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To the desert and back

The Fresh and Onlys' Tim Cohen ditches the city for rural Arizona and returns with a new record — and new tensions

Dispatches from SXSW: Day 3 — Lessons, brisket, and fool’s gold

March 17, 2014
The most important thing I learned from being at SXSW is that I should not under any circumstances make any decisions to move to...

Dispatches from SXSW: Day 2 – Fader Fort, Future Islands, and Waiting in Lines

March 14, 2014
I’m pretty sure the Fader Fort is where I want to spend the rest of my youth and possibly my life. This makeshift village...

Dispatches from SXSW: Painted Palms

March 14, 2014
After a long day of waiting in line in the sun, catching various 15-minute sets, and just being downright baffled by the enormity and...

Dispatches from SXSW: Day 1

March 13, 2014
Last night tragedy struck SXSW when a drunk driver rammed into a crowd of people. Two people are confirmed dead, one man from The...

Goldies 2014 Comedy: Sean Keane

Skewering the absurdities that inconvenience our daily lives

Years Latyr(x)

Bay underground hip-hop luminaries Lyrics Born and Lateef team up again for futuristic new LP

For whom the bell rocked: Too much turned up

September 16, 2013
Three to five years ago, the most popular phrase at Rock the Bells was “Rest in peace J Dilla.” This year, it was “Let’s...

For whom the bell rocks: hologram rap edition

September 11, 2013
This year’s Rock The Bells really is the Costco of hip-hop festivals. Pretty much anyone who’s anyone in the hip-hop world (plus some dead...

Striking Out

Stadium concession workers — without a contract since 2010, denied tip jars, some paid less than minimum wage — aren't sharing in the San Francisco Giants' success and rising prices

Chatting up Daily Kos founder Markos Moulitsas

Chances are, you probably have the Daily Kos blog open on one of your browser tabs right now. The fiercely progressive blog and community...

Disillusionment, “Everyman,” and Netroots Nation

For nearly the entire Caltrain ride to down San Jose last Thursday morning, my thoughts were fully consumed by the subject of liberal disillusionment...

Netroots Nation: How to make a comeback

At Netroots Nation the central focus on the how, and not so much the why. Everyone here knows why austerity is devastating, why women...

Netrootin’: Dispatches from the progressive tech networking confab

George McIntire is reporting live from Netroots Nation '13 in San Jose Good morning all you liberals, progressives, socialists, leftists, environmentalists, civil libertarians, feminists,...

Functional hyphy

East Bay rapper IamSu! will blow up when he damn well pleases

Major Lazer showers the Independent with cash, vuvuzelas, dead memes, and a giant bubble

April 2, 2013
It comes as a surprise to me that Diplo didn’t at least have a cameo in Spring Breakers — the film that takes place...

Just chill

On the cusp of headlining Noise Pop slots, Toro Y Moi releases an album equally inspired by J Dilla and his new Bay Area home

Time’s a wastin’, but Craigslist Casual Encounters can help you go out with a bang

December 21, 2012
Think you've outfoxed the apocalypse because it's almost noon on 12.21.12? Sorry to burst your bubble, but the Mayan armadoomsdaypaclypse may still be on.The...

On the Cheap Listings

December 18, 2012
Submit items for the listings at listings@sfbg.com. For further information on how to submit items for the listings, see Picks.WEDNESDAY 19"The Sutter's Mill Meteorite...

W. Kamau Bell plays the Fillmore, but doesn’t hold back for the home crowd

December 12, 2012
A word of advice to the person who shouted, “who’s your favorite clothing designer?,” at W. Kamau Bell during his December 9th show at...

On the Cheap Listings

December 11, 2012
WEDNESDAY 12 The Lion and the Lamb FIFTY24SF Gallery, 218 Fillmore, SF. www.fifty24sf.com. Through Feb 12. Opening reception: 6:30-10pm, free. Partnering with chic streetwear store...

Next level: this weekend’s SF Youth Arts Summit takes SOMArts

December 7, 2012
San Francisco’s next great designer, sculptor, or filmmaker could possibly be in attendance this Sat/8 at the second annual San Francisco Youth Arts Summit...

On the Cheap Listings

December 4, 2012
Submit items for the listings at listings@sfbg.com. For further information on how to submit items for the listings, see Picks.WEDNESDAY 5"Hidden in Plain Bite:...

KOOL A.D. isn’t worried about that Das Racist breakup

December 4, 2012
Any time a band breaks up, the beef rumors immediately start to swirl. Throw in Twitter and Facebook, and that rumor tornado can spin...