A game show that people have ever cared about -- even a little bit -- can go down, but it will never truly be out. Know the Dick Clark version of Pyramid that started in the 1970s and continued throughout the decade? No? Well, you've probably encountered the Bill Cullen version (also from the '70s), ... More >>
If you were a teenager in the 1950s, you hated TV. Your parents watched TV. Anything your parents liked, you despised. Springsteen's song "57 Channels (And Nothing On)" talked about the video wasteland in 1992, but in 1956, even in a big city like New York, there were fewer than 10 channels on the a ... More >>
You know everything that's ever been memorable about Madonna? The dunce-cap bustiers, the dry-humping of various taboos, the deeply remunerative pop-sexual controversies? Oh, and all those great songs?Turns out, those aren't just the signal achievements of a woman who has for decades ... More >>
Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve is still an option for the night of Dec. 31, since the man himself has lived to rock another year. But if the glow of the television screen isn't gonna provide enough sonic warmth this year, there are thankfully plenty of options to hear and see music performed li ... More >>
Romana MachadoClaudio Sanchez of Coheed and CambriaCoheed and CambriaThe Second Stage Turbine Blade TourMay 7, 2011@ Fox Theater, OaklandBetter than: The next three fiftysomething chuckleheads you hear pronounce rock dead. The scene outside Oakland's Fox Theater last Saturday night was as old as ... More >>
An originator of acid rock in the '60s, Tommy Hall used LSD to expand his consciousness. Hes still psychedelic.
Trees Outside the Academy (Ecstatic Peace!)
Al Gore was in town last week to remind us all that we're ruining the planet. But do you think the concern about climate change is just a bunch of hot air?
On New Year's Eve disappointment waits around every corner, so follow these tips for partying hearty.
The S.F. taping of Wheel of Fortune goes momentarily dark; Spanganga fades permanently to black
The man who brought rock 'n' roll to the radio is hip, corny, irrepressible, and soulful
Reaves-Phillips breaks it down
Does the world need another college football bowl game? Some San Francisco boosters are banking on it.
Goodbye Sober Day
Computers won't know what to do when 1999 becomes 2000; but lawyers and other profit-seekers will
HighTone Records' Roadhouse Revival Tour