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 SilversexualOh 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...

                                      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...

                                                  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...

                                                        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...