January 3 – January 9, 2007
It gets increasingly difficult to describe how Jon Almaraz and William Sabiston make their electronic drum pads and guitar effects do what they...
Christmas is brushing off rocks in the rear-view mirror and New Year’s is coughing up exhaust. ’Tis the season for Scraping Foetus off...
Chinese New Year Spectacular
This touring New Tang Dynasty TV (NTDTV) production arrives in San Francisco just in time to usher in the Western...
Oakland rockers El Dopa reunite for this grindcore spectacular. The band, which features members of Watch Them Die, Grimple, and One in the...
Rat-king and knife-play imagery, the nagging buzz of badly handled electronics, and LA primitivo beats circa early ’80s Gun Club - such...
“Six Pack” and
“Hardcore Psycho Workout”
You’d bench-press more than the broken-limbed Governator if you could touch the life-size sculptures of...
The Rat Pack Is Back
When I was a kid, my parents listened to Frank Sinatra almost constantly and caught him live...
Fighting for Christ is like playing Pong in a swamp
The Village Voice's famous Pazz and Jop poll -- minus Christgau
The Pack are young, gifted, and black -- and have a hook on the "punk rock shoe"
Bay Area band Elephone evade the expected
Don't mix up the singer with her song, but do fall for Rykarda Parasol
Welcome to our dining listings, a detailed guide by neighborhood of some great places to grab a bite, hang out with friends, or impress...
Love and aggression spar at this year's Berlin and Beyond fest
Jem Cohen's Chain examines consumers and the consumed
Monks and Einsturzende Neubauten docs prick up Germanophile ears at this year's film fest.
Clubbing '07: an ouch behind, a look ahead
Recently, my boyfriend and I were at a strip club and bought a lap dance. My experience has been that, as a...
Homeless reality and Hollywood's bootstrap myth
Offies 2006: our tribute to the most pathetic moments of the year past
Local action: a new initiative aims to deglobalize the Bay Area's economy