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Music, Hear This Part Time: Show Preview

Part Time: Show Preview

Nostalgia for the 1980s plays out in different ways for Bay Area pop artists Part Time and Sam Flax. Part Time seeks the smoothness of the era's gated drum machines, Casio keyboards, and instrumental isolation, like Sade or Wang Chung.…
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Culture, Stage Drag Queen Royalty: San Francisco's Best Strut Their Stuff

Drag Queen Royalty: San Francisco's Best Strut Their Stuff

Don't overlook a drag queen. She didn't spend all that time in makeup to be inconspicuous. Laugh with her, sing along with her, by all means take her picture — but don't forget her. If you do, you're liable to…
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Calendar, Night&Day '80s Style

'80s Style

We were starting to think Absolute Beginners was the cinema version of our childhood imaginary friend. The Julien Temple–directed 1986 rock musical stars David Bowie and an unprecedented musical and visual style, but was a gigantic box office flop —…
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Music, Hear This Beachwood Boys

Beachwood Boys

For all the ringing Rickenbackers, peaked-cap style points (think Donovan), and general '60s approximating, Beachwood Sparks' most eternal number is a reworking of 2000's "By Your Side," a minor hit by pop-soul outfit Sade. Go figure. Feathered with understated instrumentation…
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