Good God, Kim Deal is spoiling us right now. Between hitting the Fillmore with the Breeders at the end of this month and just releasing a brand new song as part of her series of 7-inch singles, it's all feeling a bit gloriously '90s. The new track, "Are You Mine?" is a dreamy, romantic lullaby with ... More >>
Earlier this week, our hard-bloggin' sister paper in Broward, Fla., ran a thoughtful piece titled "Eight Pleasingly Plump Female Musicians We'd Like to Get Down With." That post has since been flushed from the Internet because a) it turns out women are people, and b) fucking duh. But famous-people ... More >>
Listen to this while high: Ralph Carney's Serious Jass Project's Seriously. Behind the buzz: The subject line of the publicist's email mentioned something about Tom Waits' saxophonist, but the magic name of Ralph Carney dispelled any incipient attack of the whatevs. I mean, we're not talking ... More >>
Jenna Riot plays El Rio this FridayLet's get cultured, San Francisco. Put on your leopard-skin pill-box hat and paint the town red. But before you brave those cruel streets, check our list of cheap things to do this weekend for less than the cost of a quality whiskey sour. Here are ten things fo ... More >>
Grand LakeIt's For Free GraceSean Smith & the Present MomentJames & EvanderCafe Du Nord9 p.m., $10Caleb Nichols is often asked why he left Port O'Brien two years ago, right around the time the neo-folk outfit was getting quite a bit of attention. His answer is simple: He was tired and needed ... More >>
Black FrancisRoy Zimmerman August 18, 2010 @ Great American Music Hall Better than: Black Francis/Frank Black playing with a bigger band.Black Francis started his performance last night with an invitation to come along with "The Black Rider" -- and the introduction of an 80-ye ... More >>
The past 72 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco restaurant scene.Carolyn A. of Eater shares some good news. Francis Ford Coppola's new winery in Geyserville is opening July 30, and along with it, the winery restaurant, named Rustic, Francis's Favorites (300 ... More >>
One of Scotland's finest musical exports, the Trashcan Sinatras, will play at Slim's on Tuesday, June 1. We asked the band a few pertinent questions. Barry Gibb, if you're reading this: Get in touch. -- Vicky Walker Izumi KamazawaTrashcan Sinatras bring the swing SF Weekly: What are we draggin ... More >>
Fans of Pixies main man Frank Black/Black Francis should be pleased to know the man has a fresh trick up his multiple moniker sleeve. He's been working on a new act with his wife, Violet Clark, a musical marriage that falls under the name Grand Duchy. The band will showcase its stuff at the Uptown t ... More >>
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Our critics' recommendations from this year's films.
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The S.F. International Film Fest starts this week and keeps going year-round.
The Jesus and Mary Chain: From required records to artificial rip-offs
Bluefinger (Cooking Vinyl)
Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga (Merge)
New releases available this week
Women MCs throw down
Bob Mould and Paul Weller each have new records that prove they're as vital as ever -- without their old bands
Frank Black Francis
The sullen '80s pop of Now It's Overhead; the Pixies' triumphant return to the Bay Area
Though it got off to a rocky start, last week's Pixies concert in Davis lived up to the hype
The Femmes who "Blister in the Sun" prove they're still violent after all these years
Gigantic nearly deifies They Might Be Giants -- and why not?
Nick Drake has a skin too few
Pulpit-pounding with the Reverend Horton Heat
Idle Worship with KISS, Nancy Sinatra, Camille Paglia, and Chevy Chase