• Blogs

    May 30, 2014

    Swans' Michael Gira on Meeting Fans, Not Using Effects, and Directing a Band

    Last week, the album To Be Kind by the band Swans debuted at No. 37 on the Billboard Top 200 album chart. It's a dense album -- layered, sprawling, and grandiose. Some might call the music difficult, which makes its placement on the top album charts significant. But for those who have followed the b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2014

    The Top Five Parties in San Francisco this Weekend

    Fact: You're more likely to have a fun and fulfilling weekend if you plan it out ahead of time. Actually, that might not be a fact, but it certainly qualifies as common sense. So, to better assist you in scheduling your leisurely party time activities, we've assembled this handy list of everything t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2013

    How to Survive a Strike in Oakland, BART and All

    With BART workers ready to strike, along with pretty much the whole damn city of Oakland, today will either be the worst day of your life, or the best, depending on whether or not you are walking distance to the beach. But if you decide to crawl outside your dark bunker (a.k.a. studio apartment) a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2012

    Grimes' "Genesis" Is a Post-Burning Man Freak Show, and Maybe the Weirdest Video of the Year

    We wanted to like this. It's on 4AD for chrissakes. The same 4AD that gave us some of the greatest alternative music of the last century. Pixies! Throwing Muses! Cocteau Twins! Belly! The The! What's not to love? And the current roster ain't to be sniffed at either, what with the Mark Lanegan Band, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2012

    The Park on Drinking Baileys with Wallpaper., Appearing on Carson Daly's TV Show, and What Song They'd Play for Mitt Romney

    You've heard The Park, even if you don't recognize the name. As the Bay Area's most in-demand rhythm section, the trio quartet of Derek Taylor (drums), Josh Lippi (bass), Ben Schwier (keys), and Nate Mercereau (guitar) has laid down backing grooves for new-generation rap chaps Freddie Gibbs and Big ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2011

    Britney Spears in San Jose: Pop Star Believes She Can Fly

    Calibree PhotographyBritney Spears at HP Pavilion on Saturday​ Britney Spears June 18, 2011 @ HP Pavilion Better than: Not crossing a two-man religious picket line on a Saturday night in order to (apparently) celebrate fornication, homosexuality, and general hell-raising. "God hates Britney ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2010

    How Not to Seal the Deal: Banned from the Bedroom Playlist

    Justin Bieber‚ÄčNot sure if he's speaking from experience, but Broke Ass Stuart posted a list of the music you should never play when you've brought your date back home to make it. At the top of his list is The Dave Matthews Band followed by any music that blatantly has "sex" or "getting it on" in t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2008
  • Blogs

    August 14, 2007

    SF Mayor Wannabees: Goat Slaughterers, Big Booty Butts and 'Fems' into 'Brain'

    Since the SF mayor's race is locked up tighter than the case against Ed Jew, it's time for a diversion. Snitch Joe Eskenazi dug up some web dirt on some of our city's would-be mayors, and as you can imagine the results prove hilarious. My favorite dude: the goat slaughterer. We gotta get an intervie ... More >>

  • Music

    June 1, 2005


    The Golden Morning Breaks

  • News

    June 23, 2004

    Dog Bites

    "Jesus spoke out about tax collectors and politicians, and we're supposed to do the same."

  • Culture

    March 3, 2004


    The discipline and grace of the unreined horses are amazing, but it's still Disney-fied

  • Music

    October 22, 2003

    "Crappy Records"

    Zagat's new "music guide" is absurd, but its "format" offers a "nice way" to review "lame albums."

  • News

    June 12, 2002

    The Endless Swimmer

    When people learn that Pedro Ordenes, 55, has swum to or from Alcatraz 126 times, or that he crossed the Strait of Magellan in 39-degree water, they often joke about his sanity. That's before they hear about his idea to swim the Bering Strait.

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    June 30, 1999
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