Name: Southpaw Records Headquarters: Downtown Oakland Owners: Rob Fales and Amanda Niesslein. Founded: 2009 Musical focus: The majority of Southpaw's releases fall within the categories of punk and garage, but Fales says he's willing to venture into hardcore if he was smitten enough with a parti ... More >>
Taking you closer to outer space, once bass line at a time. It's a small handful of young people that can say that they've been victimized by kleptomaniac aliens with a debilitating weed addiction. It's an even smaller group that has had the fortitude to flip this otherwise traumatic encounter i ... More >>
What are you smokin'?After losing a ballot battle to legalize marijuana, cannabis fans are back to touting the supposedly vast economic potential of industrial hemp, a non-intoxicating cousin to the plant used as a recreational drug.The Hemp Industry Association will hold its annual convention in ... More >>
Reporter performs tonight at MilkReporter is a three-piece electro-rock band from Portland. Using live instruments as well as samples and drum machines, the group straddles the line between rock and electronica. The breathy, sensual vocals of Alberta Poon top a dance-inflicting mix of minimal hou ... More >>
That's not maple syrupCorporate Ethics International, a rabble-rousing San Francisco environmental nonprofit, on Thursday launched a campaign urging a boycott of Alberta in protest of the Canadian province's oil sands petroleum extraction project. The group has erected a billboard in Seattle comp ... More >>
The Rural Alberta Advantage Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2009 Bottom of the Hill Better than: living through a prairie winter without them. Ladies and gentlemen, The Rural Alberta Advantage is now cool. This is a new reality, one to which it seems most everyone--including the band members themselves- ... More >>
Ledger and Gyllenhaal are cowboys in love in Ang Lee's wrenching Brokeback Mountain
Week of Wednesday, April 20, 2005
Why is someone as smart as Mark Leno sponsoring genuinely stupid legislation to legalize hemp cultivation?
Week of Wednesday, January 19, 2005
Why would a former S.F. stockbroker travel to war-torn countries and refugee camps just to make people laugh?
Zakir Hussain is one of the country's finest tabla musicians, but can Indian percussion music play in Peoria? It just did.
Richard Buckner gave up on major labels and "y'allternative," but not the art of storytelling
Behind his back, Kevin Dabbs' home-brew tape of his air drumming has drawn a growing cult in San Francisco
I Was Looking packs a theatrical jolt; Remains is merely jolting