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  • Blogs

    May 21, 2013

    Remembering Ray Manzarek: Doors Keyboardist Believed Venice Beach Helped the Band Find Its Sound

    Ray Manzarek, the keyboard player for the Doors, was the first rock star I ever interviewed. I'd just started writing about music, and one morning my editor called me up and asked if I'd like to interview Manzarek. I don't know if he knew I was a Doors fanatic, but I jumped at the chance. I went out ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2013

    The Rolling Stones Overcharge For Imperfection at Oracle Arena, 5/5/13

    The Rolling Stones Sunday, May 5, 2013 Oracle Arena, Oakland Better than: Bands that don't bother building an aura in the first place. The World's Greatest Rock 'n' Roll Band is fallible. In theory, the Rolling Stones may be perfect. But onstage in Oakland last night, they were not. On the secon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2012

    10 Artists To See at Treasure Island Music Festival

    The Treasure Island Music Festival will be taking over that flat spot of land in the middle of San Francisco Bay this weekend. And even though this great, boutique festival boasts no conflicts between the main two stages, we'd like to offer a little guidance. Aside from the headliners like Girl Talk ... More >>

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    February 8, 2012

    Chuck Prophet Takes Fans and Famous Guests on a Musical Bus Tour of San Francisco

    Chuck Prophet and Guests Feb. 7, 2012 The Catacombs Better than: Going broke at any nearby Mission District restaurant. To commemorate yesterday's release of his new album, Temple Beautiful, S.F. singer-songwriter Chuck Prophet and Yep Roc Records treated about 40 fans to a guided bus tour of San ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2012

    The Nuns' Jennifer Miro: An Appreciation By Jack Boulware

    By JACK BOULWARE [Editor's note: Jack Boulware is the co-author, with Silke Tudor, of Gimme Something Better: The Profound, Progressive, and Occasionally Pointless History of Bay Area Punk from Dead Kennedys to Green Day.] If we're talking the birth of Bay Area punk, there are as many points of vi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2011

    The Top 10 Hottest Men in Grunge

    Sure, it was the era of long, dirty hair and long johns worn to the bar -- but '90s grunge sure did throw up some eye candy. Here, to honor the 20th anniversary of Nirvana's Nevermind, as well as Cameron Crowe's new Pearl Jam documentary Twenty, are the top 10 hottest men of grunge. (Tomorrow, we'll ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2011

    Friday Night: Mike Watt Plays the Grizzled Natural at Bottom of the Hill

    Mike Watt at Bottom of the Hill Friday night. ​ Mike Watt April 29, 2011 @ Bottom of the Hill Better than: Listening to the words without the face. If such a thing were possible, I'd believe, without hyperbole or winking wit, that Mike Watt was born to play the bass. His fingers fly across t ... More >>

  • Music

    April 14, 2010
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    January 14, 2009

    Last Night: Bang Data at the Elbo Room

    Bang Data at the Elbo Room January 12, 2009 Review by Eric K. Arnold Photos by EKAphotography What more could anyone ask from a Tuesday night in the Mission than discovering both a new favorite taqueria and a new favorite band? First the taqueria: Los Coyotes on 16th (in-between Mission and Valenci ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2008

    Friday Night: Stone Temple Pilots at the Greek

    Stone Temple Pilots Greek Theater July 25, 2008 Review by Crystal Akins Better than: Velvet Revolver His illuminated white leather boots and skinny black jeans glided across the Greek Theater’s stage, and his eerie falsetto melodies and raspy, slightly sedated voice reminded us why we loved the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2007

    Karaoke Opportunities: Punk Rock Singalong at Minna Gallery 12/6

    Why is it most karaoke bars feature every Journey song known to man, but never seem to come through with Black Flag's "TV Party?" Rise above the standard songbook at the Punk Rock Karaoke, where you can belt out your favorite 2-minute ditty with an all-star punk band. I got dibbs on Sailin' On. Rock ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2007

    CD Review: Joy Division -- Expanded Reissues

    Joy Division Unknown Pleasures, Closer, Still, Control Original Motion Picture Sound Track Joy Division frontman Ian Curtis has waited almost 30 years to become a star of stage and screen, so he's not going to let a little thing like being dead interfere with his Moment. And with Rhino's expanded r ... More >>

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    July 27, 2007
  • News

    December 27, 2006

    In Pen and Ink

    They are unschooled, undisciplined, and often unpopular, but it’s outsider artists like the convict who drew this who can sometimes shape mainstream culture

  • Music

    October 4, 2006

    So Rich, So Pretty

    Mickey Avalon scores with hipsters, hustlers, and MySpace suits

  • Film

    September 14, 2005

    Death Warmed Over

    Romance is alive ... and dead in Just Like Heaven

  • Year End

    December 15, 2004

    Americana Pie

    Grab a slice of 2004's best roots music while it's still hot.

  • News

    December 17, 2003

    Good Times

    Reliving the decade we never had

  • Film

    November 12, 2003
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    October 8, 2003
  • Music

    January 15, 2003

    Hear This

    A pack of Orphans you don't want to mess with

  • Music

    October 9, 2002

    House of Tudor

    Gogol Bordello's debauched Gypsy ferocities, and the Transcinema Festival's mind-altering new media

  • Music

    November 28, 2001

    A Slavish Devotion

    With Captured! By Robots, Jay Vance survives a hostile robot takeover and lives to sing about it

  • Music

    July 18, 2001

    Fireballs of Freedom

    Pink & Brown reconfigures rock with colorful costumes, propulsive punk tunes, and a few broken bones

  • Music

    May 30, 2001

    Life of the Party

    The Pattern was supposed to be a summer vacation -- but it's ended up being a full-time job

  • Music

    December 15, 1999

    Still a Beautiful Mess

    Once considered just another L.A. rock casualty, former Thelonious Monster leader Bob Forrest returns to the land of the living with the Bicycle Thief

  • Calendar

    February 24, 1999
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    June 10, 1998
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    February 25, 1998
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    April 2, 1997
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    March 19, 1997
  • Calendar

    August 21, 1996
  • Music

    July 24, 1996
  • Film

    July 17, 1996

    Shite Made Rite

    Trainspotting Directed by Danny Boyle. Starring Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, Kevin McKidd, and Robert Carlyle.

  • News

    May 15, 1996

    Bring in Da Noise

    Michael Goldberg's rock 'n' roll Web dream

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