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Music, All Shook Down Lyrics Born Spits Hot Sauce in Explosive Q&A

Lyrics Born Spits Hot Sauce in Explosive Q&A

Yesterday we premiered Lyrics Born’s 8th LP, Real People. It sees the legendary Bay Area MC stepping into New Orleans to produce a new sonic explosion of funk and soul, but make no mistake about it — Lyrics Born is…
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News, The Snitch Mission Development Moratorium Could Be Heading to the Ballot

Mission Development Moratorium Could Be Heading to the Ballot

A moratorium on market-rate housing construction in the Mission could be heading to the ballot in November, the San Francisco Business Times reports.  Edwin Lindo, the Vice President of External Affairs for the San Francisco Latino Democratic Club, told the…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Best of SFIFF:  Douglas Trumbull's State of Cinema Address

Best of SFIFF: Douglas Trumbull's State of Cinema Address

On Sunday, May 3, Douglas Trumbull gave the mostly-annual State of Cinema Address at this year's San Francisco International Film Festival. I say "mostly" because there wasn't one last year, for whatever reason; perhaps it's because everyone was still…
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Music, All Shook Down Boz Scaggs Tells a Story to the Masonic May 16

Boz Scaggs Tells a Story to the Masonic May 16

Boz Scaggs isn’t taking more than one day off the road until May 24. For Scaggs, 70, it’s nothing new. The iconic Bay Area guitar player has been recording and touring for a little over half a century. He’s…
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Dining, SFoodie Cinco de Mayo: Mixing Mezcal in Honor of Mexico

Cinco de Mayo: Mixing Mezcal in Honor of Mexico

Ahh, the misunderstood perplexities of mezcal. The trademark flavors of tequila's smokier, more sophisticated sibling are the result of agave roasting over a pit fire for up to three days. Although these unctuous tonalities lend themselves to comparisons with…
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Music, All Shook Down <i> We Are Hard Left</i>: A First Listen to the Debut LP by Oakland's Newest Communist Oi! Band

We Are Hard Left: A First Listen to the Debut LP by Oakland's Newest Communist Oi! Band

Hard Left is a hard mod band featuring members of Lunchbox, Boyracer, and Black Tambourine. The band wears their politics (the leftist kind, obv) on their twin-tipped sleeves. Last weekend, surrounded by clinking pints of beer and people calling each…
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Dining, SFoodie When Is a Craft Beer a Craft Beer?

When Is a Craft Beer a Craft Beer?

When Wal-Mart goes organic, does it alter the distribution systems of organic produce? When restaurants that employ off-site commissary kitchens say they make things “in-house,” is that really truthful? And when a brewing  giant enters the craft beer market,…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Sandra Bernhard Roars Back into the Spotlight, With <i>#Blessed</i>

Sandra Bernhard Roars Back into the Spotlight, With #Blessed

In Sandra Bernhard's breakthrough 1987 show Without You I'm Nothing, the comedian jokes that if you can make it in New York, you can't make it anywhere else. But last Friday night she made it all the way to…
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Music, All Shook Down Listen to The Sonics' New Single and Get Hyped for Friday

Listen to The Sonics' New Single and Get Hyped for Friday

It's a reunion no one really expected, but it's here. The Sonics play the Fillmore Friday, May 8 in support of their new album This Is The Sonics. It is the Washington band's first studio album since 1966's Boom,…
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Dining, SFoodie Starbucks Express Debuts

Starbucks Express Debuts

Starbucks has opened the pilot store for Starbucks Express in Lower Manhattan. In case you want coffee without the ambient sound of people typing, or diehard fans of capitalism crowing about the stolidity of the New York Stock Exchange,…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist My Struggle with <i>My Struggle</i>

My Struggle with My Struggle

Norwegian author Karl Ove Knausgaard appears tonight at City Arts & Lectures, in conversation with Daniel Handler, to discuss his six-part epic My Struggle. San Francisco author K.M. Soehnlein (You Can Say You Knew Me When, Robin and Ruby) offered…
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News, The Snitch Failed CA Senate Candidate and Tech Executive Carly Fiorina is Running for President, Bad at Internet :(

Failed CA Senate Candidate and Tech Executive Carly Fiorina is Running for President, Bad at Internet :(

Carly Fiorina is running for president. The 60-year-old businesswoman is perhaps best known to Californians for her failed campaign to unseat Senator Barbara Boxer in 2010 and bizarre "demon sheep" campaign ad. (Despite its promising description, the demon sheep ad…
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Music, All Shook Down Premiere: Listen to Lyrics Born's New LP <i> Real People </i>

Premiere: Listen to Lyrics Born's New LP Real People

Bay Area hip-hop staple Lyrics Born’s eighth LP, Real People, is nothing like we’ve heard from him before. The man responsible for co-founding the storied Bay Area Quannum Collective traveled to New Orleans to produce and record his funkiest, most…
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Dining, SFoodie SaloonBox Is Like a CSA, But For Booze

SaloonBox Is Like a CSA, But For Booze

If you’ve ever found yourself looking to shake up some cocktails but a little flummoxed by a single shriveled-up lemon in your fridge and a cupboard that contains only Fireball and T.G.I. Friday’s Mudslide mix, there is a solution on…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Adam Sorensen Draws on Traditional Influences for Otherworldly Landscapes

Adam Sorensen Draws on Traditional Influences for Otherworldly Landscapes

Adam Sorensen is a Portland-based artist who draws heavily on traditional landscape art, from romanticism to ukiyo-e (Japanese woodblock prints), to create otherworldly scenes that depart significantly from his predecessors. His show, In Situ at CULT Gallery, demonstrates Sorensen’s meticulous craftsmanship…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Think You're Colorblind? See <i>Black Virgins Are Not For Hipsters</i>

Think You're Colorblind? See Black Virgins Are Not For Hipsters

What happens when a 23 year old black virgin makes a date to lose her virginity with a white hipster she meets on Craigslist? Is her color, or his, truly irrelevant in our post-Obama, "colorblind" society? The answer…
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Music, All Shook Down Punk Poet John Cooper Clarke Brings His Incendiary Humor, Poetry, and Politics to GAMH

Punk Poet John Cooper Clarke Brings His Incendiary Humor, Poetry, and Politics to GAMH

John Cooper Clarke is in the middle of his first U.S. tour in over 35 years. The storied poet, known in the U.K. for bridging the gap between punk, comedy, and beatnik-inspired poetry, Clarke has influenced a generation of…
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Dining, SFoodie Sofi Nominations for Papalote, Hey Boo, and Other Bay Area Companies

Sofi Nominations for Papalote, Hey Boo, and Other Bay Area Companies

The sofis, oft referred to as the “Oscars of the food world” are calling for some Bay Area companies. Being in the running for a sofi — out of a whopping 2,715 entries equals big recognition from the Specialty Food…
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Music, All Shook Down WATERS Talks Hanging Out with Conan O'Brien, Poorly Drawn Fan Art, and Shady Hotels

WATERS Talks Hanging Out with Conan O'Brien, Poorly Drawn Fan Art, and Shady Hotels

The irresistibly catchy rock 'n' roll of WATERS made its TV debut early last month on Conan. The Bay Area band covered the stage in flowers, and put on an energetic and undeniably fun performance — something the self-described "anti-boring…
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Dining, SFoodie You Have Until 7 p.m. to Enjoy a Free Affogatto at Sightglass

You Have Until 7 p.m. to Enjoy a Free Affogatto at Sightglass

You have approximately five hours for the best thing to happen to you all day (unless it’s pay day for you, or you’re participating in a march for social justice, or you scheduled a sex date with a hottie…
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