Reassuring us once and for all that turning 30 doesn't mean you have to start behaving like an adult, NOFX -- the West Coast punk icon/touring kegger that never winds down -- announced this week that they'll mark the end of their third decade in existence with a limited edition box set of deluxe LPs ... More >>
Low End Theory @ Mighty, Friday, Jan. 4 Here's one thing that's changing in 2013: Low End Theory, the local offshoot of the L.A. bass music party that's helped launched the careers of Flying Lotus, Nocando, Thundercat and others, is moving venues from 1015 Folsom to Mighty. We'll call that good news ... More >>
You've got a friend in high placesAs if raids from gun-toting Drug Enforcement Agency agents weren't enough to make stoners paranoid, California's medical marijuana clubs can also be shut down real fast by the IRS. That's because the Internal Revenue Service has declared that California's legal m ... More >>
Belinda Exon is no longer richSF Weekly readers might have wondered whatever happened to Belinda Exon, the devious contractor who took of with more than $1 million in San Francisco funds designated for low-income housing. Well, she's going to prison -- for three years. Our sister paper OC Weekly ... More >>
At least on DVD. But thanks to all the pirated discs, the iconic Vietnamese- language variety show might be facing its final curtain.
A resolution supporting the federal bill that would allow gay U.S. citizens to sponsor their partners for a visa passed the California Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday and now heads to the Senate floor for a vote.Our cover story this week, "Worlds Apart," tells the story of three Bay Area coup ... More >>
The city of San Francisco yesterday filed suit vs. a company called Rehab Financial Corporation that has contracted with the city for 20 years, claiming it stole $1 million in city funds set aside to assist low-income homeowners. In the suit, San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera alleges Reh ... More >>
The November CoalitionDrug War protester at Huntington Beach, Calif.In a laudable nod to the obvious, members of the California Medical Association's (CMA) House of Delegates have endorsed a resolution stating that the criminal prohibition of marijuana is a "failed public health policy."As enacte ... More >>
The November CoalitionDrug War protester at Huntington Beach, Calif.Marijuana arrests in the United States declined in 2008 -- the first such drop since 2002 -- according to figures released by the FBI today.According to the just-released Uniform Crime Reports, U.S. law enforcement made 847,863 a ... More >>
Dispensary moratorium: Latest political fad?One by one, across California, the lights are winking out.In city after city, town after town, patients who had dared hope they would at last have safe access to the medicine recommended by their physicians are having those hopes dashed by politic ... More >>
Superstar session drummer and Dadaist marketing genius Josh Freese (Devo, A Perfect Circle, the Vandals) sells himself, his famous friends, and all-you-can-eat shrimp at Sizzler to promote his new album.
Week of Wednesday, October 19, 2005
The Phoenix theater is the best clubhouse a local music scene could ever have
Why mixed martial arts -- a bloody blend of disciplines often called ultimate fighting -- may replace boxing as America's mayhem of choice
And now we present a boring interview with a big-time rock star: Scott Weiland of Velvet Revolver
Party like it's 1984, and the swamp rock-turned-street punk of Throw Rag
Actor and rock video director Spike Jonze's Being John Malkovich is an odd masterpiece. So why is Jonze scared of his own shadow?
From Texas to San Francisco and back again, Alejandro Escovedo has weathered the push and pull of family and music
Why are 74 old-timers -- players who helped create the multibillion-dollar business called Major League Baseball -- still without pensions?
The Chinese New Year brings firecrackers, the parade down Kearny, and the Miss Chinatown USA Pageant