We've told you more stories than we've liked to about animal cruelty and abuse as of late, and much to our dismay, here's one more that's especially difficult to stomach. According to news outlets, police are looking for a group of men who stomped to death a 4-pound Yorkshire terrier that was try ... More >>
Deerhoof at Great American Music Hall on Friday night.Deerhoof
Ben Butler and Mousepad
January 28, 2011
@ Great American Music Hall
Better than: San Jose tourist attractions.
To be sure, the term "mid-career art-rockers" -- one that fits sometime Bay Area indie heroes Deerhoof like a permanentl ... More >>
Joe Sib @ Punch Line
Like a Northern California Henry Rollins, Joe Sib has turned his fully loaded treasure chest of punk-rock memories into a spoken-word event. Sib is the cofounder of SideOneDummy Records who has fronted bands for the past 26 years, most notably Wax, which gained attention in ... More >>
Being a cheapskate is easy in this city -- there's plenty of culture to be had for less than the price of a fancy farmer's market cocktail. Below, our picks for a low-budget weekend.Dead Meadow at McLaren Park on SaturdayHex Dispensers @ Annie's (Friday) Loud, fast, and macabre: That seems to be the ... More >>
BaldoI've been really digging Austin garage punks Hex Dispensers for a while now. Their gothic Ramones sound comprises traces of the Wipers and a perverted fascination with criminal behavior. The group's debut, self-titled album was infested with lover -assassins, television-haunting ghosts, and ars ... More >>
The old neighborhood has really gone to hell...One of the most sobering things about being a reporter is to read the police department's wrap-up of the prior day's assaults each morning. Do it enough and you start to believe it's darn near a miracle you got home without getting stabbe ... More >>
Police call Bernard Temple the meanest hit man ever to roam the gang-infested streets of Bayview-Hunters Point. Temple calls himself a soul-jacker -- someone who kills to steal the spiritual power of his victims.