Organizers of the Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival today announced the lineup for the sixth-annual three-day concert in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park.
Paul McCartney, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nine Inch Nails and Phoenix are among the headliners at the festival, scheduled from Aug. 9-11. Read More
Civic Center Plaza has been shut down to host large-scale events for extended periods during the past two months, prompting a San Francisco supervisor to complain about the Recreation and Park Department’s stewardship of the space.
Since last week, the plaza between City Hall and the Main Library has been closed down for preparations leading up to the Dew Tour, a skateboarding, bicycle and freestyle motocross event that will begin today. Read More
Perfect weather greeted revelers Saturday for the opening day of the two-day Treasure Island Music Festival, which features electronic-based music Saturday and more traditional rock Sunday.
But nobody told openers Dirty Ghosts. Read More
One of the coolest things about Outside Lands is how it manages to be a highly individual experience for tens of thousands of festival-goers _ all at the same time.
In chronological order, here are a few random reflections on the 2012 edition from this middle-aged, 4-foot, 11-inch tall music lover who didn’t give up her spot (and hard-fought prime sightline) in the front row at the Lands End stage on the Polo Field _ all day Sunday. Read More
In its fifth year of existence, the Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival has fully realized its artistic and commercial potential. Read More
As I pack for my annual exodus to the East Bay in order to avoid the environmentally destructive Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival imbroglio, I learn that two of my favorite events will no longer be held thanks to fee and cost increases spearheaded by our rapacious Recreation and Parks Department. Read More
They say breaking up is hard to do. But not if you get a couple of albums’ worth of material out of it, as chanteuse Norah Jones managed to do. Her 2009 CD, “The Fall,” was penned after she and her longtime beau Lee Alexander split, and the new “Little Broken Hearts” somberly documents the dissolution of her next relationship with a certain unnamed author. Read More
Sharon Von EttenThe singer’s dark, sexy growls could make her the new Cat Power. [1:15 p.m. Friday, Sutro Stage]TennisLilting vocals and chiming piano make this husband-wife band a perfect summer festival fit. [4:40 pm. Friday, Panhandle Stage]Jukebox the GhostThe trio plays seriously catchy, sing-a-long pop. [3:05 p.m. Friday, Panhandle Stage]Zola Jesus Read More
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency wants to boost revenue through better parking enforcement, but it has hit a bump in the road because the agency is not equipped with enough officers to adequately cover The City, according to a report released this week by the Controller’s Office. Read More
San Francisco’s nightlife scene is giving new meaning to the term “entertainment value.”A report released Monday by the City Controller’s Office estimates the nighttime entertainment industry contributes $4.2 billion to the local economy, employs 48,000 people and pays $55 million in taxes to The City. Read More