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Throw ’em back

Taking shots at a couple real classics. Plus: Loose Shus, last Debaser ever, Go BANG!, Kafana Balkan, more parties

Google bus breakdown: a metaphor for our times?

January 24, 2014
From Mikey B, owner of Vinyl Dreams in the Lower Haight, comes this epic pic of a sleek shuttle being towed through the rough-and-tumble...

Swept away

SUPER EGO Oh hey -- we're not trendy! Plus: Subb-an, Robag Wruhme, Lucidity, Cazwell, Nick Monaco, more nightlife

Positive starts

GOOD TECH ISSUE Toward a more holistic integration of technology into Bay Area life

RIP Gary Arlington, underground comix hero (UPDATED)

January 17, 2014
UPDATE: This just in from Ron Turner: "Hello Friends.  There will be a memorial for Gary this coming Tuesday at 11 AM at 225...

Welcome to San Francisco, “Welcome to Night Vale”

January 16, 2014
Hello, listeners. Brilliant breakout podcast "Welcome to Night Vale" has gained a rabid (yet adorably introspective) fanbase since it launched in June 2012. The...

A first glance at ‘Looking’

January 15, 2014
Imagine a place where all the gay men are masculine, well-built, physically unselfconscious, and fashionably tousled; where young male artists and young male people...

In ‘tuni

Martuni's still serves 'em stiff. Plus: Avalon Emerson, QBERT, SF Album Project, Levon Vincent, Disco Daddy, Stimming, more parties


A roiling symphony of nightlife: Mason Bates, Leslie and the Ly's, Mr. Ties, Ambivalent, DJ Deeon, more parties 

Bits and bots

CAREERS AND ED: Robotics advances — and opportunities — in the Bay Area

Hair of the dog

Can't stop, won't stop: Cut Chemist, Brenmar, Severino, Peaches Christ, and more nightlife players keep you lean and mean for 2014

Nite Trax: Comedowns are for losers! New Year’s Day parties

December 30, 2013
You know what happens if you stop, don't you? The New Year's Eve hangover catches up. So why not just power through the next...

2014 dreams

All the New Year's Eve parties you need to get your ring-a-ding-ding on in style

Candy crush

THE YEAR IN NIGHTLIFE: Queer hip-hop, porn music, spruced-up venues, virtual techno, classical near-riots, and the '90s big-room revival ruled 2013

Amanda Lepore brings the body heat

December 13, 2013
"You know how I'm obsessed with coordinating my outfits," NYC club legend and "most expensive body in the world" Amanda Lepore breathed into the...


New book 'Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies' looks at the sorry state of migrant farmworker health care -- and its larger implications in the global economy

Morphenomenal ‘Struggled Reagans’ will possibly give universe an STD

December 9, 2013
We've been fans of Gregg Golding, aka hyperreal rapper Odynophagia, for years. We've also been waiting for his epic movie Struggled Reagans to be...

Gather round

The Gathering celebrates 22 years of raving the eff out. Plus: Micahtron, J.Phlip, Cakes da Killa, Dickslap, C.L.A.W.S., more nightlife

Turkey trot

Stick a fork in Thanksgiving week parties, with Tyree Cooper, Cream of Beat, Azari and III, Agoria, Ben UFO, and more

We are back

The SF underground roars again. Plus: Deltron 3030, 1002 Nights, Alland Byallo, Surya Dub, Danny Daze, more nightlife

Get raucous with Los Rakas

November 14, 2013
One of our favorite local acts is Panamanian hip-hop duo Los Rakas, based in Oakland, who consistently tear it up. Bounce with them this...

Liquid spine

Legendary nightlife wonder Vicki Marlane is celebrated and new bar Oddjob opens. Plus: Masters at Work, Butane, KMFDM, Original Plumbing, more party-time.

Cheb i Sabbah, 1947-2013

November 7, 2013
Algerian-born, Bay-based DJ and musicmaker Cheb i Sabbah was an international star with an incredible past. But he will always be known here as...

High fidelity rockers

At look at your local musician-record store employees