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    April 14, 2012

    Best of Coachella Weekend One: Friday, April 13

    Day one of The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival brought something more unusual than ironic outfits or that poor guy who couldn't get his flip flops on for the life of him: rain. Usually, the desert festival is known for scorching, sometimes three-digit heat. But rain and wind be da ... More >>

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    March 8, 2012

    Q&A: Waters on Alaskan Fishing Boats, Norwegian Inspiration, and Why San Francisco Is the Best

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2011

    The Selecter DJ Kirk on the Sweater-Funk Parties and What's Missing in Current R&B

    ​Soul and funk guru The Selecter DJ Kirk has been dubbed the unofficial mayor of San Francisco by friends and peers. Born and raised in S.F., he is recognized for his all-embracing knowledge of soul music through the decades, his extensive record collection, and for producing events like Soul ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2011

    Seaweed Sway's Jessie Woletz on Seven Years of Putting on S.F. Shows

    Promoter Jessie Woletz​Local promoter and show booker Jessie Woletz is sort of an oxymoron. She's a powerhouse hippie. She's both constantly in motion -- booking, presenting, and promoting two to eight eclectic new weird folk shows a month at various San Francisco venues. Yet she's also peace ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2011

    Hold It Against Me, Britney Spears: A Brief History of Terrible Pickup Lines in Song

    Today marks the release of Britney Spears' surprisingly great new album Femme Fatale, whose lyrics -- you may have noticed in single "Hold It Against Me" -- feature a wealth of corny come-ons and played-out playerisms. Do these work for Britney Spears? Do they work on Britney Spears? And more impor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2011

    SXSW Day 2: James Blake's Bass Shakes the Earth, Confounds Labeling

    James Blake at Stubb's in Austin.​British electronic artist James Blake played one of the most anticipated sets of the first day of South By Southwest yesterday. But two songs into his evening show at Stubb's, many were still struggling to describe his mesh of slow, thunderous bass hits and melanc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2011

    Saturday at Noise Pop: How To Dress Well Depresses a Cafe Du Nord Crowd in the Best of Ways

    How to Dress Well at Cafe Du Nord Saturday night.​How To Dress Well Dominant Legs Shlohmo Chelsea Wolfe February 26, 2011 @ Cafe Du Nord Better than: That super-emo playlist you made after a bad break-up. Unlike many of the other acts at this year's Noise Pop festival, How To Dress Well, a.k.a. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2010

    Hot Chip Brings the Cheese, Sleigh Bells Bring the Guawk

    Hot Chip​Hot Chip Sleigh Bells @ The Warfield October 17, 2010 Better than: Spending the same amount of time waiting to get off Treasure Island. London's Hot Chip came on the scene (our scene, anyway) circa 2006 with a song called "Boy From School," and it's made nice work of holding on to that ... More >>

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    November 19, 2009

    San Francisco-Libs

    ​PRINT IT OUT AND PLAY ALONG! Chapter One: A Quick Spin Around Our City! Welcome to San Francisco, the most (adjective) __________ city in the world. If you've got money and you're willing to (action verb) ________ it, and (same verb) _______ with abandon, come here. We need you to. Please. We don ... More >>

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    January 26, 2009

    Last Night: The State Reunion at SF Sketchfest

      (Photos courtesy Tommy Lau)The State Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 24 and 25, 2009 Eureka Theatre and Herbst Theatre Better than: the Beatles, Jesus, and Pamela Anderson I'm going to jump to the conclusion that you're just like me -- a productive member of society in their mid-to-late 20s, raised ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2009

    Last Night: Aziz Ansari at Punch Line Comedy Club

    (Aziz Ansari by Seth Olenick)Aziz Ansari (w/ Nick  Kroll)Friday, Jan. 23, 2009Punch LineBetter than: "Rollerblading" What better way to spend a Friday night than laughing until you're all teared up like a baby? I mean, yeah, it's great when you leave the Great American talking about some kick a ... More >>

  • Music

    January 7, 2009

    Rap and Bullshit

    Today’s R&B is pure garbage.

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2008

    Hitsville: The Year in Music, by the Numbers

    By Randall Roberts You don't need a half-wit music critic to tell you it's been a remarkable year for America, one historians will be discussing and researching for centuries to come. War, financial collapse, politics, technology: All have been dinner-table topics for many Americans. Racial barrier ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2008

    Saturday: Undisputed Champions [Bored of the Rings] at Muse Photo Studio

    Undisputed Champions [Bored of the Rings] Muse Photo Studio (6th St.) July 5, 2008 Notes and Photos by Edward Paik Icons clutter the frames of duo Hella More Funner’s art. The two say they are little contradictions, a remix of pixels assembling fragments of a larger, candy-coated work of art. Tak ... More >>

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    May 14, 2008
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    February 14, 2008

    Top 10 Cockblocking Songs of V-Day

    The romantic mix CD warms female hearts and loins. With Valentine’s Day's arrival, here’s a list of songs to avoid unless you want throw a cold shower on that steamy crush. -By Cole Haddon 12. Anything by R. Kelley And we mean anything, even the stuff that sounds kind of hot. If a dude pisses o ... More >>

  • Music

    May 9, 2007

    Underground Conspiracies

    Mission Creek Music Festival is a must-hear

  • Film

    March 21, 2007
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    January 17, 2007
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    January 25, 2006

    Repaired Social Club

    Is Annie's Social Club the 19th Cheese of bars? And what the hell is the 19th Cheese anyway?

  • Music

    November 30, 2005

    The Education of Kanye West

    The College Dropout rethinks his stance on education in the year 2010

  • Music

    February 2, 2005

    Jason Anderson

    The Wreath

  • Music

    July 28, 2004

    OK Then

    How to make Rod Stewart answer real questions: Have mom ask them.

  • Listen Up

    March 17, 2004

    A Jury of Their Peers

    We asked two local musicians to sound off on the latest and greatest from their fellow practitioners.

  • News

    December 3, 2003

    Capital Rap

    From revolutionary rapper to stockbroker to rapper again -- the long, strange trip of Paris, aka Oscar Jackson Jr.

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    July 22, 1998
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    February 12, 1997
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    February 5, 1997
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