By CORY SKLAR It's Oscar season again, which means close to nothing to music nerds. Most of the time, of course, the Oscars bring very little to the table in terms of great music. Sure, they have their Best Original Song and Best Score categories. And sure, sometimes Three 6 Mafia, Trent Reznor, or ... More >>
Ital @ Public Works, Thursday, Dec. 20 Daniel Martin-McCormick's musical résumé encompasses a mélange of guises and styles -- including post-hardcore freakouts, scorched post-punk dub, and lo-fi disco -- and several monikers, including the local band Mi Ami and the more dance-focused output of It ... More >>
Housepitality Icon Ultra Lounge Wednesday, June 7 2012 Better than: Another Wednesday evening at home. There are still strange things in San Francisco if you know where to look. For instance, a friend of mine once told me that while wandering through Golden Gate Park, she came across an entire fie ... More >>
Fucked Up's gloriously unhinged frontman Damian "Pink Eyes" Abraham got all righteous on Katy Perry's ass this week after apparently viewing the video for her "Part of Me" single. First he Tweeted: "Seeing Katy Perry as a soldier in the video for 'Part of Me' really makes me think that we need to st ... More >>
Joe EskenaziLarry Edmond says, unlike Tom Ammiano, he'd be thrilled to be our next mayorAs expected, San Francisco's Board of Supervisors did not select the city's next mayor today. Instead the process was continued to Dec. 14 (for the record, this was done on a 9-2 vote with Supervisors Ch ... More >>
tattoosoglengBienvenidos a La Mission, Mr. and Mrs. Mouse?Mission denizens received an odd, anonymous press release last week: "According to reputable sources, Disney Studios recently met with the SF Mayor's Office to plan its move to the former Hershey's Chocolate location at the corner of Fols ... More >>
photo via Flickr/WKHarmonThe news that California Assemblyman Mike Davis wants the state to buy Michael Jackson's former estate and open it to the public has prompted many a raised eyebrow. How can California possibly afford to do this at a time when it's more strapped for cash than MJ was when h ... More >>
Almost there...Jeff Adachi has until 5 p.m. today to gather signatures for his "Smart Reform" measure, which would mandate city employees pay hundreds of millions a year toward their pension and health care costs. Reached late Monday afternoon, San Francisco's public defender said he'd prob ... More >>
Police officer who appeared on reality TV show now must appear before the Police Commission. [SFAppeal]Yes! Wiggle getting a little less bumpy. [SF Citizen]"I think the whole thing is an elaborate branding exercise." Commenters weigh in on the Mission Levi's Workshop. [Mission Mission]
I don't know which is funnier: the kid in the Mickey Mouse pajamas shouting the words to "Bad Romance" into a banana, the dude singing some excruciatingly wrong lyrics to "The Star-Spangled Banner," hearing Queen's "We Will Rock You" sung in a thick Indian accent, or simply the lines, "I've got ... More >>
Last night, around 150 members of the interestingly titled "compassionate community" gathered at the Women's Center for Cannabis Town Hall 2010 hosted by the Harvey Milk Cannabis Caucus. (Believe it or not, Harvey Milk's prime issue was working to get pot legalized. ... More >>
By Joe Eskenazi The Partridge Family bus notwithstanding, not everything about the 1970s trumped today's world. Everyone wore polyester - and smoked - a combination that could very well turn you into The Human Torch. And yet, after one lit himself ablaze (or, as both my parents managed to do, ... More >>
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Why the best films of 2004 look like indies but aren't
Casting type in the Presidio
Mike Duvall's comic spoof starts off well but can't quite keep it up
Two clubs and a little Norwegian
The Coup just may be the greatest, angriest, most militant hip hop act around. So what's up with the Puff Daddy tour?
At the end of the Gershwin centennial, his trust benefits from new copyright laws. But are they protecting artists or merely bank statements?