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Music, All Shook Down Someone Has Been Setting Fire to the Picnic Tables at Stern Grove

Someone Has Been Setting Fire to the Picnic Tables at Stern Grove

Someone — or some people — have been torching Stern Grove's distinctive green picnic tables. The arson has been discovered on three separate occasions in the last week by the Grove staff, reports Hoodline. Some of the tables have had…
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News, The Snitch Man Raising Money to Help Dog Fighting for its Life After Coyote Attack in Stern Grove

Man Raising Money to Help Dog Fighting for its Life After Coyote Attack in Stern Grove

It’s been a busy week for aggressive wildlife. Last Monday night, a pack of raccoons attacked a couple and their dog in the Richmond District. And this week, a coyote attacked a 3-year-old Bichon Frise named Eddie in Stern Grove.…
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Music, All Shook Down Stern Grove Festival To Host Free Pop-Up Concerts Around S.F.

Stern Grove Festival To Host Free Pop-Up Concerts Around S.F.

In its 77 years of providing free summer concerts to the public, the Stern Grove Festival has provided a stage for 770 different performances and entertained over six million attendees. Crazy, right? Located on 19th Avenue and Sloat, Stern Grove…
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Music, Hear This Pink Martini: Show Preview

Pink Martini: Show Preview

Pink Martini wholeheartedly believes in the power of sprawl — at least of a certain type. Though the Portland group has frequently been classified as a "little orchestra," "little" is a deceptive term in this case; the band usually includes…
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Music, Hear This Kronos Quartet: Show Preview

Kronos Quartet: Show Preview

The repertoire of San Francisco chamber ensemble Kronos Quartet is both large and staggeringly diverse. As likely to collaborate with minimalist composers like Philip Glass as to interpret the pop songs of Bob Dylan or Television, Kronos Quartet is a…
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Music, Deltron 3030 Offers a Look at Its Second Space-Rap Treatise

Deltron 3030 Offers a Look at Its Second Space-Rap Treatise

When it comes to long-deferred dream records finally seeing the light of day, 2013 is shaping up to be a banner year. In addition to the sudden appearance of My Bloody Valentine's near-mythic third album, and the first (almost) reunion…
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Calendar, Night&Day Case on Point

Case on Point

Even for people with an aversion to bun-heads, it is difficult to resist the beauty and elegance of professionally trained ballet dancers in a natural amphitheater ringed by Eucalyptus trees. Which is exactly what Rosalie Stern had in mind when…
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Calendar, Night&Day Old Meets New

Old Meets New

The San Francisco Symphony closes out Fourth of July weekend with a free afternoon concert in Stern Grove’s idyllic outdoor amphitheater. The San Francisco Symphony Concert is part of the Stern Grove Festival, an annual, family-friendly performance series that highlights…
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Music, All Shook Down Live Review, 7/1/12: Preservation Hall Jazz Band Soundtracks a Chill Afternoon at Stern Grove

Live Review, 7/1/12: Preservation Hall Jazz Band Soundtracks a Chill Afternoon at Stern Grove

Preservation Hall Jazz Band The Stone Foxes July 1, 2012 Stern Grove Festival Better than: An afternoon listening to the drum circle in Dolores Park The Stern Grove Music Festival is celebrating its 75th year, and it's hard to…
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News, The Snitch Banana-Sam: Cops Asking Questions After Zoo Claimed "No Questions Asked"

Banana-Sam: Cops Asking Questions After Zoo Claimed "No Questions Asked"

The San Francisco Zoo may have made a monkey out of the man who graciously returned Banana-Sam, the celebrity critter who was brazenly snatched from the zoo on Friday. Just a few hours after the squirrel monkey was discovered missing…
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News, The Snitch Banana-Sam, Stolen Monkey, Communicates to his Fans via Twitter

Banana-Sam, Stolen Monkey, Communicates to his Fans via Twitter

Banana-Sam, the squirrel money that was snatched from the San Francisco zoo last week, is getting a fresh start in 2012. The 2-pound primate was found roaming Golden Gate Park over the weekend, and is now resting at his more…
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Music, Hear This Quinn Deveaux and the Blue Beat Revue: Show Preview

Quinn Deveaux and the Blue Beat Revue: Show Preview

He calls his music "blue beat." But what comes out when Quinn Deveaux hits the mic might as well just be called joy. The Indiana native distills decades of American blues, country, soul, and gospel into a funky sound that…
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Music, All Shook Down Jazz Mafia's Adam Theis on the Group's New Hip-Hop Symphony, Performing with Blackalicious, and More

Jazz Mafia's Adam Theis on the Group's New Hip-Hop Symphony, Performing with Blackalicious, and More

Whatever you're doing this weekend, we can pretty much guarantee that the members of the Jazz Mafia are doing more. The S.F. jazz collective's hip-hop outfit, Shotgun Wedding Quintet, is serving as the backup band for Blackalicious' live show…
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Music, A Guide to NorCal Music Festivals

A Guide to NorCal Music Festivals

Even in San Francisco, there are so many music festivals that it can be hard to keep them all straight. Start taking into account some of the bigger annual festivals around Northern California, and it's darn near impossible to remember…
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Music, All Shook Down Bastille Day Party, Indie Mart, Mission Creek and Dave Eggers' art

Bastille Day Party, Indie Mart, Mission Creek and Dave Eggers' art

Now that the World Cup is long over, let's get back to business. If you're like some people, you're probably wondering how will you spend your vuvuzela-less days. Others may not know what that word means. Either way, rejoice in…
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Music, All Shook Down Lyrics Born Drops New Mixtape, Appears at Stern Grove

Lyrics Born Drops New Mixtape, Appears at Stern Grove

If Lyrics Born ever gets tired of rapping, he could easily be a comedian. The opening skit from his new mixtape, The Lyrics Born Variety Show Season Pho, in which LB goes to a Vietnamese restaurant and tries to…
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Music, All Shook Down Les Nubians Chill Out in Stern Grove

Les Nubians Chill Out in Stern Grove

Yesterday was definitely a day to be outdoors. With thermostats pointing north, inside was the last place anyone would want to be. And why would you want to, anyway? It was nice outside. Hot damn, summer in the city.…
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Music, All Shook Down Stern Grove Festival Announces Lineup

Stern Grove Festival Announces Lineup

The 72nd annual series of free summer concerts at Sigmund Stern Grove--one of San Francisco's best traditions--has been announced. As always, the lineup of artists spans a diverse range of genres and styles. Performers include Roberta Flack and Davell…
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