By RAYMOND ROBLES Parquet Courts Cocktails Pang Friday, June 7, 2013 Rickshaw Stop Better than: Birthing pangs. What's it like to witness the death of a band? Its swan song seppuku Silvia Plath shotgun bow-out? Rad, actually, and the audience was inclined to agree. All four girls of Pang methodi ... More >>
There is the fact of money. And there is the fantasy. In America, we're so steeped in our wish for wealth at all costs that we've made it a virtue to live want-by-want. We've coined a shorthand for it, too. We call it "the American dream." Every pillar of our public life in one way or another uphold ... More >>
People plan parties around this stuff, so we assume you probably watched too. But just in case you didn't, here's a timeline of the 84th Academy Awards ceremony. They make it this long just to mess with us all, in case you didn't know...
Here's something that will surely stoke contempt among the Occupy Movement: A San Francisco suburban home is on the market. Its asking price? Only $29 million!The mega mansion, which sits on 6 acres in the quiet town of Hillsborough, is secured by classic wrought-iron gates. It has reportedly bee ... More >>
Metallica performing with Glenn Danzig Friday night at the Fillmore. Metallica (plus guests) Dec. 9 and 10, 2011 The Fillmore Better than: Turning 30 alone, we're assuming. The birthday party for the biggest metal band in the world came to its finale this weekend with classic songs and surp ... More >>
Tonight only, Noise Pop and the Roxie Theater present Pulp Documentary The Beat is the Law at 7:30 p.m. From straight out of Sheffield comes this new documentary centered around the British band Pulp, founded by teenagers in 1978, popular in the 1990s and on hiatus since 2002 (it reunited th ... More >>
Carina OstDavid Lawrence shares a laugh with Studio Gourmet host Brad LevInside the Actor's Studio meets the Food Network is how we would describe the new web-based show called Studio Gourmet SF. The concept is that a local chef with a good story will do a cooking demo, an in-depth interview ... More >>
The Forgetters at Bottom of the Hill last night. Pics by Rae, whose camera broke upon arrival, leaving us no choice but to subject you to Blackberry photos.Forgetters January 27, 2011 @ Bottom Of The Hill Better than: Living under the false hope that Jawbreaker are going to reform one day. The ... More >>
Subhumans@Bottom of the HillJune 12, 2010Better than: Shoegaze, twee or drone.Skinny, disheveled and bespectacled, Subhumans lead singer Dick Lucas is among an endangered species of classic 1980s punk icons. Darby Crash of The Germs is dead. Sid Vicious is dead. Steve Ignorant of Crass is rarely ... More >>
Reflecting its moment, Cannes 2008 takes a decidedly serious tone
Treading funny old waters with Dame Edna
Thirty years ago Linton Kwesi Johnson helped start the dub poetry movement, which is still inspiring artists today
The costs and difficulties of female ambition are examined in this staging of another Churchill play
Week 2 of the San Francisco International Film Festival
Blur's class act
Gorbachev Foundation prez Jim Garrison has something special in mind for San Francisco in September, an international palaver at the Fairmont Hotel. After that, a seat for himself in the U.S. Senate. And then, who knows? Chancellor of the world?
The wind-power entrepreneurs at Kenetech have spent millionsin vain tosolve this avian mystery: Why have hundredsof raptors, including golden eagles, died alongside the windmills of Altamont Pass?