All weekend long, All Shook Down writers will be rounding up the best of the Outside Lands music festival. Here's our report from the festival's first day. Justice Okay, wait. How did we let Justice get away with appropriating the cross? There were probably other questions worth asking surroundin ... More >>
One of our favorite local guitar-pop bands, Dominant Legs, is on tour now with Eleanor Friedberger. Unfortunately, on Wednesday, while the band was in Portland, a large amount of musical instruments, computer equipment, and clothes -- including frontman Ryan Lynch's lucky '87 S.F. Giants sweatshirt ... More >>
By C. Stiles Robert PedrazaIn a recent SF Weekly cover story, Worms in the Apple, writer Tim Elfrink detailed the saga of the Rudy and Robert Pedraza, a couple of rogue computer programming brothers who hacked Apple's OS X and retooled it for use on cheaper PCs. Elfrink wrote about h ... More >>
Two rebels take on America's most beloved computer company.
Martin Luther wants to save your soul -- music, that is
At Xenodrome with Sparky, a "self-portrait artifact" that sings jazz from a roving chassis that's as sexy as a chassis can be
Tech-Mex, outlaw etiquette, people power and Pandora's Box
Somewhere between twisted electronica and cacophonic noise lies the challenging work of J Lesser
They are the "AIDS babies." Born before doctors learned how to prevent HIV transmission to newborns, hundreds of California kids are growing up under the burden of a deadly disease.
Local artist Sutekh defies the rules of techno by ignoring them
The San Francisco rock scene is alive and well -- 90 miles from San Francisco
S.F.'s Other Minds Festival continues to blur the boundaries of modern composition
In one Lower Haight studio space, techno, R&B, and hip hop artistry as well as a bit of radical history collide nightly
New software lets anyone sing like Sinatra or compose like Mahler. But do we really want computers that make country-and- western stars croon on key?
How the boys at OSC -- the hippest high-tech start-up ever -- created the magical software that lets any garage band in America record studio-quality CDs. And then lost the magic almost overnight.
If you grind a live microphone to bits, or amplify a flamethrower, are you making music -- or an appalling spectacle called "noise"?
Bob Green's Grassy Knoll
Avant-garde composer Carl Stone uses computers to study the inner workings of sound
Mondo 2000 nailed the emerging cybersexcomputerdrug zeitgeist with its first issue in 1989, making media mavens out of its founders, Queen Mu and R.U. Sirius. But the trippy, fractious family that was Mondo began to implode in 1993, torn asunder bu inter
Mondo 2000 nailed the emerging cybersexcomputerdrug Zeitgeist with its first issue in 1989, making media mavens out of its founders, Queen Mu and R.U. Sirius. But the trippy, fractious family that was Mondo began to implode in 1993, torn asunder by inter
The squalor and acrimony of the lives of a couple of hard-drinking retirees are dwarfed by the avarice that their celebrity has inspired in others