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  • MP3 of the Day: El Perro del Mar

    published Dec 31, 2008

    Happy New Year! Ok, so chances are you're gonna hear some version of "Auld Lang Syne" at some point today, so why not hear a frosty-sweet version by Swedish pop chanteuse El Perro del Mar? Her kid-gl... More >>

  • New Music Talk Show Airs This Weekend

    published Dec 31, 2008

    Hey music geeks -- get your stereos prepped. Local public radio station KALW (91.7) will start airing Sound Options, a music talk show with critic debates and artist interviews, every Sunday at 2 p.m... More >>

  • Last Night: Butthole Surfers at the Fillmore

    published Dec 31, 2008

    Butthole SurfersTuesday, Dec. 30, 2008The FillmoreWords by Jennifer  Maerz, photos by Scott CarisBetter than: Taking enough acid to visualize an x-ray of a girl passing gas.The hippie geezers may... More >>

  • Trashcanfrancisco New Years Bash Lasts Four Days Long

    published Dec 30, 2008

    (Rock n Roll Adventure Kids)If New Year's Eve never lasts long enough for your debaucherous lifestyle, you may want to consider moving to Trashcanfrancisco for a couple days, starting tomorrow, Dec. ... More >>

  • MP3 of the Day: Heartless Bastards

    published Dec 30, 2008

    The iPod shuffle is the greatest invention ever -- especially for bringing oldies but goodies back up from the depths of your music collection. Case in point: Walking to work yesterday the Heartless ... More >>

  • Forest City Rockers Get With Thee Oh Sees

    published Dec 29, 2008

    The Forest City Rockers - Episode 2 from Eighty Four Films on Vimeo. Local artist Jay Howell just scribbled out an awesome new cartoon, "420 Friendly," the latest in his ongoing Forest City Rockers ... More >>

  • MP3 of the Day: Black Lips

    published Dec 29, 2008

    As 2008 has heads toward its big finale, those Atlanta punks the Black Lips have the perfect soundtrack for trading last year's sins for a whole new batch of vices. "Starting Over" is the first song ... More >>

  • Hey DJ! Friday Q&A: Djunya

    published Dec 26, 2008

     San Francisco loves its dubstep DJs. The drum 'n' bass scene that packed the clubs a decade back is bringing out fans of the heavy beat at dubstep nights like Narco.Hz. Djunya spins there among ... More >>

  • Tonight: Tormenta Tropical's 1-Year Anniversary

    published Dec 19, 2008

    Local DJs Disco Shawn (left) and DJ Oro11 have spent the past year bringing a bit of Buenos Aires to San Francisco. They're the masterminds behind the regular Tormenta Tropical club night, which mixe... More >>

  • MP3 (Er, Video) of the Day: Nobunny

    published Dec 19, 2008

    Thanks to clubs editor John Graham for this tip: Nobunny not only has a great two-minute slab of anxious garage punk in the song "BoneYard," the band also has a killer animated video of a reckless r... More >>

  • Hey DJ! Friday Q&A: WaltDigz

    published Dec 19, 2008

    WaltDigz has to be one of the busiest local DJs around. On Wednesday nights he's spinning at Lil Baobab. If it's Thursday, check him out at Mojito's. Looking to dance on the last Friday of the month? ... More >>

  • Photo Exhibit Features the Beatles in India

    published Dec 18, 2008

    Beatles fans should head over to the San Francisco Art Exhange before the end of the month to check out photographer Paul Saltzman's exhibit of the band on their historic Indian sojourn 40 years ago.... More >>

  • MP3 of the Day: Yeah Yeah Yeahs

    published Dec 18, 2008

    Sick of holiday songs yet?  Come on, there's so many good ones out there. Here's another one, today from Yeah Yeah Yeahs, who just want their lovers to be near this Christmas. Listen along to "A... More >>

  • Last Night: The 2008 'Stashe Bash

    published Dec 18, 2008

    (Pictured: 'Stashe Bash big winner Chappy (left) in a mustache 'o war with G-Money. Click here for a full slideshow.)The 2008 'Stashe BashWednesday, Dec. 17, 2008Rickshaw StopWords by Jennifer Maerz, ... More >>

  • Warhol Music Exhibit Hits SF in Feb

    published Dec 17, 2008

    (Andy Warhol, Debbie Harry, 1980, acrylic and silkscreen ink on linen. The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh.)The de Young Museum continues its streak of featuring big names in pop culture with an extens... More >>

  • MP3 of the Day: Weezer

    published Dec 17, 2008

    I've got holidays on the brain this week. Only two more days behind a desk and then I'm on an airplane to Portland, where they have real snow -- not this hail shit that just pretends to coat the city ... More >>

  • Future of Outside Lands Uncertain

    published Dec 16, 2008

    (Outside Lands 2008)In today's edition of the Examiner, Ken Garcia wrote an interesting piece on the "Inside Drama Behind Outside Lands." According to Garcia's article, there's a power struggle inside... More >>

  • MP3 of the Day: Wooden Shjips X-Mas

    published Dec 16, 2008

    Yesterday I mentioned that Wooden Shjips recorded two covers of holiday songs ("O Tannenbaum" and "Auld Lang Syne") on one cassingle and were selling these hotcakes to raise money for charity. Well lo... More >>

  • MP3 of the Day: Pink Floyd's Christmas

    published Dec 15, 2008

    Keeping with today's Christmas-themed music posts, the MP3 of the day is a mess of an X-mas song from Pink Floyd. According to "Raised on Indie" which hosts a version of "Pink Floyd -- Merry Chistmas... More >>

  • Merry Drone-Mas With Wooden Shjips

    published Dec 15, 2008

    Tis the season for everybody and their brother's band to record a Christmas song, but perhaps the most interesting news of a holiday jingle comes from Wooden Shjips HQ. According to Aquarius' latest ... More >>

  • A Golden Girls X-Mas

    published Dec 15, 2008

    Forget The Nutcracker. Nothing says Christmas in San Francisco like a bunch of wickedly funny drag queens acting out episodes of The Golden Girls. I'm referring, of course, to Trannyshack's latest se... More >>

  • A Charlie Brown Ad Agency X-Mas

    published Dec 13, 2008

    Love Mad Men, but have a soft spot for A Charlie Brown Christmas? This excellent "remix" of the old cartoon favorite -- into a bunch of bitter, bickering, advertising execs--is hilarious. PS:"Son of a... More >>

  • Electro-Stupidity: Jizzing with SNL

    published Dec 12, 2008

    Ok, so this one isn't for viewing in an office (unless of course you work somewhere that's cool about premature ejaculation jokes), but the new video from comedy clan The Lonely Island is pretty funny... More >>

  • MP3 of the Day: Feeling Misanthropic With Nothing People

    published Dec 12, 2008

    Have you been spending a little too much time around other people this holiday season? Is party-hopping in bars and jamming in next to strangers on Muni driving you into Travis Bickle territory? Do y... More >>

  • Hey DJ! Friday Q&A: DJ Juju

    published Dec 12, 2008

    Columbian DJ/producer Juju has been behind the decks since 1992, when he got a taste for his future career by spinning dub, reggae, and dancehall (genres that still make their way into his sets). He... More >>

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