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    May 24, 2013

    Bay to Breakers Shirts Unloaded at Los Angeles Sports Paraphernalia Website

    Regardless of one's thoughts on open-air drinking, urinating, running, and no-backpack-having, the Bay to Breakers is a San Francisco institution. For more than a century, a malleable ratio of actual runners and drunks have hoofed it from San Francisco Bay to San Francisco's Ocean Beach. So it' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2013

    Apologetic Morrissey Announces Month-Long S.F. Residency, With Ticket Insurance

    Perhaps, as Morrissey once sang, "Sorry Doesn't Help" -- but the singer is going to try anyway. Acknowledging for the first time the six Bay Area concerts he's cancelled in a row, Morrissey today announced plans for a month-long live residency in San Francisco this summer. "Dear San Francisco, I'm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2013

    Um, So Morrissey Might Actually Perform in San Francisco Tomorrow

    Your morning headlines: Forty-seven airplanes landed safely at San Francisco International yesterday. Muni ushered people around the city on time, with zero service interruptions. No iPhones were stolen in the Tenderloin. And, in entertainment news, former Smiths singer Morrissey is still scheduled ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2013

    Morrissey Has Canceled This Sunday's Show at Davies Symphony Hall, Of Course

    We told you recently that the idea of Morrissey actually playing a scheduled tour date in San Francisco has become a joke. And we were right: The punchline, sadly, has just arrived. Morrissey has called off this Sunday's show at Davies Symphony Hall due to his ongoing struggle with Barrett's esoph ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2013

    AT&T Park Makes it on Instagram's Top 10 List of Most Popular Photographed Spots

    Last year, we told you about how AT&T Park was one of the most "checked-in" spots on Facebook. Not only do people love watching the Giants kick ass there, but they apparently can't help themselves from documenting it as well. Instagram this week released its list of the top 10 most photographed lo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2012

    Live Photos, 7/28/12: Kaskade Electrifies Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

    Kaskade Saturday, July 28, 2012 Bill Graham Civic Auditorium After a historic, sold-out show at Los Angeles' Staples Center on Friday, DJ/producer Kaskade bought his Fire and Ice tour to San Francisco's Bill Graham Civic Auditorium for another crazy show. SF Weekly photographer Jessica Christian wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2012

    Kaskade on the Rise of EDM, What He Really Does Onstage, and Missing San Francisco

    After growing up in Chicago and passing through New York and Salt Lake City, Ryan Raddon -- better known to his thousands of fans as Kaskade -- came to San Francisco. It was here, among the city's flourishing early-2000s house scene, that Raddon came into his own as a DJ/producer of electronic dance ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2012

    EDC 2012: Coachella or Electric Daisy Carnival: Which One is Better?

    See also: Our Complete Coachella Coverage Dance music is coming to an arena near you: Kaskade will be the first DJ ever to play Staples Center (July 27). And mainstream concert promoters such as Live Nation are diving into the electronic dance explosion. Electric Daisy Carnival, which is being hel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2012

    The Grammys: A Timeline of Madness and Misery

    The 54th Annual Grammy Awards happened yesterday. Which we're sure you know already. If you missed it, however, you may have missed some of the weirdest details. So here, for your convenience, is a timeline of events. Get comfortable, 'cause this thing was a three-and-a-half-hour carnival of absurdi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2010

    Anti-Rave Legislator Fiona Ma Coming To Rave Near You

    This is NOT a real photograph. Yet. ​Fiona Ma taketh away, and Fiona Ma giveth. The San Francisco Assemblywoman yesterday decided to nix her controversial "Anti-Raves Act of 2011." Area rave promoters may soon get something else, however: Fiona Ma. Ma told SF Weekly she plans on attending a rave s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2010

    Lucas Anthony Tang, Toddler, Plunges to Death At Warriors-Lakers Game

    ​Our sister paper, OC Weekly, tracked down the identity of the 2-year-old who fell to his death from a luxury box following yesterday's Golden State Warriors-Los Angeles Lakers game at the Staples Center. The Child was Lucas Anthony Tang of Garden Grove in Orange County.

  • Blogs

    January 1, 2010

    Listomania: Top Latin Music Picks For 2009

    It's been a year of surprises in Latin music. Reggaetón continues fading, albeit slowly, and the industry's mainstays aren't garnering the attention they used to. Case in point: Don Omar's summer release iDon (no relation to your phone), which remained quiet after its first single, "Virtual Diva." ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2007

    R. Kelly to Share Closet Space with Ne-Yo in Oakland

    This just in! R. Kelly just chose his new pisspal, er, I mean tour opener -- Ne-Yo! I just don't get it though. So you can pee in a toilet and it's okay, but if you pee on a person, it's like, not okay? PR drops knowledge: In the afterglow of last Thursday's announcement of the nominees for this ye ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2007
  • News

    September 6, 2006

    Fight Snub

    The last people you would want to stiff are cage fighters, but it appears thats what one promoter did

  • News

    February 25, 2004

    Examiner De-Fanged

    "We'll analyze without prejudgment ... and reject ideologues of whatever stripe."

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