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Hot Video : "Slowdance" by Matthew Dear

Hot Video : "Slowdance" by Matthew Dear

Almost a year after the release of his new album, Matthew Dear has finally released a video for the single “Slowdance.” A haunting piece directed by Charles Bergquist, this video transforms Dear’s minimalstic melodies into images resonating with romanticism. Shot in black and white, the…

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One Night Stand, Anyone?

One Night Stand, Anyone?

Whether the phrase “one night stand” means a night full of romance or kink, a new art opening seeks to challenge your preconceptions, tickle your curiosity and stoke the fires of sensual possibility. Danielle Steele, the prolific author of over 100 novels, non-fiction books and…

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SF City Attorney, Officials to Fight Crisis Pregnancy Centers

SF City Attorney, Officials to Fight Crisis Pregnancy Centers

San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera has announced possible legal action over what he calls “deceptive advertising” by some of the city’s crisis pregnancy centers. Herrera said that marketing from the First Resort facility in San Francisco is “nothing short of egregious.” He said the…

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Preview: Two Nights of Funk Ark

Preview: Two Nights of Funk Ark

Washington, DC’s eight-piece afrobeat ensemble The Funk Ark comes through the Bay Area this week while celebrating the release of their new album From the Rooftops. Led by keyboardist and singer Will Rast, a friend of local favorites Thievery Corporation, the group’s 1960s and 70s African…

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Fewer Tickets Dished Out By SF Cops

Fewer Tickets Dished Out By SF Cops

The San Francisco Police Department reports that the number of traffic citations they doled out is down 18 percent from last year and tickets handed out by traffic cops has dropped 44 percent from a year ago. According to the San Francisco Examiner, a lot…

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Death of California Resident Linked to Salmonella Outbreak

Death of California Resident Linked to Salmonella Outbreak

Government officials are scrambling to find the source of a salmonella outbreak which is likely linked to ground turkey. 76 people in 26 states have been sickened by the strain and California health officials said one person has died in Sacramento County. (UPDATE as of…

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Outside Lands Summer Pairing IV

Outside Lands Summer Pairing IV

The fourth and final event in the Outside Lands Summer Pairing Series is taking place this Sunday from 3-6PM in the heart of North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto.” You might remember the previous summer pairing up in Napa Valley a few weeks back–a truly raucous affair….

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Video: Best Coast, "Our Deal"

Video: Best Coast, "Our Deal"

It’s Maebe Funke, iCarly, and JGL’s precocious kid sister from 500 Days of Summer vs. Troy from Community and the 2011 teen wolf in the Drew Barrymore-directed video for “Our Deal.” After you get past the crazy cast, you’ll want to watch this one a…

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Wake for Santa John

Wake for Santa John

Irish bar Lefty O’Doul’s will be hosting a wake for John Toomey, the well-loved character who served as Santa Claus at Macy’s Union Square for twenty years until he was infamously fired last December for telling some uptight adults a semi-baudy joke. Toomey, 69, passed…

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Event: Cowgirl Creamery Dinner

Event: Cowgirl Creamery Dinner

Yee-haw! Get out your cowgirl hats because it’s time for a feast inspired by the delicious cheeses of Cowgirl Creamery. 18 Reasons is hosting a multi-course producer dinner, to be prepared by Linh Phu, this month in honor of the cheesery. On hand will also…

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Events: Four Chefs Battle for Charity

Events: Four Chefs Battle for Charity

Think of it as Iron Chef San Francisco if you will; four chefs competing in teams of two, a list of secret ingredients, a live audience and $20,000 going to the winner’s charity. That what lies ahead for the participants in the Illy Chef Challenge…

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New Track: M83 "Midnight City"

New Track: M83 "Midnight City"

French electronic act M83 has returned to the electro-rock scene with an epic new track entitled “Midnight City.” It’s gripping and noisy with layers of percussion, keyboard and an unexpected saxophone wail that gives the song an 80’s throwback feel. It’s the first release from…

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