The party hasn't stopped for Southern California house producer and DJ TJR since his hit "Funky Vodka" propelled him to the top of the charts and piqued the interest of Mr. Worldwide, aka Pitbull, last year. Now a certified platinum artist thanks to his production of Pitbull's chart-topping single " ... More >>
Name: SmartGuy Records
Owner: Jerry Connolly
Headquarters: Jerry's apartment, Mission District, San Francisco.
Label one-sheet: SmartGuy is an independent record label founded in 1997 with the sole intention of releasing one Billy Childish single. Since its chance beginnings, Smart ... More >>
As a member of Krazy Kids Radio and the Ri$ky Bizne$$ Crew, local DJ Ant-1 is known for playing a broad variety of music, including '90s hip-hop and even the burgeoning trap music genre. Originally from Daly City, home to DJs like Shortkut and DJ Chicken Skratch, Ant-1 began his career in 1996 after ... More >>
John Boehner makes a cameo at 18th and Valencia.We spotted this John Boehner street art gem Tuesday night in the Mission, and it got us thinking -- political street art is pretty rad, and sometimes pretty radical. San Francisco definitely has its fair share, but, of course, we're not the onl ... More >>
Deirdre O'CallaghanThat's Nick on the left, with fangs put away for the moment.Confession: We, like many others, are terrified of Nick Cave. As excited as one would be to interview the demon prince of Australian rock ahead of tonight's Grinderman show at the Warfield, we also ran into considerabl ... More >>
Bikesharing: crazy, right? The expense, the hills, the repairs, the theft -- it seems like it would never, in a million years, work.
Except it does, in plenty of cities from Montreal to Budapest to Washington, D.C. And it's getting a little embarrassing that San Francisco isn't one of them.
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Roving I/FlickrLuke Mangan: The Sydney chef is out.At SFGate last night, Inside Scoop broke the news that South Food Wine Bar (330 Townsend at Fourth St.) was dropping its Ozzie concept, closing Dec. 19, and relaunching in early 2010 with an American-inspired menu under new-hire chef Jennif ... 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 >>
National street-food chronicler VendrTV was in town sampling java at the Blue Bottle kiosk in Hayes Valley, and has just posted the video. Lovably geeky host Daniel Delaney shares a cup with Facebook's Dave Morin (something brainy about the intersection of street food and social networking), and cha ... More >>
I TOLD you he was real!Anyone of a certain age riding an F-Line trolley or bus on Market toward Van Ness can be forgiven for wondering if they've hallucinated, projecting a vestige of their childhood onto a passing wall. Many riders probably conclude that's the case; blink and it's gone. But those w ... More >>
Cut CopyThe FillmoreThursday, March 12, 2009Review by Melissa BaronBetter Than: Doing homework. Not as good as watching The Office.Hey Cut Copy, Duran Duran called and they want their catalog back. Some critics argue that music, much like fashion, comes in cycles. The same ideas, beats, and rhythms ... More >>