It was during the height of San Francisco's disco movement in the '70s that DJ Lester Temple took a break from radio to plunge into the world of mirror balls, flashing lights, and liberating dancefloors. Quickly becoming a resident DJ at the iconic Music Hall, he would share nights with performers s ... More >>
If you're one of those music fans who actually buys recordings -- instead of, you know, downloading your entire library out of ignorance, stupidity, and/or laziness -- chances are you remember Tower Records, the iconic, Sacramento-based chain whose abandoned locations still haunt certain San Francis ... More >>
Over the weekend, NPR intern Emily White raised a stink -- and a very forceful retort from musician David Lowery -- by saying she'd purchased almost no music in her life, even though she considered herself a huge music fan. She meant to illustrate her doubt that young people will ever be convinced t ... More >>
For a former video store giant, not such a blockbuster decade.
Lonely art-folkie P.G. Six makes new friends
Wherein we review Yay Area mixes of the day
An underground movie that revels in its own excrement
A frightening array of the scariest parties on S.F.'s biggest holiday
Nick Tangborn's Jackpine Social Club label sells its CDs in stores across the country. When you buy one, he doesn't see a dime. Why?
Take 'Em to the Cleaners
"Jesus spoke out about tax collectors and politicians, and we're supposed to do the same."
She dreams of being the next Janet Jackson, but she's just a Stanford grad who sings syrupy pop, looks absolutely fab, and makes local teens swoon.
Which, come to think of it, may be enough, for everyone involved.
Rhode Montijo and Kenn Navarro created Happy Tree Friends, a set of Web 'toons that put adorable critters to gruesome death. Mondo Media sponsored the DVD. Now, about that happy ending ...
Why is R&B veteran Patti Austin making her comeback singing in Mandarin?
A few of the pictures that document a few of the moments that made the SF Weekly Music Awards 2001 memorable. In one way or another.
On both recordings and turntables, DJ Cheb i Sabbah brings the rhythms of the globe to the dance floor
Can one man convince millions of people to pay for their "free" music?
The Sound of Idiots
A high-flying New Age company is grounded amid allegations that its main financial backer embezzled $4.5 million from UCSF
Trailblazing composer Terry Riley still seeks out new sources for improvisation
Freaks and friends explain why the Residents still matter
The return of Yma Sumac