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Catching up with Young Prisms: new video, new process, and those pesky Cure comparisons

April 18, 2013
At their show at Elbo Room on Friday, Young Prisms are going to play new material that they’ve never performed in front of an...

Bat for Lashes brings an occult celebration to the Regency Ballroom

April 17, 2013
There’s an idea in literary theory that co-opts the philosophical notion of the concrete universal. The value of a poem, character, or story, it...

Jessie Ware eats pizza at Little Star, connects with her fans at the Independent

April 15, 2013
Last Thursday, when the lights came up on the stage at the Independent, they revealed a woman who was relishing the reverential shouts of...

British singer Jessie Ware on summer plans, being herself on stage, and flowers in SF

April 10, 2013
I first heard Jessie Ware’s “If You’re Never Gonna Move” on the road from the East Coast. After that, the song averaged about five...

Oakland’s first outdoor sculpture park opens tonight!

April 5, 2013
Last Tuesday, in the parcel of land off of Telegraph Avenue between 19th and 20th Streets in Oakland, Randy Colosky discussed the orientation of...

Foxygen works its uncanny magic at Brick and Mortar Music Hall

March 29, 2013
I experienced a strange phenomenon in the few days leading up to Tuesday’s sold out concert at Brick and Mortar Music Hall. The first...

I survived the “Real World: San Francisco” marathon

March 27, 2013
 The 28th season of The Real World premieres tonight, and the trailer features some crying bros and a lot of slapping in Portland, Ore....

VOWS’ Luke Sweeney on marinating songs, foot prayers, and the gospel of Al Green

March 12, 2013
San Francisco’s VOWS has come a long way from its beginning in 2007. As with many creative enterprises, the band -- which plays the...

Small space, big ideas: New City Company debuts

February 19, 2013
Ten years ago, Kim Jiang-Dubaniewicz sat outside the Chinatown gates nursing an existential crisis; she had serious doubts about pursuing her longtime dream of...

SFAI’s Gutai exhibit opens with a dirty good time

February 12, 2013
The crowd cheers as a man decked out in stars and stripes makes his way through a packed staircase. He pauses at the landing...

Reflections on last Friday’s Oakland Art Murmur

February 8, 2013
I pictured writing a different sort of response to last Friday's Oakland Art Murmur and accompanying street festival. The fatal shooting of an 18-year-old,...