All too often, "Asian-fusion" reminds people of some deafening restaurant from the 90s where nobody ate anything because they were all doing blow in the bathroom. Fused, Chef Christopher Williams' new weekend morning pop-up at the House of Thai in the Tenderloin, couldn't be more different. When you ... More >>
Earlier this week, the lawsuit against AEG Live over Michael Jackson's premature passing rumbled past the point of weird and drove straight into crazy town. The culprit was AEG CEO Randy Phillips, who claimed that his friend Brenda Richie -- ex-wife of Lionel Richie -- had spoken to the spirit of Mi ... More >>
Robin BharajRockabillybass. With a penchant for odd combinations like heavy basslines and harmonica drops, Luca Venezia, aka Drop the Lime, has created a style of music that's best described as rockabilly dance. Founder of the Trouble and Bass label, home to artists such as Star Eyes and AC Slate ... More >>
Who needs words when your instrumentals are so grandly expressive? Bi-coastal trio (with half its home base in S.F.) From Monument to Masses speaks in volumes using the the language of dynamic post rock. The mood of its music changes faster than this week's stormy San Francisco weather patterns, one ... More >>
It's Thursday, SF. Elvis died 30 years ago today. The Rock the Bells stage in McCovey Cove gets a little bigger, scalped tix hit $100, and we all shake our heads at the news that at least 300 are confirmed dead in the big, shallow Peru quake. In related news, local scientists learn a little more abo ... More >>
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If you missed this year's SF Weekly Music Awards ... well, what can we say? You screwed up big time, bucko.
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