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Film, "Reincarnated": Snoop Gets Spiritual

"Reincarnated": Snoop Gets Spiritual

Having been a gangbanger and a rapper and America's most lovable pimp, the artist formerly known as Snoop Dogg and Snoop Doggy Dogg and Calvin Broadus Jr. recently sought a higher calling. Given pre-existing ganja love and a history of…
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Music, Hear This Dengue Fever: Show Preview

Dengue Fever: Show Preview

Good thing Chhom Nimol questioned her instincts. Around 2001, Ethan and Zac Holtzman were combing the clubs of Long Beach's Cambodia Town in search of the right singer for the fledgling outfit Dengue Fever when they discovered Nimol, a recent…
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Music, Hear This Ragga Muffins Festival

Ragga Muffins Festival

Now in its second installment in Oakland and its 29th year overall, Moss Jacobs' massive Ragga Muffins Festival has slimmed down, but isn't short on talent. Last year, the event touched down in Santa Cruz, Oakland, and San Diego in…
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SF Weekly Letters

Cults Are Like Pornography You know it when you see it: When does a cult become a religion, and what exactly makes something a cult ? There are definitely some cultlike aspects to the Mormons,…
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Calendar, Night&Day Holiday in Cambodia

Holiday in Cambodia

In 2003, Dengue Fever captured the heart of San Francisco by performing the compilation Cambodian Rocks in its delirious entirety. This was not a mind-bending maneuver for Farfisa organist Ethan Holtzman, former Dieselhed guitarist Zac Holtzman, saxophonist David Ralicke (of…
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Music, Hear This Crystallized Psych

Crystallized Psych

Just when you sorted out all the different "wolf" and "diamond" bands, along comes the attack of the "crystal" acts to stir up even more confusion. Here's how to tell Crystal Antlers — the Long Beach quintet signed to venerable…
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Music, Reviewed 213


After more than a decade of delays and a few million blunts, Snoop Dogg, Nate Dogg, and Warren G have re-formed what was -- before the three MCs found individual fame in the early '90s -- their original, Long Beach-based…
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Dining, Eat Eating at the Flea

Eating at the Flea

There is, to my mind, no finer way to while away a few hours on a Sunday than strolling through a flea market. You're getting fresh air and a little exercise; you're viewing the detritus of popular culture in what…
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Music, Hear This Hear This

Hear This

"I write songs about boys in bands that piss me off and break my heart," says Jenny Stiletto, singer for the Orphans. Heartbreak is a great subject for punk songs, as the Muffs and Buzzcocks have amply demonstrated, but Stiletto…
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Best of San Francisco, Arts & Entertainment

Best Way to Get Dizzy Downtown (Nonalcoholic Category)

For something that goes around in circles, the magnificent, brass-poled carousel in Yerba Buena Gardens did a lot of traveling. Made in Rhode Island in 1906 and installed in San Francisco, the whirligig later moved to Seattle, came back here…
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Various Artists Alright, This Time, Just the Girls (Sympathy for the Record Industry) Perhaps aiming to destroy the myth of the coy and demure "girl group," Sympathy for the Record Industry -- the stalwart independent rock 'n' roll label operated…
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Industrial Sun

The essence of Los Angeles has been embodied in the music of any number of divergent artists: the tanned anomie of the Beach Boys, the slick paranoia of the Doors, the decadent whirls of Jane's Addiction. Suncatcher captures something new:…
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