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 >>
Bob Dylan and His Band
Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012
Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
Better than: Cutting deep scratches in your CD copy of Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits, and then trying to enjoy it.
Maybe the best part of seeing Bob Dylan in 2012 is getting to say you've seen Bob Dylan.
At 71, ... More >>
(Update Oct 8): President Obama has landed in San Francisco and is reportedly on his way to dinner and a show at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium tonight. According to press reports, the dinner, which costs $20K per person, will be prepared by
celebrity chefs Alice Waters and Tyler Florence. Afterw ... More >>
As we mentioned lat week, EDM giant Swedish House Mafia is going on one last world tour before its three members hang up their headphones. The group's final run includes a stop here at San Francisco's Bill Graham Civic Auditorium on Feb. 16, 2012.
Tickets for the last-ever S.F. show go onsale tomor ... More >>
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
Better than: Dancing in a small, dark basement with people who obsess over rare music. Ha! No, it wasn't better than that at all.
Up at the top of a very large model of the human head, just inside what would be the scalp, 22-year-old Swe ... More >>
Well, it appears that the parking lots surrounding AT&T Park won't be the site of a new mega-rave in San Francisco after all. Citing "production challenges," the organizers of the I Love This City Festival have moved the two-day event to Shoreline Amphitheatre, and opted to offer partygoers free shu ... More >>
*The Nuns' Jennifer Miro: An Appreciation By Gimme Something Better Author Jack Boulware
Jennifer Anderson, a musician, writer, and model whose doll-like looks and seductive voice helped make a name for pioneering San Francisco punk band the Nuns, died last month in New York City of comp ... More >>
Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve is still an option for the night of Dec. 31, since the man himself has lived to rock another year. But if the glow of the television screen isn't gonna provide enough sonic warmth this year, there are thankfully plenty of options to hear and see music performed li ... More >>
Jamie SojaKylie Minogue
May 21, 2011
@ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
Better than: The gayest thing you did this week.
Here's a quick summary of some of the things we see onstage tonight: Grecian slaves, harps made of women, a gigantic gold Pegasus, outer space, synchronized swimming, a ... More >>
You won't get services here Update: Barbara Garcia, director of the Department of Public Health, tells SF Weekly that no decision has been made as to whether the Daily Homeless Connect program will go forward. An internal meeting on the issue was scheduled for today but has since been canceled. O ... More >>
Rabbi Yosef Langer has been doing this for 36 years. No horrific burns yet. There may be only one man on God's green earth whom you can reach on his cell phone, thus interrupting his work affixing an oversize menorah to a faux cable car. That'd be Rabbi Yosef Langer. And it means it's that time o ... More >>
District 8 Candidate Rafael Mandelman speaks on nightlife issues at Yoshi'sLast night, ten would-be S.F. supervisors gathered at Yoshi's on Fillmore to discuss how to keep this city's music scene thriving.Step back and think about that for a second. While the road to becoming a San Francisco City ... More >>
Richard HaickTool's Maynard James KeenanTool
Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine
July 12, 2010
@Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
Better than: Scratching "Lateralus" lyrics into your binder during a high school math class
"How many of you are under 21?" Tool singer Maynard James Keena ... More >>
EKAphotographyRaggamuffin, Troubador, Poet, MC: K'naan
Friday's Ragga Muffins Festival offered my first chance to see the remodeled Fox Theater in Oakland, which just recently opened. The first impression was one of amazement: the venue is big, impressive, and luxurious, yet comfortable as well. Un ... More >>