This archive is frequently updated. Current as of 05/18/18.
Sofi Tukker on ascension to dance pop stardom
Sophie Hawley-Weld and Tucker Halpern may have met at Brown University, but the two act like childhood friends — siblings even.
Preoccupations are ready to cast a new shadow
Preoccupations is not a band many would call “comforting.”
I’m With Her deliver folk through the prism of harmony
I’m With Her began on a whim — and well before Hillary Clinton adopted the phrase for her 2016 presidential campaign.
Kristina Esfandiari’s path to King Woman was a painful one
Kristina Esfandiari has lived many lives in her 30 years.
Ian Parton of the Go! Team wants to talk about melodies
Ian Parton understands that talking about his band usually means discussing the musical chemicals he pours together to create songs.
Sunflower Bean gets a little older, stays wise with ‘Twentytwo in Blue’
The members of Sunflower Bean were barely old enough to vote when they released their acclaimed 2016 debut, “Human Ceremony.”
‘S-Town’ creator Brian Reed on the podcast that changed his life
Every time someone asks Brian Reed to define what “S-Town” is about, the podcast host is placed into a difficult situation.
Wolf Parade re-emerges from the wilds of rock
For a band that spent seven years on the shelf, Wolf Parade is showing no signs of rust.
Christmas is a drag in San Francisco: Best drag shows during the holidays
As sleigh bells ring across San Francisco, Santa Claus may need to shave that beard and find himself some pumps.
Jay-Z protege Vic Mensa brings social consciousness back to hip-hop
In a world full of sound bites and hot takes, Vic Mensa isn’t interested in adding to the noise.
‘Full House’ star, comedian Bob Saget blends crude jokes with a kind heart
The sitcom star and seasoned comic is a sweet soul with a penchant for the profane.
Inside Broken Social Scene’s Kevin Drew
You don’t need a scalpel to see inside Kevin Drew.
Ted Leo channels painful past in ‘The Hanged Man’
For 18 years, Ted Leo has worn his heart on sleeve.
Playful Barnett and Vile to play the Fox after live Hardly Strictly debut
In many ways, “Lotta Sea Lice” is the soundtrack to Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile’s friendship.
Britt Daniel continues to bend Spoon
Discussing Spoon with frontman Britt Daniel is a crash course in the history of rock ’n’ roll.
Comedian Jim Gaffigan on his new special, wife’s brain surgery
Comedian Jim Gaffigan is moving on from his bread and butter — literally.
Mac DeMarco isn’t just along for the ride
Mac DeMarco may no longer need to participate in medical experiments for pocket change, but nine years into his career, the Canadian soft rocker still isn’t taking anything for granted.
Jidenna blazing new path for music, manhood
On his debut album, “The Chief,” Jidenna is out to prove that origin stories aren’t just for superheroes.
Perfume Genius escapes himself on new record
Who is Perfume Genius? According to his driver’s license, he’s 35-year-old Mike Hadreas of Tacoma, Wash. But to his fans, he’s so much more.
Jurassic 5 still going strong after 25 years, performs California roots festival
When Jurassic 5 released its last album, hip-hop was at the dawn of an evolution.
At the Drive-In back with its first record in 17 years
Cedric Bixler-Zavala has promoted many records in his lengthy career, but the anticipation surrounding At the Drive-In’s “in•ter a•li•a” is something else entirely.
Film composer Hans Zimmer brings career-spanning live show to SF
The life of a film composer is largely lived in shadow.
Japandroids put the past behind, find new inspiration
Japandroids guitarist Brian King doesn’t mince words when asked about the expectations that surrounded his band’s latest album, “Near to the Wild Heart of Life.”
Pansy Division defiantly loud and proud 25 years after coming out
A lot has changed since Pansy Division singer and guitarist Jon Ginoli moved to San Francisco in 1989.
Idle, Cleese reunite for ‘Together Again at Last’ tour
Eric Idle is very aware of his mortality. “It’s the last chance to see us,” says the 73-year-old of his upcoming tour with fellow Monty Python member John Cleese. “We’re not dead yet!”
Inside story: Abbi Jacobson’s sly peek into pockets of the famed
We may never know whetherSupreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg likes to blow off steam at her local Dave & Buster’s. For now, we’ll just have to take Abbi Jacobson’s word for it.
Mitski undergoes musical evolution with ‘Puberty 2’
Mitski’s music may not fit neatly into a conventional genre, but fitting in has never been her strong suit.
Jeff Bridges brings his music to Berkeley for benefit concert
For most actors, winning an Oscar might be the crowning triumph of their careers. For Jeff Bridges, it was an opportunity to start a new one.