Day one of The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival brought something more unusual than ironic outfits or that poor guy who couldn't get his flip flops on for the life of him: rain. Usually, the desert festival is known for scorching, sometimes three-digit heat. But rain and wind be da ... More >>
By CRAIG HLAVATY
Bruce Springsteen's Thursday started with a keynote speech in one of the big ballrooms at the Austin Convention Center, and ended with a mythic three-hour set at ACL Live across town, in front of a few thousand people cooing "Bruce!"
The keynote and the show went hand in hand. If ... More >>
"What I want from each and every one of you is a hard-target search of every gas station, residence, warehouse, farmhouse, henhouse, outhouse and doghouse in that area."
-- Tommy Lee Jones, The Fugitive
You don't have to spend much time at South By Southwest to know that all of the above building ... More >>
Ken ReganBill Graham
A chilling first-person account of the night, 20 years ago, that Bay Area concert promoter Bill Graham died in a helicopter crash. [SF Gate]
Rancid's Tim Armstrong is producing the next Jimmy Cliff EP. [SF Examiner]
Vincent Van GoghWill the latest report take the wind out of the city's sails? The latest Budget and Legislative Analyst's report analyzing the potential costs and benefits of hosting the America's Cup regatta has finally hit dry land. But, crunching the numbers, the city's numerical mavens still ... More >>
So Nas and Damian Marley set out to make a rap-reggae record. It's not a terribly novel idea, but given the pair's credentials, the disc sounds at least promising, right? Don't spark that spliff just yet: Sean Fennessey writes in our print edition this week that Nas and Marley's finished product, ... More >>
Eric "Doc" SmithEric "Doc" Smith -- a musician and environmental activist who those keeping track of such things have noticed showing up at an increasing number of politically important events and standing on the podium side of a growing tally of City Hall demonstrations -- told SF Weekly this morni ... More >>