Many local labels are offering obscure reissues and innovative new releases on all conceivable formats. Label Sampler is a new column that will profile a different Bay Area imprint each week.
Name: Superior Viaduct
Headquarters: North Beach, San Francisco
Owner: Steve Viaduct
Musi ... More >>
Richard HaickAnthrax at the Warfield on Sunday.
Oct. 23, 2011
Better than: Listening to the new Loutallica album online.
Bay Area thrash-metal fans still waiting for Metallica to bring the Big 4 Tour to their hometown got to enjoy a neck- ... More >>
Phil Collins, the Genesis drummer turned solo artist, has retired from making music. This is sad news for his army of worldwide fans, most of whom presumably have sizable classic rock collections. But it's also news that will devastate a demographic one might not automatically associate with songs ... More >>
Photo illustration | Audrey FukumanJudge Vaughn Walker gave Prop. 8 the pimp slapSeriously, this was one mother fu**ing gay week! Can I hear a what what?You may have heard that Vaughn Walker, the gayest judge in the world -- even gayer than Supreme Court's new softball coach, Justice Elena Ka ... More >>
Romance blooms in the desert -- betwen Dan Choi and Harry Reid. Uh-huh. The Netroots Nation annual conference took place last week in Las Vegas. What is the Netroots Nation annual conference? It is a gathering of progressive bloggers who seek to learn from each other about strategies to influence ... More >>
How much would it be worth to San Francisco to keep plays like this within city limits? If ever there's a man to liken shepherding a development to completion in San Francisco to pulling teeth, Mike Antonini is him. He's been a planning commissioner for eight years -- and he's a dentist. So Anton ... More >>
Kevin Johnson reveals he's always loathed AZ bigotryHere Gavin: Fake!Sacramento mayor Kevin Johnson, a former point guard for the Phoenix Suns, announced Wednesday he'd join Gavin Newsom's boycott of Arizona. That turned out to be a political pump-fake: Johnson changed his mind hours later.In a mid ... More >>
For 10 years, Lewis Peter Morgan impersonated Randy Meisner, an obscure former bass guitar player for the Eagles rock group. Morgan smooth-talked his way into a borrowed lifestyle of guitars, girls, and casinos. He could have checked out of the deception