Sunday, May 16, 2021

Tag: Television

RIP, Shock G: Local musicians share their memories

DJ Cutso, Nick Andre, Pursuit Grooves, DJ Amir, and more on why the Bay Area rap legend means so much

Screen Grabs: Women electronica innovators to Sesame Street, new docs take on legends

Our critic's take on this week's batch of documentaries that bring back the heyday of Tiny Tim, and the emotional educational prowess of Big Bird.

The best albums of 2021 (so far)

All that time stuck indoors last year is paying off—2021 has been bountiful when it comes to new sounds, from Madlib's post-DOOM triumph to Brijean's tropicalia expansiveness.

A trailblazing lesbian hero’s story, finally coming to film

Sally Gearhart's incredible, multifaceted life—lesbian separatist, gay lib icon, sci-fi author—gets a doc.

The strange and wondrous story of the Sick & Twisted Players

Thirty years ago, the troupe brought camp movie mashups, blazingly real talent, and guaranteed Splatterama to nightlife stages.

New Music: Fake Fruit’s sharp debut gives broken dick chords and suffers no fools

Bay Area band's self-titled LP zooms through frontperson Hannah D’Amato's fire-breathing kiss-offs.

A year without live music—that still made a lot of noise

A music critic reflects on an era that heard local venues silenced and Black voices uplifted.

Screen Grabs: Extreme double features for long winter nights

Opioids and cheerleaders, trans Western and gay Ramadan, chamber suspense and '80s retro excess: new movies!

‘Small Axe’: ardent slices of life from an overlooked community

Director Steve McQueen's five-part series explores recent UK Black history, from protest to celebration

SF Neighbors Solidarity Network: Best of the Bay 2020 Editors’ Pick

Delivering fresh groceries to seniors—and fighting the effects of social isolation—when mutual aid was more essential than ever