Bill Kopp

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Rock of Ages: The Sex Pistols, Punk Pioneers, Played Final Show Ever in San Francisco

After a disastrous tour, Johnny Rotten, Sid Vicious, et al. played Bill Graham’s famed Winterland concert hall on January 14, 1978. They never took the stage again.

This Weekend: Psychedelic Roller Skating, Red Chamber Opera, Barack Obama and Nina Simone

Plus, the worldly sounds of Sofi Tukker, the Frameline Film Festival and two exhibitions of the late San Francisco Filipino artist, Carlo Villa.

This Weekend: Pride, Juneteenth, Castro Theatre’s 100th and More

The weekend is, once again, nigh. Do you know what you’re doing? Given that June marks the beginning of summer it’s becoming increasingly challenging to figure out how to spend our precious weekends here at The Standard

This Weekend: NBA Finals Come to SF, Women of Hip-Hop and a Silent Disco at Ocean Beach

Plus, Oasis unveils a new mural honoring LGBTQ+ figures, flamenco dancer Siudy Garrido comes to YBCA and Juice bring their eclectic sound to Brick and Mortar.

This Weekend: Air Guitar Championships, ‘Wait Wait’ Live, Carnaval and ‘Stranger Things’

Plus, San Francisco punk pioneers Flipper play the Great American, SF DocFest kicks off with a documentary co-directed by Jeff Adachi and more.

Metallica Fell in Love with San Francisco. Then they Made Thrash Metal a New Kind of Art.

In 1982, Metallica moved their fledgling band from L.A. to the Bay Area. They would go on to change the face of popular music.