We Built This City

Broadcasting live from "Little Switzerland," San Francisco. Twitter @TheRealWBTC. E-mail me here. An explanation of the title here. My other blog: The Sutro Tower Fan Club. And no, he's not a greyhound, he's a whippet named Chase (Rocket passed away in March). PLEASE DON'T message me on Tumblr, I don't check those. Yes, it's a real tattoo.
WHOSAGOODOG! Outside Canyon Market

WHOSAGOODOG! Outside Canyon Market

Mission Street piñatas

Upcoming Shows

So much good stuff coming up! Personally, I’m most excited to see Ought and Ex-Hex. The latter were one of the top 3 bands I saw at South by Southwest this year, and are headed by Mary Timony (of Wild Flag). They were so awesome that we had to catch TWO of their sets (which is really saying something, when you’re trying to see 50+ bands over the course of 4 days!).

July 25 - Titan Ups at the Chapel
July 26 - Jonathan Rice at the Chapel
July 27 - The Clientele at the Chapel
July 28 - Wolfmother at the Fillmore
July 29 - Hundred Waters w/Pure Bathing Culture at the Independent

Aug. 1 - Xiu Xiu at the Bottom of the Hill
Aug. 1 - Real Estate at the Fillmore
Aug. 2 - Echo & The Bunnymen at the Regency Ballroom
Aug. 2 - Hamilton Leithauser at the Chapel
Aug. 5 - Clap Your Hands Say Yeah at the Independent
Aug. 6 - Phosphorescent at the Independent
Aug. 7 - Mikal Cronin at the Independent
Aug. 8 - Death Cab for Cutie w/John Vanderslice at the Independent
Aug. 8 - Polkacide at the Bottom of the Hill
Aug. 8 - Crocodiles at the Chapel
Aug. 9 - The Killers at the Independent
Aug. 10 - Deer Tick at the Rickshaw Stop
Aug. 12 - The Coathangers w/White Fang at the Rickshaw Stop
Aug. 16-18 - Built to Spill at Slim’s
Aug. 18 - Man Man at the Chapel
Aug. 19 - Fucked Up at the Independent
Aug. 19 - Helio Sequence w/Liam Finn at the Chapel
Aug. 19 - Fucked Up at the Independent
Aug. 20 - Boris at the Independent
Aug. 20-21 - Murder City Devils at the Great American Music Hall
Aug. 24 - Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks at the Great American Music Hall
Aug. 25 - Slint (really? OK) at the Fillmore
Aug. 26 - The Rosebuds at the Independent
Aug. 27 - The Presidents of the United States of America at Slim’s
Aug. 27 - Mount Kimbie at the Chapel
Aug. 29 - Mission of Burma at the Independent
Aug. 30 - Birdmonster at the Bottom of the Hill
Aug. 30 - Whirr at the Rickshaw Stop

Sept. 5 - Film School at the Bottom of the Hill
Sept. 6 - Beth Orton at the Fillmore
Sept. 8 - The Baseball Project at the Chapel
Sept. 8-9 - Swans w/Carla Bozulich at the Independent
Sept. 10 - Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars at the Independent
Sept. 12 - Owen Pallett at the Great American Music Hall
Sept. 19 - Kaiser Chiefs at the Regency Ballroom
Sept. 20 - Son Lux at the Independent
Sept. 23 - Kopecky Family Band at the Independent
Sept. 26 - Bob Mould w/Cymbals Eat Guitars at the Fillmore
Sept. 27 - The Dodos at the Chapel

Oct. 3 - Slow Club at the Rickshaw Stop
Oct. 3 - Twin Shadow at the Regency Ballroom
Oct. 4 - Ought at the Bottom of the Hill
Oct. 5 - Bishop Allen at the Rickshaw Stop
Oct. 5 - Bombay Bicycle Club at the Warfield
Oct. 5 - The War on Drugs at the Fillmore
Oct. 6 - The Drums at the Great American Music Hall
Oct. 7 - Thurston Moore w/Sebadoh at the Great American Music Hall
Oct. 9 - Sondre Lerche at the Independent
Oct. 9 - White Fence at the Rickshaw Stop
Oct. 10 - Fink at the Independent
Oct. 10 - Calle 13 at the Warfield
Oct. 10 - Shonen Knife at the Bottom of the Hill
Oct. 11 - Pomplamoose at the Fillmore
Oct. 14 - Ex-Hex at the Rickshaw Stop
Oct. 14-15 - Of Montreal at the Great American Music Hall
Oct. 15 - Rubblebucket at the Independent
Oct. 24 - Tennis at the Great American Music Hall
Oct. 25 - Delta Spirit at the Fillmore
Oct. 27 - Tinariwen at the Chapel
Oct. 27 - Rural Alberta Advantage at the Independent
Oct. 29 - The Kills at the Fillmore

Nov. 10 - The Pyschedelic Furs w/The Lemonheads at the Fillmore
Nov. 11 - Mac DeMarco at the Fillmore
Nov. 11 - Blonde Redhead at the Regency Ballroom
Nov. 13 - Generationals at the Chapel
Nov. 15 - J Mascis w/Luluc at the Independent
Nov. 17 - Death from Above 1979 at the Independent

Dolores Park Saturday afternoon

Dolores Park Saturday afternoon

The 16th Ave. mosaic staircase in Golden Gate Heights (2 of 2)

The 16th Ave. mosaic staircase in Golden Gate Heights (1 of 2)

Foreign Cinema, where even the ice cubes are fancy enough to merit a photograph. Thanks to SB for a delicious brunch!

It’s worth driving all the way out to the end of Sloat just to see this guy

It’s worth driving all the way out to the end of Sloat just to see this guy

Fishing off the cliffs at Land’s End. I’m surprised you can catch anything from up there!

Fishing off the cliffs at Land’s End. I’m surprised you can catch anything from up there!

Poofball flowers at Land’s End

Land’s End lookout point

Land’s End lookout point

Artist restoring his vandalized Clarion Alley mural with a new design

Cliff House through the cypress grove

Cliff House through the cypress grove

Sutro Baths panoramas, 3 of 3

Sutro Baths panoramas, 3 of 3

Sutro Baths panoramas, 2 of 3

Sutro Baths panoramas, 2 of 3