Joseph Schell

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    September 21, 2012

    Space Shuttle Endeavor Soars Over San Francisco (PHOTOS)

    It's not every day you can be distracted by an obnoxious nudist's schlong -- and then be distracted again by a spaceship flying low overhead. The Space Shuttle Endeavor this morning soared over San Francisco during its cross-country piggyback ride on a Boeing 747. The shuttle will eventually come to ... More >>

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    January 30, 2012

    Live Review, 1/29/12: Wilco Airs a Gorgeous Melancholy at the Warfield

    Wilco White Denim Jan. 29, 2012 The Warfield Better than: Being sad in less beautiful ways. Nine songs into Wilco's performance last night at the Warfield, Jeff Tweedy stopped to check on his audience: "This has been kind of a morbid show so far. Are you guys okay?" he asked, seemingly more serio ... More >>

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    September 28, 2011

    Last Night in Photos: TV on the Radio at the Fox Oakland

    TV on the Radio Thee Oh Sees Sept. 27, 2011 TV on the Radio came to the Fox Oakland last night, delivering its forward-leaning blend of lolling, synth-driven modern rock and wailing, otherworldy vocals. Photographer Joseph Schell was there to record the the action, and sent back these shots.

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    September 26, 2011

    Naked Men Let it All Hang Out at Castro Nude-In (NSFW Photos)

    Castro nudists angered over Supervisor Scott Wiener's proposal to sanitize public nudity showed us what they thought of his plan -- literally. Scores of naked men let it all hang out on Saturday afternoon for the nude-in. They used this as an opportunity to strip down and remind us all that there is ... More >>

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    September 23, 2011

    Bon Iver Turns Up the Volume at the Greek Theatre

    Joseph SchellBon Iver's Justin Vernon at the Greek Theatre last night.​ Bon Iver Other Lives September 22, 2011 Greek Theatre Better than: Thursday night network TV premieres (but don't forget to set the DVR). The Campanile bells of the University of California at Berkeley, solemnly tolling ... More >>

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    August 8, 2011

    All Shook Down: Battlehooch Tells Us to Do Weird Things, Plus Con Brio and Richie Cunning

    Joseph SchellBattlehooch's Pat Smith unleashes the fury at All Shook Down.​SF Weekly's All Shook Down Fest: Battlehooch, Richie Cunning, and Con Brio August 6, 2011 Regency Ballroom [See Part II of our ASD Fest roundup, featuring Crystal Castles, Mistah F.A.B., and more] Better than: A compan ... More >>

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    August 8, 2011

    All Shook Down: Crystal Castles, Mistah F.A.B., and Maus Haus Rile up the Regency

    Joseph SchellCrystal Castles at the All Shook Down Music Fest​ SF Weekly's All Shook Down Fest featuring Crystal Castles, Mistah F.A.B., Maus Haus, and more August 6, 2011 Regency Ballroom [See Part I of our ASD Fest roundup, featuring Battlehooch, Richie Cunning, and Con Brio] Better than: Y ... More >>

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    July 27, 2011

    Fight Night: San Francisco's Amateur Boxing Championships

    Joseph Schell​Sporting crowds make lots of different noises: Cheers, boos -- in Europe they sing. But, every once in a while, a crowd makes that most distinctive of sounds -- the collective reaction of people who've witnessed something that impressed them but they wish they hadn't seen. The "OHHHH ... More >>

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    July 25, 2011

    Photos from the Peruvian Food Festival

    Joseph Schell​If you're not hungry for lunch yet, you will be after checking out our slideshow from the Peruvian Food Festival at the Civic Center over the weekend. Empanadas, grilled meat -- and is that break dancing? Check it out here. Follow us on Twitter: @sfoodie, and like us on Facebo ... More >>

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    July 13, 2011

    A Last Visit Inside the Secret Marin Headlands Bunker (Slideshow)

    SF Weekly's Peter Jamison gives readers an account of a secret concrete bunker built in reaction to the threat of invasion via the Pacific Ocean in the runup to World War II. This San Francisco relic, known as Battery Construction 129, was never fully built, yet it's mystique and "off-limits" statu ... More >>

