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Joel Daniel Phillips illustrates the overlooked in ‘I Am Another Yourself’

September 4, 2014
Joel Daniel Phillips draws people. He draws them with charcoal and pencil and is known for his life-sized renderings of eccentric, seemingly homeless men and...

The pedestrian pop of Sylvan Esso

June 4, 2014
Upon first listen, Sylvan Esso kind of takes hold of you. Nick Sanborn’s melodic, layered, driving electronic beats pair perfectly with Amelia Meath’s blissful...

Live Shots: Street Joy, the She’s, the Tambo Rays at Milk Bar

October 25, 2013
Wednesday night, three young, up-and-coming bands gathered at the Milk Bar, an intimate venue on the western edge of Haight Street, to lay down...

Jamaican Queens on major influences, ‘Wormfood,’ and Detroit

May 10, 2013
The Detroit-based trio, Jamaican Queens, makes instantly catchy, hip-hop-influenced, electronic-soaked pop gems and performs them in a dance-inducing glam pop fashion. Although Ryan Spencer,...

The hawk and the rat: Hugh Leeman’s artistic ‘social experiments’

April 3, 2013
The artist talks about his upcoming exhibit, depictions of the homeless, and art-related capitalism If you’ve walked through the Tenderloin, along Market Street, or around...

Heartless Bastards’ Erika Wennerstrom on breaking writer’s block with travel

March 28, 2013
It seems like the Austin-based Heartless Bastards have made some drastic changes since the release of their debut album, Stairs and Elevators, shedding their punkish irreverence...

The Spring Standards on genre jumping, Fleetwood Mac, and SF pizza

October 1, 2012
The Spring Standards kids grew up together on the Delaware/Pennsylvania border and got their start playing small folk festivals and around the campfire back...

Six Organs of Admittance march into battle at Bottom of the Hill

September 25, 2012
On Saturday night, a small cadre of dedicated fans waited patiently for Ben Chasny’s psychedelic folk project, Six Organs of Admittance, to take the...

Trans-formation

Mark Matos crawls back from the brink with a cosmic new alter-ego

Sketching Sixth Street: In new show, Joel Phillips renders the unseen

May 11, 2012
“I’m really interested in the idea of anonymity within a dense urban environment and how the denser an urban population is, the easier it...

Green shopping guide: 6 earth-conscious fashion outposts

We've been shopping green for a week now -- check out our previous guides to housewares, kid's stuff, gardening resources, and local beautyLet’s face...

Green shopping guide: 8 shops to jump-start your spring garden

April 4, 2012
You can turn your slice of this concrete jungle into jungle, with a bit of elbow grease and ingenuity. Oh, and resources might help,...

Peter Whitehead manipulates strange and beautiful sounds using unlikely materials

March 21, 2012
“When I hear instrumental music, I often see how it’s designed – the movement of the different shapes in space; the changing of colors,”...

7 spots for wine and wi-fi

March 21, 2012
Are those cubicle walls closing in? For those of us who prefer to pair our work with a side of wine, here are some...

Moment of Zen

Pioneering musician Laurie Anderson on meditation, art, and human contact

Outerlands: Serving sunshine by the seashore

March 13, 2012
Speaking with surfing-baking co-owner Dave Mueller about the Outer Sunset hotspotI’m on the southeast corner of Judah Street and 45th Avenue—roughly five blocks from...

5 bathrooms we’d consider renting

March 8, 2012
In a city with so many artistically adept individuals, perhaps it’s only natural for great design to extend to the toilet. Here’s a list...

Snap Sounds: Islands

February 23, 2012
ISLANDSA SLEEP & A FORGETTING(ANT-) Nick Thorburn started constructing A Sleep & A Forgetting alone, on a piano, while processing a painful breakup. His...

Noise Pop Photo Retrospective, with Plastic Villains and Cool Ghouls

February 7, 2012
The 20th anniversary of Noise Pop is oh-so-close to upon us. In celebration and commemoration of how far the festival has come, and of...