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Cock Sparrer is mates first

The chummiest punk band you've never heard of celebrates 40 years

Large, in charge: “Elephant Seals” at the SF Ocean Film Festival

March 9, 2012
Featuring an incredible variety of fascinating films about the ocean and its importance in nature, along with the role it plays in our society,...

Cheers, puppeteers!

Gelfling classic The Dark Crystal is 30 years old -- join the celebration at Castro Theatre, but watch out for Skeksis

Come, as you are

YEAR IN MUSIC: An impassioned fan flocks to Seattle and Rasputin Music for Nevermind's anniversary

Visual wizard

Talking special effects with Bay Area legend Phil Tippett

Weird Al Yankovic never misses a beat at the Fox

November 10, 2011
For someone who got his start in the music business by recording his first single in the men’s room, “Weird Al” Yankovic has certainly...

The Damned celebrates 35 years of punk at Slim’s

November 2, 2011
The Damned first turned heads back in 1976. On Saturday night, the UK punk band took to the stage at Slim’s as part of...


Houdini's fascinating magic endures at the Contemporary Jewish Museum

Think this is Judas Priest’s final concert? You’ve got another thing coming

October 27, 2011
With some of the most memorable and recognizable heavy metal anthems ever put to tape or performed live, Judas Priest has been at the...

The killer next door

Kane Hodder, a.k.a. Jason Vorhees, tells his story in Unmasked: The True Story of the World's Most Prolific Cinematic Killer

Write what you know

Will Viharo lives, breathes, and bleeds pulp fiction

Hey Nikki! Sixx heads to SF to sign his new book, “This Is Gonna Hurt”

April 14, 2011
Known not only for his fiery stage presence and key songwriting contributions as bassist for Mötley Crüe, Nikki Sixx gained a notorious reputation for...

A long time ago, in a galaxy not far away

Tom Wyrsch's Back to Space-Con blasts off to 1970s sci-fi conventions

Transylvania twist

Scarin' up memories with the Monster Squad's Fred Dekker

SATURDAY SATURDAY SATURDAY! Monster trucks, y’all!

February 25, 2011
For many of us that grew up in the 1970s and 80s, the recent slew of TV commercials for this weekend’s “Monster Jam” monster...

Forget “Deborah” — Debbie Gibson is back!

December 13, 2010
Despite having had a nearly 25-year (and counting) career in show business, singer Debbie Gibson is still full of youthful energy and excitement when...

Are you ready for GWAR??

November 19, 2010
Apparently, even the massive, all-powerful aliens and scumdogs of the universe known as GWAR have trouble with reception on their iPhones.While conducting a phone...

Next stop Mustaine: rappin’ with the Megadeth man

August 31, 2010
Dave Mustaine has seen more than his fair share of difficult obstacles to overcome throughout his musical career due to his past drug and...

Gunning solo: Slash speaks!

August 27, 2010
For more than 20 years, Saul Hudson — better known to his millions of fans around the world simply as Slash — has exuded...

Point of entry

Metal god and leather priest Rob Halford returns to San Francisco

The facts of Cloris

The showbiz legend dishes on her new solo show

Just “Duck”-y

Actor Ed Gale journeys from Howard the Duck to WonderCon

It lives again — Creature Features rises from the grave

March 23, 2010
Seemingly rising from the grave like so many of the monsters and ghouls that it showcased over a 14-year run on local television, the...

tlhIngan maH!

Klingon for dear life as Star Trek docks in San Francisco