Florida-based disco and house DJ Chang Bang's obsession with music took hold when, at just 10, he discovered his Cuban-Chinese mother's disco, funk, soul, and Latin music record collection. Beginning his DJ career in the early '80s, he was commissioned to make edits and mixes for Miami radio station ... More >>
Offering dreamy, syncopated beats and room-shaking bass, Welsh producer and DJ Mial Watkins, aka Doc Daneeka, is becoming quite the master of the house music spectrum. His recent collaborative album THEY!LIVE with longtime friend and producer Benjamin Damage is a landscape of melancholy minimal hous ... More >>
When local folk-rock outfit Port O'Brien disbanded in 2010 after years of relentless touring, frontman Van Pierszalowski needed to clear his head. So, naturally, he headed to Norway, which promised both the isolation necessary to reboot, and the budding romance necessary to write a batch of compelli ... More >>
A Northern California marijuana grower was charged today with -- among other crimes -- murdering his Guatemalan helper who had been working on his pot farm in Humboldt County. According to prosecutors, a federal grand jury indicted Mikal Xylon Wilde on suspicion of shooting to death Mario R ... More >>
Two Gallants at the Independent Saturday night.
Sept. 24, 2011
Better than: Holing up in a cheap motel with a fifth of Old Crow and a shotgun.
San Francisco hometown heroes Two Gallants wrapped up a massive summer tour that took the duo all the way to Madrid by ... More >>
GoogleBART riders, kneel before GoogleNo need to rush out the door to catch that next BART train. We all know it will probably be late anyway. But to temper your anger over this often frustrating transit system, Google has rolled out its real-time tracking system for public transportation that's ... More >>
Nothing to see hereGoogle Art Project, the company's new technology feature that allows you to see street views of museums, is offering 3D tours of galleries in Amsterdam, New York, and 15 other sites -- but not in San Francisco. That's right, Google is snubbing museums in its own backyard, inclu ... More >>
Maga BoMost of us spend our days planted in a cubicle fantasizing about beaches, historic monuments, and maybe seeing a penguin in its natural habitat. That latest jealousy comes from a conversation with musician, producer, composer, sound engineer -- and non-desk-bound frequent traveler -- DJ Ma ... More >>
Alex Jackson, chef and partner in The Corner, is accomplishing the rare feat of opening two restaurants at once. The first, a small Puerto Rican restaurant named Parada 22, opened in the Upper Haight six weeks ago ― check back next week for more information on that project. The second, Black S ... More >>
Driver-passenger relations aren't always so chummy.
Muni drivers have image problems these days, so it seems a stretch that anybody would actually want to dress up like one. Yet, the Excelsior baby thugs who steal Muni jackets struck again  ... More >>
Lisbon-based Buraka Som Sistema headlines Mezzanine Saturday night, bringing its mashup of vocal percussion with zombified, broken-legged dance contortions. The foursome who leapt into global view with 2008's Black Diamond is now making its second SF visit. The group will batter crowds with dis ... More >>
Can you see the happiness? If ever there were an inane list of cities that place well in inane lists -- San Francisco would, inanely, make a hell of a showing. And there's something seemingly even more inane than normal about the latest elite list the city has found itself on -- apparently, D ... More >>
This week, an exclusive dispatch from San Francisco artists Telephone and Soup (most notable for having unleashed Shitty Kitty on the world), who are currently doing time in Morocco:We're in the city of Rabat for the next four months, finishing up our upcoming graphic novel ("To Timbuktu") and resea ... More >>