Whether you preferred the dancefloor at Mighty, the plush environs of Bimbo's 365 Club, or the dewy late-night fields of Outside Lands, there were plenty of great concerts in San Francisco and the Bay Area in 2012. We reviewed many of them, from "secret" shows at semi-legal clubs to sprawling, three ... More >>
Camper Van Beethoven has a message for all you wayward Northern Californians: Come the hell home!
The band's upcoming album, La Costa Perdida (out Jan. 22), is named after the wild stretch of coast along Mendocino and Humboldt counties. Having spent their formulative years in Riverside, Santa Cruz, ... More >>
Annie Somerville, executive chef of Greens Restaurant, came to the world of cooking through unexpected means. A Michigan native, her family moved to California when she was very young. She studied liberal arts at Humboldt State University until a small Zen group in her neighborhood caught her intere ... More >>
Before Girls' Christopher Owens, there was another rock star whose curiously tragic backstory prefaced any mention of his name. Mark E Everett, or Mr. E, of The Eels is undoubtedly one of the most interesting rock stars around. Despite his reclusive demeanor, often hiding like the Unabo ... More >>
Perhaps Kamala Harris made her 'major announcement' in L.A. because of the George Lopez factor...As expected, San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris declared victory in her race for Attorney General this morning in her "major announcement" this morning in Los Angeles. "I stand before you t ... More >>
Sonny Smith unveils 100 Records...or something close to that numberIf it was really going to stay sunny all day and night this weekend, we would recommend grabbing a picnic basket, a blanket, a boom box, and some buddies and doing a little urban camping until the sun and the moon switches places ... More >>
The SpyralsThe Lickets, Moon Duo, The SpyralsTuesday, Jan. 12, 2009Cafe du NordBetter than: a space odyssey.After last night's show, I'll be hard pressed to say nothing good ever comes out of being in line at the DMV. The Cafe du Nord lineup of the Lickets, Moon Duo, and the Spyrals came about, a ... More >>
I spent the holidays getting my rural hippie on, traveling from the Oregon mountains for Christmas and then down to Big Sur for New Years. So it was only fitting that when forced to return to reality, I'd spend my final night of freedom from the 9 to 5 leaving the planet behind completely. I'm ta ... More >>
The Emerald TriangleMonday, Nov. 2, 2009The IndependentBetter than: Watching Vetiver open for Chris Robinson's Wooden Family open for Jonathan Rice open for Ryan Adams open for Interpol.Paul Scott "We're aware that this is a very strange thing," Vetiver front man Andy Cabic announced from the sta ... More >>
Although many San Franciscans enlisted in Big Sur's fourth annual, military-sponsored Mud Run last weekend just for fun, a handful were dead-set on winning. I happened to catch a ride down with two serious mud-runners, Craig Baum and Andrew Wasserman, who both live in San Fran and wor ... More >>
Gorbachev foundation prez Jim Garrison has something special in mind for San Francisco in September, an international palaver at the Fairmont Hotel. After that, a seat for himself in the U.S. Senate. And then, who knows? Chancellor of the world?