Kahley Avalon EmersonLittle Miss Hot Mess and Mona G. Hawd sing "Mack the Knife" SOME THING The Stud Jan. 14, 2012 Better than: Being gored to death by a pack of zombies. San Francisco has a rich history of drag performance. Look back, and the founding of organizations like the Internationa ... More >>
As you might imagine, combing back numbers of my Listen to This While High column and my own vast library for a reasonable stab at the Fifty Stoniest Songs Ever is a labor and hashish intensive experience. Preliminary fossickings unearthed these half-hundred favorites, many of which may seem unfamil ... More >>
Jay-Z and Kool & the Gang get equal attention from San Francisco cover band, Hot PocketSan Francisco quintet Hot Pocket, an offshoot of the 10-piece hip-hop and Latin funk outfit Bayonics, has built a solid following by filling bars across the city several times a week with its enormous reper ... More >>
EKAphotographyStanding in the Shadows of Funk: Bnai RebelfrontHaving just spent the past three nights at Yoshi's SF for the "We Got the Funk" series--featuring emerging neo-funksters Punk Funk Mob, Bnai Rebelfront, and Greg Scott--I've come to some realizations. Funk is forever. While classic funk ... More >>
Soul Men pays fitting tribute to the late Bernie Mac.
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In which we review Yay Area mixtapes of the day
Hustle & Flow is short on action, long on scenes of recording
Reliving the decade we never had
The Film Arts Festival of Independent Cinema: an ideal reality check
DJ Motion Potion's populist approach to spreading the funk has got dance-floor denizens hot, bothered, and coming back for more
Spike the Vampire has a posse
Black & Proud Vol. 1 and Vol. 2
Horror heaven, soulful documentaries, and organ-drenched boogie
Holiday Event Lisitngs
Why a drop in tourism could mean unexpected trouble for local arts groups
Samuel L. Jackson is Shaft
Living on the sidewalk for a month. Sleeping with Wookiees. $300 action figures. The new Star Wars isn't just a movie. It's a force that's with us.
How can Burt Bacharach make a comeback when he never went away?
SF Weekly contributors salute the best (and worst) music of 1995
Maxinquaye probes the soul-snatching sounds of Tricky and Martine