Confusion is the word that best describes the zeitgeist of San Francisco nightlife these days. A lot of that has to do with 222 Hyde, the fantastic basement club that's unfortunately shutting down permanently this Saturday. Given the circumstances, we felt it was only right to devote a chunk of word ... More >>
It's a weekday afternoon, and Del the Funky Homosapien's mom has just left his house. She was passing through to pick up an iPod the rapper had bought for her -- but left empty-handed, as she wasn't confident about being able to use Apple's dinky little music player. "She's gonna come back in a coup ... More >>
Nick Waterhouse (w/ The Tarots)
Jan. 21, 2012
Better than: Some modern-day Lawrence Welk incarnation.
Being an MC is hard. You can be criticized for one of the most abstract concepts in music -- your "flow" -- if it strikes people as odd or different. Your lyric ... More >>
Lost in the Night: DJ Harvey
Frida, Nov. 18, 2011
Better than: An army of computer DJs.
"Usually, when I'm on ecstasy, I stumble around trying to find the right music on my computer. But this, this, is exactly what I want to hear right now... right now he's playing exactly what I want ... More >>
Adam Turner/WikimediaGil Scott-Heron at SF's Regency Ballroom in 2009
Poet, author, proto-rapper and political soul/jazz singer-songwriter Gil Scott-Heron died Friday, May 27 at the age of 62. The cause of death has not been confirmed as of press time, but the BBC has reported that he had fal ... More >>
Yes. You did read the headline correctly: Mark Wahlberg just compared
Justin Bieber to Tupac Shakur. Since you -- like us -- probably can't quite believe that
just happened, here's the actual (ridiculous) quote:"The world needs Justin Bieber," Wahlberg opined. "Justin Bieber
is like the white Tupa ... More >>
Afrika Bambaataaâ€‹For those who haven't heard of Afrika Bambaataa, the Godfather of hip-hop, his resume looks something like this:
1969-1971: Warlord, Black Spades, Bronx River Houses, Bronx NY.
Responsibilities included: Tagging turf; crossing enemy lines to forge relationships with other gangs ... More >>
One of the most respected DJs to grace the Bay Area, Miguel Escobedo has been manning the decks for over two decades. The resident DJ for San Francisco's Rock the Bells tour stop, he's one of the most sought out vinyl spinners when national artists are looking for local support.
Coming up in the g ... More >>