Stories about Art

Beloved techno ex-pat Alland Byallo pops his head in

With new EP 'Rule of Thirds,' the Cali-born, Berlin-based DJ-producer returns with an addictive, ruminative set of tracks.

Enola Gay and the witchy origin of the first AIDS protest

35 years later, the 'Blood & Money' ritual outside Livermore Lab reveals the intricacy of SF's protest movement.

Review: 20 years in, SF Electronic Music Fest doubles down on avant-garde

From eerie ritual to lush bassoon, the pioneering event brought out the enduring experimental side of the local scene.

Arts Forecast: Here come the Sisters

Project Nunway X (and Folsom gossip), Big Book Sale, Dark Entries, Top Girls, Kikbal, oodles of Shakespeare, more this week.

A night of great ‘Escape’ with Pop-Up Magazine

With its first explicit theme, the acclaimed 'live magazine' returns for more storytelling, art, and performance.

Screen Grabs: She raised hell!

Molly Ivins, Marlon Riggs, Peter Bogdanovich (live in person), Ms. Purple, Latino Film Fest, British New Wave, and more movies

From legendary roots, a great new Afrobeat record

Kelata & the Super Yamba Band's 'Mèdaho' rides psychedelic energy and masterly playing to the top of the reinvigorated genre.

Ben Folds illuminates the music biz with ‘Lightning Bugs’

The singer and arts education advocate shares his life's 'cheap lessons' in new book and at JCC—sprinkled with hits.

The classic funk gem that inspires one of SF’s best parties

Daft Punk famously sampled it—but the great local Sweater Funk crew prefers the original, now rereleased.

Fall Arts Preview: 37 cool things to do this season

Flamenco to death metal, Comedy Day to Hip-Hop Fest, with dozens more great local arts, music, dance, and stage events.