All Ears

ALL EARS: 15 great DJ mixes for the new year

Brazilian psychedelia, Taiwanese disco, Israeli "emotive techno," lost new wave …. DJ mixes from the last year or so that deserve to be heard. By...

Party Radar: All the Bowie bashes

Singalongs, danceathons, kinky shindigs, '80s nights, and a devotional burlesque mark the passing of the Goblin King.
48 Hills: The First Church of the Sacred Silversexual celebrated David Bowie's birthday last Friday with a theatrical spectacular at the Chapel.

David Bowie, Starman

Rock icon's death of cancer at age 69 prompts cosmic reflection from leader of SF's "religion of Bowie."

DJ Minx comes through

From "A Walk in the Park" to the Honey Soundsystem party, the Detroit veteran blazes a path for female DJs.

Landslide on the dance floor: Fleetmac Wood party arrives, trailing golden shawls and waistcoats

London export party summons classic Fleetwood Mac spirit with new versions of songs and choice gems from the vault, Sat/17 at Public Works.  By Marke...

Switchboard Music Fest lights up with new sounds

From a soaring girls chorus to electro-acoustical wizardry, Sat/18's daylong happening plugs in to the contemporary music scene.

Lydia Lunch: “I’m still the enemy within”

No Wave pioneer brings her band RETROVIRUS -- and 38 years of music -- to DNA Lounge, Wed/29.  By Marke B. ALL EARS It's a perverse thrill...

9 bands, 175 musicians, 1 epic funk tribute: ‘Stand!’

UnderCover returns January 24 with its rapturous tribute to Sly & the Family Stone's landmark 1969 album 'Stand!' By Marke B.  ALL EARS Last year kicked off with...

33rd SF Jazz Fest buzzes with diverse styles, global sounds

Ambitious sonic reach includes multicultural soul, rollicking boogie-woogie, experimental R&B, country crossovers, big brass, and Cuban classics.  By Marke B. ALL EARS  The 33rd annual installment...

Jazzing up Jackson

When SFJAZZ Collective pays tribute to the King of Pop, don't expect Muzak -- but maybe a moonwalk or two. By Andre Torrez ALL EARS Nothing...