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    August 28, 2012

    Journey's Show Outside Republican Convention Is a Paying Gig, Not a Political Statement

    We know they (publicly) frown on pot, gay sex, arugula, elite education, and public transportation, but apparently there is one thing from San Francisco Republicans will pay to enjoy: The Band That Sings "Don't Stop Believing," aka, Journey. The '70s power-rockers, still famous for their inescapab ... More >>

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    August 23, 2012

    Top Chef Masters: Cosentino Watch, Episode 5

    Welcome to Cosentino Watch, where we recap the moves of San Francisco chef Chris Cosentino as he competes in Top Chef Masters. Warning: Spoilers ahead. Episode 5 is called "Holly Madison's Pool Party" so we know that there are going to be some pretty girls (Madison was once Hugh Hefner's longtime g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2012

    Top Chef Masters: Cosentino Watch, Episode 4

    Welcome to Cosentino Watch, where we recap the moves of San Francisco chef Chris Cosentino as he competes in Top Chef Masters. Warning: Spoilers ahead. Episode 4 is called "Grand Canyon Cookout," and we've seen from the previews that the Masters will be making something from great heights. Before t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2011

    Donate a Toy for Christmas, Get a Beer or a Lap Dance

    Let the reindeer games begin. ​In San Francisco, we are apparently more charitable when we are a little drunk. Hell, we would even donate a toy or two to a needy kid if we're promised a lap dance in exchange. C'mon. Like the kids will know the difference.We've gone out before to the Hustler C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2011

    Matthew Melton of Oakland's Bare Wires on Why You Need to Be a Total Slacker to Play in His Band

    The current lineup of Oakland's Bare Wires, with Matthew Melton at right.​ For a trio fronted by a self-described "total slacker," Oakland's own Bare Wires have been rather prolific. Guitarist, singer and sole permanent member Matthew Melton grapples with his solo material, psych/garage band S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2011

    What Karaoke Songs Should David Chiu Sing?

    Laugh and the whole world laughs with you. But will they vote for you?​David Chiu's mayoral poll numbers continue to hover at "Who wants chili for breakfast?" levels, but you can't say the president of the board isn't trying to have fun. Whether it's tooling around Dolores Park with a Wookiee or l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2011

    R.I.P. R.E.M., Masters of a Beautiful, Eclectic Rock 'n' Roll

    Farewell, then.​ In case you still needed to know the difference between R.E.M. and U2, R.E.M. just broke up and U2 dies only when Bono is put in the ground. Whatever today's (honestly shocking) announcement means about R.E.M.'s 31-year-career, well, what did anything ever mean with this ban ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2011

    Blow Gage with Ralph Carney's Serious Jass Project's Seriously

    ​Listen to this while high: Ralph Carney's Serious Jass Project's Seriously. ​ Behind the buzz: The subject line of the publicist's email mentioned something about Tom Waits' saxophonist, but the magic name of Ralph Carney dispelled any incipient attack of the whatevs. I mean, we're not talking ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2011

    KUSF DJs and Board of Supervisors Rally To Stop Radio Station Sale

    Making music outside city hall ​DJs and supporters wearing "Save KUSF" T-shirts joined Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi for a rally in front of City Hall this afternoon, chanting "Whose station? Our station!" and "Shame on USF!" Afterward, Mirkarimi headed into the board chambers, where he introduced a r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2010

    The Five Weirdest Movie Performances By Rock Musicians

    Putting rock musicians in movies has been a catchpenny ploy since about fifteen minutes after rock music began to hit nationwide in the mid-1950s. The crusty-nosed brats buying all the records were, after all, the very same unruly vermin clogging American drive-ins every weekend. At first, acts were ... More >>

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    September 27, 2010

    The Top Six Weirdest Musical Appearances on Sesame Street

    Last week, Katy Perry's cleavage got her appearance on Sesame Street canceled, due to a barrage of complaints from parents who saw the leaked clip on YouTube before it had a chance to air. We personally can't see what all the fuss is about, since Katy's breasticles looked pretty well contained to us ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2010

    The Week in Ill-Advised Event Names: Puffy Areolas, Semen Sundae, and More

    Courtesty Metal-Archives.comRumplestiltskin Grinder thrashes out at Thee Parkside on Thursday.​Constraints of space-time being what they are, there's just no way to savor all the meats in San Francisco's cultural stew. For those of us with easily offended rhetorical sensibilities, here are some me ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2009

    Hey DJ! Friday Q&A: Nathan Rapport

    DJ and promoter Nathan Rapport's ears have been spoiled. He lived in Detroit long enough to enjoy the riches of techno's epicenter, and now when he hits a gay club, the dude does not want to hear ten million variations on the Kylie remix. Back in the Motor City he threw queer parties called SASS wit ... More >>

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    September 24, 2008
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    May 7, 2008


    Funplex (Astralwerks)

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    June 21, 2006

    All for Love and Love for All

    The Ark's campy compassion

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