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Dining, Bouncer More Bars in More Places: Bouncer Signs Off

More Bars in More Places: Bouncer Signs Off

Composer John Cage was big on something called "chance operations." He would use the I Ching to help him write, compose, and make art by tossing the tiles and using the random symbols that came up to lead him to…
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Music, Band of Horses Fend Off a Critical Backlash

Band of Horses Fend Off a Critical Backlash

Few bands received more attention at this October's CMJ than Band of Horses. The increasingly-hippie-sounding indie band from Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, by way of Seattle was featured in previews of New York's underground music festival by the likes of…
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Letters to the Editor

Black and White Consider the source: I want to commend you on what Chief Sanders and I think was an excellent article on our book, The Zebra Murders ("Earl's Last Laugh," Feb. 21). However, I also feel the need to…
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Music, Reviewed The Time Flys

The Time Flys

I saw these New York Dolls wannabes at 12 Galaxies over a year ago, and after the set I mentioned to the singer, "You know, you guys spell your name wrong," 'cause, like, they do: It should be "the Time…
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Music, Reviewed Subtle

Subtle

If there's justice in the world, Subtle frontman Doseone will someday win a MacArthur Genius Grant. John Zorn won one this year; so did some guy who studies combinatorics, whatever those are. They seem to award the things to folks…
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News, Dog Bites Vote Like This, Dammit!

Vote Like This, Dammit!

Dog Bites, evil? Dog Bites, a lap dog for greedy corporate monopolists? Dog Bites, no better than a McDonald's fry-guy?!? Our legendary touch with hot oil aside, these were devastating accusations. All the more painful (sniff) because they were being…
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Music Awards,

The 16th Annual SF Weekly Music Awards

Performances by Hieroglyphics Rogue Wave Federation featuring the Animaniakz Parchman Farm Bing Ji Ling and Tommy Guerrero Mitch Marcus Quintet The El Cerrito High School Marching Band MCs: Killing My Lobster Presenters Bing Ji Ling, ice cream pimp J Boogie,…
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News, Dog Bites Brugmannalysis

Brugmannalysis

A few weeks ago, our music editor, Garrett Kamps, received the following letter from Bay Guardian Publisher and regular SF Weekly pen pal Bruce Brugmann. The note -- which we think reads, "How can anybody trust Clear Channel/BGP/New Times awards?"…
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Music, OK Then

Computer Love

For those of you cave dwellers and Windows 95 users who haven't heard yet, music blogs are one of the best places to discover new music in this here digital age of ours. Bloggers are like music fan ninjas: They…
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Listen Up, Listen Up Intro OK Then, Listen Up!

OK Then, Listen Up!

Dear Friends, There's an old joke: First Banana: What do you call a musician who only knows three chords? Second Banana: I don't know. What do you call a musician who only knows three chords? First Banana: A music critic.…
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Letters to the Editor

Prosecutorial Response Why DA records should stay confidential: This letter is in response to the article from the Jan. 19 edition, "Zipped Up." For the past 30 years, we have each served as assistant district attorneys in the San Francisco…
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Music, Hear This Hear This

Hear This

Once upon a time -- Sept. 10 and 11, 1999, to be exact -- Minneapolis' Mark Mallman sat behind his electric piano and played a pop song for 26.2 hours straight alongside a 30-member rotating band. Sounds impressive, right? Well,…
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Letters to the Editor

Santa Monica to SFW: Garrote Garrett Look, he already works for a "shotty" tabloid: I am writing in response to the article (or should I say "critique") by Garrett Kamps regarding the Moonwalk for Earth event .…
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President Pretty Boy Vote Gavin in 2012!: I think Matt Smith's article hits Gavin Newsom dead on . The one thing Newsom has proved to me is that he's really good at trying to do whatever people…
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Listen Up, Listen Up Intro Listen Up Intro

Listen Up Intro

Fellow Scenesters and Casual Observers, Remember when you were a little kid how tempting it was to look directly into the sun? No matter how many times your mom scolded you, no matter how much your eyes watered and your…
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Letters to the Editor

Unbalanced and Unfair Where was your critical judgment?: Bernice Yeung's atrocious story, "Enslavement in Palo Alto," which quoted me, is an example of one-sided journalism at its worst . The reporter has taken a single lawsuit based upon unproved…
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Music, Reviewed Fog

Fog

Album of the year, album of the year, album of the year. There. It has been written. Now go forth, hype machine, and proclaim that you heard it here first, in the pages of SF Weekly: Fog's Ether Teeth is…
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