Matt SmithThe National at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium on Saturday night.
Dec. 3, 2011
Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
Better than: Seeing any other American rock band.
"Anyone got extras? [To his partner] Hey, whatcha got?"
"Just a hard dick and some bub ... More >>
Matt SmithThey Might Be Giants at the FillmoreThey Might Be GiantsJonathan CoultonNov. 13, 2011The Fillmore"We know you had your choice of ossified alternative rock bands, so thank you for flying with us!" hollered John Flansburgh, the gregarious, guitar-playing half of Brooklyn's They Might ... More >>
It was a double-whammy of big-name electronic dance music in S.F. this weekend. Friday saw bass-music wunderkind Skrillex take over the Warfield (see more photos here); then, on Saturday, Deadmau5 dragged his big beats out to a packed Bill Graham Civic Auditorium (see more photos). It one sense, any ... More >>
Sonny & the Sunsets
Carletta Sue Kay
Oct. 9, 2011
Great American Music Hall
Better than: The worn-out Roy Orbison tapes in your parents' attic.
Subtract the voice of singer-songwriter Christopher Owens, and many of the songs on the latest album from San Francisco's Girls sound like they coul ... More >>
Matt SmithMr. Ferry Boat doesn't like to get angry.UPDATE: Media outlets are reporting that the planned strike has been called off. Original story 7:25 a.m.:Ticket taking on the Golden Gate ferry system has been one of the last manual labor jobs kept safe from automation. But that may change with ... More >>
Matt SmithA festive Alms Day at City HallIn this year's iteration of an annual ritual, hundreds of workers and beneficiaries of the public agencies and nonprofits that serve San Francisco's needy mobbed City Hall Friday. They all hoped for a chance to speak at a special Budget and Finance Committ ... More >>
Lou BustamanteBlacksmith Cellars' chenin blanc: Drink local.SFoodie's countdown of our 92 favorite things to eat and drink in San Francisco, 2011 edition.Even with the success of Dashe Cellars in industrial Oakland and Sutton Cellars in Dogpatch, it's challenging to hear the words "urban winery" ... More >>
Matt SmithNow if only public bowling were available inside City Hall.Jumpstart, a nonprofit that places college student instructors in lower-income preschools, took over San Francisco's Civic Center Thursday, setting up outdoor bowling and other games and giving nursery school children their firs ... More >>
Matt SmithNot a great way to begin a Monday.A driver blew through a red light this morning and slammed into a jogger along Masonic Avenue, throwing her into the air before plowing into the side of an SUV that had been traveling just in front of your correspondent his daughter.The collision happen ... More >>
Jim HerdYes that is Matt Smith tuning up his bicycle built for four...We mainstream media workers have suffered incessant pelting from bloggers, citizen journalists, pamphleteers, and others who seem delighted by the meltdown of the industry that employs us. Up until now, however, the critical onsla ... More >>
endless beauty via FlickrEating this twice a day could ruin your expense accountMatt Smith of SFoodie's sister blog The Snitch reported today that New Jersey-based Institute of Management and Administration reckoned San Francisco the priciest city in the nation for business travelers to eat in, ecli ... More >>
Over at Examiner.com, bloggers are paid based on how much Web traffic their articles generate. So the paper's -- now very ex- -- "L.A. Parenting Examiner" noted that, while the truth may be stranger than fiction, fiction gets more hits. In a letter earlier this month to the media-centric Web site Fi ... More >>
By Matt SmithAn apparent upwelling of holiday good cheer has destroyed two of San Francisco's oldest law firms, which had thrived during much of the past century by exploiting greed, jealousy, fear, malice and other non-holiday sentiments.
Thelen LLP, begun in 1924 and until recently one of America' ... More >>