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Q&A: The Mother Hips Close 2013 With the ‘Ultimate Set List’

Q&A: The Mother Hips Close 2013 With the ‘Ultimate Set List’

The Mother Hips, a fixture in the Bay Area rock scene since 1996, are finishing the year with with two hometown shows in San Francisco before ringing in the new year in their old Chico stomping grounds.

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Photos: Wild in the Streets for SantaCon 2013

Photos: Wild in the Streets for SantaCon 2013

From North Beach to the Haight, partying Santas clogged the streets of San Francisco for Santacon 2013.

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G-Eazy Announces ‘These Things Happen’ Tour, New Single

G-Eazy Announces ‘These Things Happen’ Tour, New Single

The “James Dean of Hip Hop,” Gerald Earl Gillum aka G-Eazy, isn’t sleeping on his rising success in the rap industry. The 24 year-old Oakland native announced a new North American tour shortly after releasing a cheeky video for his new single “Almost Famous,” produced…

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Stage Review: Alicia Dattner’s ‘The Oy of Sex’

Stage Review: Alicia Dattner’s ‘The Oy of Sex’

The Oy of Sex, at the Marsh Theater through January 18, is the newest solo show from standup comedian and spiritualist Alicia Dattner, whose previous show Eat, Pray, Laugh! told the story of her travels in India.

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Movie Review: ‘The Hobbit ‘ Improves While Stumbling

Movie Review: ‘The Hobbit ‘ Improves While Stumbling

Picking up where The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey leaves off, The Desolation of Smaug doesn’t take long to get right back into the action. Although roughly the same length as the first film (near three hours), Smaug feels much tighter and tauter. It’s the nature…

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Movie Review: ‘Saving Mr. Banks’ Is All Fluff

Movie Review: ‘Saving Mr. Banks’ Is All Fluff

Audiences are sure to respond to John Lee Hancock’s (The Blind Side) story of how Mary Poppins jumped from the page to the screen, and while it’s a pleasant enough experience, it lacks any real gumption to do anything but squeeze in on the ballots…

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Photos: The Life and Times of Jay Z at SAP Center

Photos: The Life and Times of Jay Z at SAP Center

The debate is still out on whether Jay Z is the greatest rapper alive (he seems to think so), but there’s no denying that he puts on one of the best live rap shows. He was back in action last night at SAP Center in…

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San Francisco Band There’s Talk Debuts Video for ‘The Salt’

San Francisco Band There’s Talk Debuts Video for ‘The Salt’

Rising San Francisco band There’s Talk debuted a stunning visual gem this week, directed by Marta Dymek, for their latest single “The Salt.”

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More Acts Confirmed for Noise Pop Festival

More Acts Confirmed for Noise Pop Festival

The Noise Pop lineup continues to grow with several new acts confirmed to perform.

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Sub Focus Goes Beyond Bass With ‘Torus’ at the Regency

Sub Focus Goes Beyond Bass With ‘Torus’ at the Regency

Since his first release in 2003, Sub Focus has enthralled both mainstream and underground dance music lovers with his unique blend of drum ’n’ bass, dubstep and house. His most recent LP Torus translates into a cohesive live show that will stop at the Regency Ballroom on Dec. 15.

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Sketchfest to Return With Napolean Dynamite, Tenacious D, Amy Schumer

Sketchfest to Return With Napolean Dynamite, Tenacious D, Amy Schumer

San Francisco’s annual Sketchfest comedy marathon will return January 23 to February 9 with a 10th anniversary screening of Napolean Dynamite with lead actor Jon Heder and musical comedy duo Tenacious D.

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Interview: Berlin Techno Producer Paul Kalkbrenner Brings ‘Guten Tag’ Tour to Mezzanine

Interview: Berlin Techno Producer Paul Kalkbrenner Brings ‘Guten Tag’ Tour to Mezzanine

Paul Kalbrenner, a veteran of the Berlin techno scene and widely popular in mainland Europe is hoping to bridge the gap with the U.S. market with is first headlining tour here. Stopping at Mezzanine on December 15 to promote his latest album Guten Tag, we…

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