As a promoter who often DJs his own events, Luis Reader, aka Papa Lu, is involved in every aspect of his parties. He began his career in 2002, promoting hip-hop shows. But his latent passion for house music was awakened after attending a local party called Remedy, which featured regular sets by the ... More >>
By Josh "CuriousJosh" Reiss Maybe you didn't make the trek out to the the playa for Burning Man this year. Maybe you love S.F. even better when all the Burners are gone. Well, we got ace photographer CuriousJosh to bring us back these amazing GIFs from Burning Man in hopes of changing your mind. T ... More >>
Curious Josh Burning Man's first-ever ticket lottery has had far more requests for tickets than the 40,000 that have been made available. What does this mean?The Internet will be very, very, angryNo one will ever get to go to Burning Man againSan Franciscans finally have something other tha ... More >>
Listen to this while high: Mutaytor's Unconditional Love (The Westerfield Sessions). Behind the buzz: Though born in Nevada's Black Rock desert at Burning Man and world-HQ'd in an obscure Los Angeles warehouse, Mutaytor is San Franciscan almost by default. L.A.'s Burning Man scene is sexy ... More >>
Hear this while high: "Raga Bhairav" by Charanjit Singh. Behind the buzz: This sliver off a 1982 EMI-India album Synthesizing - Ten Ragas to a Disco Beat was hailed earlier this year as the accidental invention of acid house, some months shy and several thousand miles away from its accepted prov ... More >>
Eric Mar isn't the first S.F. supe to go to Burning Man. But he was the first to go to Mars. The smoke is rising from Burning Man, and its participants are straggling back into town. Hardware store workers, lawyers, and architects are heading back to so-called "real life." And, if you live in the ... More >>
From this evening through the weekend, Café du Nord and its upstairs annex the Swedish American Hall are hosting the On Land festival, a dazzling array of ambient, psychedelic, improvisational, and straight-up noise performances. Much of the lineup testifies to the Bay Area's vibrant experimenta ... More >>
Meps 'n' BarryCease and desist, comrades!Yesterday we reported on how Orchard Supply Hardware's radio ads anointed the store the place to pick up supplies for your eclectic Burning Man projects -- and Burners were none too pleased. OSH won't be getting a call from Black Rock City's legal departme ... More >>
Pick one of these babies up at OSH! Your ears did not deceive you. Orchard Supply Hardware, the place best known for its ads about "bringing you timeless value since 1931," has now labeled itself Burning Man Central. A series of radio spots for the San Jose-based chain advertise OSH as just the p ... More >>
Burning man is over. But some people just can't let go. Enter Craigslist Missed Connections, where Burners who bumped up against each other during a fleeting moment on the Playa reach out to one another. This girl, in a Yellow Hat, is seeking a man in a Black Hat: I met you at the Hug Deli on Fri ... More >>
The Porta Potti Arsonist speaks.
Burning Man has ended which means that Burning Man Missed Connections have started. Oftentimes the folly of the MC poster is their propensity for describing outfits that may be sported by half the Bay Area population at any given time: "You: medium height, brown hair, American Apparel shirt and boot ... More >>
Burning Man ParticiParade on Haight Street Haight Street July 27, 2008 Notes and Photos by Edward Paik It’s a familiar sight for Joe Ghbullock: the cross-dressed enthusiasts in spangled unitards, top hats that contrast kaleidoscope wigs, neon fishnets worn without proper undergarments - they’re ... More >>
Two new art books about Burning Man remind you how nice things are in S.F. when all the Burners go away
Week of 2-7-07
One of the founders of Burning Man is suing and makes a case for opening up the cultish event to more subversive fun
Bright lights in the big city don't make a show
It's often embarrassing to be a middle-class Caucasian in San Francisco. Last week it was excruciating.
Dog Bites trips out over the Mindstates global psychedelic convention
A film about a tent city on a dusty plain. No, it's not Burning Man.
When your friends won't stop talking about Burning Man
Burning Man and the Republican convention coincide. Where's a good progressive to go?
It takes a special kind of aficionado to love art that can kill you
When the Burning Man folks met the Air Force guys, the desert camping tips flew
Week of September 18, 2002
Week of September 11, 2002
Organizers of the Burning Man festival pull out all the stops to control the press -- and it's a good thing they do
I went to Burning Man and all I got was this new lease on life
A spark-by-spark description of this year's Burning Man