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Music, Sizzle & Fizzle Sizzle & Fizzle: Highs and Lows From the Last Week in S.F. Music

Sizzle & Fizzle: Highs and Lows From the Last Week in S.F. Music

Sizzle The week between Jerry Garcia's birthday on Aug. 1 and the date of his death on Aug. 9 is a big week of celebration here in the Bay Area, with tributes from the S.F. Giants, the S.F. Symphony, and…
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News, Letters

SF Weekly Letters August 7-13, 2013

Blog Commentsof the Week BART blame is shared by all: Listen: Everybody, including the public, is to blame for the BART organization being what it is . The public…
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Music, All Shook Down It's Jerry Garcia Week in the Bay Area. Here's a Guide to the Many Celebrations

It's Jerry Garcia Week in the Bay Area. Here's a Guide to the Many Celebrations

The Grateful Dead are one of San Francisco's most enduring cultural legacies. The outfit rose to prominence as the house band for Ken Kesey's LSD-fueled "acid tests," where its extended psychedelic rock jams helped launch the counterculture of the…
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Music, All Shook Down Jerry Garcia 70th Birthday Tribute Includes Huge Guest Roster, Will Be Streamed Online

Jerry Garcia 70th Birthday Tribute Includes Huge Guest Roster, Will Be Streamed Online

The Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia would have turned 70 this Aug. 1, 2012, and to celebrate, fellow Dead member Bob Weir and a ton of other musicians are throwing Move Me Brightly, a Garcia tribute show that will be live-streamed…
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Music, All Shook Down The Full-Length Jerry Garcia Doc Is Go

The Full-Length Jerry Garcia Doc Is Go

Jerry Garcia, the San Francisco-born guitarist of the Grateful Dead, will be the subject of a new feature-length documentary film released this spring, according to a report today in Deadline Hollywood. Spearheading the project are music documentary producer Malcom Leo…
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Music, All Shook Down Music Links: Lumerians' Trip, Artists to Watch, Trackademicks' Latest, and Jerry Garcia's Kitchen

Music Links: Lumerians' Trip, Artists to Watch, Trackademicks' Latest, and Jerry Garcia's Kitchen

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Music, All Shook Down Sen. Tom Coburn, Who Is Not a Deadhead, Thinks the Grateful Dead Archive Is a Waste of Money

Sen. Tom Coburn, Who Is Not a Deadhead, Thinks the Grateful Dead Archive Is a Waste of Money

Earlier today, one senator from Oklahoma named Tom Coburn released a list of what his tight-fisted self considers the most wasteful federal spending of 2010.Number four on that list is a $615,000 grant given to UC Santa Cruz for a…
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Music, All Shook Down Monday's Pick: Jerry Garcia Tribute Night

Monday's Pick: Jerry Garcia Tribute Night

​Jerry Garcia Tribute NightAT&T ParkPre-game tribute performance at home plate at 6:30; game at 7:15Even after his death, Jerry Garcia is still on a long, strange trip, which will make a stop at the Giants/Cubs game at AT&T Park tonight.…
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News, The Snitch Kazoo Record Attempt at Tonight's Jerry Garcia-Themed Giants Game

Kazoo Record Attempt at Tonight's Jerry Garcia-Themed Giants Game

Sorry folks, the Jerry Garcia bobblehead is no longer available. But fans can keep on truckin' with a Guinness Record attempt for largest kazoo ensemble during tonight's festivities honoring the fallen Grateful Dead musician at the San Francisco Giants game.Tonight's…
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Music, All Shook Down Links: Jerry Garcia Biopic Won't Be Able To Use His Songs

Links: Jerry Garcia Biopic Won't Be Able To Use His Songs

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Music, All Shook Down Jerry Garcia Is Getting a Biopic

Jerry Garcia Is Getting a Biopic

Finally: the late San Francisco native, Bernal Hill pot smoker, and guitar player for iconic psych/jam/folk/rock outfit the Grateful Dead (you've heard of them, right?) is getting his own biopic.The film, according to Variety, will focus on Garcia as a…
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News, The Snitch Gavin Newsom Finds His Way to San Jose -- And So Did SF Weekly

Gavin Newsom Finds His Way to San Jose -- And So Did SF Weekly

As part of his quest to become governor, Mayor Gavin Newsom held his latest "town hall" last night in San Jose. The question-and-lecture session attracted about 200 locals and a dozen protesters who trekked down from San Francisco. San…
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Music, All Shook Down

For All You Jug Band Film Lovers in SF: All 2 of you

Why does SF have such an fixation with putting its mouth on things big and round and then blowing? From Jerry Garcia's folk band days to the modern porn days -- we just love getting oral near a jug. Aaaanyways.…
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Summer Guide, Summer

Summer of Love

AIDS Walk San Francisco: Even if you can't walk the Walk — which, really, is always a fun time — you can at least make a donation to the cause. AIDS has wiped out many who made this city what…
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Music, Noise Sorcery

Noise Sorcery

"You were right to give the record a shitty review," Magik Markers' Elisa Ambrogio says via cell. She's referring to my scathing write-up (appearing last summer in this very paper) of the Markers' I Trust My Guitar, etc. LP. "But,"…
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Listen Up, Listen Up Feature Some of My Best Friends Are Records

Some of My Best Friends Are Records

Hello, My Name Is: Justin F. Farrar A quick scan of my 10 picks reveals that, yes, I did indeed apply affirmative action when determining my all-time fave Frisco jammers. I got the punks, the hippies, the blacks, the gays,…
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Music, Reviewed The Court & Spark

The Court & Spark

We'll be honest: We don't love Court & Spark frontman M.C. Taylor's twangy, low-register, sometimes Jerry Garcia-ish singing. In fact, if the group's latest, Witch Season, had been released on a label besides the local Absolutely Kosher, known for putting…
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Best of San Francisco, People & Places

Best Place to Put Up Visiting Hipsters

If you'd like your visiting hipster friends to stop crashing on your couch, point them to the Triton, a funky boutique hotel off Union Square. For your pals who want to see the wild and crazy side of the…
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Music, The Three Rules

The Three Rules

As a child, my grandfather would have me recite the golden rules of ninja existence aloud. The three rules are burned into my psyche: 1. Danger lurks in the shadows; 2. Do not challenge those without hair; 3. Never take…
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Calendar, Urban Experience A Tale of Two Cities

A Tale of Two Cities

SAT-SUN 6/7-8 San Francisco is a city of contradictions, and no two neighborhoods epitomize that notion better than high-fashion Union Street and just plain high Haight-Ashbury. The only thing the two 'hoods have in common is that they stage their…
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