San Francisco's infamous right wing radio host Michael Savage will no longer be able to berate listeners over the airwaves -- at least not for now. That's because KNEW-910 AM, the local Clear Channel station, has dropped him from the local airwaves and replaced him with John and Ken, a pair of ... More >>
[Editor's note: Former SF Weekly intern Matt Saincome fronts a killer straight-edge hardcore band called Zero Progress. Seeing as he, like Green Day, hails from the East Bay, we decided he should be the one to remind Billie Joe Armstrong why having a meltdown onstage and going to rehab for substance ... More >>
Ever since she was a child, Bay Area DJ ThatGirl has been interested in street art and its connection to the hip-hop movement. However, it wasn't until she attended a rave in 1997 that she discovered her desire to channel this creativity into music, most notably turntablism. She soon purchased her o ... More >>
When you consider the unsavory elements one encounters on Muni -- seeds, stabbings, sermons, and semen, -- an ad campaign advocating for prostitutes' rights is rather benign.Local sex worker activists have launched a media campaign aimed to educate the bus-riding populace that sex workers are pe ... More >>
Joe EskenaziThe city is now filled with these 'ped-mounts' -- but how long will papers be around to fill them?You, the guy who derives fiendish joy from mutilating SF Weekly's newspaper boxes? Your days are numbered. As we've reported before, newspapers' distinctive boxes (ours are red!) are bein ... More >>
Joe EskenaziNew pay toilets installed in the city!Here at SF Weekly, we've dutifully recorded the indignities meted out against our signature, red newspaper boxes. Placated with bizarre offerings? Check. Reconfigured into a formation befitting prehistoric druids? Got it. Blowed up good -- blowed ... More >>
Radio GaGa? No, Lady Gaga Interesting article on Bay Area radio Music Directors in today's Chron. When I say interesting, it's because the information presented runs counter not only to what's currently happening with the commercial radio industry, but is written in such a way to suggest that writer ... More >>
The most recent edition of Davey-D's FNV Newsletter contains a bombshell: according to Jerry Del Colliano of Inside Music Media, "Clear Channel is done." As in, stick a fork in it. As in, Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings, probably within the "next six to nine months."
Del Colliano cites ... More >>
Ron English's new solo exhibit is currently on view at Fifty24SF this month, so we saw fit to show you his latest work from our lovely neighbors in So Cal. English's iconic Abraham Obama image now takes presidence over a huge Clear Channel billboard in Los Angeles, celebrating our new president and ... More >>
The Israel tourism industry may be flagging, but it appears the billboard business is doing even worse. By Joe EskenaziDrivers entering and leaving San Francisco may have been surprised to see giant billboards featuring the Semitic version of what appears to be the Sex and the City crew -- Sex and ... More >>
By Benjamin Wachs
I have to admit something before I begin: Gavin's ability to be boring is stronger than my ability to be funny.
I think I can hold the line for seven-and-a-half hours, but if he posts a sequel (perhaps "State of the City: Revolutions," or "State of the City: Attac ... More >>