Sure, we have our issues with the predictability of Electric Daisy Carnival's lineup this year: With the likes of Tiesto, David Guetta and Afrojack on the bill, it was about as surprising as taxes. The talent seemed to reflect Coachella's lineup in April which, in turn, mirrored last year's EDC. We ... More >>
Luis Vasquez, aka The Soft MoonLuis Vasquez sounds like a calm, well-adjusted person over the phone -- and this is something of a surprise, because the music of Vasquez's debut album as The Soft Moon winds its way through panoramas of fear, paranoia, apprehension, and darkness. It's not as overtl ... More >>
Introducing San Francisco's The Soft Moon, the haunted house of a solo project from Mojave desert native Luis Vasquez, which released its self-titled debut last week on Brooklyn spook-factory Captured Tracks. Like that label's flagship act, Blank Dogs (although check out this link too), The Soft ... More >>
The next wave of post-9/11 political films trades sobriety for satire.
A trip to the Mojave and the Amargosa Opera House, where Marta Becket has acted out a dream for 35 years
Outsider artists scream "Death to Electric Guitars!"; neo-burlesque's best step into Broad Daylight.
A veteran of the Apollo program continues a quixotic quest to send a small rocket of his own design 60 miles high and, in the process, save his soul. Maybe ours, too.
After 13 years, Savage Republic returns to find its Middle Eastern post-punk world largely intact
S.F.'s Famous Burlesque Orchestra provides a safe haven for punks, gorillas, and other odd characters
Powerful patriots, newer wave glories, Gypsy wedding partyers, and train-hopping hobos
Some movies to shout about at the S.F. Silent Film Festival
Brighde Mullins' new play stirs a little neo-Darwinism into the story of a teenage castaway
State allows ferret underground to weasel way around law
Emmylou Harris unearths the language between the lines
The most vituperative battle ever fought over the Presidio pits a handful of activists (and a certain weekly newspaper) against a local coalition of environmentalists, business, and the majority of elected officials. Is the congressional compromise to es