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    July 5, 2011

    Fourth of July in San Francisco: Hot and Fiery

    We warned readers on Friday that San Francisco wasn't allowed to light fireworks -- or blow anything up for that matter. And there's good reason for that. we saw what happened over in the East Bay where fireworks were responsible for a house fire and an accident where one man severed his finger off ... More >>

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    May 27, 2011

    Photos From Last Night: Yeasayer at the Fillmore

    Joseph Schell​Yeasayer May 26, 2011 @ The Fillmore Brooklyn indie rockers and most blogged about band of 2010 took the stage at the Fillmore last night. Joseph Schell has the pictures -- for more photos, see our full slideshow from last night.

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    March 28, 2011

    Sunday: Britney Spears Plays God (For Some, Anyway) at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

    Britney at Bill Graham Civic yesterday. Photos by Joseph Schell.​Britney Spears March 27, 2011 @Bill Graham Civic Auditorium Better than: Dashing to Vegas for a 55-hour marriage. Sunday at around 10 a.m., a man carrying a tray of giant "Britney Spears Is God" buttons shuffled past another man ho ... More >>

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    February 28, 2011

    No Age, Grass Widow, and Rank/Xerox Bring the Ruckus at the Rickshaw

    Joseph SchellNo Age at Rickshaw Stop Saturday. ​No AgeGrass WidowRank/XeroxCrazy Band February 26, 2011 @ Rickshaw Stop Better than: Standing still at Best Coast/Wavves. I have a thing for drummers who sing. There's something about it that triggers endorphins: this is a multitasking musician, bo ... More >>

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    February 25, 2011

    Noise Pop: The Stone Foxes Tread Familiar Ground at the Independent

    Joseph SchellThe Stone Foxes at the Independent last night.​The Stone Foxes Voxhaul Broadcast Ferocious Few The Soft White Sixties February 24, 2011 @ The Independent Better than: Listening to 107.7 The Bone play the same hundred songs on loop. Noise Pop gave a tip of the feathered hat to the b ... More >>

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    February 24, 2011

    Last Night in Photos: Geographer, Butterfly Bones, and K.Flay at the Independent

    Joseph SchellGeographer at the Independent last night.​GeographerButterfly BonesK.FlayFebruary 23, 2011@ The IndependentCount them among the promoted: Last year, S.F. beat-pop trio Geographer played a great show opening for Atlas Sound. For Noise Pop 2011, the band headlined the Independent, playi ... More >>

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    February 7, 2011

    Friday: Photos from SF Weekly's All Shook Down Pop-Up Party

    Joseph SchellRichie Cunning at Friday's All Shook Down Pop-Up Party​You came. You saw. You got free PBR -- if you were on the early side, and if not, you probably made the corner store owners of the Lower Haight happy. You caught Blackbird Blackbird sending wisps of electronic psychedelia througho ... More >>

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    February 3, 2011

    Das Racist Issues Drunken Antics, Fake Encores, and Love for Kate Bush at The Independent

    Joseph SchellDas Racist at the Indy​Das Racist HOTTUBVin SolFebruary 2, 2011@ The Independent Better than: Dancing to Tina Turner alone in your room. The members of Brooklyn hip-hop outfit Das Racist are masters of mixing the ignorant with the intelligent without being too pretentious or ir ... More >>

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    January 31, 2011

    Friday Night: Monotonix Dumps Trash on People, and a Guy in a Wheelchair Goes Crowdsurfing at Rickshaw

    Joseph SchellMonotonix frontman Ami Shalev at Rickshaw on Friday.​Monotonix Ty Segall, NODZZZ January 28, 2011 @ Rickshaw Stop Better than: The rinse cycle. There was hardly a place in the Rickshaw Stop that the mic didn't travel during Friday's Monotonix show. It went everywhere. Literally. Incl ... More >>

