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Music, All Shook Down Stern Grove 2012 Lineup: Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Ozomatli, OK GO, and More to Play Free This Summer

Stern Grove 2012 Lineup: Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Ozomatli, OK GO, and More to Play Free This Summer

Festival season is now in full swing. And San Francisco's own Stern Grove Festival -- which brings free performances to that serene grove on the western side of the city -- just announced its 2012 lineup, which includes Preservation…
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Dining, SFoodie Saturday and Sunday: Slow Food Rocks

Saturday and Sunday: Slow Food Rocks

Slow Food Rocks Great Meadow at Fort Mason August 30-31, 2008 Review by Tamara Palmer; Photos by Missy Buchanan and Tamara Palmer Better than: Two days without brisk breezes, good tunes and creative culinary delights including Grateful Dead-themed chocolates.…
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Weekend Hitlist: Slow Food, Chicago and Impossible to Attain Beck Tickets

Ah yes, another beautiful weekend in San Francisco. And not just any weekend -- Labor Day weekend. Three glorious days of playing in the sun. For those of us who can't afford tickets to all the Slow Food Nation…
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Jesus Diaz y Su QBA, Ozomatli, Horn of Dagoth -- ASD's Live Music Picks for Tuesday, August 7

Jesus Diaz y Su QBA, 9 at Elbo Room. $10. "Considered one of the first Cuban timba bands in the U.S., Jesús Díaz y su QBA planted these musical seeds in the Bay Area in the late 1990s. On their…
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Music, Reviewed Ozomatli

Ozomatli

It's hard to talk about Ozomatli without coming off like some chai-drinking, dashiki-wearing boho hipster. To wit: Street Signs' socially conscious, knock-you-on-your-ass party grooves are a blend of hip hop, funk, Latin, and Middle Eastern flavors that compel earnest white…
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The House of Tudor

Nigerian percussionist Babatunde Olatunji was the first person to turn the Grateful Dead's Mickey Hart onto drums. He has also done some things worthy of note in the course of his 40-year career. In 1959, he released Drums of Passion,…
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