This week, San Franciscans such as Cooking with Amy's Amy Sherman and SFist editor Brock Keeling are taking the Hunger Challenge, an annual consciousness-raising event organized by the San Francisco and Marin Food Banks. During the week of September 11-17, they're eating on $4.72 per person per d ... More >>
Hoss Zaré.One of San Francisco's genuinely nice-guy chefs suffered a heart attack yesterday. SFist's Brock Keeling reports that chef/owner Hoss Zaré of Zaré at Fly Trap was struck with Keeling suggests was a mild attack (though on his Facebook page last night, Zaré described it as "massiv ... More >>
The Appeal's Beth Spotswood and SFist's Brock Keeling investigate the mysterious disappearance of women in Point Reyes. (VIDEO) [SFAppeal]Is Plumpjack Winery the next stop for Newsom? Mayor is coy about his next step. [City Insider]Patty Hearst rides amok through San Francisco. [SF Citizen]San Fr ... More >>
I know, I know. It feels like an eternity until Big Brother returns to TV. (Although I don't know why I want to get sucked in again, especially since last year the world's nastiest asshole, Mike Boogie [I’ll burn in hell before I give him a link], won over the exquisite and most brilliant Janelle. ... More >>
When it comes to Wednesdays, the list of decent DJ-heavy nights in San Francisco are a bit on the thin side, and not in a good way. But if you’re a Y chromosome carrier and have always wondered how to parlay that fine-looking chest into free drinks, look no further than "Macho" at SOMA's Powerhous ... More >>
Queers and hip hop!? While not nearly as ying-yang as peanut butter and chocolate, for many they go together like Salt and Peppa. (Heh. Yeah. See what I did there? Whatever, it's late and I'm tired.) Check out the Cafe's "gay and lesbian hip hop night" at their weekly throw down, "Club Fresh." The R ... More >>
After soaking the Fillmore in neo-soul and hip hop, check out Miss Jackson's daughter in a more intimate setting at "Erykah Badu’s After-party." DJ Sake One and the Coup’s Boots and Silk E perform well into Monday morning. (10 p.m., $20) Or, conversely, you can be truly punk rock by staying at ... More >>
Get some sleep, you crack head. No? OK then, Elbo Room’s long-running, yet still fresh, “Dub Mission” throws down titular sounds in the heart of the Mission, courtesy of DJ Sep and her carefully plucked roster of talented guest DJs. (9 p.m., $5)
Bill Picture’s “Trans-Am,” packed-up and hauled ass to a new locale: the under-appreciated SOMA spot, Club Eight, now featuring (at last!) a full bar. Resident DJ Dirty Knees and heavy metal “Trannyshack” regular Metal Patricia spin and perform, respectively, at this mixed alterna-homo/str ... More >>
Let the bellyaching cease! Contrary to popular opinion, this weekend’s weather will be truly awesome. The overcast skies and crisp weather will be pregnant with electricity, perfect for keeping you awake, and primed to wreak havoc. Tonight: Electronic bleeps and bloops aren’t the only sounds ... More >>
Really, the only place to get royally fucked up on Thursday nights is at Aunt Charlie’s Lounge where DJ Bus Station John’s weekly worship service, “Tubesteak Connection,” throws down ultra-rare ’70s and ’80s disco and alterna-beats in the bowels of the Tenderloin.
Ghosts love Haight
We find, sitting next to us, a petite and smiling Amy Tan, sadly without her legendary posse of yapping dogs
Marga's family album
DJ Toph One mixes it up at a new Friday happy hour; Digital Underground offers a silly reprieve from silly hip hop
"Gay Bash" at Trax toys with your queer biological imperative; Digable Planets do the "all original members" thing
The pioneering Platinum Pied Pipers give neo-soul its due; "The Club Scene" at the Endup is the real deal
Trainspot great hip hop breakbeats at "The Breaks"; get transported to Jamaica at "San Fiasco"
"Bump" offers a reason to get down in downtown; the Blood & Fire Soundsystem makes its Bay Area debut.
Aunt Charlie's Lounge gets cooler with "Suicide Tuesdays"; "Descarga" delivers Brazilian funk for free
Gold Chains and Sue Cie pull digital pranks; Germany's Morr Music dispatches its not-so-heavy hitters to SF
Diplo teaches dancefloors new Hollertron-icks; the EndUp turns 31; rapper Nas makes a rare live appearance
Dog Bites sniffs the Public Health Department's new Crystal Mess ad campaign
Cool sounds abound at "Beats Vs. Bush"; "Mad Mexi Monster Party" combines erotic wrestling and saucy beats
Jedi Mind Tricks and its horror-core hip hop; "Die Maschinen" and its non-pretentious industrial beats
DJ Krush lays down the moody beats; "Remember" takes you all the way back to the '70s, for better or worse.
Hip hop harbingers Tackhead take to the Independent; French fun is the name of the game at "Diabolik."
The return of hip hop legend Pete Rock, the pop sphere of "Vanguard," and a strip club with a new M.O.
Experience "Better Days" through house music or live viciously at the "Punk Rock Sideshow."
Music videos rule "The Crib," Ladytron's Danny Hunt gets party-tastic, and "Peppa" shakes with lusty ladies
Devendra Banhart's mystical trip
"Turntables on the Hudson" brings a New York feel to 111 Minna; "The Big Payback" does just that with its stellar DJ line-up
The homo dance scene gets a makeover with "White Swallow" and "Macho"; Felonius brings its live hip hop to 12 Galaxies.
They got the beat
"Real People" is a breath of fresh air at the Oxygen Bar; Ghostface Killah proves he's Wu Tang's No. One.
Get to "Wrasslin'" at Powerhouse, experience the "Deep House Project" at Wish, and sing the Tenderloft's swan song at "Dishonorable Discharge"
Nate Cavalieri goes "Under the Radar"; Brock Keeling makes the "Tubesteak Connection."
Serial sagas meet high camp
Get your frown on at "Dark Sparkle" or put on some stilettos and check out "High Heels"
Bar hosts bee
Island boogie hits S.F.