See also: Our complete Coachella coverage By the third day of Coachella's second weekend -- the sixth and final day of this year's festival -- folks had more or less learned to ignore the dust and the heat. Here are our intrepid writers' favorite things about the final hours of the 2012 event. F ... More >>
Coachella 2012 is still more than four months away -- so naturally, it's time to start hyperventilating over rumored lineups for the first year the festival will stretch over two weekends. One "leaked" lineup appeared last week on StarzUncut, a celebrity gossip website with more than 58,000 Twitter ... More >>
Three days of this for 2011!As promised, Outside Lands' avatar Ranger Dave announced the lineup this morning for the festivals fourth incarnation, to be held August 12-14, 2011. Your headliners: Phish, Muse, and Arcade Fire. Also playing: the Black Keys, Deadmau5, MGMT, Girl Talk, Decemberists, a ... More >>
Aaron CaleyDue to some great clerical error in the cosmos, this guy is famous and Eliot Rose isn't. Yet. The Oakland-based (via Portland via Romania via New Haven) micro-fi troubadour has been hitting new strides repeatedly since the early aughts, making spellbinding, eloquent songs out of unusua ... More >>
Magic Kids plays Bottom of the Hill this SundayIt's Labor Day! Meaning: an extra day to your weekend, 10 percent more texts than usual and even more chances to nurse epic hangovers. Have fun San Francisco, you deserve it. Here's our list of fun things to do this weekend for less than a ticket to ... More >>
Christopher VictorioThe Flaming LipsDay Two: The Flaming Lips, Beirut, The WalkmenOctober 18, 2009Treasure Island Music FestivalBetter Than: Being stranded on any other island.Sunday's festival goers had to be a little more hardy and wind-resistant to enjoy day two of the Treasure Island Music Fe ... More >>
Moira Hodgson's It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time: My Adventures in Life and Food (Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, $24.95) might have been subtitled The Education of a Restaurant Critic. The author's addition to an ever-expanding list of food memoirs will surprise (and probably charm) anyone unfamilia ... More >>
J. Michelle MartinThe Flaming LipsThis year's Treasure Island Music Festival should be another one for the weekender history books, if the early leaked acts booked to perform are any indication. Unofficially on tap to perform Oct. 17 and 18 are MGMT, MSTRKRFT and Girl Talk (Sat) and Flaming Lips (wh ... More >>
Coachella has the 2009 music festival advantage by being one of the first outta the gate to announce its gigantic lineup. Although standing in the desert sun with billions of music fans doesn't sound like my kinda weekend, I'm nonetheless very impressed with the scope of the performers at this year' ... More >>
Waltz with Bashir is both documentary and animated feature — and a remarkable bubbling up of repressed violence.
Oakland's esteemed booking agency Kork (home to Peaches, Atmosphere, Aesop Rock, The Gossip, and Beirut, among others) merged with the Agency Group, a massive Los Angeles outfit that works with over 1,000 artists, everyone from A-Ha to the White Stripes. Hypebot reports that Kork, which is headed by ... More >>
Last Night: S.F. Bierfest The EndUp (6th St.) July 12, 2008 Notes and Photos by Edward Paik Better Than: Designated driving. Grab a beer and grasp your mug, thou sad and sober masses. Bierfest has emerged -- from the underground, the fraternities and films -- to douse San Francisco in a premature ... More >>
In one song there's a little Missy Elliott, some Nu Shooz, chunks of Cheap Trick, Heart, and Hendrix, a block of Public Enemy and Eminem, and wait, did I detect a bit of Beirut? There are few DJs who skillfully pack that many tracks into a single song, and Girl Talk is amongst the elite. While the m ... More >>
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Italian photographer Gabriele Basilico's flicks at the MoMA shows the depleted/grandiose conditions that Silicon Valley inhabitants have to live in. Damn you, technology! Press release: Gabriele Basilico (Photography) January 26–June 15, 2008 This exhibition inaugurates an anticipated three-par ... More >>
My pal Chrissy turned me on to this site for The Take-Away Shows, where musicians perform live on the streets of Paris. It’s all very sweet and precious and romantic and fun to watch. Especially the video of Beirut, whose last album has me completely smitten (he performs my favorite song, "Nantes ... More >>
No Reservations is sweet and savory fare. Without the foam.
This 1988 play is still relevant and eminently worthwhile
A love story told in iambic pentameter? Yes, and yes again.
Rich remains a poet of impeccable principle and unwavering conscience
Bank-robber-turned-playwright Joe Loya tells damn good stories
... to say nothing of the firing squad
French cinema is quirky as ever
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