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  • Last Night: Friendly Fires and The xx at the Independent
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    Last Night: Friendly Fires and The xx at the Independent

    published Nov 24, 2009

    ​Friendly Fires and The xx November 23, 2009 The Independent Better Than: Anything involving Scissor Sisters; listening to Portishead's "Dummy" for the 37,392nd time ​Ten songs into a ... More >>

  • Wallpaper. Proves Bad Special Effects Make For Funny Videos

    published Nov 23, 2009

    It's like public access meets a cheesy '80s buddy movie: so bad, it's so good. Thanks Wallpaper.  ... More >>

  • Video of the Day: Paris Takes on the Health Care Debate

    published Nov 23, 2009

    This video isn't big on the visuals side, but I like the fact that Bay Area rappers are so quick to respond to current events and social memes (see Kev Choice's "The Bridge"; Mistah F.A.B.'s "Hit Me ... More >>

  • Track of the Day: Lissy Trullie Covers Hot Chip

    published Nov 23, 2009

    ​I love covers so divergent from the original it takes you a minute to remember who first sang the tune. That happened to me over the weekend when I heard Lissy Trullie's rendition of Hot Chip's "Re... More >>

  • The Pack's Lil B Releases Printed Collection of Text Messages

    published Nov 23, 2009

    ​Who says you need a lot of words to put a book together? The Pack's Lil B has a new printed release out today, a publication whose focus is keeping rap music "positive." Comprising "text messages a... More >>

  • 10 Things to Do This Weekend for Under $10

    published Nov 20, 2009

    ​The holidays are gonna suck all our wallets dry in due time, but luckily the weekends still offer plenty of cheap options. This week we take the list up to 11 (picks, that is). Art in Storefronts @... More >>

  • Track of the Day: Lyrics Born

    published Nov 18, 2009

    ​ Yo, Lyrics Born is so funky that he wears a Pamper. That's just one of the boasts he drops on his latest single, "Oh Baby," where the "funkiest man in new media today" mixes 2 Live Crew with more... More >>

  • Last Night: Julian Casablancas at the Regency Ballroom

    published Nov 18, 2009

    ​Julian CasablancasTuesday, Nov. 17, 2009The Regency Ballroom(Not) better than: The Strokes, Little Joy, Albert Hammond, Jr.It has to be hard, breaking into the 2000s as the symbol of the hipsters o... More >>

  • MP3 of the Day: Real Estate

    published Nov 17, 2009

    ​I've been taking a lot of road trips this fall--drives out to the ocean, up to the Russian River, basically taking advantage of the sun while we have it and my car while it still has all four wheel... More >>

  • Video of the Day Pt. 2: Wooden Shjips Dir. by KUSF's Irwin Swirnoff

    published Nov 16, 2009

    One of my favorite KUSF DJs, Irwin Swirnoff (Friday morning's "Sleeves on Hearts" show) has directed a video for one of my favorite Wooden Shjips songs, "Motorbike." The look is hazy, vintage San Fran... More >>

  • Video of the Day: Death Star Over San Francisco

    published Nov 16, 2009

    Death Star Over San Francisco from Mike Horn on Vimeo.Mike Horn's fantasy of Regan's "Star Wars Strategic Defense Initiative" come to life is beautiful in its simplicity. Iconic space ships and mecha... More >>

  • Hey DJ! Friday Q&A: Masonic aka Mason Bates

    published Nov 13, 2009

    ​Mason Bates is probably the only DJ who gets props from both the downtown dance community and ritzy classical society. The San Franciscan has an impressive resume fit for both worlds. He's performe... More >>

  • 10 Things to Do This Weekend for Under $10

    published Nov 13, 2009

    ​Thirteen is a very lucky number, and we've always seen Friday the 13th as the night to press that luck--rather than the night you get sliced up by a serial killer at a summer camp. Anyway, here's t... More >>

  • Morning DJs Fernando and Greg Back on the Air

    published Nov 10, 2009

    ​Fans of beloved morning DJs Fernando and Greg took a hit when the station that housed their show, Energy 92.7, went off the air earlier this fall. The pair are so popular, though, they've already f... More >>

  • The Juan MacLean Lose Drummer, Alter San Francisco Show

    published Nov 10, 2009

    ​On Sunday, The Juan MacLean's drummer, Gerhardt "Jerry" Fuchs, died in a pretty terrible accident. According to the NY Daily News, Fuchs was heading to a party in Williamsburg when the freight elev... More >>

  • What To Do? Tuesday's Pick: Moon at the Red Vic

    published Nov 10, 2009

    ​Moon @ the Red Vic (through Wed.) Moon is one of my favorite films of 2009. Created by David Bowie's son Duncan Jones, the movie riffs off 2001: A Space Odyssey but has its own pop culture sheen an... More >>

  • Track of the Day: Dead to Me

    published Nov 10, 2009

    ​Mission punks Dead to Me have a new album out on local label Fat Wreck. Today marks the release of African Elephants, the six-year-old band's first record without original guitarist Jack. The singl... More >>

  • Video of the Day (Exclusive): Themselves "Oversleeping" in Utah

    published Nov 10, 2009

    Themselves - "Oversleeping" in Utah from anticon. on Vimeo.Jel and Doseone hit the scenic expanses of Utah for a live Themselves performance--before rolling fields of grain--of their song "Oversleepi... More >>

  • This Week's Slideshow: Rob Zombie at San Jose State

    published Nov 09, 2009

    ​Photographer Richard Haick went down to San Jose State to capture a performance by Rob Zombie, the hard rock- and horror movie-cult legend whose fans are nearly as colorful as his stage shows. Chec... More >>

  • Last Night: The Dutchess & the Duke at Bottom of the Hill

    published Nov 09, 2009

    ​The Dutchess & the Duke, Greg Ashley, and El Olio WolofBottom of the HillSunday, Nov. 8, 2009Better than: Getting drunk at your own campfire singalong.Seattle duo The Dutchess & the Duke ar... More >>

  • 10 Things to Do This Weekend for Under $10

    published Nov 06, 2009

    ​Shake off the workday without shedding too many bills. Check out this week's picks for living cheaply without giving up your weekend dose of pop culture and pedal steel. Street Art San Francisco: M... More >>

  • Hey DJ! Friday Q&A w/ SF ex-pat Andy Caldwell
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    Hey DJ! Friday Q&A w/ SF ex-pat Andy Caldwell

    published Nov 06, 2009

    ​Andy Caldwell is a skilled pianist and trumpeter, but his classical training takes a back seat to his rep in the clubs. The Om Records staple and Uno Recordings owner has spent the past decade and ... More >>

  • Track of the Day: Wallpaper. Gives Mariah Fool's Gold

    published Nov 05, 2009

    ​Local producer/remixer/dancefloor commander Wallpaper. posted a new upbeat number this week. Main man Eric Frederic mashed a little Mariah Carey ("Emotions") into Fools Gold's "Surprise Hotel." Fre... More >>

  • Video of the Day: We Are Douchebags

    published Nov 04, 2009

    Beware, San Francisco. The VIP dwelling, bottle service-ordering, loud cell phone-talking douchebags of the world are organizing. They demand a new, politically correct respect from all you snide hip... More >>

  • Track of the Day: Kev Choice's Awesome Anthem The Bridge
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    Track of the Day: Kev Choice's Awesome Anthem "The Bridge"

    published Nov 04, 2009

    ​You don't know what you got til it's gone. And if you're a commuter, that mantra holds doubly true for the Bay Bridge. Last week's bridge shutdown caused massive migraines (and prevented us from hi... More >>

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