Roger Waters Friday, May 11, 2012 AT&T Park Better than: Every previous Pink Floyd-related tour. No, really. Apparently those epic theatrical extravaganzas mounted by Pink Floyd in the 1970s and '80s -- with their massive film projections and towering marionettes -- just weren't getting Roger Wate ... More >>
Rachel WilliamsMan/Miracle plays Hemlock Tavern this Friday Why is it that short weeks always feel the most traumatizing? It's like our bodies got used to the longer weekend and never quite got back into the routine of workweek. If you're as exhausted as we are, the only cure is good old fashione ... More >>
Moncrief SpeaksMuni Party: Ride Muni for free on New Year's EveTicket prices for New Year's Eve events are notoriously jacked up. Save yourself the worry and the cash, and check out our list of cheap, way-cooler options. Here are 10 things to do this weekend in San Francisco for less than the mor ... More >>
This is bullshit.Yesterday we informed you of a free Maroon 5 show at the Fillmore this Monday -- free, that is, if you pick up tickets at a local AT&T store. (It's a promo for the new Windows phone.) Well, turns out there is a additional cost involved, and we're not talking about Muni fare. ... More >>
ShockGDance to tracks by Digital Underground and more this Saturday at DebaserBoo-hoo. It's chilly and raining. But don't cry, everything you want to do this weekend is indoors anyway. So go enjoy all the cheap shows, exhibits, and parties you can pack in. Here's our list of 10 things to do for l ... More >>
Autumn De WildeJenny and Johnny are among 80 acts at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2010Hardly Strictly is here! But before you blow your figurative load over the biggest free concert of the year, keep in mind that there are plenty of other fun and cheap events in the city this weekend. Here's our lis ... More >>
The Soft White Sixties play Saturday at Thee ParksideSummer is in full swing, despite those moody grey skies. Take full advantage of it - here's our list of cheap events this weekend under $10. So go explore, S.F. Literary Death Match @ The Elbo Room (Fri.) Competitive reading series Literary De ... More >>
Screaming Females play tonight at HemlockThere seems to be something cheap for everyone this lovely first weekend of June. Art openings, the ultimate underground foodie event, plenty of live music and D.J.s ready to vie for your attention -- and it's all for less than the cost of a quality six-pa ... More >>
Clipd BeaksWere those glorious super-warm days of last weekend simply a tease? Are we doomed to a more traditional mid-season S.F. weekend of half-sunny, half-windy days? Well I hate to say it fellow park-dwellers, but if you don't like the weather in our oft-overcast city, perhaps you are in the ... More >>
Gretchen RobinetteBring Your Own Big Wheel (BYOBW)This weekend there is so much to see: Lebowski fans in their bathrobes; grown-ass adults on their big wheels; ladies on the turntables; and men who want to "Make the Whole World Pay." If you can't find something fun to do on this list for under a ... More >>
Wednesday (and Thursday) Night OutThe SpitsThough they hail from opposite ends of the American Empire -- rainy Seattle, Washington, and sunny San Juan, Puerto Rico, respectively -- The Spits and Davila 666 share a love of raucous punk rock'n'roll and the wild time it often inspires. Last month ... More >>
This fall, visual artists bite, reflect, and cannibalize.
Speculating about this season's theatrical experiments.
Margaret Jenkins Dance Company uses the international language of movement to communicate with Chinese collaborators.
For S.F. Opera's new music director, conducting is a lot like making love.
Windsurf @ Amnesia on FridayNot all summer music fests require sizable chunks of your paycheck. This weekend, two budget music shindigs blanket San Francisco, championing alternatives to both mainstream music and mainstream admission prices. San Francisco's Doomed and Homo a Go Go are just two of ... More >>
Japandroids hit the Hemlock SundayBeing cheap never means being boring in this city. To wit:L.O.W.'s Outdoor BBQ & Pool Party @ Bambuddha Lounge (Friday)We don't want to hear that it hasn't felt like summer this week. Come Friday, Look Out Weekend is bringing a bathing suit-able bash to Bambu ... More >>
MochipetOur hand picked list of events worth your spare time, for the price of your spare change. Zombie Beach Party (Friday)In San Francisco, Zombies never say die. When they're not "killing" people during flash mobs, they're going to the beach--indoors, of course, because the real sun would damage ... More >>
Get ready to cram into the Uptown tonight, Green Day fans. The punk trio continues its guerrilla tour of the Bay Area this week with a stop at the Oakland nightclub. Tickets are $20 a pop, show starts at 8 p.m. Our clubs editor, John Graham, confides that he hopes Green Day plays at the Hemlock next ... More >>
It's that time again. While we all hold our breaths waiting for some of that economic stimulus package to end up in our personal bank accounts (yeah right), it's all about being cheap...or, ahem, price conscious. We refuse to let you stay home this weekend to cry into your little brother's broken pi ... More >>
(222 Club's employees, via the bar's MySpace page) Fans of Tenderloin hotspot 222 Club (222 Hyde St.) might have to take their parties elsewhere soon. Owners Bianca Kaplan and her husband Joe have sold the venue, which has been home to nights by many of San Francisco's top ranking DJs (Sleazemore, ... More >>
It’s been a hectic coupla years for Firewater’s Tod A. First life in George W. Bush’s Amerikkka nearly drove him insane (hey, we understand completely). Unlike so many bitchy lefties who threatened to flee the country after the '04 election, however, Tod followed through on his promise and spe ... More >>
After a successful run of last-Sunday events at 12 Galaxies, the craft-fair-cum-flea-market popularly known as the Mission Indie Mart has decided it needs a li'l breather. The organizers recently blogged on their MySpace page that they will be "taking May and possibly June off, and will be coming ba ... More >>
Mike Patton (Faith No More, Fantômas, etc.) and Dan the Automator (Dr. Octagon/Kool Keith, Deltron 3030, Handsome Boy Modeling School, etc.) have a new collab project called Crudo, and they're making their first-ever live appearance next Thursday, May 22, at the Great American Music Hall. Origina ... More >>
(photo courtesy of http://www.fagfridays.com) After a dozen years of disco & debauchery, the longtime gay dance institution known as Fag Fridays is dropping its weekly needle on the house records for one last time. This Friday, February 29, the event begun by partners Jose Mineros and Dave Peterson ... More >>
Our clubs editor, John Graham, received news today of the closing of Club Hide over on 7th and Folsom: After over 20 years, Club Hide (formerly Rawhide) has closed it doors. They had been struggling with licenses and permits, due to the violence at their Hip Hop events. Ray got tired of fighting i ... More >>
The Bay is looking up in 2008
Feh... top 10 lists are written by lazy bastards for other lazy bastards. But I can outlazy all of you! I can’t be bothered to dig through every CD stack in my cramped apartment, so here are ten fingers’ worth of albums that have impacted my eardrums within semirecent memory. There are surely ot ... More >>
I'm staring at a set list from Blackalicious on my mantle, framed and all that. "Alphabet Acrobatics" through "Chemical Calistenics." Go try to get one of your own in Oakland, Sunday, assuming you're not getting sodomized on Folsom or listening to sodomy jokes in Golden Gate Park, and maybe show som ... More >>