Mish Way is the lead vocalist of Vancouver, B.C.'s White Lung, whose sophomore full-length Sorry from 2012 is a relentless gust of uptempo, melodic punk. Notable as much for its instrumental ferocity as critical lyrical intelligence, Way draws from her experiences as a formal student of gender studi ... More >>
I was an adult when I had my first oyster, though at 22 I was barely one. A local restaurant offered 50 cent oysters during weekday happy hours, and my friends and I started going because it made us feel like sophisticated high-rollers despite the fact that we were desperately broke (I couldn't even ... More >>
Lately, the talk surrounding Canadian producer and DJ Felix Cartal has focused on his hair, his love of sushi, and his latest album, Different Faces. Growing up in Vancouver listening to punk bands like Death From Above 1979, he later developed a taste for the electronic side of music. Eventually he ... More >>
One of the more celebrated bands to emerge in the past few years as part of San Francisco's new psychedelic-rock underground, Sleepy Sun made waves globally in 2009 with the release of its acclaimed debut album, Embrace. Shifting easily from epic Zeppelin-esque riff workouts to soulful, gospel-tinge ... More >>
Factory farming is being held accountable for the the rise of antibiotic-resistent staph, virulent strains of E. coli, and now a powerful virus that has killed off huge numbers of Atlantic farmed salmon in Europe. But the latter seemed to be restricted to the ocean to the east of us until recently, ... More >>
We pot more than we need politiciansCalifornia is the most populous state in the Union. It's where the nation's medical marijuana movement was birthed, and the Golden State is also where the rest of the country gets most of its illegal pot, judging by law enforcement statistics (lo siento, Britis ... More >>
Okay, let's get down to brass tacks with this Golden Gate Bridge bicycle speed-limit crypto-bullshit. Here are the facts: According to a study commissioned by the Golden Gate Transportation District, on busy days the Golden Gate Bridge has as many as 6,000 cyclists. That number's going up -- but ... More >>
Jim HerdHere comes trouble...On Thursday, folks who'd like to see your tourism dollars directed British Columbia's way, intuitively, erected a zip line on the Embarcadero, across Justin Herman Plaza. On the one hand, a zip line can't be a worse idea than adjacent Vaillancourt Fountain, another "g ... More >>
The November CoalitionDrug War protester at Huntington Beach, Calif.In a laudable nod to the obvious, members of the California Medical Association's (CMA) House of Delegates have endorsed a resolution stating that the criminal prohibition of marijuana is a "failed public health policy."As enacte ... More >>
One would think even those with their hearts dead set on opening a restaurant would be lying low during these uninspiring economic times. So some of us were surprised to see the empty space between Panera Bread and Philz Coffee (right across the street from SF Weekly's world headquarters) evolving i ... More >>
A blogger steals someone else's life story and calls it her own.
Rock the Bells is consistently the annual geek-out for hip-hop purists who can't let go of loving classic acts from the golden era of the early to mid 90s. The festival isn't letting up this year with the announcement of reuniting legendary L.A. group, The Pharcyde. The mere thought of hearing all f ... More >>
“It has become apparent that it is easy to commit murder in San Francisco and get away with it.” --Melissa Nix (ex-girlfriend of Hugues de la Plaza, a 36-year-old sound engineer found stabbed to death in his home on June 2, 2007) told the San Francisco Police Commission at its February 13 meetin ... More >>
ASD saw the Hard Sell at the Treasure Island Festival and nobody wanted to buy that shit. Here's hoping they got all the technical difficulties out of their system by Feb. 13, when they bring the two-man show back to SF at the Regency Center's swanky Grand Ballroom. And if they still suck, at least ... More >>
With their new album "Lucky" slated to be released next month, the Nada Surf boys are making an SF stop during their newly announced tour. The press release: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nada Surf Announces Spring 2008 Tour Barsuk Records is proud to announce Nada Surf's Spring 2008 tour. Startin ... More >>
If you want your food to be raised within a hundred miles, get down to the farm
Menomena June, 8, 2007 The Independent Better Than: Ezra. Download: "Wet and Rusting" from their Myspace. It's pronounced 'men-ahh-men-uhh', people. Like the word 'phenomena.' Menomena, phenomena. Get it right. The Portland indie rock trio lacks the best name in West, but they overcompensate by br ... More >>
Wednesday, April 12, 2006
If it's kinda, sorta music-related, we'll review it. This week: Nardwuar the Human Serviette's new DVD.
Disney parades its pooches through the frigid Eight Below
A cheat sheet of bands from the new Seattle -- that's right, Canada!
Week of Wednesday, December 29, 2004
Bathing in bivalves by the bucket at three brilliant oyster bars
Like punk rock conga lines and dissing Moby? This show's right up your alley.
Blacklight Theatre's bizarre bazaar
Tenderloin residents strike a pose
This year's superb S.F. International Asian American Film Festival focuses on homegrown, U.S. films
Week of January 30, 2002
Gray whales are leading tourists, conservationists, and business operators on a rocky voyage toward economic and environmental salvation
The fear of change has been an ongoing parable of San Francisco. The city needs a new parable.