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Music, All Shook Down Bardot a Go Go Offers a Groovy '60s-style Celebration of Bastille Day

Bardot a Go Go Offers a Groovy '60s-style Celebration of Bastille Day

Pre-Bastille Day Bardot a Go Go Friday, July 12, 2013 Rickshaw Stop Bastille Day doesn't mean a whole lot in San Francisco. In fact, there's a good chance you completely missed its passage yesterday. Admittedly, the French holiday is locally…
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Music, Hear This Rue '66: Show Preview

Rue '66: Show Preview

The 1960s still continue to yield tasty fruit, and locals Rue '66 bring some fresh spoils to market. Rue '66, consisting of former members of Cat Heads, Hard Rain, It Thing, and Jammists, specialize in yé yé, a style popular…
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Music, All Shook Down Six Children of Music Legends Whose Own Music Doesn't Suck

Six Children of Music Legends Whose Own Music Doesn't Suck

You may have heard this week that Paul McCartney's son, James, wants to get together with the children of John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr and be a Beatles: Next Generation band. Truthfully, that might be one of the…
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Film, Rep Showtimes

Arthouse Movie Listings November 16-22

Artists' Television Access. Beautiful Moving Images: The program includes Christina Battle's To Reveal the Fourteen Windows; Minyong Jang's The Breath; Jon Beacham's What I Saw on the Periphery: A film in Eight Parts; Richard Mitchell's Burnt and In Series, Ver.…
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Film, Rep Showtimes

Arthouse Movie Listings November 9-15

Artists' Television Access. Brazil on Screen: Showing Brazilian contemporary films: O Vermelha Luz do Bandido (The Bandit's Red Light) followed by Rogério Sganzerla's 1968 film O Bandido da Luz Vermelha (The Red Light Bandit). Fri., Nov. 11, 8 p.m. $6-$10.…
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Calendar, Night&Day Serge, Mon Amour

Serge, Mon Amour

For a man who lived his adult life in public view — on stage, in the newspapers, in numerous sultry music videos, and on countless talk shows — Serge Gainsbourg remained a charming, chain-smoking enigma. To most of his French…
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Dining, SFoodie Music and Food Pairings Get Serious at graffEats and Noise Pop's "Covers" Dinner

Music and Food Pairings Get Serious at graffEats and Noise Pop's "Covers" Dinner

Covers Where: It's a secret! When: Sept. 7 and 8, 7:30 p.m. Cost: $85, $110 for optional wine pairings and open bar Maybe it's just us, but music and food pairings seem to be all the rage these days. (Props…
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Calendar, Night&Day Daddy Dearest

Daddy Dearest

Singer Serge Gainsbourg – rake, libertine, lizard king – died when he was 62, young enough for him still to be making oozy, boozy, lecherous public appearances, like the one where he told Whitney Houston he wanted to fuck her…
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Music, All Shook Down Prince Paul Plays PST

Prince Paul Plays PST

Legendary producer Prince Paul (De La Soul/Gravediggaz/Handsome Boy Modeling School/Stetsasonic) drops through 330 Ritch's "PST" tonight for a rare DJ set.In case you don't know, PP is the guy who basically invented the alt.rap genre with his wacky, bugged-out…
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Music, Reviewed Serge Gainsbourg

Serge Gainsbourg

Even with no knowledge of the French language, it'd still be fairly obvious that Serge Gainsbourg's 1971 album was consumed with lust. The pelvic-thrust basslines, his ear-licking vocals, and the way Jane Birkin exhaled as if being penetrated made Histoire…
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Music, BeatBox Sébastien Tellier

Sébastien Tellier

Parisian producer Sébastien Tellier claims his 2008 album, Sexuality, was informed by "the abuse of sustained arpeggiator by extralarge tablecloths." That's crazy in any language. Of course, a French accent makes loony behavior all the more forgivable, especially when it…
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Music, Sebastien Tellier: France’s top pop chanteur

Sebastien Tellier: France’s top pop chanteur

When French pop arose fresh-faced and well-coiffed in the early '60s, few would have pictured it a generation later in the hands of a guy who looks like a biker in casual Yves Saint Laurent. But gaze into the hairy,…
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Calendar, Night&Day Kiss and Tellier

Kiss and Tellier

When French pop arose fresh-faced and well-coiffed in the early ’60s, few would have pictured it a generation later in the hands of a guy who looks like a biker in casual Yves Saint-Laurent. But gaze into the hairy, shaded…
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Music, House of Tudor House of Tudor

House of Tudor

Realizing that Armageddon had not come to pass with the new millennium, as Bobby Conn had prophesied and premeditated in 1998's apocalyptic space opera Rise Up!, Chicago's self-identified Antichrist found himself artistically adrift in 2000. He considered writing his own…
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Music, House of Tudor House of Tudor

House of Tudor

It may come as a surprise to avid Galaxie 500 fans, but I don't believe Dean Wareham shits confetti; in fact, I feel the singer/songwriter's current group, Luna, is much like his former band -- often pretty, but more often…
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Music,

The House of Tudor

All Fools' Day marks the beginning of April, when -- if we weren't living in San Francisco -- young green sprouts would push their way through the winter-gray loam, and delicate springtime flowers would pepper the fields. Throughout the centuries…
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Music,

House of Tudor

For over six months, multimedia artist NG Yrizarry and his roommate, potter and jewelry maker William Richard Kuchler, have lived without heat or electricity. They have waded through a bog of bureaucratic paperwork and grappled with city officials, agencies, and…
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Hear This

Momus In mythology, Momus was the god of ridicule, driven from Mount Olympus for criticizing the gods. Momus couldn't find fault with Aphrodite's naked body, the tale goes, so he condemned her for the noise made by her feet. Born…
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Serge Gainsbourg Comic Strip Couleur Cafe Du Jazz Dans Le Ravin (Mercury) The music industry's cartoon characters are often even more amusing and intriguing (and less human) than those inhabiting your average Chuck Jones-era Warner Bros. cartoon. Take Serge Gainsbourg,…
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