No Way Back presents Mutant Beat Dance and Magic Touch Friday, Feb. 22, 2012 Monarch There was some head-nodding, but not a whole lot of dancing at Monarch last Friday. This is an unusual occurrence for No Way Back, a party whose exuberant crowd generally creates one of the most active dancefloors ... More >>
Too Far Gone with Carlos Souffront, Bobby Browser Undisclosed Location Saturday, Feb. 10, 2013 The fare on the meter read an astonishing $20 by the time we reached the outskirts of the city. Passing through a desolate industrial expanse, I momentarily wondered how we were going to get home. It's a ... More >>
Still Going, Manik, Justin Vandervolgen, Matrixxman Public Works, Monarch 12/31/12 Better than: Normal business hours. The clock projected on the wall read 11:59. It was almost midnight on New Year's Eve and we were deadcenter on a packed dancefloor at Public Works. The round organ stabs of Bicep ... More >>
It's true, New Year's Eve is rapidly approaching, but just because the big day is around the corner doesn't mean you have to conserve your energy. To help you get out of your post-Christmas stupor, we've put together this list of recommended upcoming events. Consider it the nightlife equivalent to c ... More >>
Christopher Owens Friday, Nov. 9, 2012 The Lodge In his first public performance since leaving the celebrated local rock band Girls, Christopher Owens debuted his new solo album, Lysandre, at an intimate, sold-out, and very brief show in San Francisco last night. Playing at the Lodge, a luxurious, ... More >>
While some of us might be horrified to discover an 11-year-old on the dancefloor of our favorite club, Santa Cruz promoter and house DJ Robin Simmons' club experiences began at that precise age, at an underground party accompanied by none other than his mother. Inspired by the positive vibes and ene ... More >>
It's times like these when you wonder why San Francisco doesn't have a major electronic dance music festival of its own. Yes, you guessed it, Decibel Festival has officially started to take over Seattle. Artists from all over the world are currently in planes headed for the West Coast. Of course, th ... More >>
So, we come to it: the end of all things. Four days of madness, Doritos, Skrillex and finally, St. Patrick's Day. Before we bid SXSW 2012 farewell, allow us to share our favorite moments from SXSW day four. Later, we'll let you know which shows weren't so hot. Find our favorites below, and if there ... More >>
Primo and Daniel at Oldies Night If last weekend was the city's slowest, this weekend is easily its most packed. New Years Eve is a tough night to sort out, but don't worry, we've collected a few of our top picks for you to peruse. We've got a triple headliner at 103 Harriet, a KiNK-y experi ... More >>
After battling lung cancer for the last couple of years, Scottish folksinger and guitarist Bert Jansch passed away this morning at age 67. Jansch was one of the pioneers of a picking-oriented, depressive folk style that influenced such fellow cult musicians and luminaries as Donovan and Nick Drake ... More >>
Hear this while high: Pink Floyd's Meddle. Why?: Pink Floyd is the canonical druggie rock band, and most beginning stoners need a little basic out-of-body orientation. That Floyd's early music is the platinum kush standard for progressive rock is doubted only by those farther along on this THC-s ... More >>
Gangstas. Thugs. Knuckleheads. Baki Lepolo's bouncers have handled them all. But can they handle the VIP crowd?
Folk mama Vashti Bunyan scores a hit, 35 years after her first album
To Find Me Gone
The Fast Rise and Fall of the South
Tenor saxophonist Mitch Marcus starts with the concept of the big band, then goes further
Week of Wednesday, July 14, 2004
From Mahler to Morrissey, the Bay Area has it all this summer.
Go out. Get wasted. Grab 2004 by its throat. Here are three more options for your Dionysian pursuits.
Burnt-out rock stars, death metal, and a kilt-wearing bipolar Scots nationalist
Quiet Is the New Loud (Astralwerks)
The Ballad of Ramblin' Jack
Whisky Pills, PBR Street Gang, Brothers Creeggan, 20 Miles, Bob Log III, Atticus Finch, and "Pigskin"
What is the Brian Jonestown Massacre doing in L.A.? Same thing they were in San Francisco -- causing trouble.