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News, Feature The Comedy Issue: Dissecting the Joke to Understand It Better

The Comedy Issue: Dissecting the Joke to Understand It Better

As someone who has remained passionate about all aspects of comedy and its evolution, I think SF Sketchfest is the place to be. The most interesting stuff I see in Los Angeles invariably ends up there, but then, as behooves…
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Music, Reviewed Fujiya & Miyagi

Fujiya & Miyagi

Given the group's name and its obvious love for the minimalist funk of Future Days-era Can, it isn't farfetched to think Fujiya & Miyagi are descendents of iconic krautrocker Damo Suzuki. While F&M have opened for the legendary singer, the…
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Music, Reviewed Hammers of Misfortune

Hammers of Misfortune

The mythical story line that propelled Hammers of Misfortune's acclaimed debut The Bastard helped set the band apart from its less-ambitious contemporaries in 2001. On the group's latest effort, though, local metal auteur John Cobbett ditches fantasy for an apocalyptic…
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Music, Hear This Saint Etienne may be old, but the Syn, featuring founding members of Yes, is really, really old

Saint Etienne may be old, but the Syn, featuring founding members of Yes, is really, really old

The genteel soul-groove of Saint Etienne was first introduced to the United States via 1991's "Only Love Can Break Your Heart," but the feminine subtlety of Sarah Cracknell's voice and her band's version of a dance anthem didn't stick to…
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Music, BeatBox The blue-blooded Blowfly, the multialiased MF Doom, and the lyrically infallible Casual

The blue-blooded Blowfly, the multialiased MF Doom, and the lyrically infallible Casual

Years before 2 Live Crew got as nasty as they wanted to be and Kool Keith started regaling fans with tales of interstellar ass-crack spelunking, Miami-based filthy funk maestro Blowfly was fending off obscenity charges and getting his X-rated albums…
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