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Music, What Do S.F. Gigs Pay? It Depends -- But Not Much

What Do S.F. Gigs Pay? It Depends -- But Not Much

Perhaps, while standing inside a club, sipping a beer, and staring up at the stage, you've wondered: What is that band making for this show? You know you paid $15 (or $25, or $40) to get in, but how much…
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Dining, SFoodie Rock Is Dead: Slim's Does Pop-Up Dinners

Rock Is Dead: Slim's Does Pop-Up Dinners

Food is to us what rock 'n roll was to baby boomers. Can there be better evidence than this? Slim's, the music club, will host pop-up dinners on Monday nights starting next week. Slim's has had a challenging year.…
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News, The Snitch Slim's Bouncer Busted for Beatdown, Customers Sue

Slim's Bouncer Busted for Beatdown, Customers Sue

Concertgoer claims he was beaten, choked, and tossed down the stairs — and he wants more than an apology. By Joe Eskenazi Just what went down at San Francisco SOMA-neighborhood nightclub Slim’s in the wee hours of Oct. 13,…
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News, The Snitch The Sound and the Fury: <i>SF Weekly</i> Examines the War Between Slim&rsquo;s and Irate Neighbors Jodi and Kirby Watson

The Sound and the Fury: SF Weekly Examines the War Between Slim’s and Irate Neighbors Jodi and Kirby Watson

Is the embattled nightclub Slim’s seizing the chance to claim victim status? Are its irate neighbors mega-NIMBYs? Or do both sides’ claims not quite hold water? By Joe Eskenazi I flagged down the hipster with the too-tight jeans in…
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Music, Pop Philosophy Ice, Ice, Baby:

Ice, Ice, Baby:

Keith's not always so cool Jane's Addiction once titled an album Nothing's Shocking, and while that sentiment sometimes seems too true -- witness the Osbourne family's recent appearance on the Tonight Show, during which Sharon told of grabbing Camilla Bowles'…
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Music, Pop Philosophy Back from -- and with -- the dead

Back from -- and with -- the dead

A resurrection, just in time for Halloween One thing isn't being mentioned in the recent hysteria over the "closing" of Kimo's: The club's still open. Tyler Sauer, the manager of the venue for the past five years, says he's reached…
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Music,

An Open Booking

In most cities, booking live music is dangerous poker. Nightclub promoters hold their cards close to the vest; stakes are high, and deception is commonplace. In San Francisco, many promoters merrily announce which cards they've got and which ones they…
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