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    July 17, 2012

    How Frank Ocean's Sexual Openness Could Help Liberate His Fans

    See also: * Live Review, 7/16/12: Frank Ocean Meets a Sea of Support at the Regency Ballroom * Frank Ocean: The Only Band That Matters In music this year, the moment that has meant the most to me didn't happen while playing a record or attending a show. It happened while reading a Tumblr. On Jul ... More >>

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    May 25, 2011
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    February 13, 2011

    Sunday, Beery Sunday: Day 3 of SF Beer Week

    Annie&John/FlickrWake and slake: Beer brunch at 21st Amendment.​Sunday, Feb. 13 Onward, soldiers! Day Three awaits, and we're going for the trifecta. Pickle your liver at these lazy Sunday events: ​Start bright and early this morning with some hair of the dog at 21st Amendment: Big Be ... More >>

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    February 12, 2009

    Last Night: The Gutter Twins at the Independent

    The Gutter Twins (Greg Dulli and Mark Lanegan) February 11, 2009 The Independent Better Than: Joaquin Phoenix' new rap career The audience: Reg'lar folks, mostly dressed in shades of the bruise palette. Two parkas, one with a fur-lined hood. Three trilbies. Smatterings of plaid. One army coat tr ... More >>

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    April 11, 2007

    Also Playing

    Our critics weigh in on local theater

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    August 16, 2006

    The Italian Job

    Local imprint offers prog-rock masterworks from Italia's other Renaissance

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    November 9, 2005

    It's (Not) Only Rock 'n' Roll

    Saxophonist Tim Ries knows how to jazz up the Rolling Stones. After all, he tours with the band.

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    April 13, 2005

    Brothers in Charms

    Minnie's Boys is worth reviving, despite its original flop

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    November 24, 2004
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    August 4, 2004


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    June 30, 2004

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    June 16, 2004
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    March 24, 2004

    Vlad the Mad

    The hardest-working angry young russian comic in town

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    January 28, 2004

    Go, Gabriel, Go

    Spending time at the Illbilly Rhodehouse, where, if you're lucky, you'll find an archangel who really knows how to play

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    March 5, 2003

    Hear This

    Guitarist Biréli Lagrène fuses breakneck chops and buoyant Gypsy swing

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    February 26, 2003

    Mickey Baker

    The Wildest Guitar

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    June 19, 2002
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    May 15, 2002

    Reps Etc.

    Film Events at Smaller Venues

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    December 5, 2001

    Sound of Success

    If you're looking for good news -- about kids, the future, and the power of art to change the world -- you needn't look beyond the Oakland Youth Chorus

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    January 12, 2000

    Yours for a Song

    A Night of Serious Drinking rewrites the rules of the old-fashioned rock combo

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    November 3, 1999

    Taken Seriously

    In the '90s, the Pet Shop Boys have made a case for being more than just a retro act. America still won't listen.

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    September 1, 1999

    House Of Tudor

    The Last Cigarette and Pretty Things

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    August 25, 1999

    Riff Raff

    Piano Woman

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    May 26, 1999
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    May 26, 1999

    Tom Waits' Variations

    Forever cryptic, a musical drifter finds solace in Liberace, Rodney Dangerfield, and one-armed pianists

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    December 24, 1997

    Baby, It's Him

    How can Burt Bacharach make a comeback when he never went away?

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    September 3, 1997
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    June 11, 1997
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    April 2, 1997

    Bankers Book Bucks

    At Northern Trust's version of cafe society, participants trawl for business while trading literary metaphors

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    September 18, 1996
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    January 3, 1996

    The Book of Lists

    SF Weekly contributors salute the best (and worst) music of 1995

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    August 30, 1995
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