With the back catalogs of classic artists seeing rerelease with crucial bonus material, and boutique labels specializing in reissues of obscurities for niche consumers, 2011 was a superb year for reissues. There was such a wealth of substantive reissues that it was necessary to exclude some of the m ... More >>
Twenty-two-year-old Nika Roza Danilova is not a goth -- at least that's what she told Q Magazine earlier this year. But you can see how people might be confused given the operatic vocals and dark, reverb-soaked synths in the music this Wisconsin native releases as Zola Jesus. Although her hau ... 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 >>
Club Foot 30th Anniversary @ Cafe du NordFor its six years of existence, Club Foot kept art alive in the San Francisco rock scene. Opened by artist Richard Kelly in 1980, the venue became the city's premier underground performance and rehearsal space, featuring future stars like Romeo Void and dr ... More >>
Asia Argento predictably hijacks Boarding Gate, a flight that's otherwise a bumpy ride.
So, how will he behave on his new book tour?
Asia Argento finds a harrowing film in the pages of a fake autobiography
Outsider artists scream "Death to Electric Guitars!"; neo-burlesque's best step into Broad Daylight.
Lydia Lunch was punk back when it took guts just to look strange
Is it getting hot in here?
Tarantism (Troubleman Unlimited)| In the Bat Haus (Cochon)
"Tough Love II"
Rocky Horror Picture Show; Unauthorized Fab Mab Reunion Show; Ideas in Animation; Slow Poisoners
The Voice of Sarah
Two new CDs devoted to Kerouac and Ferlinghetti show what's good -- and bad -- about romanticizing the beats
Spoken-word artist Beth Lisick found her calling in live poetry. With her jazz combo the Beth Lisick Ordeal, she found an audience.
How do people play with blood in public? Jack Boulware counts ze vays.
The Sex Revolts: Gender, Rebellion and Rock 'n' Roll by Simon Reynolds and Joy Press