Before My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way became world famous and inspired millions of teens to put on too much eyeliner, he worked at the Cartoon Network and was an aspiring animator. Way has been releasing comic books -- the award-winning Umbrella Academy series -- with his artist f ... More >>
Today, November 12, is the birthday of one Neil Young, gifted songwriter, whiny singer, killer guitar player, and longtime Bay Area resident. In celebration of the man's 67th, we rounded up some of the best tributes to him available in the wilds of YouTube. Featuring solo pianos, another titan of so ... More >>
Excited Southern boy wants to live with youUPDATE: Well, fuck. Looks like either this son of the South is looking to move to San Francisco and Boston, or this ad is a fake. Reader Robbinthehood points out the exact same ad was posted in Boston. We wanted to believe in you, excitable bro. We so fu ... More >>
Today is National Grammar Day, which means until midnight you're legally obligated to put up with the prescriptivist fulminations of that one buy or girl in your office whose knickers get all bunched when you say "15 items or less" or "the reason is because." (Lucky for everyone in the world I wo ... More >>
Choice moments in the surprising history of medical marijuana and music
Jim Marshall, giving the Johnny Cash saluteHanging in the living room of Jim Marshall's Castro flat is a photograph of Obama standing in the White House, pointing to a picture of John Coltrane on the wall. Marshall took that Coltrane photo more than 40 years ago in San Francisco Chronicle columni ... More >>
Drawn together by a shared loved of rock, soul, and country's most dynamic voices (James Brown, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan), The Ferocious Few decided to take its stripped-down bluesy rock to the streets. Literally. "Our very first show was on the corner of O'Farrell and Powell," says singer-guitaris ... More >>
The top movies of 2007
Behold - the forgotten history of the Beau Brummels, the true originators of the San Francisco sound of the '60s
The Tenderloin gets even weirder
An ambitious play performed with a live soundtrack -- what's not to love?
The Walkmen are not a part of that New York retro rock thing. Seriously.
Take 'Em to the Cleaners
Week of Wednesday, June 23, 2004
Good thing our country's not like that
After 30 years, Swedish prog-rockers Träd Gräs och Stenar touch down in the States
Too much metaphysics and not enough drama, but music and humor save it from an ugly wreck
Half Smile (spinART)
All things must pass.
The Ballad of Ramblin' Jack
The local garage rock revival with the Groovie Ghoulies, Hi-Fives, Trash Women, and more