Tonight: Franz Ferdinand (Domino)
Bill Maher makes an adolescent case against religion.
Internet radio stations like SomaFM have launched bands and influenced what mainstream DJs play. On July 15, they could be gone forever
Datarock's cheeky dance-floor heatwave
We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank (Epic)
Some Loud Thunder (Clap Your Hands Say Yeah)
Wherein we review Yay Area mixes of the day
Kirby Dominant brings together niggaz and white girlz
Chappelle returns with a raucous Block Party
Esteemed rock critic Michael Azerrad walks a fine line in his other job: drummer for pop rockers the King of France
Just Say Sire: The Sire Records Story
San Francisco is for art lovers
Shuffleboard at the El Rio and why calling your boss a Nazi is passť
The future's so bright, we've got to wear shades to this week's assortment of great shows
The Master of Mirth, David Byrne, plays three dates at the Fillmore, and the Masters of Persian Music grace Zellerbach Hall
It's been a shitty year on a number of levels. Here's a mix CD to cheer you up.
The Arcade Fire's vast, spastic music will have you confused, thrilled, and begging for more
The Ramones bopped toward history and an unhappy end
The squirlly Full Moon Partisans square off against the folky Two Gallants; puppets give the cat the hatchet
Aquarius Records has changed owners, but its warm, informative approach to selling music remains intact
If you've ever wondered what it means to obsess about music, you must visit Jonathan Lethem's Fortress of Solitude
Predictable, reliable, unforsakable -- the Strokes are back on the scene with this year's most anticipated follow-up
Philo Northrup and his wacky automotive tribe take a road trip to places in California you can't even imagine
Why the Bay Area has stopped producing big-time rock bands
Holiday Event Lisitngs
"Spanksgiving," psychobilly menace, and sweet calypso
The other Friends; planned insurrection
Brian Eno's installation at SF MOMA in "010101: Art in Technological Times"
How a one-man home-recording project turned into the oddest stage show in town
The singer-songwriter hasn't died. He's just gone online.
A major label recording contract. Big-name producers. Lazy nights in the Jacuzzi. San Francisco's Creeper Lagoon has got it made, right? Not exactly.
Letters from March 29, 2000
Jonathan Richman, the lovable elf who helped invent punk and geek rock, comes pogo-sticking back in your life with There's Something About Mary
Hal Hartley on realism, surrealism, and Henry Fool
Freaks and friends explain why the Residents still matter