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