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Music, All Shook Down This Week: The Excrement of Morrissey, the Slurs of Azealia Banks and the Clay Head of Lionel Ritchie

This Week: The Excrement of Morrissey, the Slurs of Azealia Banks and the Clay Head of Lionel Ritchie

Romance is the overarching theme of the week, with Nicki Minaj opening up about her relationship with Meek Mill, Ryan Adams pouring his heart into 1989, and even Jimmy Fallon and Lionel Ritchie having a touching moment. But it's…
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Music, Music for Anything: Tycho Becomes Your Personal Soundtrack

Music for Anything: Tycho Becomes Your Personal Soundtrack

For all our chin-scratching and genre-tagging and influence-identifying, music people don't often talk about what music is actually good for. We discuss the stuff like it's a painting on a museum wall, an art form in a vacuum. To some…
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Calendar, Night&Day Hi-Res Hi-Fi

Hi-Res Hi-Fi

Let’s Get Lost, Bruce Weber’s wrenchingly intimate 1987 portrait of jazzman Chet Baker, is the high-water mark for marriages of black-and-white cinematography and world-class music. Now comes the acclaimed Portuguese director Pedro Costa, an aficionado of long takes and high-contrast…
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Film, Reps Etc.

Repertory Film Listing

Compiled by Michael Leaverton and Hiya Swanhuyser. To submit a listing, e-mail film@sfweekly.com. Artists' Television Access. "The Very Best of OpenScreening": Short local films culled from open-mic-style screenings held in 2007. Thu., Jan. 24, 8 p.m. $5. Adventure Poseidon, The…
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Calendar, Night&Day Smack Up

Smack Up

Brando, Sinatra, Dean, Elvis -- those were some cool cats, but they weren't as cool as Chet Baker. The great jazzman had the Adonis features of a movie star and the world on a string, yet his music was steeped…
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Music, Reviewed Brightblack Morning Light

Brightblack Morning Light

Brightblack Morning Light actually sees itself as some kind of rural commune. Its core members sport robes 'n' beads, call a teepee in the NorCal woods home, and claim to steer clear of "city babylons." But there's nothing at all…
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Best of San Francisco, Food & Drink

Best Pizza

Pizza's come a long way since the old pepperoni-and-Ragú renditions of our vanished youth; nowadays we have before us a quasi-Sicilian smorgasbord of stuffed pizzas, deep-dish pizzas, pizzas with tripe and cilantro, even fluffy pizza soufflés. Amid all of this…
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Music, Record Review

Review

Various Artists Central Avenue Sounds: Jazz in Los Angeles (1921-1956) (Rhino) Listeners whose knowledge of West Coast jazz begins with Chet Baker and Gerry Mulligan will be surprised by this latest four-CD set from Rhino. The box concentrates on…
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Film,

Second Time Around

Let's Get Lost In the rapturous 1989 black-and-white documentary Let's Get Lost, the visual and emotional fixations of photographer-turned-filmmaker Bruce Weber fuse with the artistry and mystique of jazz-trumpet legend (and vocalist) Chet Baker. The result is an evocation of…
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Music,

Samples

On Broadway Despite the dangers of entering an oversaturated jazz club market, Max Young, owner of the Desert Moon and Blue's, and his brother Sam have shown much savvy with the opening of Max & Sam's Hi-Ball Lounge. "The room…
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