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Music, All Shook Down Iggy Doesn't Want a Grammy, Bjork Doesn't Want Spotify, and Antemasque Don't Want Their Onstage Kettle

Iggy Doesn't Want a Grammy, Bjork Doesn't Want Spotify, and Antemasque Don't Want Their Onstage Kettle

"I did not want to win that award. My speech would have been like, 'Fuck this. I don’t want it, take it. Get it away from me'. People already hate me enough. I do not need to be hated…
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Calendar, Night&Day No One Puts Baby in a Corner

No One Puts Baby in a Corner

“(I’ve Had) The Time of the My Life” isn’t the tune that came to mind when AXIS Dance Company announced its 25th anniversary. But we were reminded that, when AXIS first rolled out, Dirty Dancing was a massive hit. Founded…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Video of the Day: See Patrick Swayze in All his Feathered, Mulleted Glory

Video of the Day: See Patrick Swayze in All his Feathered, Mulleted Glory

Watching and mocking terrible films is something of a San Francisco pastime. The Dark Room in the Mission has its Sunday Bad Movie Night tradition (this month's theme is "Bored of the Rings"). Clay Theater in Pacific Heights hosts a…
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Calendar, Night&Day Swayze of Glory

Swayze of Glory

Watching and mocking terrible films is something of a San Francisco pastime. The Dark Room in the Mission has its Sunday Bad Movie Night tradition (this month’s theme is “Bored of the Rings”). The Clay Theater in Pacific Heights hosts…
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Music, All Shook Down Five Reasons to See Fang Island Tonight at Great American Music Hall

Five Reasons to See Fang Island Tonight at Great American Music Hall

Tonight, Brooklyn-based weirdos Fang Island are playing the Great American Music Hall. Zechs Marquise supports, show starts at 8 p.m., tickets are $15. We strongly suggest you go watch these guys -- here are five reasons why.1. Fang Island is…
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Music, All Shook Down Bay Links: Drown Your Swayze Sorrow in Cheap Wine

Bay Links: Drown Your Swayze Sorrow in Cheap Wine

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Music, All Shook Down Track(s) of the Day: Patrick Swayze References

Track(s) of the Day: Patrick Swayze References

In honor of actor Patrick Swayze, who died of cancer yesterday at age 57, our track highlights today will take on a special Swayze theme:Austin, Texas' Dirty Dancing: gutbucket blooze with a psych rock chaser.Nashville, Tennesee's Point Break: bizarre spoken…
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News, The Snitch Newsom Declares April 11 Point Break Day

Newsom Declares April 11 Point Break Day

This is almost too great for words: to kick off the stage production's two-month San Francisco run, Mayor Gavin Newsom has proclaimed today, April 11, 2008, Point Break LIVE! Day. A stage adaptation of the almost unbearably cool 1991…
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Calendar, Night&Day Get On Board

Get On Board

It's hard to conceive of an action flick more inane or entertaining than Kathryn Bigelow's 1991 cult sensation, Point Break. It ranks high on the beefcake meter, and with its homoerotic subtext and efficiently paced action, you can view it…
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News, The Snitch

Sadly, Cancer Puts Swayze in the Corner

No! Not Bodhi! Word comes today that '80s heartthrob, general badass, and undeniably awesome dancer Patrick Swayze was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in January and has been getting dosed with "radical chemotherapy" at nearby Stanford University's cancer center. The…
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Home Entertainment, DVDish Cold War Reheated

Cold War Reheated

Red Dawn: Collector's Edition (MGM) John Milius' 1984 war pic was a mighty bonkers release even back then; not since the 1950s had something come down the pike so rife with commie paranoia. Russian and Cuban forces invade the U.S.…
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News, Sucka Free City

Ask a Track Bike!

Welcome back, kids! I have exciting news: The drunk and sweaty ass riding on top of me has changed, but the wee little bike underneath — striving for velocity and truth — remains the same. And much to my joy,…
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Music, Let's Get Killed Flying Vs and fake cocaine at the U.S. Air Guitar Championships

Flying Vs and fake cocaine at the U.S. Air Guitar Championships

For a certain type of rock show, it's most vital that a guitarist bring to the stage the one thing no road tech can tune: a boss facial expression. You know the one I'm talking about — the mouth tightened…
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Music, Bouncer

It's the Little Things

Say what you want about Chicago, girlfriend, but it's a better museum town than this place. Polish-parking-lot-attendant-looking mofos with big shoulders will tear your tickets, but once inside, it's all culture and class. To wit: the Museum of Science and…
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