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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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Culture, The Exhibitionist Louis C.K. Also Beat the Warriors at the Nourse Last Night

Louis C.K. Also Beat the Warriors at the Nourse Last Night

It was a first world Sophie’s Choice. The Warriors were staring down a chance to clinch their second championship in as many years, and Louis C.K. was going on at 8 p.m. Fortunately, the Dubs made it quite clear…
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Music, All Shook Down Festival Recap: Superlatives and Field Notes from BottleRock 2016

Festival Recap: Superlatives and Field Notes from BottleRock 2016

For some, Memorial Day weekend is a time for backyard BBQs and the first beach trips of the season, while for others, it means three days of music and wine with a hundred-thousand of their closest friends at the…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Adam Sandler and Friends Went Back to the Basics at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

Adam Sandler and Friends Went Back to the Basics at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

It feels like it has been an eternity since someone last wrote something nice about Adam Sandler. Yes, the Saturday Night Live alum responsible for 90s goofball gems like Billy Madison and Happy Gilmore has certainly taken his lumps in…
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Music, All Shook Down Charles Bradley Bared His Soul at The Fillmore

Charles Bradley Bared His Soul at The Fillmore

Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires Mothxr The Fillmore May 17, 2016 Charles Bradley may not look like a priest, but on Tuesday night at the Fillmore, he delivered a sermon for the ages. He took the stage dressed in…
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Music, All Shook Down Beyonce's Formation Tour Turned Levi's Stadium Into Sacred Ground

Beyonce's Formation Tour Turned Levi's Stadium Into Sacred Ground

Beyonce May 16, 2016 Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara May 16 has long been an important date for music. In 1966, it marked the release of Pet Sounds, Brian Wilson’s masterpiece that rewrote the pop landscape. The same day, Bob…
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News, The Snitch Federal Review of SFPD Won't Be the Sweeping Civil Rights Probe Activists Hoped For

Federal Review of SFPD Won't Be the Sweeping Civil Rights Probe Activists Hoped For

When word got out yesterday that the Department of Justice would review the San Francisco Police Department, activists hoped that meant a sweeping investigation of the SFPD’s pattern of racial bias and civil rights violations, similar to federal probes…
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Music, All Shook Down El Vy Get Chatty at the Independent

El Vy Get Chatty at the Independent

El Vy Hibou The Independent November 6, 2015 Better than: firing up Lou Reed and Metallica’s Lulu and downing a pint of Fireball. What do we talk about when we talk about side projects? There are more and more…
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Music, All Shook Down Phono del Sol Review: The Pros and Cons of Local, Intimate Festivals

Phono del Sol Review: The Pros and Cons of Local, Intimate Festivals

Phono del Sol with Tanlines, King Tuff, Sonny and the Sunsets, Generationals, and more Saturday, July 11, 2015 Potrero del Sol Park, Mission Over the weekend friends, families, and fans from around the Bay Area descended upon the Mission district's Potrero…
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Music, All Shook Down FKA Twigs Hypnotizes the Great American Music Hall, 8/13/14

FKA Twigs Hypnotizes the Great American Music Hall, 8/13/14

FKA Twigs w/ P. Morris Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014 Great American Music Hall I'm not one for predictions of fame, but any moron with an internet connection can tell you that FKA Twigs' star is swiftly on the ascendance, and…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Review: S.F. Holiday Traditions <em>The Golden Girls</em> and <em>A Merry FORKING! Christmas</em>

Review: S.F. Holiday Traditions The Golden Girls and A Merry FORKING! Christmas

In her pre-show speech for The Golden Girls: The Christmas Episodes, ensemble member Laurie Bushman must remind the audience to refrain from shouting out punch lines before the cast gets a chance to deliver them. If you know the…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist An Adult Reviews the New K1 Speed Indoor Go Kart Racing Center

An Adult Reviews the New K1 Speed Indoor Go Kart Racing Center

My N64 has been broken for a long time. Oh, yours too? It sucks, right? But don't worry, there is a new place that just opened up in South San Francisco that is basically the closest thing to a…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Year's Worst Movie Gets Year's Best Movie Review

Year's Worst Movie Gets Year's Best Movie Review

We here at the Exhibitionist are honored to give Chris Packham the "Best Movie Review of 2012" award for his surprisingly kind review Village Voice of Knight Knight, a movie playing one week in one theater. In a scant…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist An Adult Reviews Dolores Park's New Playground

An Adult Reviews Dolores Park's New Playground

We moved here because the bridges resemble monkey bars adorned with Christmas lights and Sutro Tower becomes a flying pirate ship when the fog rolls in. We moved here because at dusk, Bernal Hill and Glen Park look like sparkling…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist <em>Katy Perry: Part of Me</em>: Sexless Drag Sexiness -- for Kids!

Katy Perry: Part of Me: Sexless Drag Sexiness -- for Kids!

By Karina LongworthFrom bubblegum-bi-curious novelty "I Kissed a Girl" on, Katy Perry has built a career on glorious brain-dead-with-a-wink odes to playacting in a fantasy space of total acceptance and no consequences, sold to children with literal sugarcoating. Her…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist <i>My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic</i>, Season 2, Episodes 12 & 13

My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, Season 2, Episodes 12 & 13

Followng up last week's Equestrian history lesson, we get an unexpected look at how Ponyville came to be.…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Host Gavin Host! <i>The Gavin Newsom Show</i> Is Indeed Gavin Newsom's Show

Host Gavin Host! The Gavin Newsom Show Is Indeed Gavin Newsom's Show

The hunky hizzoner Gavin Newsom left the office of Mayor of San Francisco a year and half ago -- and we couldn't be happier, since Ed Lee is so much fun to hate on. But Gavin's been keeping busy since…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist <i>The Understudy</i> Reveals Theater World's Tension, Angst -- and Humor

The Understudy Reveals Theater World's Tension, Angst -- and Humor

At times, The Understudy suffers from the cutesy, pandering quality that occurs in "theater about theater" these days. For every joke about why anyone would want to steal someone else's Actor's Equity card or the stoner who's always up in…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist <i>A Raisin in the Sun</i> Has Gaps But Is Still an Emotional Stunner

A Raisin in the Sun Has Gaps But Is Still an Emotional Stunner

The African-American Shakespeare Company closes its 2011-12 season with a stirring, affected reprisal of Lorraine Hansberry's classic watershed drama, A Raisin in the Sun. Directed by L. Peter Callender, Raisin follows the struggles of the Youngers, a black working-class family…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist <i>Phantoms of Asia</i>: The Asian Art Museum Goes Contemporary

Phantoms of Asia: The Asian Art Museum Goes Contemporary

Jay Xu, director of San Francisco's Asian Art Museum, started off with some numbers about the museum's new exhibit, Phantoms of Asia: Contemporary Awakens the Past: 31 artists from 15 countries, and 60 new works of art. Those 31 artists…
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