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Music, Hear This Debo Band: Show Preview

Debo Band: Show Preview

If you've ever listened to the Éthiopiques collection — compilations of Ethiopian pop from the scene's late '60s to early '70s heyday — then the worthiness of the concept behind Debo Band should be self-evident. Since you probably haven't, let…
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Film, "A Hijacking": Language Barrier on the High Seas

"A Hijacking": Language Barrier on the High Seas

A Hijacking Tobias Lindholm's A Hijacking — an intense, narrowly focused thriller about a Danish cargo ship seized by Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean — could probably be lauded as "The Stinkiest Movie of the Year!" Lindholm creates a…
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News, Sucka Free City

Bummer's Almanac: Predicting 2013

1. Due to increasing rent and real estate prices, square footage in San Francisco will become the most valuable substance on Earth for a six-week period in late spring, replacing saffron as a seasoning in trendy Persian restaurants. 2. S.F.-based…
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Calendar, Night&Day African-Amazing


People get funny about Meklit Hadero. The local singer is outrageously charming, devastatingly soulful, and she does this kind of breathy percussion-singing thing no one’s ever done before. The signature flower in the hair and excellent fashion choices are just…
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Music, M.I.A.'s diluted politics

M.I.A.'s diluted politics

M.I.A. thrives on misinterpretation. Her debut album, Arular, was named after her Tamil Tiger dad and released in the midst of the War on Terror with a lead track taunting, "I've got the bombs to make you blow." Her antagonistic…
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Dining, Eat Secret Places

Secret Places

So we were at dinner and this guy asked me, "Where have you eaten lately that you liked?" and I mentioned Bar Jules, Serpentine, and Ironwood BBQ, hidden in Golden Gate Park. "No!" he said impatiently. "I read what you…
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Dining, Eat

Eye of the Tigre

Axum 698 Haight (at Pierce), 252-7912. Open Wednesday through Saturday and Monday 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., Sunday to 10 p.m., Tuesday 5 to 10:30 p.m. The restaurant is wheelchair accessible. Parking: sooner or later. Muni via all Haight Street…
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