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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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Dining, SFoodie Wednesday Nine: Novela Serves Cocktails for Rock Royalty

Wednesday Nine: Novela Serves Cocktails for Rock Royalty

Bon Appetit Think…
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Music, All Shook Down Kurt Vile Is Not Depressed — He's Just Moody

Kurt Vile Is Not Depressed — He's Just Moody

Kurt Vile is an artist whose lyricism revels in the dark alleys of existentialism and identity crisis, yet is somehow simultaneously sprinkled with comic relief in the bluntest of ways. His most recent album b’lieve i’m going down…, released on…
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News, The Snitch S.F. Renters Partying Like It’s 2009

S.F. Renters Partying Like It’s 2009

If you’re currently trying to rent an apartment in San Francisco, this news might make you laugh: The market is cooling so much that landlords are offering generous perks for signing a lease. But to anyone considering a 400-square-foot studio…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Wringing Laughs Out of Truckers in Boise: The Zee TV Desi Comedy Fest Returns

Wringing Laughs Out of Truckers in Boise: The Zee TV Desi Comedy Fest Returns

When he started working as an IT consultant, Sanjay Manaktala traveled a lot. He would find himself in Iowa or Wisconsin, and  bored in the hotel, he would head out to perform at comedy clubs. This isn’t something that everyone…
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News, The Snitch Yesterday's Crimes: Rolling Stones, Hells Angels and Busted Heads at Altamont

Yesterday's Crimes: Rolling Stones, Hells Angels and Busted Heads at Altamont

A melee broke out on Dec. 6, 1969 in front of the hastily constructed stage at the Altamont Speedway as the Rolling Stones played "Sympathy for the Devil." Several Hells Angels jumped into the crowd. Sawed-off pool cues came down…
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News, The Snitch S.F. Residents Beware: Razor Scooter Thug Is Roaming Streets

S.F. Residents Beware: Razor Scooter Thug Is Roaming Streets

In San Francisco, you never know which Razor scooter-riding thug you’ll run into next. Police are searching for a man they describe as 40 to 50 years old, likely with a blood-covered little Razor under one of his arms. (We…
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Music, All Shook Down Six Notable Acts From Outside Lands 2016

Six Notable Acts From Outside Lands 2016

This year's Outside Lands was about as memorable and successful as one could ask for. In between the fancy, albeit ridiculous food stands — think ramen burgers and donut burgers — there were standout performances from Radiohead and LCD Soundsystem,…
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