These days it seems that chefs must constantly compete to remain relevant in modern culinary culture. Especially in San Francisco, where food trends roll in and out with the fog. But no matter the direction the most recent current shifts or what the latest fuss is about, there will always be a place ... More >>
Earlier this year, we told you about Grateful Dead member Bob Weir's state-of-the-art recording facility in San Rafael, Tamalpais Research Institute (TRI). TRI is furnished with a Meyer Sound Constellation system, which allows the acoustic properties of the room to be altered with the touch of a but ... More >>
It was shocking enough when Van Halen announced live dates with David Lee Roth this year. But the group's choice of pop-funk favorites Kool and the Gang as opening act only raised more eyebrows. Maybe it isn't that strange, though: When we saw the two bands together earlier this year at Madison Squ ... More >>
By J. POET The Grammy Awards usually generate an tidal wave of press releases aimed at congratulating the usual superstars for their achievements. This year, there was a refreshing bit of controversy when singer-songwriter Linda Chorney was nominated for Best Americana Album for her Emotional Jukeb ... More >>
When adding up the ways our fair city keeps swinging, you might want to include the monthly Lights Down Low party, hosted by DJs Eli Glad and Corey Sleazemore. For the last five years, LDL has brought some of the world's best and weirdest electronic acts to San Francisco. It's been a refreshing ste ... More >>
Rogue Wave, with Zach Rogue at left. After making four albums with his Oakland indie-pop outfit Rogue Wave, chief singer and songwriter Zach Rogue needed a break. So, armed with a few scraps of songs and some acoustic guitars, Rogue headed to a studio in Bloomington, Ind. -- ostensibly to begin a ... More >>
DJ and promoter Nathan Rapport's ears have been spoiled. He lived in Detroit long enough to enjoy the riches of techno's epicenter, and now when he hits a gay club, the dude does not want to hear ten million variations on the Kylie remix. Back in the Motor City he threw queer parties called SASS wit ... More >>
THIS is how you make fun of progressive supervisors! I have a message for the four new Supervisors: Hello. My name is Benjamin. And my job is to say much, much, funnier things about you than anybody did last night. Last night, of course, was the "Roasted Supes" party, which is a vaguely cle ... More >>
The top eccentrics of San Francisco, and that's saying something.
Behold - the forgotten history of the Beau Brummels, the true originators of the San Francisco sound of the '60s
What will it take to make John Kerry mad enough to speak the plain truths that will win the election?
From the slums of Brazil, Virginia Rodrigues has emerged as one of the world's most enchanting voices
Temporarily in Los Angeles working on a movie, Red House Painters' Mark Kozelek still doesn't know when his next record's coming out
Tom Ze's restless experimentalism has earned him adoration from music's cognoscenti everywhere -- except in his native Brazil