By JAMES ROBINSON
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Fox Theater, Oakland
Better than: The Vampire Diaries, Interview with the Vampire, Twilight and True Blood (but not, however, Buffy the Vampire Slayer).
Vampire Weekend, punching its ticket on a short jaunt between Coachella ap ... More >>
By KATIE M. PALMER
Friday, September 21, 2012
Better than: Getting your eyes gouged out by stage lights.
Reptar, if you hadn't already guessed, sort of has a thing for nostalgia. Opening the band's website, you'll find your browser screen tran ... More >>
By BYARD DUNCAN
Out this week is Swing Lo Magellan, the third full-length from arty Brooklyn six-piece Dirty Projectors. Given the heaps of both acclaim and disdain inspired by the band's last effort, Bitte Orca, we're interested to see if this new one continues the polarizing pattern. Let's give i ... More >>
Popular, influential, and cult musicians come through San Francisco every day. But it isn't every day when an event comes along that you know will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and serve a good cause.
On Monday, Philip Glass' Days and Nights Festival and local promoter (((folkYEAH!))) presen ... More >>
Rufus Wainwright, dapper dandy and San Francisco favorite, just released a music video for the title track of his forthcoming album, Out of the Game, which is slated for release April 23. The video features a prim and surprisingly ordinary (dare we say, boring and predictable) Helena Bonham Carter a ... More >>
Even San Francisco natives like me are sometimes alarmed by the pressure applied to denizens of this city to publicly acknowledge that we live in the best place on earth. That being said, we certainly do have access to the best of things here: The best intoxicants, stimulants, and ingredients; th ... More >>
Carina OstLafitte's PBJBF, aka Elvis Lives: peanut butter, jam, foie gras, and bacon, $21.Monday, January 10, 2011
Sometimes the calendar gods shine down on you. Take 2011, which has already brought us New Year's Day on one Saturday and Elvis's birthday the next. Both qualified as alcoholida ... More >>
Music celebrities continue to be a fertile source of inspiration for sandwich makers across the nation. Behold some incredibly strange examples of a growing art form; call it an iTunes eatlist.
The star: Lady Gaga
The sandwich: Fried cod sticks, avocado, roll
The location: Hapa Ramen, San F ... More >>
DJ and promoter Nathan Rapport's ears have been spoiled. He lived in Detroit long enough to enjoy the riches of techno's epicenter, and now when he hits a gay club, the dude does not want to hear ten million variations on the Kylie remix. Back in the Motor City he threw queer parties called SASS wit ... More >>
Notes, Video and Photos by Tamara Palmer
The second-ever CupcakeCamp, a free tasting event and competition, provided firm proof that cupcakes are still a hot commodity in town. More than 2000 were submitted; platters were brought out to three tables every 10 minutes, disappearing in less than two ... More >>