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Music, Hear This TheeSatisfaction: Show Preview

TheeSatisfaction: Show Preview

For several years, Seattle duo TheeSatisfaction has been performing music that's rooted in a love of Chaka Khan vocals and a fascination with Miles Davis trumpet riffs. Not surprisingly, these spacey, spare sounds — a blend of Afrofuturism, soul, R&B,…
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Marcel Vogel: Show Preview

A label like Lumberjacks in Hell seems designed to conjure false associations. Though its name might bring to mind a bunch of bearded metal wizards, in reality this is an obscure disco label that specializes in a raw style of…
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Dining, SFoodie Cocoa Cinna-Buns, a Baddass Noah, and Ellen is Off the Vegan Wagon

Cocoa Cinna-Buns, a Baddass Noah, and Ellen is Off the Vegan Wagon

Happy Meatless Monday! I'm happy to announce that vegetarianism is predicted to be a top restaurant trend in 2013! Could Meatless Monday have anything to do with it? People got to eat on Mondays! For your food porn pleasure,…
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Music, Hear This DJ Bus Station John: Show Preview

DJ Bus Station John: Show Preview

"It's no secret anymore! I've always been a little black girl trapped in the body of a big white bear — and now I'm letting her out!" says local disco DJ Bus Station John. Perhaps best known for his seamy,…
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Dining, SFoodie Chaka Khan Goes Veganish, Raw Choco Tacos, and Eating Vegan on Food Stamps!

Chaka Khan Goes Veganish, Raw Choco Tacos, and Eating Vegan on Food Stamps!

I have some of the most very exciting news for you: Chaka Khan has adopted a vegan diet! Apparently to lose weight for health reasons but I'm still excited. I love some Chaka Khan! Let's all enjoy Tell Me…
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Calendar, Night&Day Gender, Bent

Gender, Bent

The monthlong series “Bros Before Hos” explores “masculinity and its discontent” via avenues such as vintage stag movies, the bonding experience between men in Finnish saunas, and the life of strongman Stanley “Stanless Steel” Pleskun. Tonight’s short-film program “Female Trouble”…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Chaka Khan Shines in Benefit for amfAR's 25th Anniversary

Chaka Khan Shines in Benefit for amfAR's 25th Anniversary

Chaka Khan asked the stylish crowd at the makeshift Moroccan-themed tent outside Ken Fulk's studio last weekend to join her in singing, "I'm Every Woman." But the iconic female anthem might have resonated more (albeit off-key) with the "power gays"…
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Best Dance to Attend If You Were Never Asked to the Prom

The Black & White Ball Civic Center, Van Ness & Grove, www.bwball.com During the hellish years of high school, some of us were either too unpopular, too gay, or too intent on creating misanthropic personas to receive an invitation to…
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Calendar, See/Be Seen Visual Assault

Visual Assault

SAT 12/6 Remember the Simpsons episode when Marge, fed up with Itchy & Scratchy's cartoon violence, forms the protest group SNUH (Springfieldians for Nonviolence, Understanding, and Helping) and asks producers to exchange mayhem for luv? SNUH would have had a…
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Dirty Three Horse Stories (Touch and Go) Why Australian instrumentalists Dirty Three should have piqued the interest of higher-profile supporters and tourmates like Pavement, Sonic Youth, the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Nick Cave, the Beastie Boys, Beck, and Rickie Lee…
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