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Music, All Shook Down Your S.F. Symphony Is Playing for Free to Mark Its 100th Birthday This Week

Your S.F. Symphony Is Playing for Free to Mark Its 100th Birthday This Week

What do we get when an orchestra turns 100 years old? (Besides very well-tuned renditions of "Happy Birthday," that is.) In the case of the San Francisco Symphony, we get a free concert with pianist Lang Lang. The centennial birthday…
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Music, All Shook Down Sonny Smith Wishes Jonathan Richman a Happy (Belated) 60th Birthday

Sonny Smith Wishes Jonathan Richman a Happy (Belated) 60th Birthday

Yesterday was the 60th Birthday of one Jonathan Richman, protopunk pioneer, genius songwriter, all-around nice guy, and San Francisco resident. In honor of the occasion, we asked another local songwriter -- Sonny Smith of Sonny & the Sunsets -- to…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Today's Birthday: <br>Steve Bono, Former 49ers Quarterback

Today's Birthday:
Steve Bono, Former 49ers Quarterback

Former 49er Steve Bono turns 49 today. Bono is among a group of great athletes to play quarterback for San Francisco. For better or worse, he backed up two of the greatest ever to play the game -- Joe Montana…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Today's Birthday: Andrew S. Hallidie, Cable Car Inventor

Today's Birthday: Andrew S. Hallidie, Cable Car Inventor

Go to the Cable Car Museum on Mason Street and you'll hear the story: Andrew Smith Hallidie was on Jackson Street in San Francisco one morning when he saw a team of horses being whipped to haul a trailer up…
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Music, All Shook Down Pics: Supervisor Chris Daly Tended Bar at DNA Lounge's 25th Anniversary Party

Pics: Supervisor Chris Daly Tended Bar at DNA Lounge's 25th Anniversary Party

There's not enough fucking lime in this drink, Supervisor Daly.​We couldn't make it to the DNA Lounge's 25th anniversary party this past Saturday, but that doesn't mean we weren't as excited as anyone to see photos of F-bomb-loving Supervisor Chris…
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News, The Snitch Theresa Sparks and Jane Kim, Sisters of Secrecy

Theresa Sparks and Jane Kim, Sisters of Secrecy

Photo of Jane Kim | Luke ThomasTheresa Sparks and Jane Kim would rather not receive your birthday greetings, it would seem​We weren't the only ones to notice something a bit odd in the most recent edition of the Central City…
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News, The Snitch It's Leap Year!

It's Leap Year!

Happy Birthday, Leap Year babies Byron, Richard Ramirez, and Ja Rule! You're....11 now, or something. -Andy Wright…
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News, The Snitch Happy Birthday, Emperor Norton!

Happy Birthday, Emperor Norton!

Today marks the birthday of Joshua A. Norton, famous San Francisco crazy person! Born in 1819 in London, Norton did what every good fellow does when gifted with $40,000 from his fathers estate: he promptly invested in Peruvian rice. Sadly,…
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Music, All Shook Down Wishing Mary-Kate (and Ashley, I guess) Olsen the Best. The Very Best.

Wishing Mary-Kate (and Ashley, I guess) Olsen the Best. The Very Best.

I could slice open an artery for forgetting! Really, how could I overlook the anniversary of the day that God blessed us all with fashion icon and supreme being, Mary-Kate Olsen. And Ashley, too. But she’s not nearly as glorious…
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