Blondie and Devo Monday, Sept. 10, 2012 The Warfield Better than: Dreaming the show. Artists are often packaged together by era to hit the road, but on paper Blondie and Devo's Whip It to Shreds Tour is an unusually strong supernova of bands who ruled the early '80s. Last night at the Warfield, th ... More >>
Along with contemporaries and countrymen Kraftwerk, pioneering German electronic music group Tangerine Dream stands as one of the most influential acts to ever plug in a synthesizer. Founded by keyboardist/guitarist Edgar Froese in 1967, Tangerine Dream got its start creating ferociously psychedelic ... More >>
Police have been investigating an alarming Facebook message that someone claiming to be 15-year-old Sierra LaMar posted just before midnight on Monday. The Facebook update, which police have confirmed is a hoax, had an Instagram photo of the missing teen with the following message:"please call polic ... More >>
"Exceptional value-per-dollar ratio" is how Cinnabar, or at least their publicist, promotes their wines. Based on our tasting of their 2008 California Mercury Rising "Bordeaux-style" wine, we see substance in the statement. We taste wines blind-ish. We don't brown bag and mix them up to confus ... More >>
Warner RepriseEarlier this year, Menlo-Atherton High School graduate and former San Jose State University student Stevie Nicks released In Your Dreams, her first album in a decade -- timed with the 30th anniversary of her solo debut, Bella Donna. Today, she announced a trio of shows back in t ... More >>
Listen to this while high: Pendulum by Creedence Clearwater RevivalBehind the buzz: This clutch of untelegenic megabuck hippies was supposedly outselling The Beatles as the '60s crumbled into the '70s. This second CCR album of 1970 is typically regarded as psychedelic as these country boys ev ... More >>
LocandaBrian MacGregor.Locanda Cocktail Preview at Blackbird Where: Blackbird, 2124 Market (at Church), 503-0630 When: Sun., Mar. 27, 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Cost: $9 per cocktail The rundown: Anticipation for the Delfina sibling Locanda (expected sometime this spring) is building as fast as a con ... More >>
Saratoga ChocolatesSaratoga Chocolates will shutter its San Francisco retail location this week, with a final liquidation sale today and tomorrow from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Expect to find all remaining confections priced half off ― even store fixtures are being hawked. There should be some grea ... More >>
Luis ChongUntil now, fresh Okinawa soba were a once-a-year treat in the Bay Area.Fresh Okinawa soba noodles are almost impossible to find in San Francisco, unless you know someone who can make them for you. The closest noodle factory is located in Hawaii. Imported noodles are delivered frozen ... More >>
theflirtyguide.blogspot.comThe stage at Mountain WineryA man jumped from a roof onto the stage at the Swell Season concert at Mountain Winery in Saratoga tonight in an apparent suicide, according to news reports and witnesses.Several witnesses say that the man climbed up onto the roof, then ... More >>
Luis ChongA stall at last year's Hokkaido Fair at Mitsuwa.The Japanese Gourmet Foods Fair, aka Umaimono Gourmet Fair (umaimono means "yummy stuff") kicks off today at Mitsuwa Marketplace in San Jose. It ends June 6. The annual event is part of a series of four-day weekend festivals promoting ... More >>
M. LaddSaratoga Chocolates has a very Schmidt-like presence.Last fall, Mary Loomas opened Saratoga Chocolates in the shuttered Joseph Schmidt space (3489 16th St. at Sanchez). On a recent trek from the Mission to the Castro, we stopped in. Even regular Schmidt customers might not notice any c ... More >>
Proto food blogger and reported David Chang foe Pim Techamuanvivit will read and sign copies of her book The Foodie Handbook: The (Almost) Definitive Guide to Gastronomy (Chronicle Books, $24.95) starting at 7:30 p.m. tonight at the Marina location of Books Inc. (2251 Chestnut Street at Pierce). Pim ... More >>
dixiehu/FlickrThe Schmidt store in the Castro shut down last spring.Dig this chocolate goss: A new chocolate shop is opening in the shuttered 16th Street retail store that was the original home of Joseph Schmidt. Schmidt (and Scharffen Berger) parent Hershey Co. closed the shop last spring; t ... More >>
Give your ears — and your wallet— a summer treat.
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Stepping inside this big supermarket is like being teleported to Japan.
Silver Moon Desserts infuses liqueur into its line of ice cream and sorbet flavors. We were knocked out by the Pomegranate Martini and Mango Mimosa. Both were light, delicate, and full of flavor, without overpowering the palate with alcohol. Silver Moon is served by various Bay Area restaurants. The ... More >>
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