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  • Track of the Day: Liars Get Insightful

    published Dec 08, 2009

    ​This is the time of year lots of folks get self-reflective, thinking about all the shit they shoulda fixed, tallying up all the ways next year's gonna be different. So it's the perfect season for a... More >>

  • Track of the Day: Dam-Funk Remixes Animal Collective

    published Dec 07, 2009

    ​​I'm still on a high (or, is it that I'm still high) from the Dam-Funk show at Poleng over the weekend, so today's Track of the Day is related to the modern funk maestro. The Los Angeles keytar k... More >>

  • The Punchline Hits Again: Morrissey Cancels Palm Springs Show

    published Dec 07, 2009

    ​For those who thought Morrissey was getting better about canceling his performances, some bad news arrived over the weekend. Marc Hawthorne, the writer who detailed the Moz's most memorable cancell... More >>

  • Last Night: Dam-Funk at Poleng
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    Last Night: Dam-Funk at Poleng

    published Dec 06, 2009

    Dam FunkPoleng LoungeSaturday, Dec. 5, 2009Better than: Any other combination of funk, fog, and deep fried breakfast.It was a little after 10:30 p.m. last night and DJ Pickpocket had her arms full of... More >>

  • Track of the Day: Two Tears (ex-Red Aunts)

    published Dec 04, 2009

    ​Fans of the Red Aunts, The Screws, Beehive and the Barracudas--and, generally, raw, stripped to the bone garage punk--should check out Two Tears. The band is the new project from Kerry Davis, who p... More >>

  • Hey DJ! Friday Q&A: Roost Uno of Lowbrow Sundays, Tipsy Tuesdays
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    Hey DJ! Friday Q&A: Roost Uno of Lowbrow Sundays, Tipsy Tuesdays

    published Dec 04, 2009

    ​Sometimes your set takes so long you've gotta pee your pants. Or so says DJ Roost Uno, who'd rather whiz on his leg than step away from the turntables. Luckily in his six years of keeping the party... More >>

  • 10 Things to Do This Weekend For Under $10

    published Dec 04, 2009

    ​This week is all about local artist holiday bazaars, local rock 'n' roll, and free (non-locally made) Chevy Chase classics. Cheap bastards,  your weekend recommendations below...feel free to a... More >>

  • Video of the Day: Tiger Woods Voicemail Slow Jam Remix

    published Dec 03, 2009

    Pure comic brilliance. Gotta love how quick news becomes parody becomes slow jam. ... More >>

  • Go See Rock Photographer Sandy Kim's Show Tonight @ Ever Gold

    published Dec 03, 2009

    ​With the prevalence of digital cameras, everyone thinks they're a great rock photographer these days. But local gal Sandy Kim takes pretty killer shots of musicians, far removed from the stage sett... More >>

  • Local Grammy Nominees: Green Day, Metallica, Symphony, More

    published Dec 03, 2009

    ​For those who follow the Grammys, we have a couple locals in the running. Nominations were announced today, and the following Bay Area acts are up for little gold statues:Green Day's "21 Guns" got ... More >>

  • Is Your Mom on Facebook? Check Out This Video

    published Dec 02, 2009

    Highlight lyrics: "My mom's on Facebook, destroying my privacy...my life was rated R, now it's PG." Dude, it wouldn't be funny if it wasn't totally true. ... More >>

  • Video of the Day: New Dodos

    published Dec 02, 2009

    In the new clip for "Long Form" from the Dodos, life's a blur of yellow lines and scenes from outside a van window--fields and farms and trees on repeat. ... More >>

  • All-Star Jam Possible at Post-Black Crowes Show Afterparty

    published Dec 02, 2009

    ​I got a call from musician/promoter Jimmy Leslie, who hinted that tonight's Duane Allman tribute show at the Boom Boom Room will be more than your typical covers night. With the Black Crowes show h... More >>

  • Track of the Day: The Art Museums

    published Dec 02, 2009

    ​New York's Woodsist label has released vinyl from a number of eclectic psych- and folk-leaning acts. You can thank the indie label for records by the Fresh & Onlys, Meth Teeth, Real Estate, The... More >>

  • SFPD Returns Laptops to DJ, Party Guest (from The Snitch)
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    SFPD Returns Laptops to DJ, Party Guest (from The Snitch)

    published Dec 01, 2009

    ​Fellow SF Weekly reporter Joe Eskenazi followed up on the story I broke Nov. 16 about problems DJs and partygoers were having with the SFPD seizing laptops and DJ equipment. This morning, Electroni... More >>

  • Video of the Day: New Souls of Mischief Get Artsy

    published Dec 01, 2009

    Oakland's Souls of Mischief crew went the unconventional route for the first single off their new album, Montezuma's Revenge (out today, and produced by Prince Paul and Domino). The debut track, "Pro... More >>

  • Track of the Day: SpongeBob SquarePants' Jerky X-Mas

    published Dec 01, 2009

    ​Normally I'm not a fan of cartoon music, but SpongeBob SquarePants is one of those characters that walks the fine line between kiddie and adult humor. Plus, what can I say, I'm a sucker for funny n... More >>

  • Track of the Day: Holiday Sweaters from My First Earthquake

    published Nov 30, 2009

    ​Local foursome My First Earthquake shoves as many holiday references as lyrically possible into "Together in Our Holiday Sweaters." The bouncy electro pop single gives props to a pot-bellied lover ... More >>

  • Here Comes Christmas: Your Seasonal Nightlife Picks

    published Nov 30, 2009

    ​It's a shame to start the holidays with so much news about shopping when there are plenty of other ways to milk December for all its worth.Personally, I'm a big fan of The Golden Girls - The Christ... More >>

  • What To Do? Monday's Pick: Vic Chestnutt

    published Nov 30, 2009

    ​Vic Chestnutt @ Great American Music Hall "Vic Chesnutt's sense of self is as unsteady as a drunk on Sunday morning. In his songs, the Southern singer-songwriter veers rambunctiously from searing ... More >>

  • Hey DJ! Friday Q&A: Nicky B. of Gemini and Go BANG!

    published Nov 27, 2009

    ​Regardless of whether you over-indulged on turkey day, there's a place this weekend to work it off while you work it out. The city's beloved disco inferno, Go BANG! is celebrating one year of champ... More >>

  • Track of the Day: Do Make Say Think

    published Nov 25, 2009

    ​It's a pretty cool move to name the songs on your album after the words in your band name. The latest Do Make Say Think record, Other Truths, comprises four songs titled "Do," "Make," "Say," and "T... More >>

  • What To Do? Wednesday's Pick:

    published Nov 25, 2009

    ​Del the Funky Homosapien @ Great American Music Hall In this week's issue, Jonah Flicker writes that Del the Funky Homosapien has "contributed his share to the canon of hip-hop classics. His fir... More >>

  • Slideshow of the Day: KISS at Oakland Arena

    published Nov 24, 2009

    ​Regardless of whether KISS is your cuppa, well, tongue, the band knows how to put on a visually dazzling show. Photographer Richard Haick traveled to the Oakland Arena to lick it up with his camera... More >>

  • Track of the Day: Citay

    published Nov 24, 2009

    ​I got an early copy of the new Citay record (Dream Get Together, out Jan. 26) and played it for my road-tripping crew last weekend. They couldn't get over that killer Allman Brothers sound bandlead... More >>

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