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Music, All Shook Down Sunight's Surround Sound Experiment Recalls the Chill-Out Rooms of Yesteryear

Sunight's Surround Sound Experiment Recalls the Chill-Out Rooms of Yesteryear

Overlap Soundsystem presents Sunight with Snuise, Manitous, and Christopher Willits Public Works OddJob Loft Sunday, March 30, 2014 There was a time in the 1990s, I'm told, when every rave had its chill-out room. These were dreamy side spaces, where…
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Music, All Shook Down The Top Five Parties in San Francisco This Weekend

The Top Five Parties in San Francisco This Weekend

It's officially that time again. What time? Party time. This weekend, like most in San Francisco these days, is packed to the brim with fun events. So, to better assist you in your search for good times, we've assembled…
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Calendar, Night&Day Preview: Sunight

Preview: Sunight

It all started with Fantasia. Walt Disney's theatrical epic was the first popular application of surround sound in a motion picture. The technology boomed in the '70s, as blockbusters like Apocalypse Now, Superman, and Star Wars called for ever more…
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Music, All Shook Down Openers: Bands Worth Showing Up Early For This Week

Openers: Bands Worth Showing Up Early For This Week

​This isn't the kind of week where you need to worry about smelling of sweat, booze, and reckless abandon in front of your boss every single morning. But some excellent acts will grace S.F. stages in the next few days,…
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Music, All Shook Down Akron/Family, Twilight Zone Live and Indie Mart on the Weekend Hitlist: 3/6-3/8

Akron/Family, Twilight Zone Live and Indie Mart on the Weekend Hitlist: 3/6-3/8

Sunshine is in the forecast for this fine first weekend of March. There are also a lot of awesome things going on around town. Here are some recommendations:Head over to the Mezzanine tonight for Ghostly International's 10 Year Anniversary. The…
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Music, BeatBox Ghost in the Machine

Ghost in the Machine

Ten years ago, Ghostly International launched its foray into techno by releasing artfully packaged vinyl singles. A decade later, the Michigan-based label is celebrating the fact that it's still thriving and evolving into myriad dancefloor styles by throwing a birthday…
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Music, Reviewed Willits + Sakamoto

Willits + Sakamoto

It's risky, making an ambient record about the sea. One false move, and you're in the quagmire of New Age. Luckily, Bay Area tinkerer Christopher Willits and Japanese legend Ryuichi Sakamoto have unparalleled experience with subtle instrumental music, and their…
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Music, <i>SF Weekly</i> Music Awards 2007 Program

SF Weekly Music Awards 2007 Program

PERFORMERS Brass Mafia As part of San Francisco's Jazz Mafia collective, Brass Mafia brings a unique, improvisation-heavy vibe to its performances. With an emphasis on horns — specifically the tuba — the Brass Mafia is a mobile unit, marching in…
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Music, Let's Get Killed Christopher Willits' subtle soundtracks

Christopher Willits' subtle soundtracks

San Francisco is made for heady soundtracks. When a heavy morning fog reminds you that fall is just around the corner, there's nothing like bundling your ears up under a pair of headphones and watching the white skies compress the…
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