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News, The Snitch Bob Marley Weed is Here — And You Can Buy Some

Bob Marley Weed is Here — And You Can Buy Some

If you hadn't heard, the estate of one Robert Nesta "Bob" Marley — reggae music superstar, cultural icon, and reputed cannabis smoker — has its very own Bob Marley-branded line of cannabis and cannabis-related products (backed by $75 million in…
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Culture, Know Your Street Art Bosque de los Alebrijes: 1301 Haight St.

Bosque de los Alebrijes: 1301 Haight St.

Anchored by an image of Bob Marley, the mural on the outer wall of Central Haight Market & Liquor has been a fixture for years — a signal to pedestrians, drivers, and cyclists that they've entered a stretch of San…
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Calendar, Night&Day Get up, Stand up

Get up, Stand up

In a career that has spanned three decades (and counting), Jamaican reggae artist Stevie Culture has done it all — backup singer to reggae all-stars like Dennis Brown, leader of his own acclaimed band, and producer of new Jamaican…
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Music, Hear This Skatalites: Show Preview

Skatalites: Show Preview

During the revolutionary '60s, the Skatalites first proselytized "Freedom Sound," a positive-vibration combo of groovy beats, soulful horns, and improvised solos. Their breezy international approach to dance music fused island sounds like calypso with American R&B. Hardcore Bob Marley fans…
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Film, Rep Showtimes

Arthouse Movie Listings Sept 5-11, 2012

Artists' Television Access. ATA OpenScreening: Come to screen and/or watch others' short films with refreshments. Thu., Sept. 6, 8 p.m. $5. Contemporary Visual Music: The screening explores the various facets of the "visual music" phenomenon. Fri., Sept. 7, 8 p.m.…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Chillax, Man -- Marley's Mellow Mood Relaxation Drink Knocks Us Out, Literally

Chillax, Man -- Marley's Mellow Mood Relaxation Drink Knocks Us Out, Literally

It was just a couple years ago that we were pounding back Red Bulls in order to stay on the grind. Alcoholic energy drinks like Sparks and Four Loko may be gone, but our response? Chill out, man. Since…
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Music, All Shook Down The Bob Marley Parasite and Other Weird Crap Named After Musicians

The Bob Marley Parasite and Other Weird Crap Named After Musicians

If you've walked along upper Haight recently, you'll have no doubt noticed the series of tributes to much loved musical heroes who are no longer with us, lovingly arranged around single trees. Amy Winehouse recently joined Jimi Hendrix and Janis…
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Film, Rep Showtimes

Arthouse Movie Listings June 27-July 3, 2012

The Castro Theatre. Pina and Cave of Forgotten Dreams: A documentary double feature about German dance choreographer Pina Bausch and Werner Herzog's expedition to the Chauvet Cave in France. Through June 27. $7.50-$10. Barbarella and Cherry 2000: A double feature…
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Film, Rep Showtimes

Arthouse Movie Listings June 20-26, 2012

Artists' Television Access. Beard Club: A documentary about beards. Fri., June 22, 8 p.m. $10. Dona Flor e Seus Dois Maridos: A woman's deceased husband comes back to haunt her once she remarries. Part of Brazilian Voices of Cinema. Sun.,…
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Music, All Shook Down Six Children of Music Legends Whose Own Music Doesn't Suck

Six Children of Music Legends Whose Own Music Doesn't Suck

You may have heard this week that Paul McCartney's son, James, wants to get together with the children of John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr and be a Beatles: Next Generation band. Truthfully, that might be one of the…
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Music, All Shook Down Bob Marley's New Beverage Wants to Mellow You Out

Bob Marley's New Beverage Wants to Mellow You Out

Everyday stresses got you slurping caffeine like a crazed fiend? Workaday lifestyle keep you so amped up that you can never relax? Do you just need a little something extra to mellow you out at the end of the…
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Music, Sizzle & Fizzle Sizzle & Fizzle: Highs and Lows from the Last Week in S.F. Music

Sizzle & Fizzle: Highs and Lows from the Last Week in S.F. Music

Sizzle • Local star Carlos Santana — who was born in Mexico and lived in Bernal Heights and the Mission — used the annual Civil Rights baseball game to blast a new draconian immigration law in Georgia. "People are afraid…
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Music, Nas and Damian Marley show the wrong way to Africa

Nas and Damian Marley show the wrong way to Africa

"Who says we can't go to Africa?" Those immortal words are uttered by Sincere, played by rapper Nas, in the gripping (if narratively challenged) 1998 film, Belly. They're words of hope, a desire to return to something original, a home…
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News, Sucka Free City

List: Fee for all

Last week, David Chiu, president of the Board of Supervisors, announced his intention to eliminate dozens of overly bureaucratic city fees. What are some of the fees targeted to be taken off San Francisco's books? • $125 service fee for…
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Music, Bouncer The smell of fear, beer, and sausages at Gestalt

The smell of fear, beer, and sausages at Gestalt

There's something about naming your bar after a social or psychological term that strikes people's fancy in this town. We've got Amnesia, Zeitgeist, and Gestalt. Amnesia I totally get as a nod to drinking. Ditto with Zeitgeist, since bars tend…
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Music, All Shook Down Never Can Say Goodbye

Never Can Say Goodbye

I'm not trying to be cynical or morbid here, but Michael Jackson's death was the best thing to happen to him in years. In death, Michael lives on forever. He has now joined the ancestors, among them musical icons…
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Music, King Sunny Adé's legnthy reign

King Sunny Adé's legnthy reign

King Sunny Adé is the world's first Afro-rock star and the father of what your local record store calls "world music." With such a long history — he has clocked 40 years in the business — it'd be easy to…
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Music, Sila & the Afrofunk Experience celebrates Obama

Sila & the Afrofunk Experience celebrates Obama

While Sila and the Afrofunk Experience were recording their second album, Black President, in the Bay Area, tribal warfare was threatening the safety of band leader Victor Sila's family in the small Kenyan village where he grew up. The pointless…
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Music, All Shook Down RU Sirius Releases New Book on Drugs and Music

RU Sirius Releases New Book on Drugs and Music

  Rudy Rucker Yes, He Is: RU SiriusEccentric oddball and author RU Sirius --best known as onetime Editor of cyberpunk bible Mondo 2000-- has just released a new book, "Everybody Must Get Stoned: Rock Stars on Drugs." Sirius calls…
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Music, All Shook Down Bob Marley Birthday Parties

Bob Marley Birthday Parties

Reggae's "Conquering Lion," the Legend-ary Bob Marley, would have been 64 on Friday. Born February 6, 1945 in St. Ann's, Jamaica, Robert Nesta Marley was a true musical visionary, a songwriter whose lyrics often seemed to come from Jah himself,…
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