How do electric guitars work, anyway? Why do they all look and sound so different? What do those switches and knobs even do? If you've ever wondered about these and other mysteries regarding the electric guitar, a new video from the Exploratorium has you covered. This latest installment of the newl ... More >>
Occupy Oakland has been doing a lot more meeting and planning than occupying these days. But that seems to have changed, and after a long winter hiatus, it appears protesters have taken root again.Since they were so rudely booted from their residence at Frank Ogawa Plaza in November, the movement ... More >>
Rightfully worshipped by headbangers and punks alike, Motörhead and its iconic founder, bassist and principle songwriter Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister, have been grinding out their influential brand of balls-out rock for nearly four decades. Founded after Lemmy was fired from British space-rock outfit Hawk ... More >>
Plane Crash (ugEXPLODE)
Gleaning lessons from the darkness, Herzog treks to Antarctica in Encounters at the End of the World.
Healing Force: The Songs of Albert Ayler (Cuneiform)
Weasel Walter sneezes and a new song comes to life
Quirky lo-fi pop is On the Speakers; the Roots, the Coup, and more show up for the We the Planet Festival
Think that a $680 million Iraq contract is a big deal? You don't know Bechtel.
The Skyflakes -- and the piNoisepop Festival -- put Filipino-American indie music on the map
Arts, crafts, events, performances, and New Year's Eve
Arts, crafts, events, and performances for the holidays
Arts, Crafts, Events, Performances ,and New Year's Eve
Arts, Crafts, Events, and Performances for the Holidays
"Cover to Cover"; Brian & Chris; "Haydn and the Gypsies"
Using everything from kotos to cockroaches, synthesizers to strippers, Miya Masaoka is redefining the musician's creative process
Rovaté III with Gerry Hemingway
Oliver DiCicco founded Mobius Operandi as a showcase for his experimental instruments. They're beautiful to look at. But is it music?
Henry Kaiser and Wadada Leo Smith have paid Miles Davis the highest honor: They've interpreted his fusion work by refusing to imitate it
There's a new and nasty labor-management war. Health care is the battlefield. San Francisco is the front line.
The brown and proud "Latinfest '96" descends on Oakland
Cecil Taylor and the 13th Annual San Francisco Jazz Festival