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Arthouse Move Listings for March 12-18, 2015

Balboa Theatre. Road Hard: Taking a page from his own life, Adam Carolla co-wrote the script and directed himself in this crowdfunded indie comedy about a stand-up comedian who's forced to go back to touring crummy nightclubs when his TV…
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Lessons From Four Years of Covering S.F. Music

From the latest SF Weekly: What Happens Here Gets Heard: In four years of covering music for SF Weekly, there were many nights I had the feeling that something important was happening here. Yet increasingly, it seemed that others --…
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Music, All Shook Down Tori Amos on Songwriting, Motherhood, and Her New Album, <i>Unrepentant Geraldines</i>

Tori Amos on Songwriting, Motherhood, and Her New Album, Unrepentant Geraldines

From the latest SF Weekly: An interview with Tori Amos: Over her long and storied career, Tori Amos has worn as many faces as musical styles. After all this time, the core of her multi-instrumental, narrative-driven style persists on her…
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Music, All Shook Down How L.A.'s Jurassic 5 Helped Catalyze a Hip-Hop Scene in S.F.

How L.A.'s Jurassic 5 Helped Catalyze a Hip-Hop Scene in S.F.

From the latest SF Weekly: Jurassic 5: If, at some point, future musicologists ever seek to unearth a dense concentration of Bay Area hip-hop culture, they'd have to look no further than a typical Jurassic 5 show at the Justice…
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Music, All Shook Down Mac DeMarco Almost Grows Up at Great American Music Hall, 7/8/14

Mac DeMarco Almost Grows Up at Great American Music Hall, 7/8/14

By WILL REISMAN Mac DeMarco Calvin Love Holy Shit! July 8, 2014 Great American Music Hall Despite his youthful transgressions -- beer chugging, chain-smoking, a tendency to shove drumsticks up his ass -- it's hard to believe that Mac DeMarco…
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Dining, SFoodie Speakeasy Celebrates 17 Years of Beer

Speakeasy Celebrates 17 Years of Beer

By Chris Cohen Speakeasy Ales & Lagers is one of the Bay Area's favorite local breweries. Its Prohibition amber ale and Big Daddy IPA are daily drinker craft beers for many area beer lovers and it'd be a challenge to…
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Music, All Shook Down Deafheaven Decimates the Great American Music Hall on Tour Closer -- 6/2/2014

Deafheaven Decimates the Great American Music Hall on Tour Closer -- 6/2/2014

Deafheaven Wreck & Reference June 2, 2014 Great American Music Hall Better than: Losing your hearing with old age. Half were just barely post-pubescent. The other half was quite a bit older. Despite the difference in age, there was a…
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Music, All Shook Down Devo's <i>Hardcore</i> Origins Are Weirder Than You Remember

Devo's Hardcore Origins Are Weirder Than You Remember

From the latest SF Weekly: Devo: It's easy to forget how many different sounds a musical act can move through. Often bands become associated with a style that's drastically different from the music they made when starting out -- see,…
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Dining, SFoodie Marla Bakery Brings a Taste of Home to the Richmond

Marla Bakery Brings a Taste of Home to the Richmond

By Renee Frojo After several unexpected setbacks typical of the restaurant industry, Marla Bakery is finally ready to swing the doors open to its first brick-and-mortar shop in the Outer Richmond, bringing a taste of homemade goodness to the neighborhood's…
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Music, All Shook Down How Yoshis' SF Failed, and What It Means for the Fillmore Jazz District

How Yoshis' SF Failed, and What It Means for the Fillmore Jazz District

The End of Yoshi's SF: When the San Francisco jazz venue and restaurant Yoshi's filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2012, its representatives said there was no chance of the club closing -- that the move was only intended to…
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News, The Snitch <i>SF Weekly</i> Goes All Comics For This Week's Issue

SF Weekly Goes All Comics For This Week's Issue

There's something different about the latest edition of SF Weekly: It's all comics. The news, the columns, the food coverage, and the music stories. Even Savage Love. The whole newspaper ­­ except for some listings and ads ­­ made into…
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Music, All Shook Down <i>SF Weekly</i> Goes All Comics For This Week's Issue

