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    October 8, 2012

    The Best of Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2012: Friday, Oct. 5

    Chuck Prophet takes us on a tour of San Francisco Willie Mays, Carol Doda, and Harvey Milk didn't come to Hardly Strictly Bluegrass this year, but S.F. rocker Chuck Prophet brought their memories to a crowded and lively set early Friday afternoon. Prophet's latest album, Temple Beautiful, is a story ... More >>

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    April 5, 2012

    L.A. Rocker Hanni El Khatib on Why Karaoke Terrifies Him More Than Performing

    Los Angeles rocker Hanni El Khatib comes off like a badass. Car crashes adorn his release covers, his songs are inspired by '50s blues and '60s garage, and in at least one tune ("You Rascal You," a cover), the song's narrator stalks an adulterer with murderous intent. Khatib's image -- that of a my ... More >>

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    March 5, 2012

    R.I.P. Ronnie Montrose, Bay Area Rock Guitarist, 1947-2012

    Ronnie Montrose, the intense guitarist and songwriter who led the band Montrose and helped bring Sammy Hagar to the world's attention, died Saturday, March, 3, of complications from prostate cancer, according to a posting on his website. He was 64. Throughout a 40-year career, Montrose worked with ... More >>

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    July 12, 2011

    Eddie Vedder Plays the Soulful Surfer Boy at the Paramount Theatre (Photos Setlist)

    Christopher VictorioEddie Vedder at the Paramount Theatre last night.​ Eddie Vedder Glen Hansard July 11, 2011 @ Paramount Theatre, Oakland Way better than: Eddie Vedder's all-ukulele record (Ukulele Songs, it's called). Nothing against the four-stringed instrument that resulted when Portugu ... More >>

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    April 5, 2011

    On the Hunt for the Best Jukebox in S.F.'s Richmond District

    The jukebox at the Bitter End.​The heyday of authentic jukeboxes is long over. With many bars installing those nasty touchscreen digital Internet boxes, the old school record-flipping kind of jukebox is a dying breed. And this is in the town that originated the concept of jukeboxes back in 1889. S ... More >>

  • Music

    February 16, 2011

    Mark Growden’s New Traditionalism

    A sometime jazzman tackles American folk, and leaves his own imprint.

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    July 25, 2007
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    July 25, 2007
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    March 15, 2006

    Some of My Best Friends Are Records

    SF Weekly writers pick their favorite Bay Area records of all time

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    October 19, 2005

    Award Show Guide

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    November 10, 2004


    Our critics weigh in on local theatre

  • Music

    January 21, 2004

    Don't Call It a Comeback

    He's been here for years, but few expected singer/songwriter Mark Kozelek to deliver such a rousing new album

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    November 20, 2002


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    March 13, 2002

    Music Lesson

    At Noise Pop, Alex Chilton proves you can be a fucked-up rock star and survive

  • Film

    January 31, 2001

    Finding Faith

    A young girl traverses Europe to reclaim the sister she lost to The Invisible Circus

  • Music

    May 26, 1999

    Old, Old, Old Ramon

    Temporarily in Los Angeles working on a movie, Red House Painters' Mark Kozelek still doesn't know when his next record's coming out

  • News

    April 21, 1999

    Bluesman's Blues

    Paul Pena,who's played with everyone from Jerry Garcia to B.B. King, is coming out of the musical shadows, thanks to the award-winning documentary Genghis Blues. He's also blind, and sick, and entirely tired of living.

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    February 10, 1999
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    November 12, 1997
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    August 13, 1997

    The Fall of Love

    Chet Helms and his Avalon Ballroom were the heart and soul of the Summer of Love. Thirty years of stupid business moves later, love is all that's left.

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    May 22, 1996
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    November 22, 1995

    C.R.U.S.H. (Part I)

    Five months ago, two black homicide detectives got fed up with the Police Department's inaction on black-on-black murders. Thus was born the Crime Response Unit to Stop Homicide (CRUSH): six cops with the grit and guile to tackle the toughest cases in the

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    April 12, 1995
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