Skip to Navigation Skip to Content

Arts + Culture

The End Has a Start

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Brooding indie rockers and 2006 Mercury Prize nominees Editors brought their brand of dark post-punk to the Fillmore on Thursday, September 20. New wave indie kids Ra Ra Riot and Scottish rock outfit Biffy Clyro opened the bill.


Happy Rocktober

Although Austin, Texas has rightfully earned the title of being the live music capital of the world–thanks to the diverse array of artists that grace the numerous local venues seven nights a week. From punk rock to bluegrass, Austin has it covered. But this month, the SF live music scene can boast a formidable lineup that definitely rivals that ... ahem … little Texas town. Whether you like to dance, or like to rock, there’s at least one, or two, or 12 live shows this month that are sure to please. Here are some highlights of SF’s mucho music month that I’m not afraid to call Rocktober.


Soul Sensation

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Oakland's own soul siren Keyshia Cole played tracks, like the ubiquitous hit single "Let it Go," off of her latest album Just Like You for the packed crowd at Mezzanine on Friday, September 7. Saucy R&B crooner Bobby Valentino opened the show with a sultry set that drove the ladies wild.


Surprise Party

photography by Stefanie Michejda

Perry Farrell Perry Farrell Perry Farrell

Grizzly Band

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Brooklyn-based experimental indie rock foursome Grizzly Bear pleased fans at Mezzanine on Saturday, September 15. San Francisco's own Mini Pop started off  the night with their brand of soothing synth-pop.


Hayley's Sonic Eccentrics Playlist

PJ Harvey
courtesy of PJ Harvey

Due to copyright issues, some songs on this playlist may be reduced to 30-second samples. For the full-length tracks check out our 7x7 imeem page.

Dance to the Underground

Moving Units

Moving Units
Hexes for Exes
Metropolis Records
(Out October 9)
Daily Newsletters

Essential SF knowledge in your inbox

Subscribe to 7x7
Give a Gift