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Music, All Shook Down $2,500 To Bay Area Artists Available Through SFWeekly's Masterminds Program

$2,500 To Bay Area Artists Available Through SFWeekly's Masterminds Program

Yeah, yeah, the name evokes Dr. Evil, or Al Gore, but think of it this way: $2,500 is a lot of Top Ramen. Submit portfolios/slides/examples we can hold on to of your artwork, films, book, play, clothing to the SF…
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Music, All Shook Down Noise Pop '08 - The Critic's Picks

Noise Pop '08 - The Critic's Picks

(Left, Zooey Deschanel) It’s official—Noise Pop has fallen off like whoa. Sure, you could make arguments for The Mountain Goats, Magnetic Fields and Cursive, but this year’s lineup can’t hold a candle to last year’s big names like Sebadoh, Roky…
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Music, All Shook Down Radiohead, Tom Petty, and Jack Johnson To Play Golden Gate Park's Outside Lands Festival Aug. 22-24

Radiohead, Tom Petty, and Jack Johnson To Play Golden Gate Park's Outside Lands Festival Aug. 22-24

Today an industry source confirmed Radiohead, Tom Petty, and Jack Johnson will headline the first-ever "Outside Lands Festival" in Golden Gate Park August 22-24. The precise, nightly order of the headliners remains unknown. Tickets prices and on-sale dates remain…
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News, The Snitch On Common Sense

On Common Sense

And now a few words in defense of sanity By Andy Van De Voorde Executive Associate Editor, Village Voice Media With the trial on hiatus yesterday, The Snitch found time to reflect on events of the past week — in…
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Music, All Shook Down Pictures of Flipper with Nirvana's Krist Novoselic at Amoeba Records: LastNight

Pictures of Flipper with Nirvana's Krist Novoselic at Amoeba Records: LastNight

A 28-year-old San Francisco punk band mostly famous for being liked by Kurt Cobain regroups with Nirvana's bassist for a confrontational, joint-smoking, sorta sad, kinda awesome in-store. "... the way of the world", indeed. Click the picture to start…
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Music, All Shook Down Your Monday Morning Hangover: Giant Robot, St. Vincent and Noise Pop

Your Monday Morning Hangover: Giant Robot, St. Vincent and Noise Pop

(Maya Hayuk, Giant Robot print) If you're at work today, then we both have crap employers who don't see the value in holidays. This is Your President's Day Monday Morning Hangover. Fuck those old white dudes. What happened this…
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Music, All Shook Down St. Vincent Concert Review: LastNight at the Great American Music Hall

St. Vincent Concert Review: LastNight at the Great American Music Hall

By Eric Zimmermann Having a backup band makes quite a difference. The last time Annie Clark came to San Francisco – as the opening act for The National’s fall tour – she performed as a one-woman orchestra, singing, pedal-drumming,…
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Music, All Shook Down Giant Robot Presents PRINTED MATTER III: Pics from LastNight

Giant Robot Presents PRINTED MATTER III: Pics from LastNight

Maybe one hundred SF fans of cute and disturbed art piled into Giant Robot's small-but-mighty gallery on Haight St. Saturday night to glimpse and buy some killer printed matter by artists affiliated with the culture magazine. Click on the…
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News, The Snitch Wikipedia Idiots - Why Crowd Wisdom is Oxymoronic

Wikipedia Idiots - Why Crowd Wisdom is Oxymoronic

Assholes on wikipedia are a dime a dozen, so staff writer Mary Spicuzza cashed in some dollar bills for a huge stinking pile of them in Wikipedia Idiots, this week's feature. Here's some extra info for those who can't get…
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News, The Snitch Gunman Shoots Three While They Sleep Wednesday in Potrero Hill

Gunman Shoots Three While They Sleep Wednesday in Potrero Hill

We received a report originating from the SFPD that a shooting occurred at 3:07 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon (2/13/08) at a residence on the 400 block of Kansas Street (between -17th St. and Mariposa) (Potrero Hill area). There were three…
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News, The Snitch Vday Pillow Fight: Not for the Weak

Vday Pillow Fight: Not for the Weak

The Chronicle reports that about 1,000 people, at least one of which was dressed in blue spandex and wearing a luchador mask, showed up for the third annual Valentines Day Pillow fight at Justin Herman Plaza last night. Anyone…
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Wyclef Collaborates with USF for "If I Was President" Viral Video Tonight

By David Downs Just got off the phone with Wyclef Jean, you know, the dude from the Fugees, 1997's The Carnival and December 2007's the Carnival II. The 35-year-old Haitian superstar brings a Mardi Gras, Carnival vibe to USF's…
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News, The Snitch Christopher Columbus Father of Modern Syphilis

Christopher Columbus Father of Modern Syphilis

The New Scientist says this week that there's been "a long-running row" over where syphilis came from. Whatever rifts formed in the scientific community over arguments about the "French Ache" have been bridged, as researchers at Emory University found syphilis…
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News, The Snitch Artificial Sweeteners Make You Fat: Ohh, the Irony

Artificial Sweeteners Make You Fat: Ohh, the Irony

New Science Magazine reports that researches at Purdue University have discovered artificial sweeteners may contribute to weight gain. Two groups of lucky rats were served pudding, one sweetened with sugar and the other with sucrose or saccharin. (In a journalistic…
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News, The Snitch Trash Talking: Worst Company in '08

Trash Talking: Worst Company in '08

If you’re sitting at work and looking to spend a couple hours and looking to talk smack on the interwebs, jump into the Worst Company in ’08 thread over at Gawker blog Consumerist. Readers are invited to name the company…
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News, The Snitch Berkeley's Marine Corp Hatred Not as Cheap as It Used to Be

Berkeley's Marine Corp Hatred Not as Cheap as It Used to Be

The hits keep coming for Berkeley, whose city council called local marine recruiters "unwelcome intruders" and then hastily retracted their statement due to the shit storm the statement inspired. The Oakland Tribune reports that Berkeley city leaders have calculated the…
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Music, All Shook Down George A. Romero Sips A Bloody, Talks 'Diary of the Dead' with SF Weekly

George A. Romero Sips A Bloody, Talks 'Diary of the Dead' with SF Weekly

"You can’t satirize anything anymore because real life, real politics, is satire of itself." George A. Romero changed modern horror forever in 1968 with Night of the Living Dead, a low-budget indie movie that not only introduced the concept…
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Music, All Shook Down Pillowfight Battle Royale in SF 02.14.08 - PICTURES from LastNight

Pillowfight Battle Royale in SF 02.14.08 - PICTURES from LastNight

Click the above pic to begin a mad slideshow depicting hundreds if not thousands of locals looking for love on V-Day last night by smacking someone else in the face with a pillow. And they say we're not an…
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News, The Snitch BART Cards Due to Suck Less

BART Cards Due to Suck Less

A working BART ticket is the unicorn of San Francisco public transportation. It is elusive and keeps you guessing. Will it work? Bending a BART ticket, keeping a BART ticket next to a magnet, and being mean to a BART…
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News, The Snitch SF's Staph Problem, Please Report to the State

SF's Staph Problem, Please Report to the State

Severe cases of staph, including Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA), have been added to the list of diseases that must be reported to local health authorities, according to an announcement sent out by the California Department of Health. In case…
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