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...

              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...

                    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...

                          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...

                                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...
                                      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...

                                            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 TorrezALL EARS Nothing...
                                                  48 Hills: Community Music Center, Sean Jones

                                                  Pick up your horn and blow!

                                                        Housed in a stunning Mission Edwardian for 94 years, Community Music Center continues to bring music to the masses.ALL EARS "Take up a musical instrument....

                                                        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...