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    November 24, 2010

    Robyn Celebrates 'Dykes and Trannies' at the Warfield

    Joseph SchellRobyn at the Warfield last night.​Robyn Maluca November 23, 2010 @ The Warfield Better than: Dancing on your own. So we know that Robyn is obsessed with robots, but it might be time to consider the possibility that she actually is one. Last night at the Warfield, the Swedish lass d ... More >>

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    November 4, 2010

    Last Night in Photos: Dr. Dog at the Fillmore

    Joseph Schell​Dr. DogNovember 3, 2010@ The FillmoreSF Weekly photographer Joseph Schell was on hand for Dr. Dog's performance at the Fillmore last night. Check out his images after the jump, and leave us your thoughts on the show in the comments. The band plays the Fillmore again tonight if y ... More >>

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    October 21, 2010

    Last Night in Photos: Mumford and Sons at the Warfield

    Joseph Schell​Mumford and SonsOctober 20, 2010@ The WarfieldSF Weekly photographer Joseph Schell witnessed Mumford and Sons' sold-out show last night at the Warfield. He sent back this documentation.

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    October 17, 2010

    Treasure Island Day 1: LCD Soundsystem, Deadmau5, !!! Have Crowd Dancing To Keep Warm

    Joseph Schell!!!'s Nic Offer dove into the crowd no fewer than three times.​Treasure Island Music Festival, Day One October 16th, 2010 Better than: A 1974 episode of Soul Train taped inside a meat freezer. We were breakfasting with friends in Potrero Hill when our hostess prono ... More >>

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    September 24, 2010

    The xx Pimps out Its Production at the Fox Theater

    Joseph Schell​The xxWarpaintZola Jesus September 23, 2010@ The Fox Theater Better than: Winning a raffle at a fundraiser, knowing full well that you're essentially stealing from those children. It's always couples night when pillow rockers the xx are in town, which only meant o ... More >>

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    September 13, 2010

    Scissor Sisters Draw the Entire Castro to Downtown Oakland

    Joseph Schell​Scissor SistersSeptember 12, 2010The Fox Theatre, OaklandBetter than: Being the straight dude at Badlands.Pretty much the entire Castro migrated across/under the Bay last night to get swayed by the New York glam-disco-sleaze-rock confab known as Scissor Sisters. This fact was establi ... More >>

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    September 1, 2010

    Eat Real Draws 100,000 to Jack London Square

    Joseph SchellThe 2010 Eat Real Festival saw a 40 percent increase in attendees over 2009.​Organizers of this year's Eat Real Festival calculate that 100,000 Bay Area food seekers showed up in Jack London Square over the three days of the event, which wrapped up Sunday. That represents more tha ... More >>

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    July 26, 2010

    Last Night: All Shook Down Music Festival in North Beach

    Joseph SchellJanelle Monae​All Shook Down FestivalNorth BeachJuly 25, 2010Better Than: Getting all shook down in North Beach for the very first time.Disco dancers, cowboys, glam girls, hipsters, indie rockers, hip-hoppers, sock-hoppers, punk rockers, clash city rockers, category-defiers and more: ... More >>

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    July 1, 2010

    Last Night: Blitzen Trapper and The Moondoggies at the Fillmore

    Joseph Schell​Blitzen Trapper and The MoondoggiesThe FillmoreJune 30, 2010Better than: hanging out on some train tracks, drinking whiskey, occasionally shooting a lover or two ...Blitzen Trapper frontman Eric Earley belongs on center stage -- that much was clear last night when the Portland-based ... More >>

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    May 10, 2010

    Last Night: The Tallest Man on Earth and The Nurses at The Independent

    Joseph Schell​The Tallest Man on Earth and The NursesThe IndependentMay 09, 2010Better than: Pie. But not momma's homemade pie. Nothing beats that.Here are a few things fans who came to The Independent learned about The Tallest Man on Earth:- He knows how to make music. From the moment h ... More >>

