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Music, All Shook Down “The Synthesizer For Me, Has Always Been The Greatest:” John Carpenter on His Life in Music and Movies

“The Synthesizer For Me, Has Always Been The Greatest:” John Carpenter on His Life in Music and Movies

“When I was eight-years-old, I saw a movie that changed my life: Forbidden Planet,” John Carpenter, the film composer, director, and screenwriter says from his home in Los Angeles. The film he is referring to is a 1956 science fiction…
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Dining, SFoodie Friday Eight: China Live to Debut For Chinese New Year, RN74's Sunday Feasts

Friday Eight: China Live to Debut For Chinese New Year, RN74's Sunday Feasts

China Live Set to Open by Chinese New Year…
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Music, All Shook Down The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: Seth Troxler, Convextion, Honey Soundsystem, and More

The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: Seth Troxler, Convextion, Honey Soundsystem, and More

It's that time of year again: Halloween. The holiday is one of the best (or worst, depending on your perspective) times to party in San Francisco. Since the 31st falls on a Saturday this year, that means you have a…
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Dining, SFoodie Wednesday Five: Napa Truffle Festival, Waterbar's "Black Lagoon" Dessert

Wednesday Five: Napa Truffle Festival, Waterbar's "Black Lagoon" Dessert

Napa Truffle Festival Tickets are now on sale for…
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Music, All Shook Down Under the Cover (Bands) of Darkness: Halloween Tribute Shows Roundup

Under the Cover (Bands) of Darkness: Halloween Tribute Shows Roundup

What’s better than standing through a packed, sweaty show while wearing an itchy wig and ill-fitting polyester hand-me-down costume? Doing so while watching one of your favorite local bands transform itself into one of your all-time favorite bands, all while…
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Dining, SFoodie Tuesday Six: Dinner and a Mixtape at Oro, Fond Memories of Betty Crocker

Tuesday Six: Dinner and a Mixtape at Oro, Fond Memories of Betty Crocker

TOMORROW: Dinner and a Mixtape at Oro Mint Plaza newbie…
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Dining, SFoodie Tuesday Seven: Back to the Future Day at Barrel Head, SpoonRocket Halloween Candy

Tuesday Seven: Back to the Future Day at Barrel Head, SpoonRocket Halloween Candy

Back to the Future Day at Barrel Head BrewhouseTomorrow is Back…
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Dining, SFoodie Monday Seven: The Canned Parrots of Telegraph Hill, 1300 Fillmore Throws a Party

Monday Seven: The Canned Parrots of Telegraph Hill, 1300 Fillmore Throws a Party

Someone…
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Dining, SFoodie Friday Six: the Orbit Room Returns From Outer Space, Delarosa Soft-Opens Downtown

Friday Six: the Orbit Room Returns From Outer Space, Delarosa Soft-Opens Downtown

Orbit Room Redux After falling out of orbit and disintegrating in the upper…
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Music, All Shook Down Live Review: Total Trash Halloween Bash Gives Us Gayracula In a G-String, Soaks Us In PBR

Live Review: Total Trash Halloween Bash Gives Us Gayracula In a G-String, Soaks Us In PBR

A Giants victory parade, Halloween, and the sold-out Total Trash Halloween Bash all on Friday were enough to make my head explode. I’m not sure how much overlap there is between fans of each of these events, but the latter…
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Music, All Shook Down Hieroglyphics Get the "Heebie Jeebies"

Hieroglyphics Get the "Heebie Jeebies"

With the release of Pep Love's Dolla Daily EP earlier this week, it's been a busy week for the Hieroglyphics crew, which — despite the collective's obviously tight-knit bond and legacy as pioneers in Bay Area hip-hop — is…
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News, The Snitch Best Halloween Costume: Guy Poses As Douchey Dropbox Employee with Permit

Best Halloween Costume: Guy Poses As Douchey Dropbox Employee with Permit

San Francisco's gleeful indignation over the Mission Playground permit fight — in which a small army of tech bros booted a neighborhood pickup soccer game from a park on Valencia Street — has almost subsided. Under intense pressure from…
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Music, All Shook Down Monster Mosh: Here's Your Halloween (Freak) Show Roundup

Monster Mosh: Here's Your Halloween (Freak) Show Roundup

Halloween has always meant an excuse for bands to jump into costume as their favorite other bands, but this weekend's lineup of shows really takes the cake. Er, the candy? The pillowcase full of candy. No circus peanuts, please. If…
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Music, All Shook Down Dusky on '90s House Influences and the Best Way to Find New Music

Dusky on '90s House Influences and the Best Way to Find New Music

Growing up in the U.K. rave scene while simultaneously devoting themselves to the study of music composition and production, it seemed fated that deep house duo Dusky were destined to become guardians of the temple of house music. Coming…
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Music, All Shook Down The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Halloween Weekend: Eats Everything, Martinez Brothers, Honey Soundsystem and More

The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Halloween Weekend: Eats Everything, Martinez Brothers, Honey Soundsystem and More

It's that time again: Halloween, All Hallows' Eve. Heralding chilly weather, more rain if we're lucky, and the beginning of the holiday season, it's also one of San Francisco's biggest party nights of the year, approaching New Year's Eve in…
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Music, All Shook Down King Diamond On Surviving Triple-Bypass Surgery and European Summer Shows With No Air Conditioning

King Diamond On Surviving Triple-Bypass Surgery and European Summer Shows With No Air Conditioning

With…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Reel Spooky: Top 10 Halloween/Horror Films

Reel Spooky: Top 10 Halloween/Horror Films

It's that time of year where horror becomes all the rage, and with All Hallow's Eve quickly approaching, we at SF Weekly decided it was time to determine what are the best Halloween-themed (or horror-filled movies) to watch on…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Shocktoberfest 15: Halloween Every Weekend

Shocktoberfest 15: Halloween Every Weekend

Thrillpeddlers is back with their annual Shocktoberfest. This is the 15th edition of the scary, funny, and popular festival which harkens back to those wonderful spook shows that filled theaters during the 19th century. Shocktoberfest 15 has been dubbed The…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Tourism for Locals: Dressing Up St. Paul's Catholic Church for <i>Sister Act</i>

Tourism for Locals: Dressing Up St. Paul's Catholic Church for Sister Act

It's finally October and, with Halloween quickly approaching, we're planning our costume. Yet donning costumes isn't only a characteristic of human beings, but also inanimate objects; more specifically: San Francisco architecture.  In 1992, a local San Francisco church was…
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Dining, SFoodie Desperately Seeking Pumpkin: Where to Get Your Gourd On

Desperately Seeking Pumpkin: Where to Get Your Gourd On

The cravings for pseudo-seasonal "pumpkin spice" products are all the rage now that October is here, but even if you don't have PSL fever you can still get in on the action. Two Bay Area locations have major pumpkin…
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