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Music, All Shook Down Charles Bradley Bared His Soul at The Fillmore

Charles Bradley Bared His Soul at The Fillmore

Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires Mothxr The Fillmore May 17, 2016 Charles Bradley may not look like a priest, but on Tuesday night at the Fillmore, he delivered a sermon for the ages. He took the stage dressed in…
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Music, All Shook Down I'm Not Done: An Interview with the Violent Femmes' Gordon Gano

I'm Not Done: An Interview with the Violent Femmes' Gordon Gano

There’s dysfunction, and then there’s the Violent Femmes. Speaking with singer-guitarist Gordon Gano, he tells me that the only definite plan the band has ever had was that they would break-up at the end of the summer in 1981, they…
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Dining, SFoodie Black Bark BBQ Brings Barbecue Back to the Fillmore

Black Bark BBQ Brings Barbecue Back to the Fillmore

The much-anticipated addition of barbecue has arrived to the Fillmore with last week’s opening of Black Bark BBQ. Black Bark comes to us from the same husband and wife team behind 1300 On Fillmore (which is conveniently across the street):…
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Music, All Shook Down After Years of Touring in the Bay, Chris Robinson Finally Makes it Home

After Years of Touring in the Bay, Chris Robinson Finally Makes it Home

For most people, December means crowded department stores, office parties you are mandated to attend, and surviving the potential carnage of spending the holidays with your loved ones. For Chris Robinson, the former lead singer of The Black Crowes…
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Dining, SFoodie Friday Seven: Myriad's 12 Days of Christmas Menu, Cool Grandma Finishes Beer Run

Friday Seven: Myriad's 12 Days of Christmas Menu, Cool Grandma Finishes Beer Run

Myriad Gastro Pub Celebrates 12 Days of Christmas Apart from the eight maids-a-milking, et al., you really…
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News, The Snitch Yesterday's Crimes: Peoples Temple Hit Squads and Jonestown's Last Victims

Yesterday's Crimes: Peoples Temple Hit Squads and Jonestown's Last Victims

It’s November 18, 1978. The tape is running. Reverend Jim Jones is rambling into a microphone, dictating a suicide note on behalf of nearly a thousand people. Death is all around him, in the air and on the ground;…
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Dining, SFoodie What's cooking at 1300 on Fillmore

What's cooking at 1300 on Fillmore

I’m no Southerner, but there’s a special place in my heart (and my stomach) for innovative but authentic Southern food. That’s why I was eager to try out 1300 on Fillmore’s revamped menu, because I’ll never not be a…
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Music, All Shook Down Live Review: Kurt Vile Bewitches the Fillmore

Live Review: Kurt Vile Bewitches the Fillmore

Kurt Vile & the Violators Cass McCombs Heron Oblivion Friday, October 16, 2015 The Fillmore, San Francisco Better Than: Most things really. Live acts who don’t say much to the crowd during their shows can be broken into two…
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Music, All Shook Down Conor Oberst Inc. Takes Over the Fillmore

Conor Oberst Inc. Takes Over the Fillmore

Conor Oberst M. Ward The Felice Brothers The Fillmore, San Francisco October 3, 2015 Better Than: Listening to I’m Wide Awake, It’s Morning alone in your room and trying to understand why high school is so cruel. “Conor and…
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Music, All Shook Down We Hung out with Catfish & the Bottlemen Before Their Fillmore Show Tonight

We Hung out with Catfish & the Bottlemen Before Their Fillmore Show Tonight

Catfish and the Bottlemen are the definition of a “do it yourself” band. Named after an Australian busker, the lads from Wales are finally starting to enjoy the fruits of their labor. Ryan “Van” McCann and his bandmates have…
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Music, All Shook Down The Old 97's Embrace Their Heartbreak at The Fillmore

The Old 97's Embrace Their Heartbreak at The Fillmore

The Old 97's Salim Nourallah September 17, 2015 The Fillmore, San Francisco Better Than: Trying to catch a Muni during Dreamforce. Big Brown Eyes. The Barrier Reef. Caroline Lee. Timebomb. Whatever they want to call it, the Old 97’s…
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Music, All Shook Down Death Grips Please With Stripped-Down Performance

Death Grips Please With Stripped-Down Performance

An Evening With Death Grips July 25, 2015 The Fillmore Death Grips: Making a mockery of the music business since 2010. The line for experimental hip-hop group Death Grips stretched well past Imperial Health Spa (which is a full…
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Music, All Shook Down Live Review: St. Paul & The Broken Bones

Live Review: St. Paul & The Broken Bones

St. Paul & The Broken Bones Saturday, February 14th, 2015 The Fillmore Better Than: Eating an entire pint of Ben and Jerry's while watching Friends on Netflix, because you're incredibly alone and you've realized that everyone you could call is out at…
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Music, Coda: The End of Yoshi's SF

Coda: The End of Yoshi's SF

When the San Francisco jazz venue and restaurant Yoshi's filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2012, its representatives said there was no chance of the club closing — that the move was only intended to restructure debts incurred since its…
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Music, Hear This Sylvan Esso: Show Preview

Sylvan Esso: Show Preview

Before Oakland's tUnE-yArDs takes the stage at the Fillmore this Friday, Sylvan Esso will do its part to remind audiences that plenty of pop music in 2014 is interesting: subtle, smart, and infused with artistic sensibility. In Sylvan Esso songs,…
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News, Sucka Free City The End of Uncanny Valley: Bronze Statues That Were a Bit Too Lifelike Disappear from the Fillmore

The End of Uncanny Valley: Bronze Statues That Were a Bit Too Lifelike Disappear from the Fillmore

Spring brought death to the Fillmore, with the shuttering of San Francisco's historic black-owned bookstore, Marcus Books, whose owners decamped from their lavender-trimmed Victorian in May. That end coincided with the quiet disappearance of a less venerable, but equally visible…
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Music, Rite of Spring: Your Guide to the Season's Live Music

Rite of Spring: Your Guide to the Season's Live Music

April is here, winter is over, and that tax refund is burning a hole in your pocket. Well, at least two of those things are true, right? Also true is that spring concert season is finally upon us. New releases…
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Music, Hear This Gary Numan: Show Preview

Gary Numan: Show Preview

One of the pioneering figures in synth-driven rock, British musician Gary Numan laid the groundwork for new wave, electro-pop, and industrial music with his chilly, futuristic sound. His original band, Tubeway Army, offered an edgy mix of distorted guitars and…
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Dining, Eat

Drink 2014: Cocktail Listings

15 Romolo: The dim bar hits the perfect balance of Barbary Coast and design boutique, flavored with a few drops of rockabilly dive. The bartenders switch up their featured drinks frequently, so it's hard to know if a concoction that's…
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Dining, Recent Openings

SF Weekly Recent Openers February 12-19, 2014

Estela's Sandwiches: Another beloved business returns to Haight and Fillmore after it was destroyed by fire two-and-a-half years ago. Expect lots of sandwiches (including several veggie options), fresh juices, smoothies, baked goods, and other treats. 250 Fillmore, 864-1850. Horner's Corner:…
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