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
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 >>
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 >>
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