We've got warm weather and a more-than-usual festive vibe in the City today. One room with a view that always tickles our happy hour fancy is Waterbar (399 The Embarcadero South), nestled under that often-pretty Bay Bridge light show. 24/7 you get straight up dramatic views of the water. Add a bival ... More >>
By RAYMOND ROBLES Parquet Courts Cocktails Pang Friday, June 7, 2013 Rickshaw Stop Better than: Birthing pangs. What's it like to witness the death of a band? Its swan song seppuku Silvia Plath shotgun bow-out? Rad, actually, and the audience was inclined to agree. All four girls of Pang methodi ... More >>
Michelle Shocked showed up in Santa Cruz to play Moe's Alley last night -- dressed all in white (maybe as a condom?) with a number of cryptic sayings written on her front and back. And since her gig had been cancelled in the wake of the homophobic rant she went on in San Francisco more than a week ... More >>
Here at All Shook Down, we're not always entirely united in our nominations for worst new song of the week. Sometimes, suggestions are made, eyebrows are raised, and discussions occur. Sometimes, it's just not entirely clear who sucks the most. This week, however, is not one of those weeks. Because ... More >>
Christopher VictorioKaty Perry at Oracle Arena last night. Katy Perry Monday, Nov. 21, 2011 Oracle Arena Better than: Cavities. Katy Perry is a piece of candy. Or perhaps a cupcake. She's a short, sweet, delicious treat that you can have every day, or at least on a fairly regular basis. She ... More >>
Buying band merchandise is not a complicated matter. Neither is there any need for it to be a slow endeavor. But talk to merch people the world over and you'll hear the same thing repeatedly: Merch is a really nice job -- except for all the stupid idiots you have to deal with. Here's how to avoid be ... More >>
Wizard Mountain founders Bryan Krueger (left) and Kyle Crawford (right), with fellow Wizard Mountain dweller Billy Schmidt in the center.No one would ever know from the outside of the typical Richmond home that behind those walls dwells Kyle Crawford, the man behind the best tape label in the cit ... More >>
Two ShedsGrand Lake, Two Sheds, Fake Your Own Death and Kuma/Koshka SF Winter Fest Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010 Thee Parkside Better than: Watching the final season premiere of Lost. Absolutely, certainly, definitely. (Right?) "It breaks my heart to be alive sometimes" was among the weighty, memora ... More >>
Punctuation maven Jeff Rubin bakes up a questionable cakeThis week, Jeff Rubin wants you to bake a cake in the shape of a colon. Yes, you read that right. The Pinole resident is the brains behind National Punctuation Day -- mark your calendars friends, it's Thursday -- which the former New York P ... More >>
BruceSpringsteen.netThe BossBreak out the Sharpie and circle your calendars. The lineup for the 2009 Bonnaroo Festival has just been announced, and suffice to say Woodstock and Lollapalooza have nothing on this. Just when you thought the four-day music and arts extravaganza, held on a farm in rural ... More >>
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The gloriously unambitious world of John Patrick McKenzie, who doesn't care that he's a rising star in the visual arts. And who, as it happens, is autistic.
Jon Brumit and Marc Horowitz have made it their business to be the best-known art idiots in San Francisco.
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For 40 years, Craig Breedlove has sacrificed everything in pursuit of speed. Now all he needs is $1.5 million to build a car that will do 800 mph. Is that too much to ask?