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    April 18, 2010

    Last Night: The Avett Brothers & Truth and Salvage Co. at The Fox

    Joseph Schell​The Avett Brothers, Truth and Salvage Co. The Fox TheaterApril 17, 2010Better Than: Watching the Olympics, if the Olympics had a category for "Live Performance."The Avett Brothers are MVPs of live performance. Which means the hardcore crowd who helped sell out the North Carolina ... More >>

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    March 31, 2010

    Last Night: The Morning Benders, Miniature Tigers, The Mumlers at the Independent

    Joseph SchellThe Morning Benders​The Morning Benders, Miniature Tigers, The Mumlers Tuesday, March 30, 2010 The Independent Better than: Overindulgent rock shows.The Morning Benders are in a new musical phase. And if you couldn't tell from the words printed on guitarist Jonathan Chu's t-shirt las ... More >>

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    March 29, 2010

    Last Night: Titus Andronicus at Slim's

    Joseph Schell​Titus Andronicus Slim's March 28, 2010Better Than: group therapy.Wielding a keyboard enshrouded in an enormous American flag and sampling American classics like "Glory, Glory Hallelujah!", New Jersey-based Titus Andronicus stripped bare and showed last night's Slim's crowd what it re ... More >>

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    March 10, 2010

    Last Night: The Cave Singers, the Dutchess & the Duke, Moondoggies at the Independent

    Joseph SchellThe Dutchess & the Duke​The Cave Singers, The Dutchess & The Duke, MoondoggiesTuesday, March 9, 2010The IndependentBetter than: Grunge 2.0, drinking aloneThe Sound of Seattle has shifted in the last decade. Sure the musicians spreading its influence around the country are agai ... More >>

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    February 17, 2010

    Last Night: The Dirty Dozen Brass Band at the Independent

    Joseph Schell​The Dirty Dozen Brass BandTuesday, Feb. 16, 2010The IndependentBetter Than: being anywhere else on Fat Tuesday after The Saints won the Superbowl.Anything goes on Fat Tuesday: whether it's decking yourself in feather boas, sequin masks, the shiniest/cheapest bead-ware, or leopard pri ... More >>

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    January 25, 2010

    Monday Morning Hangover: Beam Me Up Some Hair of the Dog

    San Franciscan's love an excuse to get into costume, and this weekend was a bonanza for fantasy fans. This weekend the Star Trek Convention rolled into town and dedicated  fans of the show donned their best Bridge-worthy uniforms and Klingon foreheads. Fans were especially pumped for the captai ... More >>

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    January 23, 2010

    Last Night: Devil Makes Three at the Independent

    Joseph Schell​Devil Makes ThreeThe IndependentFriday, Jan. 22, 2010Better Than: doing wrong, right.If members of the Devil Makes Three really did sell their souls in exchange for musical talent, it's clear they made a worthy trade. The Santa Cruz-based trio, whose country/bluegrass music one crowd ... More >>

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    January 10, 2010

    Last Night: Cake at the Fillmore

    Joseph SchellJohn McCrea, Cake​CakeThe FillmoreJanuary 9, 2009Better Than: cake, the food.Although birthday cake was available upstairs, it was clear that last night's sold-out crowd didn't come to the Fillmore for the desert -- they came for Cake. The show was birthday bash for Bill Graham, San F ... More >>

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    November 11, 2009

    Last Night: The Cannabis Cup at Cafe Cocomo

    Third Annual Cannabis CupJoseph SchellCafe CocomoTuesday, Nov. 10, 2009Better than: I don't remember.Imagine a place where everyone around you is smiling and laughing--where warm oozy chocolate waterfalls flow like water, and all the snacks are bite-sized. Oh yeah, and you're high. Really really hig ... More >>

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    November 11, 2009

    Munchies: Food of the Cannabis Cup

    From the sweet to the salty to the melt-in-your-mouth to the "mellow"-in-your-brain -- these tasty treats were just a few of many featured at this year's Third Annual Cannabis Cup at Club Cocomo. Check out SF Weekly's review of the event here, and our "Cannabis Cup: Mellow Food and High Times" slide ... More >>

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    November 9, 2009

    Pixel Porn from the Weekend's Fabulous Food Festival

    Joseph Schell​Check out our slide show from photographer Joseph Schell, who roamed the weekend's Fabulous Food Festival at the Concourse Exhibition Center. Behold the oily, the truffle-y, the edibly crafty, and the otherwise delicious.

