Sparks, as a patient fan of the cult band once explained to us, is a musician's band. Held in high esteem by the likes of pretty much everyone cool ever -- they're credited with inspiring both Morrissey and Bjork to go into music, and count Joey Ramone, Kurt Cobain, and Paul McCartney as fans -- Spa ... More >>
It's a little past the halfway point of 2012, but mid-July still seems like a good time to round up the albums that came out this year and simply failed to meet our expectations. Some of those expectations were admittedly (and deservedly) sky-high -- leading to decent records that still felt like a ... More >>
Primo is one of San Francisco's preeminent soul men (with a feminist heart). He's one of the city's main DJs for slow jams, oldies, and other bits of Motown magic that get folks crowding the dive bar dance floors in the Mission and the Tenderloin. Just to keep it interesting, though, Primo also gets ... More >>
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 >>
Go to the SF Weekly Music Awards, then give back to the Man in Black.
Death, drugs, and rock 'n' roll: The ultimate Behind the Music has finally arrived on the silver screen
If it's loud, lewd, or crude, it's bound to be on Reality Check
Riffage.com riffs its last, so the Great American Music Hallís for sale. Again.
"Wild Wild Winter," "Japan Nite," "Dead Celebrity Bowling"
Michael Goldberg's rock 'n' roll Web dream
Sleater-Kinney's Call the Doctor painfully dissects physical and emotional boundaries