Creators To Watch: Hann Lindahl
art / artist / Local Love / San Francisco / Words.

Creators To Watch: Hann Lindahl

Hann Lindahl is a San Francisco-based artist and intersex activist who creates wonderful short comics about mental health and the intersex experience. Lindahl is a self-proclaimed pink enthusiast and often incorporates it as one of the few, if not only, colors in a piece. Their work is full of evocative emotions and subtle humor, especially their … Continue reading

Chris Farren: See You at the Gig!
artist / Just a word. / music / San Francisco / Words.

Chris Farren: See You at the Gig!

Chris Farren certainly is an interesting character.  He’s a solo artist as well as the lead singer of two different alternative rock bands Antarctigo Vespucci and Fake Problems.  The self-described punk celebrity  has had his own t-shirt design featured on The Tonight Show, and become a social media darling.  He’s the kind of guy that will … Continue reading

A Gesture for VÉRITÉ.
artist / culture / Listen. / music / San Francisco / Shows

A Gesture for VÉRITÉ.

VÉRITÉ creates airy tracks with sparse instrumentations and repetitive lyrics. Her songs are atmospheric and her star is rapidly rising. The enigmatic artist sold out her first ever headlining tour last year, and included festival debuts at SXSW, Lollapalooza and Firefly in her list of achievements. She just dropped her new EP Living and already her singles ‘Constant … Continue reading

Do: Celebrate Ss Records with Ozzie, Lil Bunnies & More in SF
Day Trips / Live Shows / music / Out and About / sacramento / San Francisco / Shows / Things to do

Do: Celebrate Ss Records with Ozzie, Lil Bunnies & More in SF

This weekend, an indie label run on creative obsession celebrates its 15th anniversary in San Francisco. The party for Ss Records, founded in Sacramento, will feature bands like Lil Bunnies, 100 Flowers, Screature, Ozzie, Andy Human & the Reptoids and more Jan. 15-16 at San Francisco’s Hemlock Tavern. “The nature of my record label has never … Continue reading

Go: The Separation of Spines
Listen. / Live Shows / music / San Francisco / Shows

Go: The Separation of Spines

Separate Spines is making the rounds. The Sacramento band plays an eclectic mixture of shoegaze and psychedelia they call ‘throat kick.’ Formed in 2014,  Separate Spines has created over 50 demos and played numerous house parties over the years, honing their craft. Their sound brings to mind acts like Ty Segall and Meatbodies, but with an eerie twist. … Continue reading

Elves in Teslas and Far Off Fjords: Mew at the Fillmore
Live Shows / music / San Francisco / Shows

Elves in Teslas and Far Off Fjords: Mew at the Fillmore

The ten chandeliers and one disco ball of the Fillmore in San Francsico have heard everything. They have heard every sound check, every note, every shouted conversation at the bar when someone tried to conceive how they can charge ten dollars for beer and four for water. Yet the choral swellings and perfect percussion of … Continue reading

Go Get Lost in this Elliott Smith Tribute.
Live Shows / music / San Francisco / Words.

Go Get Lost in this Elliott Smith Tribute.

What began as an impromptu backstage duet has resulted in an incredible Elliott Smith cover album that breathes new life into the late musician’s work. In March, the album Seth Avett & Jessica Lea Mayfield Sing Elliott Smith was released after nearly three years of collaboration. In 2011, Mayfield was opening for Avett’s band, The … Continue reading

“Take the DIY Approach and Learn Along the Way”: Filmmaker Scott Crawford Discusses Salad Days
artist / culture / D.I.Y. / music / Out and About / San Francisco

“Take the DIY Approach and Learn Along the Way”: Filmmaker Scott Crawford Discusses Salad Days

Bad Brains. Teen Idles. Void. Minor Threat. Youth Brigade. Iron Cross. S.O.A. Government Issue. What do these bands have in common? They are all from Washington, D.C., and part of one of the first Do It Yourself movements in American music. The nation’s capital produced some of the most influential hardcore punk bands in the … Continue reading

Con Stalks San Francisco.
culture / Out and About / San Francisco / Words.

Con Stalks San Francisco.

Last weekend people and zombies alike, gathered in the Bay Area for an awesome star packed weekend at the Walker Stalker Convention in San Francisco. The event was sold out. There were celebrity guests signing autographs, doing photo ops and panels. It was not difficult to see a familiar face. Celebrity guests included many actors from the popular television shows including “The … Continue reading

SF’s Carnaval Brings the Party to the Mission
art / culture / sacramento / San Francisco / Words.

SF’s Carnaval Brings the Party to the Mission

Waves of color swept through the Mission District Sunday during the Carnaval San Francisco Grand Parade. Thousands of spectators joined in the celebration as ornately costumed dancers, performing musicians, and decked-out cars brought noise and life to the streets. The Grand Parade is the culminating event for the two-day Carnaval festival that celebrated its 36th year … Continue reading

The magic of making music with the Pixies.
Just a word. / music / Rendezvous / San Francisco / Shows

The magic of making music with the Pixies.

The Pixies are one of the most influential bands to have come out in the last 30 years.  Black (Charles) Francis (vocals/guitar), David Lovering (drums), Joey Santiago (guitar), and Kim Deal (vocals/bass) formed the band in 1986 and the music scene has never quite been the same since. The now overused term “indie rock” sprouted from … Continue reading