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1998 Stories by Karl D. Esturbense

Archives: 1998 | 1997
  • Riff Raff

    published August 26, 1998

    Absence of Alice Corey Mason has been easy to spot among the suit-and-tie lunchtime crowd striding around the Embarcadero. Wearing a large summer... More >>

  • Riff Raff

    published August 19, 1998

    Musik Thesis: Germany is kinder to S.F. music than even San Francisco is. Exhibit 838: Superstar. The German zine's ninth issue, which recently... More >>

  • Riff Raff

    published August 12, 1998

    Strange Developments Nobody was more excited than Miami's DJ Infamous when the winners of the International Turntablists Federation were announced... More >>

  • Riff Raff

    published August 5, 1998

    Synchronized Pickaxes For 30 years the resilient songs of the Grateful Dead have repelled the assaults of hundreds of copycat jam bands, the... More >>

  • Riff Raff

    published July 29, 1998

    Booster Roosters A hole was left in San Francisco's summer music schedule last year when Queenie Taylor, Bonnie Simmons, and SF Weekly Publisher... More >>

  • Riff Raff

    published July 22, 1998

    Downsized On Wednesday morning, July 15, Annie O'Toole, longtime talent buyer at the Great American Music Hall, was informed by the five partners... More >>

  • Riff Raff

    published July 15, 1998

    The Latest From SOMA: Of Course! The Irish! Legislation before the S.F. supervisors could end the battle over the future of SOMA's 11th Street... More >>

  • Riff Raff

    published July 8, 1998

    Scenes From the Fleadh Intrepid Riff Raff correspondent Heather Wisner brought along her camera to the Guinness Fleadh Festival at San Jose... More >>

  • Riff Raff

    published July 1, 1998

    Don't Miss the Boat The people behind the Future Primitive Soundsessions DJ parties have plenty to celebrate. Their newly formed record label's... More >>

  • Riff Raff

    published June 24, 1998

    What's the Situation(ist)? Over the last few months you may have noticed an intimidating group of very bald men in dark sunglasses and bright... More >>

  • Riff Raff

    published June 17, 1998

    Those Darn Kids, Part 843,956 The end of the millennium is one of the best things to happen to publishing in the past 1,000 years -- lots of long,... More >>

  • Riff Raff

    published June 10, 1998

    Lemonade Map of Wyoming can take a sad song and make it better. Last month, Jeff Stark reviewed the band's debut CD (see below). Two weeks later,... More >>

  • Riff Raff

    published June 3, 1998

    We Didn't Think It Was Bad -- We Thought It Was Terrible Last week, when CBS Radio executives marched into Live 105's Harrison Street offices and... More >>

  • Riff Raff

    published May 27, 1998

    Big Winners In a flash of apathy unwitnessed since the early 1990s, Riff Raff's First-Ever Big Contest ended last week with three entries -- and... More >>

  • Riff Raff

    published May 20, 1998

    The Swing Set Folks carousing through North Beach during the Velvet Lounge opening last week might've noticed a bustle at the Off Broadway (soon... More >>

  • Riff Raff

    published May 13, 1998

    Finally, Some Good News We may be hazy and hooch-soaked, but Riff Raff seems to recall a time when punks and lovers of down-and-dirty hard rock... More >>

  • Riff Raff

    published May 6, 1998

    Cow Town It's too early to tell, but Holy Cow may get its nightclub permits back sometime this week. The SOMA nightclub lost them four weeks ago... More >>

  • Riff Raff

    published April 29, 1998

    Yeah, Well We're Tired of Hearing About Bar Closings Too The doors at the Chameleon have been shut on and off for several months now. Recently... More >>

  • Riff Raff

    published April 22, 1998

    Riff Raff's First-Ever Big Contest Thing For the past five months, Riff Raff has closed this column with a stupid quote from a famous -- or,... More >>

  • Riff Raff

    published April 15, 1998

    Trouble in Clubland It's too early to put nails in the coffin, but it looks like V/SF, the dance club at the corner of 11th Street and Folsom, is... More >>

  • Riff Raff

    published April 8, 1998

    Working on the Bomb Six weeks ago, the time it takes for some spring flowers to grow from seed to bloom, three members of the Gun & Doll Show --... More >>

  • Riff Raff

    published April 1, 1998

    The Sultan of Rap Sometimes you're just laying down some soulful grooves at your favorite local club and a prince walks in, or very nearly. Last... More >>

  • Riff Raff

    published March 25, 1998

    What the Fuck Is Greil Marcus Writing About on Page 2 of the New York Times' Arts Section Every Monday? The first of the year saw Berkeley's Greil... More >>

  • Riff Raff

    published March 18, 1998

    Static KUSF Music Director Jason Knuth loved free jazz, Ornette Coleman, Sun Ra, and Cecil Taylor. He could talk endlessly about the Sun City... More >>

  • Riff Raff

    published March 11, 1998

    No, Mike, It's an All-Day Sucker What happens when several hundred gallons of liquor collide head on with a multitude of walking egos? The newly... More >>

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