel roots with sophomore solo work 'A New Testament'

Treasure hunting

Our picks for the Treasure Island Music festival

Chuck Prophet on glam rock, his new record, and how the Castro is turning into a strip mall

October 2, 2014
Chuck Prophet's been around the San Francisco music scene long enough to make a name for himself in a few regards: He can be...

Strictly speaking

A chat with Hardly Strictly Bluegrass's booker, as San Francisco's crown jewel of free festivals gears up for its 14th year

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...

The Mountain Goats’ John Darnielle on his first novel, unreliable narrators, and the joys of getting real mail

September 26, 2014
John Darnielle’s brain seems like it runs at just a slightly higher RPM than other people’s.One could get this impression from listening to the...

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

Live shots: Beck christens the new Masonic

September 22, 2014
It's not often that you get to see a new venue on opening night — so yeah, even if Beck hadn't been part of...

Double Duchess is back, and this time they’ve brought Kelly Osbourne

September 19, 2014
Is the drab Friday weather outside getting you down as you gear up for a weekend full of leather- and whip-filled debauchery?Never fear! You...

Dave Chappelle kept me up until 5am this morning and I’m still trying to process what just happened

September 18, 2014
The first time I saw Dave Chappelle perform live was 10 years and three months ago, in a large, echo-y gymnasium at UC San...

No thanks, Bono

Three new albums that should magically appear on your iPod in place of Songs of Innocence

Locals only: Split Screens

September 16, 2014
There's something overwhelmingly dreamlike about Jessie Cafiero's songwriting, to the point that it makes a listener feel like they're sleepwalking: The ebbs and flows...

Viracocha is legit! Here are five things from the past five years that we wish we could’ve written about

September 12, 2014
As you may have heard by now, Viracocha — everyone's favorite Never-Never Land of a music venue/spoken word performance space/speakeasy/antiques store/beautiful place to stop...

Go do this thing tonight: Tell Supes Chiu and Campos how to make SF nightlife better

September 10, 2014
Are you sick of San Francisco being a town that shuts down at 2am (and more realistically about an hour earlier)?Are you annoyed that...

The Breeders barrel on

With a slew of solo work under her belt and new full-band songs on the way, Kim Deal slows down for no one

WATERS sign to Vagrant, drop new single “I Feel Everything”

September 9, 2014
Van Pierszalowski, the songwriter and primary ringleader of SF's WATERS, has always seemed like a guy on the brink of wide(r)spread stardom. The band's...

Local love: Fresh fall jams from Cathedrals, Terry Malts, The Seshen, and more

September 3, 2014
You know that feeling where, if you see one more headline about how all the artists and musicians have fled San Francisco and the...

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

Chuck Prophet to Scott Wiener: Shut the fuck up about Duboce Triangle

August 29, 2014
Musician and historically outspoken SF resident Chuck Prophet, who'll be gracing us with his brand of ramblin' rock and roll at this year's Hardly...

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

Infinite loop

With a new record and a whole new generation of fans, Oakland's Souls of Mischief take it back to the old school