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    October 14, 2009

    Last Night: The Pogues at The Warfield

    Joseph Schell​The Pogues The WarfieldOctober 13, 2009Better Than: Finding a four leaf clover ... and then sobering up and realizing it's just a three leaf clover.There were two kinds of Pogues fans last night at The Warfield: the fans that wound up at the center of the dance floor, and everyone el ... More >>

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    October 13, 2009

    Last Night: Elliott Brood at Cafe Du Nord

    Joseph Schell​Elliott BroodCafe Du NordOctober 12, 2009Better Than: playing the pots and pans at age five.Most crowd members looked a tad perplexed as Elliott Brood's drummer stepped out from behind his drum set mid-set, grabbed a laundry bag from the side of the stage, and proceeded to empty its ... More >>

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    October 7, 2009

    Last Night: The Cave Singers at The Independent

    Joseph Schell​Cave Singers, Lightning Dust The IndependentOctober 6, 2009Better Than: dancing on graves while doing body shots.It didn't take long for the Seattle-based Cave Singers to get nearly everyone at The Independent stomping their feet last night. That's probably because the long, rolling ... More >>

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    September 16, 2009

    Last Night: Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros at The Independent

    Joseph Schell​Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros September 15, 2009The IndependentBetter Than: Joining a love cult.By 4 p.m. yesterday, the $10 tickets for last night's Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros show at The Independent had sold out. By 8:30pm, scalpers were hawking them on the street ... More >>

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    August 31, 2009

    Outside Lands, Day 3: Tenacious D, M.I.A, Ween, The Avett Brothers

    Christopher Victorio​Outside Lands Day Three: Tenacious D, M.I.A, Ween, The Avett Brothers Golden Gate Park August 30, 2009 Better Than: Being warm.The fog that began showing up in wisps over Dave Matthews Band on Saturday night turned into a typical freezing summer in San Francisco day by Sunday ... More >>

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    August 30, 2009

    S.F. Street Art Mecca to be Demolished in September

    Joseph Schell​Words by Anna McCarthy, Photos by Joseph Schell The old tuna cannery down in the flats of Bayview Hunters Point has, technically, been sitting empty ever since it was condemned after the '89 quake. Joseph Schell​But one peek inside the immense building - now completely boarded u ... More >>

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    August 21, 2009

    The $1 Street Portrait Project, Part 1

    ​This project is not original, but I loved it enough to give it a go myself. The premise: hit the streets with a camera and a pad of paper and offer people $1 in return for their portrait and a bit about them. The result was a pieced together collage of people in the city--a sample of its demograp ... More >>

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    August 11, 2009

    Photos: Sixteen Sweet S.F. Garage Doors

    Joseph SchellThe first of many eye-catching garage doors on Lilac Alley.​San Francisco is full of graffiti, so when I received the assignment to photograph artsy garage doors around town, I didn't really bat an eye. But as I soon found out, it took a bit of searching (I won't lie, I actually had t ... More >>

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    July 2, 2009

    Last Night: Deer Tick at The Independent

    Joseph SchellDeer TickJuly 1, 2009The IndependentBetter Than: Karaoke. Last night, Deer Tick started its mellow set with a slow crescendo that climaxed in a stage dive. "We're doing things a little differently tonight," declared handlebar mustachioed lead singer John McCauley, before launching into ... More >>

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    June 11, 2009

    Last Night: The Felice Brothers at The Independent

    Joseph SchellThe Felice BrothersJune 10, 2009The IndependentBetter Than: Chocolate. Seriously.Drumsticks flew, accordion players sank to their knees, and fiddlers rapped. You know that you're going to get a good performance when, before the show even starts, every instrument on stage already looks l ... More >>

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