2012 was the year that electronic dance music blew up -- at least in the eyes of the mainstream media and the Grammys. Still though, it was undoubtedly a good year for the genre, from the dubstep purveyors to the beat scene to the underground. Here's a look back at EDM parties large and small -- and the people who fill the dancefloor -- from coast to coast this year.
Often what goes on off the field is just as interesting as what's happening under the lights. Go back through tailgate parties, cheerleader try-outs, skateboarding events, championship parades, roller derby bouts, a little MMA and even a little flugtag with the fan's year in sports from across...
"Zombies will attack at In Defense of Animals' 2012 Fur Free Friday Event" and they did just that on Friday, November 23 at Union Square. Photos by Hanna Quevedo for SF Weekly.
- Dating Advice from a Zombie
- Zombie Prom at the DNA Lounge
- Zombie Rights Protest at City Hall
Think of Bay Area metal, and you may think of a certain band with an iconic logo and a big-ass catalog and a Napster problem. And yes, the classic output of that band still looms pretty large. But while Metallica and thrash play a big part, the story of Bay Area metal includes many different...
Lauryn Hill and Nas performed on Monday, November 19, 2012 at the Fox Theater in Oakland. Photos by Christopher Victorio for SF Weekly.
- Nas Outshines Lauryn Hill at the Fox Oakland, 11/19/12
What's a medical cannabis competition in San Francisco like? Relaxed. Dark. And surprisingly un-smoky, believe it or not. Think vapor bags -- lots and lots of vapor bags. Like, an unending parade of 6-foot vapor bags, passed around for six hours at Cafe Cocomo on Sunday evening at the sixth...
Flugtag, which translates as "flying day," encourages D.I.Y. enthusiasts, tinkerers, and the generally adventurous to create homemade flying machines and launch themselves off of a 30-foot ramp. And they did just that on Saturday, November 10, 2012 at McCovey Cove.
Photos by Christopher...