Stories about Tech

Silenced in place? SF’s resilient music scene faces its latest obstacle

COVID froze tours, shuttered venues, shelved releases, and canceled festivals. Local bands do their best to carry on.

Examined Life: Replace existing normal

In the wake of COVID-19, how can we make space for the fluctuating emotions that come with our suddenly transformed lives?

‘Rogue’ party uproar shows tech, journalism’s COVID-19 limits

Promoter's coronavirus illness, ticket sales snafu, viral reporting added to rage about techno event.

Party Radar: Fault Radio helps DJs stream through quarantine

Now that online nightlife connection is essential, this fantastic Bay Area site's founders are here to help.

Leading drag and performance venue closes indefinitely

Like many spaces, SoMa nightclub Oasis tries to figure out how to survive without any live audiences.

Supes promise protections for small businesses and gig workers

Ronen, Preston also working to block commercial and residential evictions.

Last call at beloved live music mainstay Amnesia

SF loses one more independent venue—for now. This was the scene at the club's final happy hour.

Recombinant Festival’s audio-visual spectacle summons ‘Clouds of Confoundment’

Mesmerizing immersions, grand cybernetic theories, and dazzling 'subassemblies' await convergence attendees.

Castro march a ‘funeral’ for vacant storefronts

Landlord greed is devastating the community, activists say. A colorful event drew awareness to the problem.

The latest way VC and tech disruptors are attacking SF’s housing stock

Corporate rentals have become a threat to long-term affordable housing -- thanks to vulture start-ups.