"She's all heart and no brains." By LORI SELKE In the wake of folk singer Michelle Shocked's anti-gay tirade at Yoshi's on Sunday, many of her old fans were stunned and dismayed, in large part because many were convinced she was a lesbian. And not without reason, although Michelle Shocked had be ... More >>
The lineup for the 2012 Bridge School Benefit concert is out! Big names for this year's benefit include Neil Young and Crazy Horse, Guns N' Roses, the Flaming Lips, Jack White, and Foster the People. The annual concert -- which helps support the educational institution for individuals with severe sp ... More >>
If there's a fault to be found with Release Me, Lyle Lovett's latest album, it's that most of the songs weren't written by Lyle Lovett. Of the album's fourteen tracks only two were penned by the idiosyncratic Texas singer-songwriter who startled listeners with original, genre-bending records when ... More >>
In between earnest city activists comparing San Francisco policy to Hitler and enraged loons comparing city policy to Hitler, it's often a welcome relief to have a bona fide zany step up to the mic at City Hall meetings and sing about ... something else. In a city filled with crazies, ranters, and z ... More >>
By Chris Gray It's time to rank the best of what went around and came around again. BILLY JOEL The Stranger (Columbia/Legacy) As punk and disco exploded, the Piano Man's deeply unhip 1978 breakthrough proved that top-shelf Broadway/Brill Building songwriting could still sell - and, occasionally, ... More >>
Love and marriage meet life and Alzheimer's in Away From Her
True-crime noir goes searching for Hollywood's heart of darkness
Lesbians on Ecstasy
From Mahler to Morrissey, the Bay Area has it all this summer.
Snuggle into the Bay Area's strange and sprawling alternative moviegoing scene, where anything goes and audience participation is mandatory
A major label recording contract. Big-name producers. Lazy nights in the Jacuzzi. San Francisco's Creeper Lagoon has got it made, right? Not exactly.