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Chamber hip-hop opera ‘Great Integration’ returns with a second act

Perhaps you've seen the billboard on your daily Bay Bridge commute: simple white background, a hand with two fingers pressed together, and in bold...

Localized Appreesh: Rank/Xerox

Some weeks feel so long (thanks a lot Week After Labor Day), you just need another spirited kick in the proverbial ass. So I...

Localized Appreesh: The Jaunting Martyrs

Localized Appreesh is our weekly thank-you column to the musicians that make the Bay. Each week a band/music-maker with a show, album ...

Localized Appreesh: Religious Girls

Localized Appreesh is our weekly thank-you column to the musicians that make the Bay. Each week a band/music-maker with a show, album release, or...

Picture yourself gay dancing

The return of Erase Errata, right, reawakens our inner thrasher, while Bronze's new album Copper gives us dreams of Nico.

Pod people

The Bay Bridged wants you to listen to more SF tunes


TRUE TRAVEL TALES: Cruising the Buenos Aires bike scene

Roll in the punky grime of Wax Idols

It's purple and bloodied, scuffed and raw from a blind leap and yet if you dig your finger in deep enough, there's a soft...

Ears of the Beholder outdoor show at El Rio

An afternoon show under fruit trees and bright sunshine is always nice, but a line-up of super chill local music is extra conducive to...

So much soul

Ty Segall's new record Ty Rex consists of Marc Bolan covers.

In the gutter with King Baldwin: Bowling with Alexander Eccles and Gabe Turow

"It's $40 for one game with shoes. Or, $38 for one hour and shoes," says the Serra Bowl cashier with mild frustration while he...

Wicked, man

Twenty years of Full Moon madness with the Wicked party crew

Sinisterism and lost hills: The Slow Poisoner joins forces with Fantomas in San Francisco

In conjunction with the continuing "Fantomas by the Bay" series presented by City Lights, the Cultural Services of the Consulate General of France, and...


  ALERTS By Jackie Andrews alert@sfbg.comWEDNESDAY, MARCH 30 Benefit for Fire and Ink Help raise money for Fire and Ink, the Bay Area's foremost advocate for LGBT...

On the Cheap Listings

On the Cheap listings are compiled by Jackie Andrews. Submit items for the listings at listings@sfbg.com. For further information on how to submit items...

Radio radio!

As the battle to save KUSF continues, why doesn't SF have an awesome radio station?

SFBG Radio: Talking to Howie Klein

Today we continue Johnny's interview with local music legends -- he talks to Howie Klein, the co-founder of 415 Records, about his start in...

Enter the void

KUSF is sold out from under its volunteers, and local communities are left reeling

Our Weekly Picks: January 5-11, 2011

THURSDAY 6THEATERStrange Travel Suggestions Jeff Greenwald's life is a trip, and he's happy to take you along for the ride. The Oakland-based travel writer...

Slough Feg’s Mike Scalzi talks metal, philosophy

(For a review of Slough Feg's latest, The Animal Spirits, go here. Read on for an interview with the band's guitarist-singer, Mike Scalzi.)San Francisco...

GOLDIES 2010: Hunx and his Punx

Devoted to rock and trash pop culture, blending garage and bedroom

Our Weekly Picks: October 13-19

WEDNESDAY 13 MUSICVader Vader's history stretches back almost 30 years. Borrowing Darth's moniker might not have been the world's most original idea, but they...

The eyes of Skye Thorstenson

Video Issue: A video trip through the many selves of memory, and euphoria with a melancholy aftertaste

Record Store Day spins right round this Saturday

Digital music files are the Snuggie of the music industry; so comfy, so easy, but it's fleece is cheap and one dimensional. Vinyl is...