Dub Mission's 16th Anniversary with Mista Chatman
Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012
Better than: Your "Listen to Bob Marley" T shirt.
"Look George, you're not listening to what I'm saying. What I'm saying is that I don't just think Romney's going to lose, I know it." The sharp twang of an elderly Te ... More >>
If you've walked along upper Haight recently, you'll have no doubt noticed the series of tributes to much loved musical heroes who are no longer with us, lovingly arranged around single trees. Amy Winehouse recently joined Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin on that run. But tributes to musicians -- both ... More >>
Feb. 16, 2012
Better than: Almost anyone else who had a hit record in 1998 performing it in 2012, probably.
For the last decade, loving Lauryn Hill has been a little like being in an emotionally abusive relationship. You forgive her when she's bratty or messy or mean, you ... More >>
Daneekah and Green B.In the male-dominated world of DJs, local selectors Green B. and Daneekah have managed to tilt the spotlight toward the ladies with their dancehall releases and long-running reggae party Coo-Yah. The two met one day on Haight Street while flyering for separate parties, a ... More >>
While medical marijuana advocates will politely ask them to stop talking whenever the subject arises, there are many cannabis users who will claim that the task of operating a motor vehicle is safer when the driver is a bit stoned. Turns out that researchers crunching traffic data from 13 states ... More >>
Everyday stresses got you slurping caffeine like a crazed fiend? Workaday lifestyle keep you so amped up that you can never relax? Do you just need a little something extra to mellow you out at the end of the day?
No, we haven't switched to writing ad copy. We're just expressing ... More >>
Los Angeles-based photographer and filmmaker Brian Cross (or B as he's commonly known) has blazed a distinct path through independent media over the past two decades. A native of Limerick, Ireland, Cross moved to L.A. in the early '90s and quickly became a go-to hip-hop photographer starting with a ... More >>
Kevin HendersonShe's baaaack
Last month it was a regular ol' concert at the Warfield, followed a day later by a crazy last-minute late-night show with Dave Chappelle in Oakland. And next week Lauryn Hill comes back to the Bay Area for something else altogether: A special tribute to her longti ... More >>
Calibree PhotographyChris Cornell at the Fillmore last night.
Pine & Battery
William Elliot Whitmore
May 3, 2011
@ The Fillmore
Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman Chris Cornell's solo Songbook Tour rolled through the Fillmore last night for an acoustic foray through the singer ... More >>
Hear this while high: Pink Floyd's Meddle.
Why?: Pink Floyd is the canonical druggie rock band, and most beginning stoners need a little basic out-of-body orientation. That Floyd's early music is the platinum kush standard for progressive rock is doubted only by those farther along on this THC-s ... More >>
Christopher VictorioAl Green's soul medley on Sunday had us wearing a stupid grin.Of all the things we'll remember about this year's Outside Lands festival -- the sun breaking through the fog during Al Green's set, the gaudy costumes of Empire of the Sun, and the incessant oonce oonce from the He ... More >>
Gappy RanksGappy RanksJuly 14, 2010 Cooyah at Paradise Lounge
Better than: A gap year in Thailand after college
With camera flashes blasting, and a 150 or so amped reggae fans thrusting hands in the air, British reggae artist Gappy Ranks (the stage name of Jacob Lee Williams) got his first tast ... More >>
Diane/Happy Girl Kitchen Co. via FacebookWe're jammin' ―
To think that jammin' was a thing of the past;
And I hope this jam is gonna last.
Bob Marley sang those couplets. He probably wasn't thinking about fruit preserves when he penned them, but analyzing them in that con ... More >>
Sunny weather brought the regulars flocking to Washington Square Park in North Beach: hippies strumming guitars, transients smoking bud, young people sunbathing with their noses buried in books. Then we spotted this guy from a distance. It took us a second to realize what we were witnessing: The d ... More >>
Sunny weather brought the regulars flocking to Washington Square Park in North Beach yesterday afternoon: hippies strumming guitars, transients smoking bud, young people sunbathing with their noses buried in books. Then we spotted this guy from a distance. It took us a second to realize what we we ... More >>
It's fun! It's educational! All right -- you win free shit! Send us your perfect score here and win a prize! And now...Whose car is this? 1. Did you know the winner of NASCAR's Daytona 500 was given a hero's welcome in San Francisco this week? Of course you didn't. By the way -- who won the Dayto ... More >>
EKAphotography copyright 2009. all rights reservedMichael Franti and Spearhead
The 11th Annual Power to the Peaceful Festival began with a thunderclap and ended with an affirmation of love. The season's first storm hit in the wee hours, bringing warm, tropical showers - but no lightning. Most of ... More >>
Yes, He Is: RU SiriusEccentric oddball and author RU Sirius --best known as onetime Editor of cyberpunk bible Mondo 2000-- has just released a new book, "Everybody Must Get Stoned: Rock Stars on Drugs." Sirius calls the book, which details the drug-induced exploits o ... More >>
EKAphotographySoul Recipe: Bryant TerryThere was a packed house last night for eco-chef Bryant Terry's official book launch for Vegan Soul Kitchen (Da Capo) at the Museum of the African Diaspora. The book, which contains over 150 recipes for "fresh, healthy, and creative African-American cuisine" (e ... More >>
Reggae's "Conquering Lion," the Legend-ary Bob Marley, would have been 64 on Friday. Born February 6, 1945 in St. Ann's, Jamaica, Robert Nesta Marley was a true musical visionary, a songwriter whose lyrics often seemed to come from Jah himself, who took reggae music to the highest "ites" while champ ... More >>