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Music, Reviewed Shellac

Shellac

On Shellac's latest release, Excellent Italian Greyhound, the band derides everything from our current national political situation ("Elephant") to the very nature of preparedness ("Be Prepared"). In typical Shellac form, however, it's never clear if Greyhound has a message, or…
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Silents, Please! -- a preview of this weekend's San Francisco Silent Film Festival

Years ago I had a friend who would always ask me the same thing after I’d attended an important theatrical or musical event: “How was the audience?” At first I thought he was being perverse. But eventually I realized that…
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CD Reviews: Dorothy Ashby, The Rubaiyat of Dorothy Ashby and Melvin Jackson, Funky Skull (Dusty Groove)

Dusty Groove is a Chicago-based music emporium/mail-order business that’s been enabling junkies to score their fixes of mostly old, rare funk, soul, jazz, hip-hop, psychedelia, sunshine pop, world and other esoteric artifacts of the recording industry. Now it’s branching out…
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UCSF Transgender Research Drama Puts Future of Academic Program in Question

Tooru Nemoto, a 56-year-old researcher from Japan, had spent much of the past decade-and-a-half tracking the sexual behavior of San Francisco’s transgender community. While working for UCSF, Nemoto was instrumental in procuring funding for Transgender Resource and Neighborhood Space (TRANS)…
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Will "The Hook Up Neighborhood Service Fairs" Help Suppress the Rising Tide of Deadly SF Violence?

The Alice Griffith housing complex -- “Double Rock” -- is like a gated community, except nobody wants in. Like a prison, it’s made up of about a dozen blocks that form a world all its own. It’s got a candy…
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Loyd Family Players, Langhorne Slim, Karpov -- ASD's Live Music Picks for July 13

Loyd Family Players, 8 at the Independent. $12. “Born in Chico, raised up at Burning Man, and brought to urban fruition in Oakland's Mosswood Park and Lower Bottoms, the Loyd Family Players take the pulse of traditional Brazilian samba and…
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Heklina, San Francisco's Beloved Drag Mega-Star, Covers Some Bases at the All Star Game (With Video!)

(Video courtesy of Nick Gilbert) I must admit, my first question upon being asked to cover the All-Star Game was not related to getting paid for the piece, or about what kind of a spin they wanted me to…
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Music, All Shook Down The Crucible's Fire Arts Festival Brings The Burner Out In Everyone (Evenings, Through Saturday)

The Crucible's Fire Arts Festival Brings The Burner Out In Everyone (Evenings, Through Saturday)

(Click for a slideshow) The Crucible's Fire Arts Festival is the kind of event that makes you think, "Ah, so this is why I still live in the Bay Area. I mean, after the high cost of living crushed…
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Music, All Shook Down LastNight: The Coma Lilies at The Rockit Room

LastNight: The Coma Lilies at The Rockit Room

(Photo by Tyler Callister) Better Than: Staying up all night working at a gas station. Download: A sexy video by one of the opening bands, Sex and Machines. At most of the rock shows I’ve been to lately, the…
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Matt Smith's Graphic Novel, Aparkalyspe Now -- Dig It

Here's the column: Profits for Developers Initiative -- Take a closer look at this truly awful measure funded by Don Fisher before signing on And here's the Graphic Novel: Aparkalypse Now II -- The So-Called "Parking For Neighborhoods Initiative" Is…
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Boxing Bootcamp Day 19 -- Andy Warhol's Got It Coming

For the 6 people who diligently or half-assedly read about my ridiculous daily boxing exploits, I'll inform you that I'm taking a brief hiatus today and tomorrow to visit my formative home in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (where Andy Warhol was born…
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  • clipping at Brava Theater Sept. 11
    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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