So of course you didn't get to go see LCD Soundsystem's final three-hour kiss-off at Madison Square Garden last April, aka the most important music event of your stupid, short lifetime. Okay, maybe it wasn't that important. But if you were a fan, missing out on LCD's farewell probably felt a little ... More >>
In all likelihood, you've spent the weekend doing exactly the same thing we did -- trying to come to terms with the loss of Adam "MCA" Yauch and getting together with friends for Beastie Boys parties in his memory, trying to imagine the musical landscape without the trio. Truthfully, it's hard to th ... More >>
Adam Yauch, the musician and filmmaker best known as Beastie Boys member MCA, died today of the cancer he was diagnosed with in 2009. Yauch was 47.It's so easy to underrate the Beastie Boys, in part because nobody did what they did, and for so long. From fighting for their right to party to fighting ... More >>
Hope you enjoyed the Thanksgiving break, because this weekend, things are dropping right back into gear. The guiding principle seems to be a strong showing from the new school of house music, with major headliners playing over the course of the entire weekend. But if four-on-the-floor isn't your thi ... More >>
In the latest of his series of Herculean feats of increasing awesomeness, beloved San Francisco Giants closer Brian Wilson took himself and his beard on a play date at the Los Angeles digs of actor Charlie Sheen, according to TMZ.Sheen reportedly flew in Wilson from spring training in Arizona on ... More >>
Is the Mike Fontenot era over already? Baseball can be a spectacularly unfair game, but Sunday night's contest wasn't. When your defensive replacements make errors, you lose the game. When you make a strategic decision to load the bases to pitch to a struggling batter -- and he caroms one off the ... More >>
Marianne WilliamsFool's GoldSan Francisco has a knack for seamlessly blending the sacred with the hip -- just look at Grace Cathedral's monthly EpiscoDisco event -- and that's definitely the case with Saturday's Dawn 2010. Presented by Reboot and Tablet Magazine in celebration of Shavuot -- ... More >>
Joe Sib @ Punch Line Like a Northern California Henry Rollins, Joe Sib has turned his fully loaded treasure chest of punk-rock memories into a spoken-word event. Sib is the cofounder of SideOneDummy Records who has fronted bands for the past 26 years, most notably Wax, which gained attention in ... More >>
Spike Jonze's latest mini-movie, I'm Here, isn't all that short. (After all, it comes with a trailer, and is reportedly 30 minutes long). But from the teaser available online, it looks pretty good, this angsty indie romance between two robots making their way in a human's world. The movie, which EW ... More >>
Wholphin screening Friday at ATAShake off the workday without shedding too many bills. Check out this week's picks for living cheaply without giving up your weekend dose of pop culture and pedal steel. Street Art San Francisco: Mission Muralismo @ de Young (Fri.) The art produced on the streets ( ... More >>
www.epiphanydance.orgTrolly Dances Sat. & Sun.The Intelligence, Hank IV, Mayyors, Bronze @ Elbo Room (Fri.) Portland's postpunk, postapocalyptic noisemakers The Intelligence headline a Friday night to remember. The band brings its lo-fi, high-trash sound to an Elbo Room lineup where it gets s ... More >>
Rob KarlicNobunnyWe apologize in advance but this week the descriptions are gonna go fast. We're as short on time as we are on money.Drive-In Movie @ Secret Location !7th & Folsom (Friday)Mobile Movie is hosting another guerrilla drive-in adventure tonight. They're planning to show the Will F ... More >>
Skate films can be the equivalent of fine art these days. Spike Jonze, anyone? It's nice to see some skate labels other than Jonze's beloved Girl Skateboards up the production level on their skate films with great music, directing, video editing, and overall skateboarding. Such is the case with Alie ... More >>
Art imitates life imitating art in Charlie Kaufman's Synecdoche, New York.
M83's epic electronic tunes have made lots of stuff that much more poetic and erudite -- Pontiac cars, movie trailers, and even skateboards and explosions in Spike Jonze's latest skate film, Fully Flared (check out the majestic intro above). Make your evening meaningful when M83 play the Fillmore No ... More >>
Call me crazy, but personally I think the best skate video of all time is Yeah Right! And by the good graces of some awesome person out there, the whole thing's on YouTube. But who knows, maybe a selection from the UnderSkatement Film Festival might just match up to the ill technique of the Girl/Cho ... More >>
From the SF Weekly: Rocco started his company, World Industries, with credit cards and the kindness of friends, and he broke the grip corporate companies had on the scrappy sport. He also ushered in the era of street skating. Some of the wittiest ads skate magazines had ever seen spun out of World, ... More >>
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