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Bar: Whiskey Tasting at Seven Stills

Three years ago, Clint Potter was storing dozens of bottles of homemade whiskey in his bedroom. Now, the cofounder of San Francisco distillery Seven Stills has opened a dedicated tasting room in the Bayview — the first hard alcohol tasting…
News, Feature Rape Survivors' Waiting Game

Rape Survivors' Waiting Game

In the spring of 2010, 27-year-old writer and performer Heather Marlowe moved to San Francisco from Olympia, Wash. with big dreams. She’d landed a role singing in a feminist performance of The Little Mermaid and joined a bhangra dance troupe…
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Music, All Shook Down Oakland Metro Operahouse Is Raising Soundproofing Funds to Silence A Noisy Neighbor

Oakland Metro Operahouse Is Raising Soundproofing Funds to Silence A Noisy Neighbor

As Bay Area housing developers look for ways to capitalize on the region’s sky-high rents, music venues are feeling the squeeze. Now, one of Oakland’s few dedicated spots for heavy metal and cabaret says a neighboring property owner —…
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Music, All Shook Down Five Women in the Bay Area Metal Scene That You Need to Know About

Five Women in the Bay Area Metal Scene That You Need to Know About

The Bay Area’s heavy metal scene is known around the world, particularly for being the fertile ground where thrash bloomed. But the region’s metal community is much richer and more varied than that. Its male musicians often get the…
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News, Sucka Free City Remake Way For Tech Buses

Remake Way For Tech Buses

After 31 traffic-related deaths on San Francisco's streets in 2014, Mayor Ed Lee set an ambitious goal of reducing traffic fatalities to zero by 2020. To do that, city transit planners are reducing the width of streets, widening sidewalks, and…
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Music, All Shook Down Oakland Doom Band Lycus Celebrates New Album at Oakland Metro

Oakland Doom Band Lycus Celebrates New Album at Oakland Metro

Lycus abandoned its native Sacramento for Oakland several years ago because the city didn't have enough bands or dedicated venues to sustain a metal scene. Now, Jackson Heath, the band’s vocalist and guitarist, wonders how long Oakland’s scene can hang…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist S.F. Poet Justin Chin Taken Off Life Support After a Stroke

S.F. Poet Justin Chin Taken Off Life Support After a Stroke

San Francisco poet and writer Justin Chin is being taken off life support today after suffering a massive stroke last week, according to friends. Fellow writer Kirk Read, who called Chin “the Kurt Cobain of our writing scene,” reported…
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Dining, SFoodie In Defense of Asking if a Restaurant Can Make Gluten-Free Food

In Defense of Asking if a Restaurant Can Make Gluten-Free Food

A few weeks ago, a pair of San Francisco restaurants posted window signs that have stirred up a hornet’s nest of anti-gluten sentiment. The first to make news was SO’s “We don’t give a shit about gluten-free” tirade; the second…
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Music, From Bauhaus to Funhouse: David J Will Play an Intimate Show in a Historic Hayes Valley Mansion

From Bauhaus to Funhouse: David J Will Play an Intimate Show in a Historic Hayes Valley Mansion

As a member of Bauhaus and Love and Rockets, and later as a solo musician, David J has haunted many of San Francisco's historic venues, from the Old Waldorf to the Cafe du Nord. But when he returns to San…
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Music, Alone No More: Will New Neighbors Tolerate Bottom of the Hill?

Alone No More: Will New Neighbors Tolerate Bottom of the Hill?

Nearly 150 years ago, the corner of 17th and Mississippi in Potrero Hill was home to the Pacific Rolling Mill Co., the largest steel producer on the West Coast. But in the 22 years since Bottom of the Hill opened…
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News, Sucka Free City Could Google's New Mobile Game Make the City Safer?

Could Google's New Mobile Game Make the City Safer?

On any given night, Golden Gate Park's Music Concourse is bustling with smartphone-wielding gamers, battling over virtual energy-spewing "portals" on the park's landmarks. Unlike the park's usual complement of crazies, these gamers are playing Google's new mobile augmented-reality game, Ingress.…
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    Sub Pop recording artists 'clipping.' brought their brand of noise-driven experimental hip hop to the closing night of 2016's San Francisco Electronic Music Fest this past Sunday. The packed Brava Theater hosted an initially seated crowd that ended the night jumping and dancing against the front of the stage. The trio performed a set focused on their recently released Sci-Fi Horror concept album, 'Splendor & Misery', then delved into their dancier and more aggressive back catalogue, and recent single 'Wriggle'. Opening performances included local experimental electronic duo 'Tujurikkuja' and computer music artist 'Madalyn Merkey.'"

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