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Dining, SFoodie Bobby Lozoff: Local Liquor Legend and Inventor of the Tequila Sunrise

Bobby Lozoff: Local Liquor Legend and Inventor of the Tequila Sunrise

To earn the title of legend in the booze business, you need carry some serious credentials to the table. Enter Sausalito native, Bobby Lozoff. A Bay Area bartender with some 50 years of experience behind the stick, the man…
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Music, All Shook Down Tonight: The Human Condition Throws Album Release Party at Great American Music Hall

Tonight: The Human Condition Throws Album Release Party at Great American Music Hall

The Human Condition, a San Francisco-based acoustic band which describes its sound as "purplegrass," releases a new album tonight, Oct. 8, at Great American Music Hall. The band consists of Mark Joseph, 32, Nathan Harris, 31, David McEnulty, 33, and Dan…
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Music, All Shook Down The Grateful Dead Fare Thee Well Ticket Prices Fall

The Grateful Dead Fare Thee Well Ticket Prices Fall

The Grateful Dead Fare Thee Well shows, combined, will sell more tickets than any festival this year (except Coachella), according to StubHub. But it looks like the 50th anniversary shows may have also flooded the DeadHead market, causing ticket prices…
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Music, All Shook Down Grateful Dead Offer Limited Edition Cupcake Ahead of Fare Thee Well Concerts

Grateful Dead Offer Limited Edition Cupcake Ahead of Fare Thee Well Concerts

Baked by Melissa, a New York bakery specializing in bite-sized cupcakes, has partnered with the Grateful Dead to bring fans of the iconic band a real treat: a tie-dyed cupcake. Melissa Ben-Ishay, founder of the bakery, says this isn't the…
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Culture, Feature Fall Arts: Classical Revolution Charts a New Course

Fall Arts: Classical Revolution Charts a New Course

The jam session has always been a defining element of jazz. A wholly informal exercise, the jam is where musicians limber up, experiment, fine-tune, or freak out. Folkies had their own jam sessions as well, and still do at places…
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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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News, Feature The Psychic World of Stanley Krippner: A quest to document ESP

The Psychic World of Stanley Krippner: A quest to document ESP

Illustration by MEAR ONE. June, 1970: an interesting time. Behind the scenes at the Grateful Dead Festival Express tour: an interesting place. But if you want to see something really interesting, stroll past the roadies, the groupies, the freaks.…
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Music, All Shook Down Watch: Bob Weir Performs with Members of the National in San Rafael

Watch: Bob Weir Performs with Members of the National in San Rafael

Former Grateful Dead frontman Bob Weir threw quite a party at his new TRI Studios in San Rafael this weekend: Weir invited a bunch of East Coast musicians, including three members of the National, out for a special in-studio…
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Music, All Shook Down So There Might Be a New Movie About the Haight-Ashbury in the '60s, Featuring Actual Grateful Dead Songs

So There Might Be a New Movie About the Haight-Ashbury in the '60s, Featuring Actual Grateful Dead Songs

A new itch for merchandising, a fanbase now on the side of life that comes with plenty of cash to spend on nostalgia, and a poverty of original ideas coming out of Hollywood: What's a hugely adored band like…
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Music, All Shook Down Music Links: Apple Makes Cloud Deals, Amon Tobin Builds a Crazy Live Set, Free Show Saturday, and More

Music Links: Apple Makes Cloud Deals, Amon Tobin Builds a Crazy Live Set, Free Show Saturday, and More

A sneak peek at the…
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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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Music, All Shook Down Disappointing Outside Lands lineup selling lots of tickets

Disappointing Outside Lands lineup selling lots of tickets

Disappointed Outside Lands fan, we share your woe: The lineup this year -- at least concerning headliners -- just doesn't woo us like it has in years past. Not to slam the bands at the top of the bill.…
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Music, Works by Manson Family pal Bobby BeauSoleil’s Orkustra compiled on double album

Works by Manson Family pal Bobby BeauSoleil’s Orkustra compiled on double album

The sunny, halcyon days of the 1960s have been shoved down our collective throats with every Woodstock anniversary and baby boomer film reveling in the music of the times. In the handwritten notes by California musician Bobby BeauSoleil that accompany…
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Calendar, Night&Day Messrs. Gorgeous

Messrs. Gorgeous

The Skygreen Leopards' last album, 2006’s Disciples of California, was a sunny ode to the Golden State. The San Francisco outfit, founded by singer-guitarists Glenn Donaldson and Donovan Quinn, filtered the psychedelic country-rock of the Grateful Dead’s American Beauty and…
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Music, Deadiquette: Common Deadhead courtesies demystified

Deadiquette: Common Deadhead courtesies demystified

With the surviving members of the Grateful Dead reuniting for their first tour in six years, Deadheads have been whipped into a frenzy. It's been a long time since they've seen one another. Will they be able to shake off…
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Music, Bob Weir's cutoffs not going to Grateful Dead archive

Bob Weir's cutoffs not going to Grateful Dead archive

Backstage passes, concert posters, old stage props, and fan mail were all the buzz at a press conference last week at the Fillmore Auditorium. San Francisco psychedelic rock pioneers and Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Famers the Grateful Dead announced…
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Music, Let's Get Killed Rich Unterberger brings rare rock flicks to the Haight

Rich Unterberger brings rare rock flicks to the Haight

On a foggy Wednesday night last month, 60 rock fans crowded onto folding chairs, plastic blocks, and floor mats in the basement of the itty bitty Park Branch Library in the Haight. The audience paid little attention to the long…
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Calendar, Night&Day Sweet Blossom, Come <i>On</i>

Sweet Blossom, Come On

Guess what, Summer of Love haters? Hippies don't give a big stoned fuck what you think about them. Deadheads, baby boomers, jam rockers, peaceniks, and the merely high gather to celebrate the Grateful Dead's iconic leader at Jerry Day, and…
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Music, Reviewed The Band

The Band

Live at Watkins Glen was recorded at a racetrack in upstate New York in 1973 to a crowd estimated at more than 600,000 — the largest assembled mass of concert-goers ever (the Allman Brothers and the Grateful Dead were also…
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News, Letters

Letters to the Editor

Deadhead Be Not Proud IHOP the Grateful Dead: I read Dan Strachota's article "Dead Like Me" in an IHOP on Saturday morning while waiting for my food to arrive. I was sitting by myself and laughing…
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