February 8 – February 20, 2007
Ron Jeremy, more commonly known as the Hedgehog because of his bristly rotundity, has given hope and inspiration to many an awkward...
Amiri Baraka doesn’t fear controversy. The playwright, author, and former poet laureate of New Jersey is as notoriously outspoken as he is...
"Take 2: Women Revisiting Art History"
Many of us learned from our high school history teachers that unless we are careful, the more...
When’s the last time you thought about Aunt Jemima or Uncle Ben outside a breakfast or dinner context? I’ll bet it’s been even...
Long before Cleopatra rocked his ancient world, Julius Caesar was said to have had a formative love affair with another Eastern potentate, Nicomedes of Bithynia. Young Caesar, a major new work by the late avant-garde composer Lou Harrison, puts that liaison in fittingly operatic form. Developed with librettist Robert Gordon over three decades, the final version receives its world premiere this week in San Francisco. Close collaborator Nicole Paiement conducts this notable production by Ensemble Parallèle. (Robert Avila)
8 p.m., $45-$60
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theatre
700 Howard, SF
Living way out here on the left coast, our sense of the musical topography of New York City is necessarily diminished, but on the dance floors of Gotham, the Budos Band is no secret. Carrying the torch for a venerable soul tradition that dates back to the so-called chitlin circuit, where venues such as the Apollo let James Brown do his thing, this 11-piece band channels the raw rhythms of West Africa through a modern lens. (Nathan Baker)
With the Greasetraps (Fri/16)
and DJ Centipede (Sat/17)
Boom Boom Room
1601 Fillmore, SF
Love Me Nots
The problem with bands with a retro vibe is that if they don’t pull it off just right, it’s a party...
Neon’s Valentine’s Day Underwear Dance Party
Let’s face it, Valentine’s Day sucks. What are we expected to do on this vomit-inducing holiday filled with...
The human costs of the Iraq war, updated daily on the Bruce Blog
Tales of Blarg dishes local punk dirt
The Birthday Party is agelessly cruel
Noe Valley ups its taste quotient
Geoff Muldaur considers himself lucky
Drag the River dredge the country and roots stream and come up with the goods
DJ Fresh is just a hustlin' dude -- albeit one who has spun alongside Nas and assembled his own all-star Tonite Show
William E. Jones uncovers hidden stories in porn's dark edges
The Lives of Others looks at peepers
My newish husband and I are madly in love. We're extremely experimental and both love porn. We share a healthy sex life...
Bill Owens and Christian Patterson shoot for skin, sin, and salvation