Don't discount the power of radio, or at least, don't in Tim Sweeney's case. The New Yorker started Beats in Space, his now famous WNYU radio show, in the late '90s, and has since developed a fanatical global following of dance music aficionados. His weekly broadcasts offer concise snapshots of diff ... More >>
We figured local strip clubs and the proctologist's office probably wouldn't be on list of Facebook's top "check-ins." But you know what is: AT&T Park. In the study released yesterday, Facebook analyzed data from 25 cities, including San Francisco, and found that a majority of their users are ca ... More >>
This is the most ridiculous thing I have read in the past week. Given that I've been reading a lot about Congress and Mitt Romney, that's really saying something. The argument, by Andrew Keen, basically (and despite Keen's ass-covering caveats) blames the Internet for Anders Behring Breivik's murder ... More >>
When local folk-rock outfit Port O'Brien disbanded in 2010 after years of relentless touring, frontman Van Pierszalowski needed to clear his head. So, naturally, he headed to Norway, which promised both the isolation necessary to reboot, and the budding romance necessary to write a batch of compelli ... More >>
In 1967, iconic Memphis soul label Stax took some of its best artists -- Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, Carla Thomas, Eddie Floyd, and more -- on a tour of Europe. The trip put a racially integrated band and some of the era's most feverish black R&B singers in front of mostly staid audiences that had nev ... More >>
Apparently American comedians are getting lots of material out of Norway's butter products crisis, because a lack of butter is something Americans find hilarious. You can't turn on Comedy Central and not see Dane Cook cutting Norway a new one about their lack of pussycat cakes. Well, Norway's not g ... More >>
via FlickrList of things you don't want to say onstage: "Hello, New York!" when you're in Boston; "How about them Dodgers?" when you're in San Francisco; and "The tragedy is Norway was way less serious than the way fast food chains operate every day" when you're pretty much anywhere.
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Americans have collectively developed a keen sense of entitlement. That's why so many of us think we have a "right" to undeserved pay raises, undeserved good grades in school, free software, free music, low-priced gasoline; that we have a "right" to act like jackasses in traffic or in Internet co ... More >>
agahran/FlickrTonight: Twenty taps of Deschutes at Beer Revolution.The Craft Brewers Conference ― an annual event that starts today ― is a time to rejoice. Spring is in the air, and brewers from around the world converge in one place for four days of boozy revelry.
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The Wizard hates to lose.On any given Tuesday, Alcoholocaust provides a boozy chance to recharge old memory centers while simultaneously (and paradoxically) killing a few brain cells: cheap Tecate in fist, you can challenge yourself to recall which vintage metal or classic punk track you're heari ... More >>
CHLLNGR is an "Island"By now the xx's hit track "Islands" is inescapable. You've heard it once, you've heard it a billion times. But there's a reason the song's become such a hit--its cool seduction tactics partner pop subtlety with lyrics about desire taking over. CHLLNGR's Steve Borth (a forme ... More >>
Jason NocitoLast weekend was a beachy one in San Francisco. It finally felt like spring with all that sunshine, the Mavericks surf competition took over a couple bars and many conversations, and fun parties at surfy shops Mollusk and General Store Saturday night only added to the sandy lifestyle ... More >>
In the United States, the new year is usually ushered in by champagne and as many hangover-inducing beverages as we can get our hands on. In other countries, however, hearty food traditions mark the start of the year. Below, some of our favorites.8. The Christ CakeIn Greece, the vasilopeta cake i ... More >>
fONfEK/FlickrOne of these babies has your name on it.Ever tried waiting nearly two hours on a Friday night for some delectable gastropub fare? Tomorrow's six-course beer dinner might be the only way you'll ever be able to get a reservation at Monk's Kettle (3141 16th St. at Albion). And belie ... More >>