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Having a Ball at Cocktail Week

Having a Ball at Cocktail Week

It’s been an incredible week for mixology thus far, but the biggest event of them all is still ahead: The Legends Awards dinner and ceremony takes place tonight from 6:30 – 10PM at the Sir Francis Drake Ballroom (450 Powell Street) and there’s still a…

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Album Stream: Big Troubles “Romantic Comedy”

Album Stream: Big Troubles “Romantic Comedy”

One of the best new shoegaze dream pop acts of 2010, Big Troubles, was discovered by Matt Mondanile of Real Estate & Ducktails. Their killer home-recorded debut “Worry,” released on Old English Spelling Bee, is an ethereal and balmy aural experience that bathes the listener…

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Facebook Changes: Yay or Nay?

Facebook Changes: Yay or Nay?

A company that has never been afraid of change, Facebook introduced some fairly dramatic features to its website this week with more to come, leaving millions of users a bit perplexed. Users who logged into their accounts this week found some new items on their…

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Fleur de Lys

Fleur de Lys

Every year for our birthdays, my boyfriend and I take turns treating each other to one of the amazing restaurants in the City by the Bay. It’s always a surprise, and this year my only clue was “the chef’s famous.”It wasn’t until we pulled up…

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Meg Whitman in Charge Again, This Time at HP

Meg Whitman in Charge Again, This Time at HP

The rumors turned to fact on Thursday as Silicon Valley giant Hewlett Packard let go of Chief Executive Officer Leo Apotheker, replacing him with former eBay boss and Republican gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman. Our sister site, SV411 reports that in addition, Ray Lane has moved…

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Mission District News

Mission District News

Mission District schools scramble to vaccinate students, a look at dining habits at Mission start-ups and the city puts the kabosh on free produce handouts. Those are some of the headlines from the Mission Local blog. District scrambles to vaccinate students… Nurses like Kathy Ward…

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Blues Beats and Festival Treats

Blues Beats and Festival Treats

This weekend, blues is the news.  Between the Polk Street Blues Festival and the arrival of Mr. B.B. King, get you fix of flat and bent notes. Saturday and Sunday celebrate all things blues with the second annual Polk Street Blues Festival. The event runs…

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Bon Iver dazzles sold out crowd at Greek Theater

Bon Iver dazzles sold out crowd at Greek Theater

A very humbled Justin Vernon, known to us as Bon Iver (pronounced bohn eevair; French for “good winter”) dazzled a sold out crowd at Berkeley’s Greek Theater last night. “We are very lucky,” Vernon told the crowd as he tried to explain the magnitude of…

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Infused Alcohol Now Legal in California

Infused Alcohol Now Legal in California

Cocktail purveyors and mixologists all around the Bay Area rejoiced this week after California Governor Jerry Brown signed a senate bill lifting a ban on infused alcoholic beverages. Senate Bill 32, authored by San Francisco state Senator Mark Leno, allows California restaurants and bars to…

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Weekend Goodness at Speakeasy Ales and Lagers

Weekend Goodness at Speakeasy Ales and Lagers

Draft microbrews, food and entertainment; what better way to start your weekend (or every weekend) at Speakeasy Ales and Lagers in San Francisco. With the success of its Firkin Friday events, Speakeasy Ales and Lagers is now giving the Bay Area two chances to check…

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Preview: Atom™, Safety Scissors at GAFFTA

Preview: Atom™, Safety Scissors at GAFFTA

This Saturday, Gray Area Foundation for the Arts (GAFFTA) is excited to present the SF debut of Atom™. He has prepared a live A/V set and will be supported by Safety Scissors, an ex-SF resident who will undoubtedly serve as a great complementary act for…

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Video: Wavves "Bug"

Video: Wavves "Bug"

In the video for their new single “Bug,” Wavves gets loaded, plays Monopoly, and hangs out with a gun toting mermaid. “Bug” is the second single from the group’s new Life Sux EP. The video is trademark Wavves as frontman Nathan Williams and bassist Stephen…

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