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Culture, Stage "The Witch House": Possessed by History

"The Witch House": Possessed by History

When I sat down to interview playwright Morgan Bassichis about the premiere of his play The Witch House at The Garage, he had a question for me, too: "How did you find out about us?" The Garage, as its name…
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Calendar, Night&Day Abby Normal

Abby Normal

When we first heard about Abigail, the rock opera about the Salem witch trials, we thought, This isn’t already a thing? GTFO! Then we remembered we think that about every theater piece — or most everything, actually — because what…
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Culture, Encore

Now Playing

"Abigail: The Salem Witch Trials – The Rock Opera": Starting Aug. 18. Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m. Continues through Aug. 27. $15-$20. www.abigailtherockopera.com. Light Rail Studios, 672 Toland (at Bay Shore), 285-0259. American Buffalo: Performance of David Mamet play. Wednesdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m.…
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Music, All Shook Down Salem Claims the Throne of Spook at 103 Harriet

Salem Claims the Throne of Spook at 103 Harriet

SalemThe Soft MoonMarch 30, 2011@ 103 HarrietBetter than: A mashup of Lil B's worst rhyming over a cheap horror film soundtrack.Many came to 103 Harriet last night expecting a disaster, and understandably so: Already in its brief period of notoriety, Salem…
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Music, All Shook Down In Print: What Charles Hamilton Can Teach Lil B and Odd Future, Los Muñequitos de Matanzas, and More

In Print: What Charles Hamilton Can Teach Lil B and Odd Future, Los Muñequitos de Matanzas, and More

What Charles Hamilton can teach Lil B and Odd Future: As quickly as Hamilton found himself on national magazine covers (XXL and style mag The Fader), his career unraveled, serving as a warning of the dangers of Internet-fueled stardom. He…
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Music, BeatBox Salem: Show Preview

Salem: Show Preview

The so-called songs on Salem's debut album, King Night, are equal parts haunting (or grating) noise, fascinating (or aimless) ambience, heavy (or cheesy) electronic beats, and a bizarre combo of pitch-bent raps and ethereal effects-soaked chants. The Midwestern trio's first…
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Music, You're Okay, Computer: Laptops and Vocals Make for Futuristic Pop with Feeling

You're Okay, Computer: Laptops and Vocals Make for Futuristic Pop with Feeling

Consider this a notice and/or reminder that anyone looking for the cutting edge of pop music shouldn't be searching for someone holding a guitar. Today's envelopes are pushed via keys, screens, and sound cards, with the accompanying human components bathed…
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Music, All Shook Down The Supposed Horrors of Salem, Plus Recent Highs and Lows in S.F. Music

The Supposed Horrors of Salem, Plus Recent Highs and Lows in S.F. Music

The Supposed Horrors of Salem:  ... Yet there's something totally hatable about Salem, something that in recent months has caused music writers to dogpile on the band with an M.I.A's.-truffle-fry fury. There is, of course the insane backstory of member John…
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Music, The Supposed Horrors of Salem

The Supposed Horrors of Salem

Between its association with a microgenre once controversially known as "rape-gaze," a debut EP entitled Yes I Smoke Crack, and one of its members' past history as a heroin-slamming gay prostitute, there's pretty much no way to just talk about…
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Music, Bouncer

Picking through a relationship's ruins

Whenever the question arises, "If you could have any superpower, what would it be?"— and for some inane reason this question comes up a lot — I always have the same answer. I would go back in time and, well,…
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News, Letters

SF Weekly Letters

All About Bernie Missing Ward: I miss Bernie Ward , who has been a great presence on KGO and done more for the station than anyone. I leave judgment…
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Culture, Stage

The Crucible

Set during the Salem witch hunts of 1692, Arthur Miller's The Crucible (1953) depicts the downward slide of a small Massachusetts community from relative normality to mass hysteria. Miller's ghoulish and brilliant drama is commonly read as an indictment of…
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