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"Rock N Roll" Opens at ACT: A User's Guide

Summer Serafin in the opening scene of Rock 'N' Roll (photo by Kevin Berne, courtesy of ACT)

Treasure Island is Back

With the last gasps of summer upon us, the Treasure Island Music Festival promises to close out the season with a bang.   The festival's sure to draw out hipsters near and far with its legendary ferris wheel (the tallest in California), breathtaking bay views and out-of-this world lineup.  And the weatherman says no fog.

We’ve got an office debate raging about which day is better.  Help us settle the score.  And check back over the weekend for our live video coverage of the festival.

photo by Stefanie Michejda

SF's Native Elements

San Francisco is home to one of the most noted bands in the Bay Area reggae scene. Native Elements is a talented collective of both musicians and vocalists blending together R&B, soul, and dub, creating a cohesive unique sound. You might have seen them at SF's Reggae in the Park, Humbolt's Reggae on the River, or at the Monterey Bay ReggaeFest - you can catch them in full force monthly at Pier 23.

Check out Native Elements live at Pier 23 Saturday, September 27th at 10 pm.

Tiger Army at the Fillmore

The Bay Area welcomes home Tiger Army on September 21 at the Fillmore with  The War Tapes and so should you...

!!! (Chk Chk Chk) at the Independent

Photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

As usual, Nic Offer of !!! (Chk Chk Chk) brought a packed audience with his wild dance moves on Wednesday, August 27, at the Independent. The eight-member ensemble had the crowd singing and shaking right along with them. Sugar and Gold opened the show.

Slow Food Rocks, August 30 2008

Photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Check out photos from Slow Food Rocks.  For our on-the-ground coverage from Slow Food Nation, click here.

Couldn't Get Tickets to the Beck Show?

It's quite possible that half of San Francisco was on the TicketWeb website last night at 5:00, trying to capitalize on the out-of-the-blue announcement that Beck will be playing The Independent this Saturday. Page didn't load for ya?  Message said it was sold out?  Console yourself by buying tickets to some other shows.  At the Independent, there's Lee "Scratch" Perry (on the heels of his new album, Repentance) and Heavyweight Dub Champion tonight and tomorrow night. And coming up, there's these...  And as for Beck, yeah, no dice. 

The Metal Master Tour

Showcasing Judas Priest, Heaven & Hell, Motorhead and Bay Area's Testament.

Sunday, August 31st
Shoreline Amphitheatre
On sale now at

Outside Lands Videos: Part 2

Wilco / Video by Jason Jurgens

Radiohead at Outside Lands

Photography by Stefanie Michejda

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