Mariecar Mendoza, SF Chronicle

Mariecar Mendoza

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San Francisco, CA, United States

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Past articles by Mariecar:

Exclusive: Bay Area rapper Too Short stands by Dave Chappelle amid Netflix controversy

The often raunchy East Bay MC believes comedians like Chappelle 'are supposed to embarrass us. They are supposed to shine light on our shortcomings.' → Read More

The Strokes mock San Francisco laws during Outside Lands headlining set

Frontman Julian Casablancas appeared frustrated during the headlining set, taking time to complain about the sound and the city’s strict COVID-19 protocols. → Read More

Megan Thee Stallion celebrates body positivity in succinct BottleRock set

The Houston rapper ran through all of her hits for a set that totaled about 50 minutes despite being billed for 90. → Read More

Guy Fieri and ‘Top Chef’ Voltaggio brothers honor first responders during BottleRock

As the Caldor Fire continued to burn near Lake Tahoe… → Read More

Miley Cyrus parties with wine-drunk fans at BottleRock: ‘This is the true definition of Heaven’

In her second concert appearance since the pandemic began, she told fans, “If you want to see my titties, you gotta buy tickets to my tour.” → Read More

Foo Fighter Dave Grohl and chef Jose Andres share shots and caviar at BottleRock

Dave Grohl and Chef Jose Andres on the Williams Sonoma Culinary Stage at BottleRock in Napa, CA on September 5, 2021. Photo: Dana Jacobs / Special to The Chronicle Celebrity chef Jose Andres and Foo Fighter frontman Dave Grohl put on a rocking set on the last day of BottleRock Napa Valley that was so out of control Grohl warned fans that he may not be able to make his headlining set tonight.… → Read More

BottleRock Napa Valley offers buzz to keep year’s bummers at bay

In addition to a lineup of top musical acts, the first major festival since the start of the pandemic offered culinary demonstrations, VIP lounges and a full-service spa. → Read More

G-Eazy joyfully returns to stage for BottleRock 2021, takes time to call his mom

The East Bay-bred rapper debuted new music from his forthcoming album “These Things Happen Too.” → Read More

G-Eazy and Ayesha Curry play beer pong, FaceTime Steph at BottleRock festival

The appearance was just an appetizer to G-Eazy’s headlining set, where he said he plans to perform new music from his highly-anticipated new album. → Read More

Bay Area arts are back with live performances. Is it too soon?

Three Chronicle arts critics and Senior Arts and Entertainment Editor Mariecar Mendoza debate the ethics of covering live events in the COVID era. → Read More

Inside Lands: How to experience Outside Lands 2020 at home

Everything you need to know about Inside Lands, the virtual replacement of this year's in-person Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival. → Read More

Inside Lands 2020 drops schedule, adding Rafael Casal and revealing new live sets on lineup

There will also be a live 'Ask Me Anything' segment with festival producers where fans can learn more about plans for Outside Lands 2021 and more. → Read More

A perfect love story has nothing to do with perfection

Maybe I’m still in that honeymoon phase, but it feels amazing to… → Read More

Dave Chappelle announces two new shows at Punch Line SF

Dave Chappelle is coming back to the Punch Line, and fans need to… → Read More

CupcakKe brings shock and awe to Outside Lands

Proving that Outside Lands still has some edge, Chicago rapper CupcakKe surprised festivalgoers on Saturday, Aug. 10, with a downright nasty set in Hellman Hollow. Starting off hot with her song 'Vagina' — which include lyrics that strung together words like 'slurp,' 'wet' and 'smack' — she attracted many passing by to run over to the Panhandle stage to join... → Read More

Clusterfest 2019: ‘SNL’ alum Tim Meadows, ‘The Office’ stars among guests for Improv Clusterjam

So Tim Meadows, David Koechner and “The Office” stars Oscar Nuñez and Creed Bratton walk into a club. What happens next is anyone’s guess. The comedians are among the special guests announced for the Improv Clusterjam, scheduled for 3:45 p.m. Saturday, June 22, as part of the third annual Comedy Central Presents Clusterfest. Meadows (“Mean Girls,” “Saturday Night Live”), Koechner... → Read More

BottleRock crowds flock to Thomas Keller’s $60 bucket of chicken

Dozens of hungry BottleRock Napa Valley festivalgoers have been lining up all weekend for Thomas Keller’s famed Ad Hoc buttermilk fried chicken. While the James Beard Award-winning chef’s food isn’t new to the Napa music festival, this year is the first time Ad Hoc has offered a bucket full of the moist yet crispy fried chicken with a sprinkling of... → Read More

‘Game of Thrones’ star to spin at BottleRock Porta-Party

DJ Kristian Nairn, the actor who plays Hodor on “Game of Thrones” is scheduled to perform at BottleRock Napa Valley. Photo: Daniel E. Porter, The Chronicle There’s no party like a Porta-Potty party, because a Porta-Potty party is … weird. But that’s the point. Monkey Shoulder whisky is hosting Porta-Party, a “speakeasy”-like activation at BottleRock Napa Valley that will feature sets by six… → Read More

Songs for the moonstruck: A soundtrack to the 2019 lunar eclipse

Dance in the moonlight with The Chronicle's lunar eclipse-inspired playlist. From David Bowie, Van Morrison and Joni Mitchell to Grimes, Kid Cudi and Frank Ocean, tune into this eclectic mix of songs during this year's special night sky event. The super wolf blood moon will be visible in the Bay Area on Sunday, Jan. 20, astronomers say, but cloud cover... → Read More

Jon Stewart sounds off on state of the union at Clusterfest

Jon Stewart has come to slay the dragon, and he plans to do it during his first stand-up set on the West Coast in 15 years during the last night of Clusterfest in San Francisco. "It ends here," Stewart declared, dramatically pausing as the crowd that filled the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium roared in laughter and applause. The dragon in question, of course, is President Trump, who was the butt of… → Read More