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 >>
On the surface, San Francisco appears to be a complicated beast of alternative subcultures, underground groups, and distinct communities. Truth is though, there's only one truly definitive divider between all of us -- Burning Man. You either want to pay hundreds of dollars to go get covered in sand ... 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 >>
Image of a VIP fence via Flickr/AdrantsNo annual festival, conference, or party will ever be as good as the first year you went. That's not what I'm talking about when I say that South by Southwest Interactive died this year.
Earlier this week, Jolie O'Dell wrote the usual "Why SXSW Sucks" post. ... 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 >>