The Treasure Island Music Festival will be taking over that flat spot of land in the middle of San Francisco Bay this weekend. And even though this great, boutique festival boasts no conflicts between the main two stages, we'd like to offer a little guidance. Aside from the headliners like Girl Talk ... More >>
Wandering the Oakland waterfront pathways on the scenic estuary one weekday evening, my brain kept chirping "so THAT'S where that is!" as I spotted Heinhold's Last Stand, Haven, Blue Bottle, Miette Patisserie (it irresistibly smelled of warm cookies), and finally the lavish 96-seat patio at Bocanova ... More >>
Sunday, April 22, 2012
Better than: Listening to the thump of a house beat through a wall.
M83, the discogaze project of one L.A. transplant named Anthony Gonzalez, opened its U.S. tour at the Fillmore last night, in the first of two sold-out San Francisco shows. Following a year ... More >>
From this week's Bouncer column:
There is an enduring mystery which, no matter how much I Google, I cannot find an answer to. The mystery is this: When you are on the Comcast website and a chat window suddenly pops up and a "Customer Service Representative" asks whether he or she can assist ... More >>
The Actors. All photos by Romana MachadoPhantom Kicks
December 1, 2010
@ Rickshaw Stop
Better than: I expected.
Wednesday night live music has traditionally so little to commend itself that acts thank people just for showing up -- even if it's raining barrels, and ... More >>
Geno ValleLike peanut butter and jelly, and chips and salsa, it's fun putting complimentary elements together. Blood and Sunshine are no exception. Combing their backgrounds of shoegaze and electronica, the duo of Joseph Macrino (vocals, guitar, Omnichord) and James Brennan (vocals, synth, machi ... More >>