James Ferraro is an idea man. The conceptual artist, musician and producer from Rochester, N.Y., refuses to be pinned down to one medium or genre. Ferraro has explored trash rock as an ode to American teens and computer music influenced by his daily surroundings. Read More
ESG is legendary — whether you know it or not. Bound by beats and blood, the Scroggins sisters formed seminal punk-funk band Emerald, Sapphire and Gold — better known as ESG — in the late 1970s. Now embarking on its final tour and slated to release an album called “Closure,” ESG’s last West Coast appearance will be Saturday at Mezzanine in The City. Read More
The hand that rocks the club, rules the club.It’s all about the music for Icee Hot’s Shawn Reynaldo, Ryan Merry (Ghosts on Tape), Will Fewell (Rollie Fingers) and Bryant Rutledge (Low Limit of Lazer Sword) — and with that comes rules. Read More
The evolution of Glass Candy has resulted in sweet incarnations time and time again.Hailing from Portland, Ore., vocalist Ida No and producer Johnny Jewel have experimented with various musical genres over the years, all the time maintaining a distinct, fundamentally groovy sound. Read More
Video didn’t kill the radio star, and neither will the Internet. In an age when digital dominates the music world, Tim Sweeney holds a stake in the physical: He has a radio show going on its 13th year, and a new record label that holds vinyl and album art in the highest esteem. For 12 years, Sweeney — who appears tonight in San Francisco — has hosted “Beats in Space,” a program now airing at 10:30 p.m. Tuesdays on New York City’s WNYU (89.1 FM). Read More
Vessel is calling for all hands on deck as it celebrates five years of outrageous parties with five unprecedented star-studded nights.
In honor of its fifth anniversary, the intimate Union Square nightclub is producing a weeklong event dubbed “V,” which features quite the high-profile lineup: Digitalism, Moby, A-Trak, Max Vangeli, and Hercules and Love Affair. Read More
Let love wear thin this Valentine’s Day. Lovers planning on attending Club Neon’s eighth annual Underwear Party at The Knockout won’t be wearing much of anything — kind of like Cupid himself.Neon’s celebration of romance and the human body offers the chance to strip away both pants and inhibitions, according to promoter Jamie Guzzi.“We wanted to create an environment that was more fun than cool,” Guzzi says. Read More
For some the future might be bright, but for Gary James Rivera, Marco De La Vega and Brian Furstman, the future is perfect.“Future Perfect,” a weekly Thursday, 21-and-older party at newly minted nightclub Monarch, is the brainchild of three men who believe in setting trends and bucking niche genres.“It’s about showing people what’s happening as opposed to giving people what they already know they like,” De La Vega says. “A concept of being, specifically, not genre-oriented.” Read More
Is Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom vying for some prime cable time? Or perhaps he just enjoys paying for a laugh.
San Francisco's former mayor has been listed as a donor for comedian Stephen Colbert’s satirical bid for the presidency.An announcement on Colbert’s political action committee’s website said the “super PAC” had filed $1,023,121.24 with the Federal Election Commission at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday.
Noted as donating $500, Newsom has confirmed that he had in fact donated to the super PAC. Read More
Returning for their fourth year at the 11th annual SF Sketchfest are the hilarious Thomas Lennon, Robert Ben Garant and Kerri Kenney-Silver, making numerous appearances at the two-week event.On Friday at Cobb’s Comedy Club, the trio hosts an evening focused on the trials and tribulations of working on the small screen. It’s a subject they know plenty about, since beginning in their early 20s on MTV’s hit half-hour sketch comedy show “The State.” Read More
A bicyclist who was seriously injured in a hit-and-run collision early Sunday morning has been identified as San Francisco nightlife luminary and activist Christopher Evans, better known as DJ Toph One.
According to Facebook posts, Evans is currently in the Intensive Care Unit at San Francisco General Hospital with a broken pelvis. Read More
It's hard out there for a bovine.
One of seven new baby bison introduced to the Bison Paddock in Golden Gate Park has died after sustaining injuries from an incident with a small dog Wednesday afternoon, according to the San Francisco Zoo.
Scroll down to see video of the new baby bison in Golden Gate Park. Read More
UPDATE: The lights went out again at 6:43 p.m. just as the San Francisco 49ers had kicked off to the Steelers after scoring a field goal. The power outage occurred at the 12:13 mark of the 2nd quarter with the Niners up 6-0.
The nationally televised "Monday Night Football" game had just gone to a commercial break when the majority of the lights in Candlestick Park faded out to black. Backup generators kept the ads and scoreboard lit up.
The lights are back on as of 6:55 p.m. and play has resumed.
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Are you ready to get depressed? Well, more depressed, anyway: Emo god Morrissey has just announced that Thursday night's show at Oakland's Fox Theater has been canceled.Moz’s drummer Matt Walker has suffered an eye injury, according to a press release. The injury is not expected to affect any shows other than tonight's.
This is seriously bad news for Bay Area Morrissey fans as the last time the eternally blue crooner was in the East Bay in 2009, he called out sick to a sold-out show at the Paramount Theatre only to be spotted later that evening at the DNA Lounge. Read More
The San Francisco Police Department's decision to put up barricades near the Occupy SF encampment at Justin Herman Plaza on Monday afternoon has someone telling the cops, "Don't fence us in."A video posted Thursday night on YouTube shows police officers trying to untangle chains that had been intricately wrapped in and around rows of barricades by an apparent jokester. Read More