The Talking Book -- the debut effort from the team of Faith No More bassist Billy Gould and experimental composer Jared Blum -- is challenging stuff indeed. A collection of vintage vinyl samples inlaid within a series of darkly shifting soundscapes, they combine to form a spectral and uneas ... More >>
Photos by Kristen BaggerlyBelinda Leong's kugelhopfBelinda Leong has contracted with San Francisco's Four Barrel Coffee and Bar Agricole to sell her artisan baked goods beginning August 22.
Barn Owl San Francisco's Barn Owl makes densely layered guitar music that is equal parts heavy and beautiful. Guitarists Jon Porras and Evan K. Caminiti arrived at their textured sound six years ago while students at SF State, munching vegan tofu burritos and taking in music by rock god Neil ... More >>
The odd media war unfolding in San Francisco -- in which major dailies establish editions here while local periodicals fade away -- advanced in a new direction Friday, with a page A-19 story in the New York City edition of the New York Times titled "San Francisco's Cyclists Facing Backlash for Fl ... More >>
Since you'll never be able to relive those WHAM! glory days, do the next best thing and catch George Michael at San Jose's HP Pavilion on June 19. It'll be his first California appearance in 17 years, but that's not counting his intimate 1998 performance in a Los Angeles public toilet. Click 'More' ... More >>
The ethnomusicologist and the flack tell a beguiling tale of influence
An original opera about the makers of the atomic bomb fails to ignite
The legendary Jungle Brothers have returned. Why doesn't the hip hop world give a damn?
A solid, if conventional, ending for the new Aurora Theatre's first season
Mark Lanegan's downbeat folk-rock speaks volumes -- without resorting to a whole lot of noise
Two decades after the nightmare with a bronzed boatman on the Salmon River, I still hadn't forgiven myself for not fighting back. But there was no time like the present.