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Catamaran Capsizes During America’s Cup Demo

Catamaran Capsizes During America’s Cup Demo

It was meant as a preview of the catamarans that will be used in the 2013 America’s Cup race in San Francisco, expected to be some of the fastest boats in the long-storied history of the race. But it turned scary when Oracle Racing crewmember…

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It’s A Kingdom of Murals Out There

It’s A Kingdom of Murals Out There

Walking through one of my favorite spots for spying street art, Clarion Alley, I found this majestic mural of the forest and the king of the jungle. With the city skyline in the background, one wonders where this jungle might be found.

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Marie Callender’s Closes Several Bay Area Chains

Marie Callender’s Closes Several Bay Area Chains

Perkins & Marie Callender’s Inc. has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and also has announced plans to close 65 restaurants nationwide, including seven in the Bay Area. Marie Callender’s chains in San Ramon, Hayward, Walnut Creek and Concord all closed on Sunday, without warning to…

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Album Review: Junior Boys, It's All True

Album Review: Junior Boys, It's All True

The Canadian indie-electro duo, Junior Boys, is back with a new album, It’s All True, available today on iTunes. Made up of original member Jeremy Greenspan and Matthew Didemus, Junior Boys are known for a funky, synth-pop style that is sure to make listeners bop…

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Live Review: Black Lips

Live Review: Black Lips

Dancing, crowd surfing, moshing, and saliva — the Black Lips ripped the crowd a new one at Great American Music Hall on Saturday night. I took a look at the lineup for the band’s Saturday show (Black Lips, Cerebral Ballzy, and Personal & the Pizzas),…

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Alice Waters to Serve First Lady Breakfast

Alice Waters to Serve First Lady Breakfast

First Lady Michelle Obama will be making her way to the Bay Area on Tuesday, raising funds for her husband’s reelection campaign. Alice Waters has signed up to cook two breakfasts, one at the Golden State Warriors’ practice arena in Oakland and another at the…

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Lost Weekend

Lost Weekend

Pen Pop: It’s all a blank! Whatever you heard happened, happened! But come Monday and it’s gone. A vague dream. Bummer. Here are delicately painted-over letters; there a roller run rough-shod. ORFN in camouflaging reds and who-knows-what behind multi-layered squares of lovely greys. It doesn’t matter,…

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Review: Harmony Festival

Review: Harmony Festival

Harmony Festival descended upon Santa Rosa this weekend complete with fizzy tonics, tie-dye shirts, and herbal delights. For the uninitiated, Harmony is an annual celebration of progressive lifestyles with a heavy hippie slant focused on sustainability, social consciousness, sacred community activism. An estimated 35,000 people…

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Cal Baseball Team Headed to Omaha

Cal Baseball Team Headed to Omaha

In what has been a roller coaster ride of a season, the Cal baseball team is looking to create their own fairy tale ending as they have advanced to the College World Series in Omaha. Earlier this season, the team was one of five programs…

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Hot Video : "The Bay" – Metronomy

Hot Video : "The Bay" – Metronomy

Tired of the gloomy weather? Summer on its way with this catchy new tune from electronic-pop band Metronomy. If you can’t make it to the French Riviera this summer, this video will just have to do. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMNFybiqLuM

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Electric Daisy Carnival Lineup Announced

Electric Daisy Carnival Lineup Announced

The organizers of the infamous Electric Daisy Carnival unveiled the festival’s Las Vegas line up on Saturday. If you were waiting to buy your ticket, the time is now. After problems with local authorities in Los Angeles, the festival moves to Sin City for three…

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Q&A: Mick Mars of Motley Crue

Q&A: Mick Mars of Motley Crue

After numerous near-death experiences, substance abuse disasters, and personal and professional collapses, Mötley Crüe has somehow managed to keep touring 30 years after it was formed in Los Angeles. The band returns to San Francisco this week for an all-star 80s revival show with Poison…

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