By RYAN RITCHIE Jehovah's Witnesses are totally onto something with that whole "no celebrating" thing. I mean, Capitalismmas sucks, Thanksgiving is nothing more than an exercise in gluttony, and Easter is a joke because there's no Jesus and even if there was, he sure as hell didn't rise from the dea ... More >>
I should know better than to step within two time zones of Marilyn Monroe. She has a way of drawing the worst from writers of my gender. Stalwarts from Norman Mailer to Thomas Pynchon have embarrassed themselves, some at greater length than others, trying to mask their macabre and masturbatory impul ... More >>
See also: * The Top 20 Greatest San Francisco Musicians: Honorable Mentions Here they are -- the 20 greatest San Francisco musicians ever: 20. Cameron Paul Lists of pioneering American DJs often mention the usual suspects in New York and Chicago, but go back to the '70s and '80s and you'll find ... More >>
See also: * The Top 20 Greatest San Francisco Musicians, Nos. 20-16 * The Top 20 Greatest San Francisco Musicians, Nos. 15-11 Throughout this week, we're counting down the greatest San Francisco musicians of all time. Having already honored the likes of Etta James, Mike Patton, and Michael Tilson ... More >>
Tennis at Bottom of the Hill on Saturday night. Tennis Miniature Tigers Devon Williams Dec. 10, 2011 Bottom of the Hill Better than: Watching a documentary on '60s music. "This is a new one, it's called 'Origins.'" Alaina Moore uttered this after the halfway point of Tennis' 14-song set a ... More >>
Grace SlickWill someone please give Grace Slick a light? And for today's Most Typically San Francisco news item, we bring you this: No, it's not a new ban on kittens. Rather, Grace Slick, singer of the famous '60s S.F. psych-rock band Jefferson Airplane, is selling new artwork tomorrow night ... More >>
Four new Jefferson Airplane live albums will be released later this year.Few of the now-legendary San Francisco bands of the '60s stand out like Jefferson Airplane. There's the Grateful Dead, which got bigger and stayed good a lot longer than the Airplane did. But even in its "Dark Star" days, th ... More >>
Jim Marshall, giving the Johnny Cash saluteHanging in the living room of Jim Marshall's Castro flat is a photograph of Obama standing in the White House, pointing to a picture of John Coltrane on the wall. Marshall took that Coltrane photo more than 40 years ago in San Francisco Chronicle columni ... More >>
Man, San Francisco is so strong on the indie music front these days. And that's not just empty cheerleading. Our pop bands (Girls, The Dodos) are getting prime festival slots and lots of press love, while experimental psych-garage act Sic Alps has been asked by industry heavies (Sonic Youth and Y ... More >>
These drizzly, wet, cold February nights are tailor-made for watching movies. Local rock historian Richie Unterberger offers a side of music education with his film screenings, pairing rare clips of interviews, concerts, and television appearances on a select theme during his regular, monthly-ish n ... More >>
Scott CarisNeko CaseTuesday, June 9, 2009The WarfieldBetter than: Fighting a cyclone.It looked like Guitar Center up there on stage last night before Neko Case strode up to the mic, with a dozen different guitars lined up for the cherry-haired songstress to pick up and play over the course of the ev ... More >>
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