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Politics, love, and photography: ‘Time Stands Still’ in Mountain View

September 24, 2012
Some people need to take photos to snap their chaotic perspective into focus. This is the theme of the 2009 Tony-nominated play Time Stands...

Avant-garde chaos to deep musical connections

September 17, 2012
“How the hell did this happen?” asks Anthony (Ant) Anderson, sitting in Willard Park, Berkeley, on a sunny afternoon. Ant lives in a house not...

Sweet: Berkeley Playhouse’s ‘Wonka’

August 14, 2012
Sometimes when the going gets rough, it's time for a pinch of sweet nostalgia. Or, in this case, a metric ton of sweet nostalgia:...

Unhinged eccentricity: Outside Lands night shows

August 13, 2012
Last week saw two alternative rock favorites headlining local venues thanks to Outside Lands night shows: San Francisco punk-Americana duo Two Gallants, and master...

Instrumental duo Silian Rail includes ‘every/one’

August 7, 2012
Do artists need vocals and lyrics to demand audience attention in a place like the Bay Area, where there are new musicians popping up...

A surprisingly sentimental evening with Chuck Palahniuk

July 18, 2012
"I write so that I don't forget the fascinating and heartwarming things people tell me," explained Chuck Palahniuk. He was at the Castro Theatre...

Art breakthroughs and country music with Sonny Smith

June 29, 2012
Sonny Smith’s dedicated yet freewhelin’ attitude towards life and art have brought him to his ninth record release this week, Longtime Companion (Polyvinyl Records),...

The Grannies flaunt their finest digs for a good cause

June 22, 2012
The Grannies know how to have fun. After over a decade of raucous good times, including two European tours and years of stage antics,...

Compassion and fervor in Berkeley Rep’s ‘Black n Blue Boys/Broken Men’

June 15, 2012
"I want them to look at me, to look me in the eyes," states Dael Orlandersmith, using a British accent to portray one of...

Beach daze with buzzing brother act Wildlife Control

June 14, 2012
What would it be like if a day of your life was filmed then released into the wilds of the web? Better yet, what...

‘Wanted Man’: resurrecting Johnny Cash’s San Quentin concert

May 30, 2012
What did it mean for Johnny Cash to “Walk the Line”? At First Person Singular's one night only (May 28) performance of Wanted Man:...

Ash Reiter and Idea the Artist keep it sunny at Cafe Du Nord

May 29, 2012
Cafe Du Nord always feels cozy, and the sounds of Bay Area based Ash Reiter and Idea the Artist were a perfect fit for...

SF duo Tidelands returns with even more flugelhorn

May 23, 2012
We’ve Got a Map boasts the title of experimental folk band Tidelands’ upcoming sophomore album – and do they ever. You may remember seeing...