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  • Zion-I get "Paid" again

    published September 13, 2006

    Influential industrial act Nitzer Ebb outsnarled one-time tourmates Depeche Mode in terms of intensity and groove, but it never had the... More >>

  • Share the Love

    published September 13, 2006

    According to the San Francisco Convention and Visitors Bureau, business and leisure travelers are responsible for bringing more than $6.3 billion... More >>

  • DJ Assault|Anticon|Static

    published September 6, 2006

    Midwest marauders DJ Funk (Chicago) and DJ Assault (Detroit) go at the turntables hard and fast, dropping records with beats so insistent, it's... More >>

  • OutKast

    published September 6, 2006

    Although this new OutKast album emerges simultaneously with (and bears the same name as) the group's long-awaited cinematic debut, the Idlewild... More >>

  • Follow the Leader

    published September 6, 2006

    As his elevated name might imply, Rakim Allah (New York-born William Griffin) is a cut above other rappers. He's best known for collaborating with... More >>

  • Hitting the MAN-sion for Playboy

    published August 30, 2006

    Led by local popster Bart Davenport, Berkeley's Honeycut will drop its debut on DJ Shadow's Quannum Projects label at the end of... More >>

  • Left Behind

    published August 30, 2006

    Track bike and unicycle owners might already have noticed how much easier it is to park this week, given that so many San Franciscans have beat a... More >>

  • The French and the Fuckers

    published August 23, 2006

    Parisian women are normally portrayed as elegant and delicate, but those words just do not describe Uffie. Maybe it's the time she spends... More >>

  • Ladies choice: Sister Carol and Team Dresch

    published August 23, 2006

    For 25 years, Jamaica's Sister Carol has been a leading voice of feminine strength within reggae — music that's notoriously... More >>

  • Sample Show

    published August 23, 2006

    It isn't that remarkable to be a sample-happy producer. But no producer is more creative at elevating the task of adding snippets to a higher... More >>

  • Goin' on a Ninja Hunt

    published August 23, 2006

    Anyone in San Francisco with a legitimate need for a truncheon, sickle, or short-range projectile weapon knows the correct place to go to find it,... More >>

  • All Fists and Kisses

    published August 16, 2006

    A name like All Teeth and Knuckles — and its aggressive acronym, ATAK — conjures true bloodiness. But, while this S.F. electro... More >>

  • Charge It to the Game

    published August 16, 2006

    Tomás Palermo records as Double Identity for his Voltage Music label, where the motto is "dub for the dancefloor." It's a great catchall... More >>

  • Mixtape Shmixtape

    published August 9, 2006

    Making mixtapes is a daunting, competitive field that requires real creativity to stand out from the pack. It's not always enough to have... More >>

  • The Holy Spirit of Breaks

    published August 9, 2006

    Though his early career is defined by hits like "These Are the Breaks" (1980) and "If I Ruled the World" (1985), the charismatic Kurtis Blow now... More >>

  • Chain of Foods

    published August 9, 2006

    Whether his canvas is chocolate or cinderblock, San Francisco painter Brian Barneclo has a passion for food — not typical for someone who... More >>

  • Plaid & Bob Jaroc

    published August 2, 2006

    50 Cent isn't the only artist with enough clout to offer a video for every song on an album. After four studio full-lengths (five, if you count... More >>

  • The Cutting Edge

    published August 2, 2006

    One of the first objects you notice when sitting in Marc Halperin's office is the large cleaver mounted on the wall. Halperin, the principal and... More >>

  • Finding "Fame" at a karaoke bar

    published July 26, 2006

    There's perhaps nothing shadier than a bunch of brazen amateurs trying to mimic their favorite rap artist in performance mode. Add alcohol to the... More >>

  • Training Daze

    published July 26, 2006

    With raw street tales and creative, sampladelic beats, Boot Camp Clik is to Brooklyn what Wu-Tang Clan is to Staten Island. But if that East Coast... More >>

  • Call of the Wild

    published July 26, 2006

    Applications are being accepted now for San Francisco Sex Information's fall 2006 training session for sex educators, beginning in October. The... More >>

  • Z-Trip's second-homecoming

    published July 19, 2006

    The ongoing love affair between genre-busting maestro DJ Z-Trip and his fiercely loyal fans in the Bay Area started almost 10 years ago.... More >>

  • Mr. Lif

    published July 19, 2006

    With dreadlocks of unusually impressive girth, it would be easy to mistake the rapper Mr. Lif for a ganja-soaked reggae star. And though his... More >>

  • Hippie Puppy Chow

    published July 12, 2006

    Raw food restaurants usually get a bad rap for serving food that's artful but less than filling. An exception is Alive! in the Marina, which... More >>

  • '70s by the poolside

    published July 5, 2006

    Simply Jeff is one of the country’s leading breakbeat DJs in the clubs as well as on XM Satellite Radio and iTunes Radio. Owner of DJ Culture, ... More >>

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