SF IndieFest: Less Adolescent

Less Adolescent, an Australian coming-of-age film featured in this year’s SF Indiefest, centers around the ripples caused by the death of an 18-year-old’s (Emmanuel’s) mother….

TweetBeatSF: Broadcast And Atlas Sound At Great American

All photos: Adam David Cole for the Appeal Deerhunter frontman and prolific neo-psych darling Bradford Cox performed last night as Atlas Sound — his mellower,…

TweetBeatSF: Dead Man’s Bones

All photos: Adam David Cole for the Appeal. Ryan Gosling and BFF Zach Shields performed tonight at Bimbo’s 365 Club as Dead Man’s Bones –…

TweetBeatSF: Budget Rock 8

All photos: Adam David Cole for the Appeal. Budget Rock flexed its lo-fi, cacophonous muscles last night for its eighth annual edition at Bottom of…

DocFest: The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia

MTV shouldn’t make documentaries. It already makes something distantly related to documentaries in the meaningless scripted horseshit it passes off as “Reality TV.” So it…

First Take: Burger Bar

All photos: Adam David Cole for the Appeal. The Rossini, a $60 burger with kobe beef, foie gras, and shaved truffles, may seem like an…

First Take: Zog’s Dogs

All photos: Adam Cole. In a city boasting such a wide range of culinary delights, you wouldn’t expect many bases to be left uncovered. Not…

First Take: District 5

All photos: Adam David Cole. District 5 – the new Divisidero Corridor grub spot occupying the space left by now-defunct Metro Kathmandu – is the…

Frameline Film Fest: Patrik, Age 1,5

Wondering why Patrik, Age 1.5, a Frameline33 Centerpiece film from Swedish director and writer Ella Lemhagen, left a smile on your face as you walked…

First Take: 54 Mint

First Take: 54 Mint

The owners of 54 Mint, the NKOTB at Mint Plaza opening in the former El Balazo space this week, are trying not to draw a…