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Mad Decent Block Party Returns with Massive Lineup

Mad Decent Block Party Returns with Massive Lineup

Electronic record label Mad Decent, spearheaded by genre-mashing producer Diplo, announced a massive lineup expansion to their annual Block Party, returning to Berkeley’s Greek Theatre on September 11. With six years of block parties under their belt, the Philadelphia via Los Angeles-based Mad Decent crew…

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San Francisco’s Best Parties This Weekend

San Francisco’s Best Parties This Weekend

Get the weekend started early with a host of great Thursday shows. “Cry just a little” with the Bingo Players or go out to space with Moon Boots: it’s San Francisco’s best parties. Visit the SF Station events calendar for complete listings. Thursday April 16: Loco Dice…

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Movie Review: ‘True Story’ Obscures the Facts

Movie Review: ‘True Story’ Obscures the Facts

The most compelling aspect of Rupert Goold’s feature directorial debut True Story is the actual story. It’s a truly twisted tale, but one that seems more ripe for a The Jinx like documentary (those true crime stories are definitely all the rage right now), rather than a…

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Fantastic Negrito Moves From ‘Tiny Desk’ to Big Stage

Fantastic Negrito Moves From ‘Tiny Desk’ to Big Stage

Fantastic Negrito tells the story of an independent artist from Oakland whose fearlessly candid blues infused afro-roots music was illuminated by winning NPR’s Tiny Desk Contest out of over 7,000 submissions. The brainchild of journeyman Xavier Dphrepaulezz, a once young promising artist signed to Interscope…

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Petition for Parking Removal Aimed at Eddy Street Drug Dealers

Petition for Parking Removal Aimed at Eddy Street Drug Dealers

Tenderloin residents and community members are collecting signatures for the removal of metered parking on the 100 block of Eddy Street between Mason and Taylor. Petition supporters say that removing parking spaces will aid in decreasing drug activity that cars help to shelter. the block has experienced “a dramatic uptick in…

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Highlights From Coachella 2015

Highlights From Coachella 2015

Madonna showed up, but Coachella didn’t have as many surprise guests this year compared to previous years. However, what the festival lacked in surprises, it made up for in authentic, quality sets that rocked the Empire Polo Fields for a weekend of wild debauchery. FRIDAY…

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Photos: Three Epic Days at Coachella

Photos: Three Epic Days at Coachella

Coachella delivered another epic weekend of music during Week 1 of the festival with lots of surprises, new friends and partying in the desert.

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Special Releases for Record Store Day 2015

Special Releases for Record Store Day 2015

Record Store Day, held annually on the third Saturday of April, celebrates independent music shops worldwide and has been one of the most beneficial new music promotions of the past two decades. Bands, musicians, stores and labels all capitalize on this one-day event by releasing…

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Coachella 2015 Set Times, Festival Maps and Surprises

Coachella 2015 Set Times, Festival Maps and Surprises

With the first weekend of Coachella just days away, organizers released this year’s artist set times and on-site camping maps, revealing a few unexpected surprises. Set times are essential to planning who to see and when, with the festival gates opening at 11am each day….

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Clean Bandit Bring Modern Classics to Regency Ballroom

Clean Bandit Bring Modern Classics to Regency Ballroom

Clean Bandit is made up of brothers Jack and Luke Patterson, Grace Chatto and Neil Amin-Smith. After coming together in college, Jack and Grace moved to Russia to further their education. They ended up making music together and invited Neil and Luke out to record…

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Belle and Sebastian Return With Greek Theatre Show

Belle and Sebastian Return With Greek Theatre Show

Scottish indie rockers, Belle and Sebastian, have returned to action with their first in record in five years, Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance, and stop through the Bay Area with a performance at Berkeley’s Greek Theater. Stuart Murdoch and company have been making records…

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Photos: ‘Hunky Jesus’ Resurrected in Golden Gate Park

Photos: ‘Hunky Jesus’ Resurrected in Golden Gate Park

The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence make Easter Sunday every year sexy with their annual Hunky Jesus party, now at Golden Gate Park.

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