Chris Metzler fits in perfectly in the eclectic documentary circles of his adopted S.F. home, even if he hasn't shed his L.A. roots. Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone, the high-energy follow-up to Plagues & Pleasures on the Salton Sea (co-directed with Jeff Springer), tracks the stormy histor ... More >>
Lady Tragik plays Elbo Room on Friday I have a theory. The reason there's been so many good parties recently has been due to our rapid approach to 2012. As you are no doubt aware, the Mayan calendar ends in the year in which we've just found ourselves. Perhaps savvy local promoters with an ey ... More >>
Romana MachadoMark Eitzel and Bart Davenport performing at the Hemlock Tavern last nightMarc & the CasualsPersephone's BeesDecember 29, 2010@ Hemlock TavernMore fun than: Same time next week, likely as not. Last Wednesday's fundraiser for the S.F. Food Bank at Thee Makeout Room being mem ... More >>
Who better to Christmas-cheer you up than the ever-chipper Jonathan Richman?Parker Gibbs' Christmas Craptacular w/ Jonathan Richman, Mark Eitzel, Marc and the Casuals, Carletta Sue Kay, Los Cenzontles, and othersDecember 22, 2010@ The Make-Out RoomBetter than: Face down in Burl Ives' swimming poo ... More >>
Tom Cruise, please stop talking.
By Benjamin Wachs It could just be me, wading through the hell of Gavin Newsom's fevered imagination the way Peary crossed the arctic, but I kind of feel like all of San Francisco is governmented-out this week. The Mayor pummeled us with 7.5 hours worth of speeches last week, not a single minut ... More >>
Mold the Gold (Self-released)
Feel-good football tale scores with charm and sincerity
A treasure trove of damning evidence against Big Tobacco has been unearthed at UCSF
Harold Ramis' Ice Harvest is just a reheated Christmas caper
Against the odds, an Oakland theologian -- most famous as a critic of Pope Benedict XVI -- takes his inclusive notion of Christianity global
The Ladybug Transistor
Why the Bay Area has stopped producing big-time rock bands
Why a drop in tourism could mean unexpected trouble for local arts groups
French Troublemakers, nihilistic novelists, and melancholic-altbluegrass purveyors
The Pattern was supposed to be a summer vacation -- but it's ended up being a full-time job
By picking at his scabs, Her Space Holiday's Marc Bianchi uncovers heady poptronica
Bruce Conner, the greatest artist you don't know, uses our Peter Byrne for image-honing purposes. We use Conner to get you to pick up the paper.
Willie Hutch wrote one of the greatest songs ever, but he ain't done yet
Al Jourgensen on Filth Pig, Buck Owens, and cabin fever, Texas-style
Urge Overkill's Exit the Dragon: Is it irony or is it Eddie Money?
For every direct action against an abortion clinic staged by Operation Rescue, expect an equal and opposite reaction by the Bay Area Coalition for Our Reproductive Rights