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Motley Crew, Poison & NY Dolls Come to SF

Motley Crew, Poison & NY Dolls Come to SF

Look out! Another 80s revival train wreck is headed straight for San Francisco, this time at the Civic Center on June 15th with Motley Crew, Poison, and the New York Dolls at the controls. Tickets for the just-announced show go on sale this Saturday. Be…

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Starbucks in Talks to Purchase Peet’s Coffee & Tea

Starbucks in Talks to Purchase Peet’s Coffee & Tea

CNBC, citing a DealReporter report, is reporting that Starbucks has held talks with Emeryville-based Peet’s Coffee & Tea about a potential sale. Both Peet’s CEO Patrick O’Dea and a spokesman for Starbucks declined to comment, although rumors about the two companies joining forces has been…

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The Punchdown – natural wine bar hits Oakland

The Punchdown – natural wine bar hits Oakland

Inspired by trips to Europe and a desire to share the story behind wine with patrons, partners Lisa Costa and D.C. Looney opened The Punchdown at end of 2010, hailing it a “ natural wine bar.” The word “ punchdown” refers to punching down the…

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Preview: Donald Glover @ The Fillmore

Preview: Donald Glover @ The Fillmore

Just two years after going viral with his YouTube comedy sketches while attending NYU, Donald Glover has his own network television and a national tour the stops at the Fillmore next month. There have been no days off for the 26-year-old comedian, who landed a…

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Event: A Bacchanal at SFMOMA

Event: A Bacchanal at SFMOMA

SFMOMA is hosting a bacchanal tonight. Well, at least something along those lines. To celebrate their exhibit “How Wine Became Modern” (closing April 17th), the museum is hosting a wine-themed party. There’ll be wine, food, art and a literary event to follow with Pop-Up Magazine….

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Q&A: Pam the Funkstress

Q&A: Pam the Funkstress

Pam the Funkstress started DJ’ing in 1988 and later became part of legendary Bay Area hip hop group The Coup. DJ’ing solo, she can be found rocking Bay Area clubs with non-pretentious DJ sets laced with 90s hip-hop classics. She spoke with SF Station in…

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United States Becomes World’s Largest Wine-Consuming Nation

United States Becomes World’s Largest Wine-Consuming Nation

The United States passed France as the world’s largest wine-consuming nation in 2010, with shipments to the U.S. totaling nearly 330 million cases. According to Woodside-based wine consultants Gomberg, Fredrikson & Associates, the estimated retail value of these sales was $30 billion. The Gomberg-Fredrikson Report…

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Week in Photos

Week in Photos

Before your drowned yourself in green beer and buckets of Jameson, take a moment for reflection with our awesome photo galleries from the past week — Simian Mobile Disco, Fetish Ball, 80s Prom party, and more. Click on the image to see the full gallery….

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Radiation Plume Comes to California

Radiation Plume Comes to California

While our thoughts go out to the survivors of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami who are still suffering and are now faced with the fallout of the developing nuclear disaster, many here in California cannot help but also fear the potential risks to us on…

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Album Stream: The Strokes, “Angles”

Album Stream: The Strokes, “Angles”

10 years after dropping the nearly flawless (in this humble blogger’s opinion) Is This It, former kings of the New York garage rock revival The Strokes are back with Angles, their 4th studio album and the first anyone’s heard from them since 2006. First single…

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Defining a Hipster

Defining a Hipster

What exactly is a hipster? Are they defined by where they live in the city (Mission, Lower Haight, the ‘Loin)? By how they dress and look (skin-tight jeans, thrift store finds, dirty, greasy hair)? Or their behavior (smoking, drinking PBR, hanging out in the middle…

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Ebikes = A New Transportation Trend in SF?

Ebikes = A New Transportation Trend in SF?

While many residents in SF do try to be as environmentally-conscious as they can it’s been difficult to get drivers to give up their cars. After all, Muni is a hot mess and just the thought of huffing on a bike up the steep hills…

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