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Jul 9, 2014

Is San Francisco Doomed?

When Hannah Lew, longtime San Francisco musician and leader of the band Cold Beat — whose excellent debut album, Over Me, was released yesterday...
Jul 2, 2014

Sam Smith

Sam Smith's 2012 collaboration with British electronic music duo Disclosure, "Latch," caught the eye of Capitol Records president Nick Raphael (who signed him), and...
Jun 25, 2014

How to Dress Well

In 2009, when Tom Krell began releasing mixtapes of lo-fi, abstract, sentimental slow jams under the moniker How to Dress Well, he helped usher...
Jun 25, 2014

Confusion Reigns Over Oakland Urban Gardens

Diane Williams and a few of her neighbors in her Fruitvale neighborhood decided they had to do something about at an empty lot that...
Jun 17, 2014

Big Freedia

After Miley Cyrus attempted to twerk during her performance at MTV's Video Music Awards last year, she became much of Middle America's dubious ambassador...
Jun 11, 2014

The Hive Breathes New Life Into Uptown

In early February, Signature Development Group welcomed its first tenant to the Hive, an office, retail, and housing development project on Broadway between 23rd...
Jun 11, 2014

Brass Magic: The Hardest-Working Horn Dance Band in the East Bay

At a recent performance of Brass Magic during its Tuesday-night residency at Madrone Art Bar in San Francisco, about fifteen people out of a...
Jun 3, 2014

Oakland Slow to Okay More Public Urban Gardens

In the past decade, many cities throughout the nation have embraced urban agriculture in large part because many Americans lack access to healthy food....