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Calendar, Night&Day Romance on Wheels

Romance on Wheels

Think love in the roller rink only happens in ’70s cult classics and that thoroughly enjoyable (we swear) 2005 flick Roll Bounce, starring Bow Wow? San Francisco’s very own Godfather of Skating David Miles met his wife of 32 years…
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Music, All Shook Down Bouncer Discovers the Dangers of Free Karaoke

Bouncer Discovers the Dangers of Free Karaoke

​So we ended up at Bow Bow. Two middle-aged men were at the end of the bar by the door, eating noodles and chatting in Cantonese. A tarted-up young lady was at the other end of the bar, thumbing…
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Music, All Shook Down Bread People: Famous Musicians With Dough in Their Name

Bread People: Famous Musicians With Dough in Their Name

We couldn't not share these geeky, jokey photos. Bun Jovi? It's all part of the greatness of Bread People, which, with a few puns and some Photoshop trickery, manages to make us laugh at repeated jokes about, um, bread. (And…
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Film, "Lottery Ticket": Bow Wow strikes it rich in the hood

"Lottery Ticket": Bow Wow strikes it rich in the hood

Midway through Lottery Ticket, a teen-comedy-cum-wish-fulfillment fantasy, the movie's hero, Kevin Carson, goes on a spending spree. The holder of a $370 million lottery ticket that he can't cash in until after the July 4 holiday, Kevin accepts a $100,000…
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Calendar, Night&Day Making Waves

Making Waves

Pirate Cat Radio must be the most visible underground radio station in the country. Transmitting unlicensed from its bright, shiny corner cafe in the Mission, the studio is observable to all who pass by, and cheeky DJs entice their audiences…
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News, Letters

SF Weekly Letters

Van Halen Riff The gentlemen of arena rock: What's wrong with Sammy Hagar? He was part of the first two real American hard-rock bands, Montrose and Mountain. Yes, Van Halen is better with…
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Music, Young vet Bow Wow bestows advice on adolescent rappers

Young vet Bow Wow bestows advice on adolescent rappers

Bow Wow, the pint-sized novelty act who made preteen girls swoon with his 2000 debut, Beware of Dog, has somehow evolved into an elder statesman in the hip-pop genre. Now 20, he has split with longtime producer Jermaine Dupri and…
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Music, Hear This Beautiful world: Devo and Bow Wow Wow

Beautiful world: Devo and Bow Wow Wow

Devo and Bow Wow Wow didn't share many stages in the '80s, but the two iconic bands have more recently become complementary touring buddies. No Doubt drummer Adrian Young now beats the skins for BWW, joining original members Leigh Gorman…
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Film, Retro Fits

Retro Fits

It would take a critic more churlish than this one to sneer and bare chickenlike talons at Roll Bounce, a formulaic crowd-pleaser that hits familiar marks but does so well enough that it's hard to fault anyone involved. The retro-'70s…
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Best of San Francisco, Shopping & Services

Best Pet Store

Bow Wow Meow 2150 Polk (at Broadway), 440-2845 As Donald Trump would say, the pet industry is a billion-dollar business. But most stores leave something to be desired: You either get an impersonal corporate box, an exclusive salon, or…
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Music, Reviewed J-Zone


The cover alone is enough to have you in stitches: J-Zone lounging on the beach wearing a full-length fur coat, a martini in hand, a boombox by his side. It's a sign that the Queens rapper and producer responsible for…
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Calendar, Urban Experience Heirloom Drag

Heirloom Drag

SAT-SUN 3/20-21 American consumer culture -- with its strip malls, behemoth department stores, and nationwide chains -- is on a collision course with uniformity. From fast food to SUVs to the latest looks, our image has become mass-produced in a…
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The House of Tudor

Following in the footsteps of great girl groups like the Slits and the Runaways, Tokyo's eX-Girl didn't let a little thing like musicianship get in the way of its music. In September of 1997, the band's members had had no…
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The House of Tudor

Only a few months ago, the Crosstops -- four no-nonsense rednecks with tacky cop shades and a penchant for truck-drivin' themes -- made their first appearance on a San Francisco stage. The hard rock 'n' roll, straight up, seemed simple…
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Dining, Eat

Moon Over Hong Kong

Bow Lum Moon 2337 Irving (at 24th Avenue), 661-1688. Open daily from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Street parking conceivable; Muni access via the N Judah, and the 71 bus. The restaurant is wheelchair accessible. My mission, if I chose…
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