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A month of listening adventurously

ALL EARS Why July? This month seems especially full of experimental, experiential, and just plain extra-lovely live music, much of it contemporary. SF has...

Switchboard Music Fest lights up with new sounds

ALL EARS Festival fatigue can come on quickly -- I'm exhausted just looking at the recently rereleased Treasure Island Music Festival lineup -- especially when...
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

By Reverend Lysol of the First Church of the Sacred Silversexual Oh you pretty things Don't you know you're driving your mamas and papas insane? Let me...

Pussy Riot, unmasked

A couple of weeks back I found myself scrambling around the internet trying to glean the password for the Citibank Visa Card ticket presale...

DJ Minx comes through

A couple of weekends ago, SF saw a genius cluster of female DJs headlining various parties: Honey Dijon at Public Works, Carrie Morrison at...

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

PARTY RADAR Hey, all the young dudes, the Starman has ascended. And while Sir David Bowie's influence on nightlife has already been incalculable, from placing...

Synth City

It may not officially be National Modular Synth Day, but it’ll sure feel like it Sat/5 in San Francisco. Not one but two synthesizer expos...

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...

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...