Ty Segall arguably injected gritty rock 'n' roll back into the American consciousness this year with a trio of distorted albums and appearances on late night television. Yet, there are droves of groups with similar influences whose scuzzy screeds are too mangled, debauched, and nasty to achieve the ... More >>
6. A Place to Bury Strangers @ the Independent, Wednesday, Nov. 7
In a city overflowing with notable musicians, earning the informal title of "Loudest Band in New York" is no small potatoes. But that's what Brooklyn outfit A Place to Bury Strangers is often called, and it's an honorific the trio has ... More >>
Originally, we were going to do this list as a top five. But then it became apparent that Olympic theme songs are always so incredibly awful, it becomes difficult to figure out who did the worst job. When we started compiling this, in honor of the fact that the Olympics start in London at the end of ... More >>
The city of Richmond, B.C. -- a suburb of Vancouver, Canada's balmiest city -- has just put out a call for what may be the best food-writing job on the continent. Michelin inspector? Nothing so secretive. Small-producer Champagne taster? No, far more varied. Richmond's tourism bureau has jus ... More >>
Imelda/FlickrThe Ferry Building is the ideal place to bring tourists to, but it's not the only one.
So your Aunt May is in town from San Diego or Modesto or Charleston and you've promised her two days of guided sightseeing, just as long as you don't have to accompany her to Pier 39. (Don't worry ... More >>
San Francisco knows haiku. We had 41 entries in our haiku contest to win tickets to the Bay Area BBQ Championship on Saturday, and many of them were great.
No wonder, with a great prize: three $48 tickets, which include five food/drink tickets for each person at the BBQ championship, and thr ... More >>
Jello Biafra, or the devil?
The Vancouver interview phenomenon known as Nardwuar recently released a new interview with S.F. punk prognosticator/originator Jello Biafra, and boy is it terrifying. Not for any of the usual reasons -- Jello behaves with considerable restraint here compared to pa ... More >>
Okay, let's get down to brass tacks with this Golden Gate Bridge bicycle speed-limit crypto-bullshit.
Here are the facts:
According to a study commissioned by the Golden Gate Transportation District, on busy days the Golden Gate Bridge has as many as 6,000 cyclists.
That number's going up -- but ... More >>
Millionyoung last night at Rickshaw Stop. Pics by Adrian.Millionyoung
December 9, 2010@ Rickshaw Stop
Better than: Cranking up your space heater on a cold winter night.
In just under two years, the nascent musical sub-genre known as chillwave has gone from buzzed about, to backlashed ... More >>
Jonathan KauffmanWin's barbecue combo with noodles, $6.50. Part of a series about restaurants that have been around so long they've slipped into a media black hole.There are places that have seeped into the fabric of a neighborhood so deeply it's hard to see them as you drive by ― sandwich shop ... More >>
Japandroids hit the Hemlock SundayBeing cheap never means being boring in this city. To wit:L.O.W.'s Outdoor BBQ & Pool Party @ Bambuddha Lounge (Friday)We don't want to hear that it hasn't felt like summer this week. Come Friday, Look Out Weekend is bringing a bathing suit-able bash to Bambu ... More >>
EKAphotographyStoned Raider: B-Real
It kind of says something about San Francisco's place in the pot-smoking pantheon of history that Stoner-hop icons Cypress Hill are playing not one but two shows on April 20th in San Francisco. Sure, B-Real, Sen Dog, and DJ Muggs could have probably been in Amste ... More >>
This is Wilbert, everyone. He's a a three-haired, yellow-bellied, stuffed monkey who started his world travels in San Francisco on May 4, 2008. Since then, he's hit up Paris, Jamaica, New York City, Toronto, Vegas, Tokyo, the Amazon, Rio De Janeiro, China, Greece, Oklahoma, ... More >>