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Monday, December 29, 2008

Two Gallants, Q-Bert and Laughing Squid's Unholiday Party: Your Monday Morning Hangover

Posted By on Mon, Dec 29, 2008 at 8:25 AM

Weekend recap by Janine Kahn

We're shaking ourselves out of holiday lethargy here on All Shook Down, and we'll be alive-alert-awake-enthusiastic (OK, maybe "sober" is a more accurate term) through Wednesday afternoon. We've a lot planned for New Year's Eve, but before we get ahead of ourselves, here's a brief look back at some of the events we managed to break away from crazy relatives long enough to cover over the weekend:

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On Friday, Sam Prestianni headed to the Fillmore to see darkish indie duo Two Gallants, an experience he says was probably better than "banging heroin while watching It's a Wonderful Life for the 7th time in a row." (We failed to ask him just how he knew this.) The venue was packed with old friends and longtime fans, and much singing-along ensued.

Read Sam's Two Gallants review here.

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Also on Friday: Eric K. Arnold time-warped to the '90s at the Independent via a show headlined by crab scratch king Q-Bert, who is known to many as the "world's best DJ." Eric writes:

"Make that the Universe's best DJ. Though he claims to be from Daly

City, there have long been suspicions that Richard Quitevis, aka

Q-Bert, is in fact an extraterrestrial being. Q's otherworldly

turntable skills and schwa-like facial features have done little to

dispel this notion; if he's actually a visiting Venusian who pals

around with Klaatu and has a interstellar scraper with a sick-ass sound

system featuring subatomic subwoofers, it wouldn't surprise anyone

who's followed his career since the early '90s."

Read the whole thing (and see more photos) here.

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On Saturday, Tamara Palmer crashed Laughing Squid's 2nd Annual Unholiday Party, which took place at a top secret location and was pretty festive for something with such a name.
We really dug the jellyfish lamps (pictured) and wish we could install a couple over our China Basin cubicle.

Click here for Tamara's recap, more photos and some video.

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Also on Saturday: Joe Eskenazi caught the Emerald Bowl at AT&T Park. We're not much for games that involve only one ball, but we did enjoy the photos of daredevils parachuting onto the 50-yard line.

Read Joe's review over at our sister blog, The Snitch.

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