Pachanga Noche: Benefit for Buena Vista/Horace Mann Public School

Be true to your school.  That was the name of a corny Beach Boys song from the '60s, but today it could become a rallying cry for the nation's tragically underfunded public school system.  As public school districts around the country are coping with government ineptitude and encroaching privatization under the guise of charter schools, it's nice to witness a glimmer of hope provided by the local community. In this case, such hope comes in the form of a benefit concert this Sunday at The Chapel to support San Francisco's oldest Spanish immersion elementary school, Buena Vista/Horace Mann.  With the [...]

Get to Know Papa Bear & The Easy Love

Aaron Glass, aka "Papa Bear", may be a bit of a dying breed. As the barefooted frontman of his folk group Papa Bear & The Easy Love, Glass leads the band with an impossibly happy grin and joyful energy, ending every show with a singalong version of his song "I'm For Today”. Glass is currently living in a massive artist collective/community in the Lower Haight, where he says "We're a big ol' family that likes to have a good time, and I personally feel like we're all working towards helping people see the world in a more vibrant way." In [...]

Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Marissa Nadler, Joseph Childress, and more

Marissa Nadler Photo: Courtney Brooke Hall To enter any contest, email with the name of the band and date of the show you’re entering for in the subject line and your full name and email address in the body of the email. A winner will be selected at random and notified via email. Wednesday, February 19th Marissa Nadler, Donovan Quinn @ The Chapel 8pm, $15, all ages. Buy advance tickets here. Thursday, February 20th Public Service Broadcasting, Kiev @ Slim's 8pm, $13, all ages. Buy advance tickets here. Friday, February 21st R. Stevie Moore, The Memories, Seventeen Evergreen @ [...]

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