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Music, All Shook Down Live Review: Alabama Shakes and Kurt Vile Made Their Own Weather at the Greek

Live Review: Alabama Shakes and Kurt Vile Made Their Own Weather at the Greek

Brittany Howard didn’t chat much between songs, but with a voice like that, why waste it on talking? Taking the stage for the second of two sold out shows at Berkeley’s Greek Theatre, the Alabama Shake's singer made sure…
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News, The Snitch S.F. Seen As Perfect Host City For Summer Olympics - in 2088

S.F. Seen As Perfect Host City For Summer Olympics - in 2088

Those who’ve lived here long enough might remember that San Francisco really, desperately wanted to host the 2016 Olympics. In 2005, then-Mayor Gavin Newsom put forth a bid that would have included the entire Bay Area participating in the mega-sporting…
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Music, All Shook Down Premiere: Dangermaker's New Single "I Won't Let You Down" Is A Love Song, But It's Definitely Not Mushy

Premiere: Dangermaker's New Single "I Won't Let You Down" Is A Love Song, But It's Definitely Not Mushy

Dark-pop quartet Dangermaker aren't known for crafting love songs. Formed in 2008, the San Francisco band has released three EPs and one full-length album, all the while managing to avoid the mushy topic of love, focusing instead on subjects related…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Go Color In a Bag of Dicks! (With This Totally NSFW Coloring Book)

Go Color In a Bag of Dicks! (With This Totally NSFW Coloring Book)

Sometimes, after a bad breakup, you just have to have sex with as many people as possible until you stop feeling like shit about yourself. But if you're artist Nathan Rapport, a onetime San Franciscan who now lives and works…
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Dining, SFoodie Eat This: the Pork Bowl at Dabba

Eat This: the Pork Bowl at Dabba

There's something slightly suspicious about the category "fast-casual." Lunch is so rushed, and it's easy to settle for an unsatisfactory meal just to get something in your stomach, that a few buzzwords can lure us in. Fast-casual is the food…
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Dining, SFoodie Friday Eight: Farm to Fork SF's High-Production Philanthropic Pop-Up

Friday Eight: Farm to Fork SF's High-Production Philanthropic Pop-Up

Claremont Club's Ill-Fated Restaurant Space to Become Limewood For a short time this year, it was…
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Music, All Shook Down The Pessimist: Experiencing "1 Night" With Lil Yachty

The Pessimist: Experiencing "1 Night" With Lil Yachty

Eighteen-year-old rapper Lil Yachty has been making headlines for the last seven months, starting with his modeling stunt at Kanye West's Yeezy Season 3 fashion show/album release party at Madison Square Garden. Since then, he's been remarkably active. The…
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News, The Snitch Filmmaker’s Time-Lapse Video Shows Stunning SF Fog

Filmmaker’s Time-Lapse Video Shows Stunning SF Fog

Loaded question: What’s the most iconic thing about San Francisco? Those are certainly fighting words in some circles, but mention a certain weather phenomenon and you’ll probably get few arguments against. The city’s fog is, to put it mildly, legendary.…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Fighting for the Soul of the Republic, in the S.F. Mime Troupe's <i>Schooled</i>

Fighting for the Soul of the Republic, in the S.F. Mime Troupe's Schooled

Move over, Common Core. Babbittry is the dogma at the former Eleanor Roosevelt Academy once it becomes the Learning Academy of Virtual Achievement (or LAVA) in the San Francisco Mime Troupe's production of Schooled. With encomiums to "make American…
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Dining, SFoodie Drink This: The Horchata Latte at Noman Coffee

Drink This: The Horchata Latte at Noman Coffee

In Homeric myth, Odysseus fools Polyphemus the man-eating cyclops by getting him drunk, telling him his name is "Noman," and driving a spear into his eye. When the other cyclopses ask Polyphemus who hurt him, he says, "Noman!" and Odysseys…
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Dining, SFoodie Thursday Six: 20th Street Block Party Announces Its Food Lineup

Thursday Six: 20th Street Block Party Announces Its Food Lineup

What…
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Music, All Shook Down UK Post-Punkers, Shopping, Are The Best Band You've Never Heard Of

UK Post-Punkers, Shopping, Are The Best Band You've Never Heard Of

Who said punk music isn't for dancing? Certainly not the members of UK trio Shopping, because, well, that's exactly what their fast-paced, bass-heavy music is meant for.  Formed in 2012, the band released its debut album, Consumer Complaints, last…
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News, The Snitch Millennial Problems: Most Pokemon-Obsessed City Is NOT S.F.

Millennial Problems: Most Pokemon-Obsessed City Is NOT S.F.

We stumbled upon something this week that has us utterly flummoxed. How, for the love of all things Squirtle, did San Francisco only register eighth on a list of Top 10 Cities Most Interested in Pokemon Go?! Well, millennial…
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News, Feature Fox News

Fox News

On the same day in May that President Obama made bison the "National Mammal," a calf struggled across a frigid river in Yellowstone National Park's Lamar Valley. Seemingly abandoned, it stumbled to the warmth of a car's tailpipe, shivering. Taking…
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Dining, Eat Eat: Newest Neighbor, Corridor

Eat: Newest Neighbor, Corridor

It's a little hard to get excited about a restaurant group. Like when a car commercial boasts that a mid-size sedan is the "best in its segment," it's a bit too dry of a concept to really give anyone goosebumps.…
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Film, Miss Sharon Jones!

Miss Sharon Jones!

With all due respect to Nuts! and Aferim!, no film this year has earned its exclamation point quite like famed documentarian Barbara Kopple's Miss Sharon Jones!. Miss Jones is a gifted soul singer who was marginalized for decades by a…
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Sponsored, Travel Road to Hana

Road to Hana

Maui’s famous Road to Hana is far from being a secret. This scenic, squiggly, serpentine road has been Maui’s top highlight for so many years that seemingly everyone who’s traveled to Maui has tales of the tropical adventure. Those tales,…
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Music, Faith No More Will Re-Release Its Out-of-Print Debut After Founding Bassist Bill Gould Discovered The Masters

Faith No More Will Re-Release Its Out-of-Print Debut After Founding Bassist Bill Gould Discovered The Masters

It's San Francisco in the early '80s, and Faith No More is a little-known punk-rock band consisting of four musicians all under the age of 21. In their short time together, they've already had three name changes — previously they…
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Culture, Art Depopulation Agenda

Depopulation Agenda

Lauren Marsolier says she'sliberated from traditional photography. Forget asking people to pose. Forget waiting for what Henri Cartier-Bresson, her French antecedent, called "the decisive moment." There are no singular moments in Marsolier's images. Hell, there aren't even any people in…
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News, Hi Haters, We See You.

Hi Haters, We See You.

San Francisco has long been a sanctuary for outsiders. Hippies, hobos, queers, and kinksters of all colors have called it home, and it is tempting to believe that hateful extremists could never gain a foothold here. Yet they already have.…
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