SF Weekly Goes All Comics For This Week's Issue

There's something different about the latest edition of SF Weekly: It's all comics. The news, the columns, the food coverage, and the music stories. Even Savage Love. The whole newspaper -- except for some listings and ads -- made into…
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Music, All Shook Down Perfect Pussy Brings Noisy Catharsis to Rickshaw Stop, 5/26/14

Perfect Pussy Brings Noisy Catharsis to Rickshaw Stop, 5/26/14

By GABE MELINE Perfect Pussy Sunday, May 26, 2014 Rickshaw Stop Better than: Being forced to read BroTips.com. Meredith Graves, the lead singer of Perfect Pussy, dropped her backpack on the side of the stage, draped her sweater over it,…
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Music, All Shook Down Frank Gallagher: El Rio Soundman, Self-Proclaimed "Old Bastard," and S.F. Rock Lifer

Frank Gallagher: El Rio Soundman, Self-Proclaimed "Old Bastard," and S.F. Rock Lifer

The Soundman: "President, Sound Engineer, and Bad Tempered Old Bastard," is the title on Frank Gallagher's business card. But the surliness there and on the card's slogan -- "Intimidating musicians since 1975" -- is contradicted somewhat by the man's demeanor,…
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Music, All Shook Down Photos: The S.F. Giants Celebrate Metallica Day at AT&T Park

Photos: The S.F. Giants Celebrate Metallica Day at AT&T Park

Metallica Day @ AT&T Park Friday, May 16, 2014 Giants fans got a treat Friday when the city's favorite metal boys showed up at A&T Park to perform the national anthem, auction off custom guitars for charity, and throw out…
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Music, All Shook Down What Happens When Sammy Hagar, James Hetfield, Billie Joe Armstrong, and Pat Monahan Hang Out?

What Happens When Sammy Hagar, James Hetfield, Billie Joe Armstrong, and Pat Monahan Hang Out?

The Good Ol' Boys: Here are some of the artists playing this week's Acoustic-4-A-Cure benefit concert at the Fillmore: Sammy Hagar, Metallica's James Hetfield, Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong, Train's Patrick Monahan, and guitar deity Joe Satriani. It's a pretty…
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Music, All Shook Down Morrissey Finally Plays the Bay Area, But Invading Fans End the Show, 5/7/14

Morrissey Finally Plays the Bay Area, But Invading Fans End the Show, 5/7/14

By GABE MELINE Morrissey City National Civic, San Jose May 7, 2014 Better than: Morrissey getting mobbed and leaving after just one song, I guess. The crowd cheered on their fearless, vicarious hero. He'd surmounted the mighty barricade, paddled through…
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Music, All Shook Down We Went to the Zoo With Antwon

We Went to the Zoo With Antwon

Zoo times: We're watching the sea lions when Antwon begins to get sad. It's a pleasant Wednesday afternoon at the San Francisco Zoo, and the larger and more rotund of the two sea lions is out by the side of…
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Music, All Shook Down I Went to the <i>Frozen</i> Sing-Along at the Castro Theatre and (Barely) Lived to Tell The Tale

I Went to the Frozen Sing-Along at the Castro Theatre and (Barely) Lived to Tell The Tale

By GABE MELINE Frozen singalong The Castro Theatre Occasional Sundays Better than: Going to the Frozen singalong and not living to tell the tale, either from suicide or trampling by small children, both of which very nearly occurred. I come…
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Music, All Shook Down Marcus Shelby and Co. Explore Duke and Shakespeare at UC Berkeley, 5/2/14

Marcus Shelby and Co. Explore Duke and Shakespeare at UC Berkeley, 5/2/14

By LOU FANCHER Marcus Shelby Jazz Orchestra: The Legacy of Duke Ellington: 50 Years of Swing! Friday, May 2, 2014 Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley Better than: It's Ellington. What could be better than that? San Francisco bassist and band leader…
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