With Fidlar's juvenile lyrics, pro-party sloganeering, considerable punk rock chops, and commitment to DIY ethic, the L.A. foursome has garnered a deserved buzz. Only, the band doesn't seem to care. Its members primary concerns are the next house party performance and their means of delivering unbri ... More >>
Ray Wylie Hubbard Elliot Randall Sunday, June 10, 2012 Cafe Du Nord Better than: Any concert that doesn't leave you sputtering in awe of the words coming out of the singer's mouth. The joys of drunken shouting aside, it's too bad that after some four decades in music, Texas iconoclast Ray Wylie Hu ... More >>
By CRAIG HLAVATY Bruce Springsteen's Thursday started with a keynote speech in one of the big ballrooms at the Austin Convention Center, and ended with a mythic three-hour set at ACL Live across town, in front of a few thousand people cooing "Bruce!" The keynote and the show went hand in hand. If ... More >>
Martha reportedly eats chickens and rabbits, not nachos Nearly four years after Tatiana the tiger was shot to death when she leaped from her cage at the San Francisco Zoo and went on a bloody rampage, mauling Carlos Sousa Jr. to death, the zoo has brought in a new big feline for onlookers to admi ... More >>
Leader of the Pack Bay Area native Chris Manak, aka Peanut Butter Wolf, is best known for his distinctive production style of jazz, hip-hop, and funk-soul beats. Starting out his career in the early 90's with the late emcee Charizma, the then-teenage duo found instant success but never chose to c ... More >>
sunovasurfboards/FlickrAdam Levine.We know there's a rockin' contestant from Santa Cruz still in the running to be The Next American Idol (be sure to over-enunciate every word, like Seacrest), but SFoodie is all about the fact that S.F. chef Traci Des Jardins is still in the running to be The ... More >>
Bright Eyes at the Fox Theater last night. Pics by Ian, more after the jump.Bright EyesApril 12, 2011@ The Fox Theater, OaklandBetter than: Whatever shit Mike Huckabee listens to.If Bob Dylan sang the universal in such exquisite poetry that it became personal, Conor Oberst shouts the pe ... More >>
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It's always nice to get in the game early and pull up the ladder after you...On Nov. 3, 2003 the Wall Street Journal published a letter from Warren Buffett in which the Nebraska billionaire explained his negative view of California's Proposition 13, the 1978 law that limits property tax assessmen ... More >>
kevinberne.comWill (Ryder Bach) and Mike (Jason Hite): Gay boys singing about girls. Better than: A Matthew Sweet album turned into a play about heterosexuals. Random detail: Saw author Daniel Handler (aka Lemony Snicket) in the audience. Full disclosure: Before this week, I had never listened to ... More >>
Dorothea LangeYes, San Francisco's economic 'stress levels' have been worse...If you needed a statistical analysis to back up your gut feeling, here it is: San Francisco ain't such a bad place to be. At least that's what the Associated Press' Economic Stress Index reported on Monday. The index -- ... More >>
The top eccentrics of San Francisco, and that's saying something.
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David Dondero and Adam Gnade hit the road
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A Broadway schmaltzfest spawns a big-screen travesty
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Riding Giants gushes over the legends of big-wave surfing
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Traditional media mislead the public about the war in Iraq as a media revolution makes traditional media increasingly irrelevant
Arthur Phillips reads from his debut novel, Prague, a tale of four Americans searching for adventure in Eastern Europe
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What could be worse than a devasting earthquake in the Bay Area? The day after, when we all realize that no one is covered by insurance.
They follow sports, wear flannel shirts, smoke, drink, belch, and make crude jokes. Oh, one other thing. They're gay.
Forget about live-work lofts. The newest fight for San Francisco's soul is over multimedia office space.
At the Cotillion
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Investigation unmasks worldwide James Bond weather-disaster conspiracy
San Francisco is spending $5 million on a flag-waving, candy-bar-giving, feel-good course called Express to Success, hoping it will move welfare recipients into jobs. But no one is measuring the success -- or failure -- of the program itself.