SXSW

Tough decisions ahead: The Bay Area Record Fair, the Oakland Music Festival, and more

Ever get so overwhelmed by all the awesome events in the Bay Area on a given weekend that you give up on trying to...

This Week’s Picks: Sept. 24 – 30, 2014

WEDNESDAY 24 Jean-Pierre Gorin The title of the Pacific Film Archive's terrific Jean-Luc Godard retrospective is "Expect Everything From Cinema," but in the aftermath of...

This Week’s Picks: August 27 – September 2, 2014

sloppy yet endearingWEDNESDAY 27 Mount Kimbie Around the time dubstep started making its rounds with American artists and audiences in the late '00s, a host...

Hot tickets

FALL ARTS 2014 Film season unspools at a theater (or a park or museum) near you

This Week’s Picks: August 13 – 19, 2014

THURSDAY 14 Kevin Morby If you're enough of an indie rock fan, you might have heard Kevin Morby's work without knowing it. He's played bass...

Gimme 5: Must-see shows this week

Hello friends and festival-goers! Did you just get back from High Sierra? Does your hair still smell of patchouli? Are you sad that you...

This Week’s Picks: May 28 – June 3, 2014

WEDNESDAY 21 Brody Dalle There is a serious deficit of female fierceness in punk rock at the moment. The music industry as a whole is...

This Week’s Picks: March 19 – 25, 2014

WEDNESDAY 19Sister Spit at the Elbo Room From slam poetry exploring race and class to literary prose weaving together stories of immigration, blackness, and...

On the Rise: Useless Eaters

"Angular punk"

Dispatches from SXSW: Day 3 — Lessons, brisket, and fool’s gold

The most important thing I learned from being at SXSW is that I should not under any circumstances make any decisions to move to...

Dispatches from SXSW: Day 2 – Fader Fort, Future Islands, and Waiting in Lines

I’m pretty sure the Fader Fort is where I want to spend the rest of my youth and possibly my life. This makeshift village...

Dispatches from SXSW: Painted Palms

After a long day of waiting in line in the sun, catching various 15-minute sets, and just being downright baffled by the enormity and...

Dispatches from SXSW: Day 1

Last night tragedy struck SXSW when a drunk driver rammed into a crowd of people. Two people are confirmed dead, one man from The...

Stayin’ put

Don't let SXSW-fueled FOMO get to you — there's plenty going on right in our own backyard

Listen: Warm Soda’s new LP ‘Young Reckless Hearts’

Oakland's Warm Soda, aka one of our 2013 bands on the rise, is almost too easy to love: That lo-fi fuzz, those jangly, sugar-sweet...

Happy Friday from Happy Diving

Feeling '90s-tastic this morning? (Okay let's be real, that is my baseline state of being.) SF's grungy power-pop four-piece Happy Diving helped today, though,...

Meat is murder

BOOKS ISSUE: Morrissey's long and juicy story, D.H. Peligro's 'Dreadnaught,' and more musical books (and live music, too) 

Kids in America

French Cassettes unspool sunny tales of "Gold Youth." Plus: Danish Renaissance woman Oh Land and new books by East Bay punk goofballs Bobby Joe Ebola and the Children MacNuggits

Docs, docu-dramas, and one verrrry angry high schooler: new movies!

This week's fare includes a thoughtful doc about the debate over late-term abortions, Benedict Cumberbatch's star turn as Julian Assange, the Carrie remake, and...

Film Listings: October 16 – 22, 2013

Film listings are edited by Cheryl Eddy. Reviewers are Kimberly Chun, Dennis Harvey, Lynn Rapoport, Sam Stander, and Sara Maria Vizcarrondo. For rep house...

Film Listings: October 9 – 15, 2013

Film listings are edited by Cheryl Eddy. Reviewers are Kimberly Chun, Dennis Harvey, Lynn Rapoport, Sam Stander, and Sara Maria Vizcarrondo. For rep house...

Film Listings: October 2 – 8, 2013

Film listings are edited by Cheryl Eddy. Reviewers are Kimberly Chun, Dennis Harvey, Lynn Rapoport, Sam Stander, and Sara Maria Vizcarrondo. For rep house...

Film Listings: September 25 – October 2, 2013

Film listings are edited by Cheryl Eddy. Reviewers are Kimberly Chun, Dennis Harvey, Lynn Rapoport, Sam Stander, and Sara Maria Vizcarrondo. For rep house...

Film Listings: September 18 – 24, 2013

Film listings are edited by Cheryl Eddy. Reviewers are Kimberly Chun, Dennis Harvey, Lynn Rapoport, Sam Stander, and Sara Maria Vizcarrondo. For rep house...