From New Edition’s “Mr. Telephone Man” to the Smiths’ “Dial a Cliche,” the act of calling someone remains a strong theme in music spanning the sonic spectrum. Many artists have taken it a step further by including real and imaginary phone numbers in their tunes and confounding switc...
Judas Priest returned to the Sleeptrain Pavilion in Concord alongside 80s rock powerhouse Whitesnake on Friday, 7/31. Rob Halford celebrated the 35th anniversary of 1974's "Rocka Rolla" and performed "British Steel" in its entirety. Photos by Richard Haick.
This year's Harry Potter fan symposium, Azkatraz, was held in downtown San Francisco from July 15 through 21. Dozens of panels took place at the Parc55 Hotel, while the event's Quidditch match unfolded at Golden Gate Park's soccer fields. Photos by Kiala Kazebee. (Click here for more coverage.)
The Alameda County Fair wrapped up in Pleasanton over the July 18-19 weekend. Attractions included carnival rides, pig races, concerts with one-step-removed headliners like Bucky Covington and Solange Knowles and yes, snacks on a stick. Photos by Meredith Brody.
While one would assume that these big companies don't make a single move that isn't pre-approved by a focus group, the truly bizarre offerings at some of the world's most recognizable chains might suggest otherwise. From chicken that bends in a way you never thought possible to desserts you...
British pop-rock sensations Coldplay played to a sold-out Shoreline Amphitheater on Monday, July 13. Giant yellow balloons, laser light shows and fan sing-alongs made for a very lively show. Photos by Richard Haick.
Oakland art collective Big Art Studio christened its new industrial space in the American Steel building with a fundraiser dubbed "Sand by the Ton," involving 200 tons of sand, five swimming pools, three live stages, carnival performers, musicians and thousands of revelers. Photos by Tim Wagner.