It's almost Pride, and DOMA has been struck down. It's hard to imagine a better string of events going into the big day this Sunday. If you haven't had a chance to properly celebrate, here's a list of suitable places to appreciate the good news. Read on -- your weekend awaits.
Scissor Sisters Rye Rye Sunday, June 17, 2012 The Fox Theater, Oakland Scissor Sisters could probably play in the Bay Area every night to a sizeable crowd. But of course that doesn't happen. Instead, the band rolls through town every year or so for one neon-crazed dance party like the one that happ ... More >>
You may have seen Dave Grohl a few days ago giving Glee creator Ryan Murphy a good verbal kicking for acting like a prissy pants (no surprise there -- have you seen that show?) every time an artist refuses to let him use their music for the series. Grohl -- clearly the eternally sane voice in a worl ... More >>
Given the dizzying array of musical acts that tramp through San Francisco every year, and the number of those shows our hard-working photographers attend, it was no easy feat to round up their best shots. What follows is a sampling of some of the most exciting, interesting live music photos All Shoo ... More >>
This week, Lauren Smiley's cover story, "Overexposed," tells the tale of a group of Castro nudists who have met opposition from neighborhood residents displeased with their very public nudity. SF Weekly art director Andrew Nilsen assembled three of the men in a studio for a photoshoot with p ... More >>
By now you've probably heard of Seattle resident James Burns' bid to raise $10 million to make Weezer break up. You may have also heard that, disturbingly, Burns has been the target of death threats for his brilliant idea prank. Frankly, we can see both sides here: Weezer (apart from its new t ... More >>
Joseph SchellScissor SistersSeptember 12, 2010The Fox Theatre, OaklandBetter than: Being the straight dude at Badlands.Pretty much the entire Castro migrated across/under the Bay last night to get swayed by the New York glam-disco-sleaze-rock confab known as Scissor Sisters. This fact was establi ... More >>
Menomena: "Having long ago eschewed the glitchy breakbeats of its early albums, the Menomena of today is an immaculately spacious rock band," writes Andrew Stout in this week's print edition. "Something vital has changed. Arrangements are stripped to their essentials with nary a wasted note. The ... More >>
What I assume is the cover of the new Scissor Sisters record, Night Work, visible on the group's Web site, is pretty awesome. Who doesn't love a close up photo of a tight ass in sweatpants? No one, that's who. The album comes out June 28, and the first single, "Invisible Light" continue ... More >>
The xxFriendly Fires and The xx November 23, 2009 The Independent Better Than: Anything involving Scissor Sisters; listening to Portishead's "Dummy" for the 37,392nd time Friendly FiresTen songs into a stupefyingly energetic show at the Independent last night, Ed Macfarlane, vocali ... More >>
Friday, October 2, 2009 Yeah, we like the sandwiches at Boccalone Salumeria, too. But stopping there is like downloading a Scissor Sisters CD and thinking you're done, without ever tasting vintage Bowie or Sir Elton in the days when, you know, he was fun. Get schooled in the antecedents of t ... More >>
Eric FreytagMiike Snow and EsserJune 18, 2009330 RitchBetter Than: Prom.By the time Miike Snow came on at nearly midnight last night, the walls of 330 Ritch were sweating, and the dance floor was bumper-to-bumper with a solid wall of hip, well-dressed youngsters pressed against the stage. Popscene m ... More >>
In this song, "Holiday," Joan as Policewoman cuts the difference between the two Mrs. Jones (Rickie Lee and Nora, that is), her smoke-tinged delivery giving this jazzy, piano-laced tune its loungy momentum. Joan (last name Wasser) is an industry vet, although in the distant past it's been her violi ... More >>
Those kooky rock lobsters known as the B-52's release their brand new album in March. And since you haven't heard a studio recording from them in 16 years, you get to download the new song, "Hot Corner," for free. Read Kate Pierson's interview with Rolling Stone, then click "More" for the latest on ... More >>
Free wine, plus a dripping sexiness and brutality -- what's not to like?
Scissor Sisters aim for dancefloor transcendence
The Ark's campy compassion
Will Schwartz and Hey Willpower want you to think about why you like pop, or, barring that, get your booty bouncin'
Four of the city's best ring in 2005: Rogue Wave, Kelley Stoltz, the Lovemakers, and the Paradise Boys
Fashionable retro rock has jumped the shark. Here's why.