The Seattle Post-Intelligencer recently concluded the obvious for us Northern Californians: The Emerald City is a way better place to be than the smoggy hell hole of Los Angeles. But what we aren't so sure about is whether Seattle is a better place to be than San Francisco. To help readers make thei ... More >>
Joseph SchellThe Stone Foxes at the Independent last night.The Stone Foxes Voxhaul Broadcast Ferocious Few The Soft White Sixties February 24, 2011 @ The Independent Better than: Listening to 107.7 The Bone play the same hundred songs on loop. Noise Pop gave a tip of the feathered hat to the b ... More >>
Old 97's at the Fillmore on Saturday.Old 97's Langhorne SlimJanuary 22, 2011@ The FillmoreBetter than: Altamont.So maybe it wasn't exactly the 2011 equivalent of a frenzied pack of Hell's Angels playing whack-a-mole on a dreamy assemblage of patchoulied pacifists. But the scuffle that broke ... More >>
The city is awash in red ink, thanks to billion-dollar benefit giveaways and our politicians' lack of will.
Alex HochmanThe inaugural OTG McCoppin brought out a mostly under-30 crowd.Two blocks separated a pair of very different food gatherings in the Mission Saturday. We always thought of McCoppin Hub, a small section of pavement next to the Central Freeway on-ramp, as a prime spot to score black ... More >>
The Park is probably the best San Francisco band you didn't know you've heard. With its knack for modern updates of the vintage soul, jazz, and funk sounds hip-hop producers have sampled for years, the trio has lately kept busy working on critically acclaimed albums and live shows by cult early-' ... More >>
Better Than: Ninety percent of all other tribute shows. Eric Shea and Molly Tuttle are all-stars of the local country music scene -- their taste is infallible, they smile a lot, and they love love love Gram Parsons. Their eighth annual Sleepless Nights tribute concert was proof of all of the above ... More >>
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If music be the brandy of the damned, then we're drunk off our asses
Balls Blue and Black, a small slice of European Motorsport decadence, and '70's-style hard rock with a beer gut
How amateur boxing matches -- and a bunch of mostly black and Latino fighters -- are resurrecting Irish culture in the Sunset
Oakland's Blaktroniks looks backward -- and forward -- with its Afro-futurist brand of techno
What nasty business is behind the biggest donation to the new gay and lesbian center?
Why is a stay-at-home dad from Foster City striking fear in the hearts of San Francisco darts players?
The Alcatraz Night Tour is fascinating and beautiful. Then it's cold and eerie. And then it's -- let's get outta here!
Or is a new law that puts sexual predators in long-term psychiatric lock-up really -- and finally -- justice for perverts?
Why do police in bucolic Santa Rosa kill more citizens per capita than cops in crime-ridden cities like San Francisco and New York?
Carmel Sanger's death -- a walk-in shooting at a SOMA hair salon called the Pink Tarantula -- was professionally brutal. Her life was a wondrous combination of the drag queens and musicians and druggies and gays and bikers and lesbians and tattooists and
New statistics contradict Jordan's spin on homeless crackdown