Music Features

  • As we debate the struggles of musicians and artists in San Francisco, one question frequently arises: Why does it matter if many of them leave for the East Bay? They'll still be more or less... More >>

  • Sizzle The Outside Lands lineup is out! Headliners include Kanye West, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, The Killers, Macklemore, and Arctic Monkeys. Our favorite part of the lineup is the... More >>

  • In the center of René de Guzman's office at Oakland Museum of California, stacks of exhibition catalogs and trade journals form an improvised table. Crates of records rest nearby, with... More >>

  • If you haven't seen Dillinger Escape Plan live, you remain unaware of the true technical heaviness of which human musicians are capable. When we say this New Jersey mathcore quintet is powerful... More >>

  • If you're in the mood for beautiful instrumentation juxtaposed against a backdrop of noise, Mogwai plays Regency Ballroom this week. The five-piece adopts a classical approach to composing its... More >>

  • Some musicians become inseparable from a locale: think N.W.A's connection to Compton, Elvis to Memphis, the Sex Pistols to London. Tinariwen, a 35-year-old band with an ever-shifting cast, is... More >>

  • Given that the band came out of the Bay Area metal scene, it's not surprising Worm Ouroboros doesn't play metal. San Francisco metal bands tend to venture from common roots to disparate ends. In... More >>

  • A few weeks ago, we ran a cover story asking whether the music scene in San Francisco is doomed ­— whether high housing costs and the resulting exodus of musicians were drying up what... More >>

  • Sizzle Wayne Coyne gave local Flaming Lips fans a treat, stopping by the Mission's Aquarius Records to meet fans and sign copies of the band's first EP. That release, originally recorded in... More >>

  • Are you feeling sexy right now? Of course you are — this is San Francisco, everyone feels sexy all the time. But, if you want to take things to a silky, musky,... More >>

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