So we do understand that, statistically speaking, San Francisco can't be the best at everything food- and drink-wise (even though it totally is), and also that complaining about silly Internet lists is like complaining about philandering politicians or high gas prices -- these things will happen no ... More >>
People who don't closely follow the online media/advertising business might wonder: How can Facebook be such a great business, commanding a $100 billion valuation when it went public, when it's filled with cheesy, lowbrow ads that are just this side of spam?
Those people will be glad to know that s ... More >>
There are bars in San Francisco known for certain drinks on their menus, like the Irish Coffees at the Buena Vista Café or Margaritas at Tommy's Mexican, but now we have a bar known for having no menu at all. Opening this Thursday is Big, from the team behind Jones and run by barman Brian Felly, a ... More >>
Sad Baby Wolf
Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012
Bottom of the Hill / Noise Pop 20th Anniversary Opening Night
Better than: Seeing The Hold Steady.
Ask a local, or a bring a notebook with you to a show, and they'll tell you: Noise Pop is as much about discovering new music as it is about venue-hopp ... More >>
Slug of Atmosphere
The murder of Marissa Mathy-Zvaifler forever changed the rapper Slug of Atmosphere. In June of 2003, Marissa, age 16, attended an Atmosphere concert in Albuquerque, New Mexico. That night the venue's janitor promised he would introduce Marissa to Slug, luring her backstage, ... More >>
San Francisco manages to land on ever so many Top-10 lists; if ever a Top-10 list was assembled of cities that crack the most Top-10 lists, it's a good bet we'd make the Top-10. Now a website called Livability.com has sent along yet another list -- the Top 10 Pet-Friendly Cities. Astoundingly, th ... More >>
Kristopher HannumBirds & BatteriesBirds & Batteries is one of the few local bands that's pretty difficult to pin down. It's not garage rock, it's not synth-pop, it's not dance music, it's not lo-fi, it's not chillwave, and it's definitely not any strand of hip-hop. So what does ... More >>
Not gay enough, apparentlyAs the ongoing Proposition 8 trial begins its second week today, the mayor of the "Gayest city" in California will take the stand to testify in favor of marriage equality. That mayor, of course, is Jerry Sanders. And the gay-friendly realm over which he reigns is -- San ... More >>
Their backgrounds are as different as their comedy styles, but Jamie Kilstein and Reggie Watts should give dynamic, thought-provoking, and hilarious performances this week when they hit the Punch Line with Mary Van Note as part of Sketchfest. Kilstein is a subversive political comic who addresse ... More >>
Adobe Books gigs usually fly under the radar, and it's sometimes easier to hear about what's coming up after the show's over than before. The Mission's literary, art, and sometime music outlet lists upcoming Thursday shows on its MySpace blog, but here's a five-month rundown of experimental, popp ... More >>
Curumin at Slim'sJanuary 22, 2009
Photos by EKAphotography
Better Than: Watching Brazilian Football on Telemundo
It was a triumphant night for Luciano Nakata Albuquerque, better known as
Curumin. Flanked on stage by a handful of the Bay Area's musical and cultural tastemakers,
the Brazilian ... More >>
The Positive Coaching Alliance asks hard-bitten coaches to fill out workbooks and recite management jargon. It also has them saying things like, "I want to go back and relive my childhood and be coached like this."