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Music, All Shook Down Live Review: Alabama Shakes and Kurt Vile Made Their Own Weather at the Greek

Live Review: Alabama Shakes and Kurt Vile Made Their Own Weather at the Greek

Brittany Howard didn’t chat much between songs, but with a voice like that, why waste it on talking? Taking the stage for the second of two sold out shows at Berkeley’s Greek Theatre, the Alabama Shake's singer made sure…
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Music, All Shook Down East Bay Rapper Caleborate Drops a New Video and Announces His Next Album, <i>1993</i>

East Bay Rapper Caleborate Drops a New Video and Announces His Next Album, 1993

Berkeley rapper Caleborate — who we believe will be the next big thing to come out of the East Bay — drops a new music video today for his song, "El Bandito," off of his 2015 album, Hella Good.…
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Music, All Shook Down Woman Claims She Was Raped by a Drummer Outside of 924 Gilman Street

Woman Claims She Was Raped by a Drummer Outside of 924 Gilman Street

The drummer of a UK punk band called BLATOIDEA has been accused of raping a girl outside of the all-ages venue 924 Gilman Street on Friday, Jan. 22. The story is swirling around Facebook through a litany of posts…
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Music, All Shook Down Listen to Berkeley Rapper Caleborate's Latest Song, "Hold On"

Listen to Berkeley Rapper Caleborate's Latest Song, "Hold On"

2015 has been a good year for East Bay rapper, Caleborate, and by the looks of it, 2016 will be even better. Pigeons and Planes named him one of "20 Artists About To Blow" and his album, Hella Good,…
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Dining, SFoodie Tuesday Six: CUESA's December Pop-Up Farmers Market, A Wine Pyramid Scheme in Berkeley

Tuesday Six: CUESA's December Pop-Up Farmers Market, A Wine Pyramid Scheme in Berkeley

Wildcraft Espresso Bar Opens in the Castro The…
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Dining, SFoodie Hanukkah in the Bay Area: a Festival of Bites

Hanukkah in the Bay Area: a Festival of Bites

Hanukkah starts on Christmas Eve next year, which is delightfully convenient to me as a Scandinavian Jew. This year, however, has Hanukkah beginning on Sunday, Dec. 6, so you better start planning your meals out now. Fortunately for those…
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News, The Snitch Yesterday's Crimes: Jonestown Was Just the Beginning for One Peoples Temple Family

Yesterday's Crimes: Jonestown Was Just the Beginning for One Peoples Temple Family

Editor's Note: This is the second installment in a two-part series exploring post-Jonestown life for one former Peoples Temple family in the Bay Area. Click here to read part one. "Yesterday's Crimes" will take a break for Thanksgiving but…
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News, The Snitch Berkeley Students Stage Walkout After Racist Message Discovered

Berkeley Students Stage Walkout After Racist Message Discovered

More than 700 students from Berkeley High School are protesting a racist message displayed on a computer in the school’s library. As the Chronicle reports, yesterday afternoon school officials discovered a message on the computer referring to the KKK…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Bringing In The Clowns . . . and the Submarines

Bringing In The Clowns . . . and the Submarines

Slater Penney thinks one of the reasons audiences enjoy his and Jaron Hollander’s latest two-person theater piece, The Submarine Show, has to do with the relationship between the two performers. They’ve known each other so long, it’s visible onstage,…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Uncharted, an Ideas Festival in Berkeley, Is Like the Best Dinner Party Ever

Uncharted, an Ideas Festival in Berkeley, Is Like the Best Dinner Party Ever

For Uncharted: The Berkeley Festival of Ideas, co-founder Tracey Taylor, the two-day event is a little like a chemistry experiment — bringing together lots of different people and ideas and seeing how they all react together. Here in the…
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Music, All Shook Down Moment of Truth: Berkeley's Caleborate Drops <i>Hella Good</i> LP

Moment of Truth: Berkeley's Caleborate Drops Hella Good LP

Bay Area born and bred Caleborate was one of the first subjects of the Moment of Truth column. We profiled the 22-year old MC in January and dubbed his Winter Break EP as "settled and fluent." He hasn't stopped working and developing his…
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News, The Snitch Russian Tech Billionaire to Give $100 Million for Alien Research Led by UC Berkeley

Russian Tech Billionaire to Give $100 Million for Alien Research Led by UC Berkeley

Yuri Milner, a Russian billionaire and tech entrepreneur, announced today that he’s donating $100 million to a 10-year international effort led by UC Berkeley to make contact with extraterrestrial life. As the Chronicle reports, Berkeley has a major Search…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Are You There, Judy Blume? It's Me, the Bay Area Book Festival

Are You There, Judy Blume? It's Me, the Bay Area Book Festival

Free event fun for your weekend: over 300 authors and 50,000 books will debut at the Bay Area Book Festival this weekend in downtown Berkeley. The genres are wide open for this one: social justice, African American innovators, poetry,…
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Dining, SFoodie Bay Area Book Festival: Food Trucks, Cookbook Panel This Weekend

Bay Area Book Festival: Food Trucks, Cookbook Panel This Weekend

Over 300 authors and 50,000 books make a debut splash at the Bay Area Book Festival this weekend in downtown Berkeley, near the BART station. The festival is free and for the hungry amongst us, there will be food trucks,…
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Dining, SFoodie Opening Alert: Muracci’s in Berkeley

Opening Alert: Muracci’s in Berkeley

Husband and wife owned-and-operated Muracci’s Japanese Curry & Grill is expanding to Berkeley with its third location. The exact address was not disclosed, but according to the duo it will be located on Telegraph Ave, very close to the…
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Dining, SFoodie Meet Sanctuary Bistro, an Entirely Vegan, Gluten-Free Restaurant in Berkeley

Meet Sanctuary Bistro, an Entirely Vegan, Gluten-Free Restaurant in Berkeley

If you’re vegan or gluten-free, you know that a visit to most restaurants requires peppering the server with questions to find out what unwanted component might be in the dish you want. The otherwise vegetarian soup could be made…
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Culture, Art King of the Underworld: See San Francisco's Columbarium Through the Eyes of Its Caretaker

King of the Underworld: See San Francisco's Columbarium Through the Eyes of Its Caretaker

Tucked in a cul-de-sac in the Inner Richmond, The Columbarium's neo-classical architecture and copper dome seem out of place. The inside of the building resembles a dollhouse and a church with its ornately decorated walls and large, stained glass windows.…
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News, Chem Tales Charity Case: Berkeley Is Mandating That Poor People Can Get Free Medical Marijuana. S.F. Is Not on Board.

Charity Case: Berkeley Is Mandating That Poor People Can Get Free Medical Marijuana. S.F. Is Not on Board.

Before there was medical marijuana, before there was legalization talk, there was free weed. It began here, and it began with AIDS. There are a few happy stories to come out of the dark days of AIDS in the 1980s.…
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Calendar, Night&Day The Living Room Readings

The Living Room Readings

Last year, a group of East Bay poets organized a weekend-long festival of free house readings by poets visiting from across the country, raising a modest sum to help pay traveling costs and hosting a weekend of thrilling community…
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Culture, Stage Creek Coming-of-Age: A Teen Grows Up Fast With Her Feet Submerged in Berkeley History

Creek Coming-of-Age: A Teen Grows Up Fast With Her Feet Submerged in Berkeley History

Navel-gazing gains novelty in Shotgun Players' Daylighting: The Berkeley Stories Project, a new play written by Dan Wolf and directed by Rebecca Novick. Three years' worth of Berkeley stories — collected on city streets, in hills and parks, under bridges,…
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