In case you missed all the twinkling lights and massive, decorated trees everywhere, the holiday season is well and truly upon us. And, as you already know, that means it's also the season for awful, cringe-worthy music you can only listen to for -- at most -- one week of the year (the only excep ... More >>
Trevor BantaDanny Johnson, Franki Chan, and Zane LandrethL.A.'s Franki Chan, equal parts record label owner, DJ, comic book artist, and promoter, is a defining force in his city's art and nightlife scenes. Known for parties such as Cinespace Tuesday, Fucking Awesome, and Check Yo Ponytail -- ... More >>
Taylor FriedmanFirst pitch is 7:15 p.m. What are you doing here?!Warning: Reading this post will induce you to drop everything and sprint to AT&T Park. At least, that's the prevalent fear among Giants fans huddling in front of the ballpark today at 2 p.m. -- a good five hours and change befor ... More >>
Alain Resnais does his carrot-topped muse no favors.
Tilda Swinton has to be free.
T. PalmerShakirah Simley brought 50 of her Slow Jams to last week's Underground Farmers' Market and sold out in under two hours. We drove across town to meet the person behind such a clever product name, and were happy to discover that the flavors were just as inventive. We settled on a subtly bu ... More >>
There probably isn't one name synonymous with modern rockabilly quite like the Reverend Horton Heat. Their psychobilly barnburners have lit up the lives of those with pomade-infested hairstyles since the 80s. Oh, and they're also known for that awesome stand-up bass with flames on it. Enjoy martini ... More >>
I'm slightly speechless about this blog writer Mike Rowell forwarded my way, Swedish Dance Bands From the 70's. The site is one press/album photo after the next of Swedish dudes with long hair, beards, and flares in their flashy pants (which are all tight in the package, loose around the ankles). Al ... More >>
This is what 21st Century post-punk enthusiasm sounds like: ebullient shouts, screams, and earth-shuttering guitar jams one second, otherwordly blurts and quiet electric melodies the next. Baltimore act Ponytail takes the noise rock that got its scene on the map and punctuates it with moments of res ... More >>
Just when you thought Gavin Hair Gel Jokes had jumped the shark, the fine people over at Yurba Buena Center for the Arts cooked up this flier for their annual artists' ball for which tickets are a mere $150 ($125 for members!) a pop. Um, I'm not sure what I like best about this flier: is it the litt ... More >>
As promised, here's footage Alex Koll a.k.a. Shred Begley Jr., the big winner of last night's Air Guitar regional competition at the Independent. Get ready for big hair, leg warmers and shades he swears aren't sponsored by Gatorade. --Janine Kahn
Prepare for twice the amount of peroxide blonde hair and bad-ass sneering, because Billy Idol is now playing an additional Fillmore show. Rock the cradle of love: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SECOND BILLY IDOL SHOW ADDED DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND- ON SALE NOW BILLY IDOL Thursday, June 26, Doors 8:00 PM/Show ... More >>
Art openings rarely happen on Sundays, and if it takes a swanky little Mission hair salon on unassuming Shotwell to pull one off, so be it. Wendy Kirsten and Anthony Lymon's Ginger Rubio, which had a fine grand opening for both Rene Garcia Jr.'s stellar glitter paintings and the salon itself in May, ... More >>
Fine art, low brow
More Little Bo Peep than bristling feline
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The peanut gallery weighs in on the annual performance fest's mixed bag
"Saturday Live at Caffe Trieste"
Disco Roller Skaters
1987 Hyde (at Union)
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