Those piles of aggravating hula-hoopers in Dolores Park every weekend are proof positive that childhood activities can be major stress relievers for grown-ups. A much less annoying way to indulge your inner kid is simple and equally as easy to do in the park -- coloring. Adult coloring books are on ... More >>
Tonight, the Black Keys are playing the Oracle Arena in Oakland. Did you know they were that big now? We kind of thought they'd be a Fox Theater band forever. Especially since there are so many damn bands with "Black" in their names. Speaking of which, we want to honor Black Keys' arena-playing prow ... More >>
Juvenile, numbskulled, pointless, banal, outrageous -- M.I.A. flipping the bird at this year's Super Bowl halftime show might have been all or none of those things, depending on whom you ask, but it was one thing above all: A surefire plot to join the ranks of the middle-finger-flashing musical elit ... More >>
This fall, an exciting documentary is hitting movie theaters. It's called The Other F Word, and it's about punk rock; it's about family; and it's about a plethora of life's awkward questions including: "Should I have tattooed my forehead?" and "Daddy, what's a dominatrix?" It features NOFX's Fat ... More >>
Dinosaur Jr. One only complains about the bandwagon of bands playing classic albums live until the trend hits a band and an album they love. And so we bet this news will shut many of you naysayers up: In December, Dinosaur Jr. is going to perform the 1988 album Bug in its entirety at the Fill ... More >>
Those of you who enjoy a feel-good read and a hearty chuckle will be pleased to hear that Steven "Barrel Of Laughs" Morrissey is in the process of finishing up his memoir. So, while we sit and genuinely hope for a chapter about the punctured bicycle on a hillside, desolate, that inspired "This Cha ... More >>
Henry RollinsApril 9, 2011@ The IndependentEvery 25 minutes or so, Henry Rollins hacks into the mic to clear his throat, like he's about to cough something up, right there on the largely empty stage of the Independent. But it's impossible to get mad -- or even grossed out -- by it when ... More >>
The Dead Kennedys, photographed by Glen E. FriedmanAs you may have seen in the Nov. 3 issue of SF Weekly, legendary photographer Glen E. Friedman brought his long-running "Fuck You All" exhibit to 941 Geary this past weekend, where it will happily live for the rest of 2010. We are so thrilled we ... More >>
Jello Biafra of the Dead Kennedys in a photo by Glen FriedmanPunk and hip-hop photographer Glen Friedman: Glen Friedman grew up on the front lines of the West Coast punk rock, skateboarding, and rap scenes. Photographs he shot in the 1970s and '80s are considered to be the definitive portrai ... More >>
Thomas DornTinariwenYoshi's SF8 p.m. and 10 p.m., $20-$30The term "desert blues" is more than a little reductive, but it does at least begin to describe the sound of Tinariwen, a North African group of Tuareg tribesmen. Over bass and hand percussion in swaying, trance-like rhythms that threaten t ... More >>
Expect to hear a lot more from New Jersey trio Screaming Females--mostly because they're an excellent sideways-titled, banshee-screaming take on post punk and black 'n' bluesy garage rock. But you'll also hear more about these guys and gal because they have big fans in high places. Word has it the s ... More >>
Coachella has the 2009 music festival advantage by being one of the first outta the gate to announce its gigantic lineup. Although standing in the desert sun with billions of music fans doesn't sound like my kinda weekend, I'm nonetheless very impressed with the scope of the performers at this year' ... More >>
Here it is, another post-nonstop-weekend Monday. This time we ignored the beckoning of the cool old junk that must be bought at Sunday's ever-addicting Alameda Flea Market. But there were other things that lured us out of our cozy den. Like chocolate. Lots of it. And doilies with nasty words crochet ... More >>
This Land is Your Land just got a little more plentiful with the addition of rockers the Black Keys to an already solid lineup: The Black Keys have just been added to the star-studded lineup for This Land Is Your Land, the first major event celebrating the legacies of both John Steinbeck and Woody G ... More >>
Hardcore dude, stand-up comedy dude, author dude, indie film dude. Henry Rollins is truly a dude amongst dudes. Go see what he's up to these days: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: ON SALE SATURDAY, JULY 19th at 10AM! Recountdown Tour HENRY ROLLINS Friday, September 19th, Doors 7:00PM/ Show 8:00PM Zellerba ... More >>
Every Tuesday, Josh from Creep Machine posts for the SF Weekly culture blog "All Shook Down". Hit it, Josh. -d2 Audrey Kawasaki - "Memai" The work of Audrey Kawasaki is very hot right now. She has had a huge amount of shows, some amazing group shows with Amy Sol & Stella Im Hultberg, and an upcom ... More >>
Stuck for ideas? These events should keep you busy till Christmas.
If it's kinda, sorta music-related, we'll review it. This week: Nardwuar the Human Serviette's new DVD.
Outsider artists scream "Death to Electric Guitars!"; neo-burlesque's best step into Broad Daylight.
Japanese cartoon-pop, and Baffling dissent
Silke Tudor uncovers lonesome organists, DIY provocateurs, and noisemaking bastards
Hammertoes; Jucifer; Duncan Wilder Johnson; Jump Up! Records Showcase; Einstürzende Neubauten; Who Wants to Shag to Be a Millionaire
Verbal Prankster Mal Sharpe and his partner, Jim Coyle, bushwacked San Francisco in the early '60s, posing absurd man-in-the street questions to the unsuspecting. Taping the encounters, the dup invented a shtick that was part comedy, part performance art