Shelby Ash Presents Big Ass Hillbilly Show No. 3 featuring the Good Luck Thrift Store Outfit, the Trespassers and the Harmed Brothers. Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012 Great American Music Hall Better than: kissing your cousin without a condom. The awfullest bad jokes ever, premium beer bellies, and epic m ... More >>
The Cook E. Monster has a weakness for provocative packaging, and so the tagline "little chocolate miracles" on the label of Baba Joon's Chocolate Chewies was just about enough to make a purchase. The name itself, Farsi for "dear Dad," pretty much clinched it: How are you going to sell a less-than-a ... More >>
Federal agents arrested Daniel McGowan in 2005 in a sweep of activists involved with the Earth Liberation Front, or ELF, a group the FBI called the country's No. 1 domestic terrorism threat. Filmmaker Marshall Curry, whose movies include Street Fight, which follows Cory Booker's first run for mayor ... More >>
Catherine ColeSightglass Coffee owners Jerad and Justin Morrison hope to open the cafe portion of their tri-level SOMA warehouse this spring.It's been a little less than a year since Sightglass Coffee owners (and brothers) Jerad and Justin Morrison flipped the switch on their beloved cast-iro ... More >>
EsquireThe President makes a stop at Chicago's Valois cafeteria.Our favorite morsel from the blogs. Today's election might be a referendum on Obama, but it could just as easily be a referendum on Obama's stomach. During the past two months of midterms stumping, Esquire's Eat Like A Man blog ... More >>
San Francisco manages to land on ever so many Top-10 lists; if ever a Top-10 list was assembled of cities that crack the most Top-10 lists, it's a good bet we'd make the Top-10. Now a website called Livability.com has sent along yet another list -- the Top 10 Pet-Friendly Cities. Astoundingly, th ... More >>
Jack Herer, one of the nation's most prominent and veteran marijuana activists died yesterday at age 70 after months of poor health. This came as difficult news for pot proponents nationwide, many of whom were first introduced into the concept of marijuana activism by Herer, author of the million ... More >>
At the end of Eugene, Oregon trio Yob's list of influences on its MySpace page, the heavy doom band lists "100 decibels." That last item, tucked into a longer rundown of favorite bands (Sleep, High on Fire, Black Sabbath, Cathedral, Burning Witch) is just another way this group shows it means busin ... More >>
In a quest for fame and fortune, a unicycling superhero battles the stigma of a troubled past.
Conventional wisdom says psychiatric drugs save lives, but for some San Franciscans the pills are a prescription for disaster
Joanna Newsom redefines lost languages
Cake offers straight women a comfortable woman-friendly place to be sexy. So why does it feel so retro?
A study says San Francisco is the most expensive city in the United States for apartment dwellers. Are you paying too much for that one-bedroom?
Experimental theater: Try it, you'll like it
Andre Nickatina raps about being one of the Fillmore's hardest MCs, so what's he doing driving a Toyota?
Philo Northrup and his wacky automotive tribe take a road trip to places in California you can't even imagine
Meet "the new Bob Dylan," aka Conor Oberst, who knows pain despite his young age
The sloshing, vitriolic musical madness of the Hunches
Environmental groups sent out a worldwide call to save the gray whale from a Mexican salt plant. They got millions of dollars and thousands of new members. But scientists found no threat to the whales.
There's no reason to fear Red Planet -- especially if you like high energy, old-fashioned rock
Flogging Molly, Los Mex Pistols del Norte, Reid Paley
Bad luck and a head injury couldn't kill him. Poverty just made him stronger. Now, freewheeling Bay Area bicycling legend Mike Neel is staging another comeback by coaching professional women's racing.
For 10 years, Lewis Peter Morgan impersonated Randy Meisner, an obscure former bass guitar player for the Eagles rock group. Morgan smooth-talked his way into a borrowed lifestyle of guitars, girls, and casinos. He could have checked out of the deception
Tricia Sullivan fled her Southern Oregon hometown and the confines of her family in April. Arriving in San Francisco, she melded with the street community of young castoffs, misfits, and rebels. Phoning home, she lied and told her dad she was in New Yor