Yoshi's S.F., the swanky Fillmore District jazz club and Japanese restaurant that opened in 2007, filed for bankruptcy last week, SF Weekly has learned. Yoshi's representatives say the move is intended to allow restructuring of the struggling club's debt -- which includes a $7.2 million loan from t ... More >>
Phil Collins, the Genesis drummer turned solo artist, has retired from making music. This is sad news for his army of worldwide fans, most of whom presumably have sizable classic rock collections. But it's also news that will devastate a demographic one might not automatically associate with songs ... More >>
Les Claypool and the Frog BrigadeThink back, grasshopper, project yourself back to the late '80s and the early '90s -- yes, a lifetime ago. Major labels and would-be majors signed tons of bands that could more or less bear the handle of "alternative rock." The discs by many of these bands can now ... More >>
James RyangSammy BananasLocal dance music label Solid Bump has been rising gradually in both popularity and notoriety with DJs and clubgoers around the globe, and it's partly because of tasteful productions like this remix from Brooklyn's Sammy Bananas. (The other part is the hard work from label ... More >>
BrokeNCYDE: All your fears about the younger generation, realized.It's a terrible, terrible, terrible, terrible, terrible question. And a necessary one. Why necessary? Hell, we need some way to talk about the stuff. And it's terrible, obviously, because there's no successful way to answer it ... More >>
If one thing can be said about producer Bobby Browser (the stage moniker for Andre Ferriera), it's that he knows his dance music history. The statement is somewhat obvious if you've had the pleasure of hearing his vintage-sounding, classic-house-inspired tracks. And when Behind the Beat had the ... More >>
Danielle HallTim and Eric: Pussy Whip Gang Bang, Neil Hamburger January 14, 2010 Mezzanine Better than: Watching This is Spinal Tap for the millionth time. "Q: What do you get when you put a penny in the asshole of each of the members of Smash Mouth? A: Nickelback." This was just one of many ... More >>
If you've ever peered through the media guides for college sports teams, there are several sources of unintended joy: Mini-bios querying the players about their favorite foods or movies (Really? Scarface, again?); upbeat recaps of 2-9 seasons, or, best of all, the list of a school's "notable alumni. ... More >>
Pharaoh SandersYoshi's OaklandJan. 3, 2009Review by Eric K. Arnold Better Than: Watching Kenny G on Craig Kilborn. Pharaoh Sanders has an impeccable jazz pedigree. One of the titans of the way-out, dissonant style known as free jazz, the tenor saxophonist emerged in the mid-'60s as a counterpart ... More >>
Wherein we find the coining of our new favorite word: "Jew-pergroup"
Like Big Fish for little kids, Robots works hard to please everyone
Freak-folk Brooklyn band Grizzly Bear roars into town; G. Love takes to the Warfield sans Special Sauce
The Chicago clip crew gleefully gabs on in Barbershop 2
Bold and innovative ways to fund a magazine
Mos Def adds positive new dimensions to hip hop
DJ-friendly bossa nova
Love, obsession, madness, and other matters of chess
Tired of computer gimmickry and gadgetry for Christmas? Prepare for exhaustion!
Despite the deaths of Aaron Williams and Mark Garcia, the SFPD continues to use pepper spray on suspects who stand a good chance of dying in custody.