Nightlife & Music

Ben Gibbard (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Coachella)

Ben Gibbard Joined Onstage By Sun Kil Moon’s Mark Kozelek In San Francisco

Last week, Noise Pop headliner Ben Gibbard broke his hand. However, rather than canceling his opening night show at the renovated Swedish American Music Hall last minute, Gibbard opted for another route: tapping Sun Kil Moon’s Mark Kozelek to accompany him on guitar while he sang.

02/24/2015

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SF Transit Officials And Entertainment Board Members Aim To Improve Late-Night Transportation System

A new report by a whole host of San Francisco nightlife, safety, and transportation officials has found that the current late night public transportation system has been described as extremely inefficient, unreliable, and at times, unsafe.

02/23/2015

Fireplace (credit: STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN/AFP/Getty Images)

Top 5 Bay Area Bars To Cozy Up & Lounge In Front of a Fireplace

There are many great drinking establishments across the Bay Area known for serving up great drinks and for keeping patrons warm with a beckoning fireplace.

02/19/2015

From Left to Right: Geographer (Photo by Mike Deni); Cathedrals (photo by Honeyuck); The New Pornographers (photo by Chris Buck)

The Best, Cheapest, And Most Interesting Events At Noise Pop 2015

The dawn of Noise Pop 2015 is nigh, and their insane calendar will take some time and careful planning to execute.

02/17/2015

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Watch: Oakland Singer Fantastic Negrito Wins NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert Contest

His music was enough to grant him the prize, but upon hearing Dphrepaulezz’s story, he seems all the more deserving.

02/12/2015

Mardi Gras Fat Tuesday (Photo by Cheryl Gerber/Getty Images)

South Bay ‘Must-Go’ Mardi Gras Celebrations!

Recover from Valentine’s Day and head straight into Mardi Gras. It’s a busy time of year with Mardi Gras falling on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 and Lunar New Year commencing just two days later. Costume masks and beads at the ready, it’s not too soon to think about where you’ll party and with whom.

02/12/2015

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Killer Tofu: Local Label Father/Daughter Has Real Life Bands Cover Famous Fictional Songs

When press started rolling in for Father/Daughter‘s first Faux Real Compilation last Record Store Day, label founder Jessi Frick knew she was on to a good thing. Record Store Day’s arbitrary process for selecting exactly what albums get […]

02/11/2015

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Best Valentine’s Day Events For Singles In The Bay Area

Here are five Valentine’s Day suggestions just right for singles and friends.

02/05/2015

Fillmore Jazz Festival

Where To Find The Hottest Jazz In San Francisco

No one can possibly tag ‘the best,’ but we can shout out a few among the threads in the rich tapestry that is the San Francisco jazz scene.

01/29/2015