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    Music, All Shook Down 'Kings of Leon Tour Bus Catches Fire' And Other Headlines SF Artist Johnny Selman Should Interpret

    'Kings of Leon Tour Bus Catches Fire' And Other Headlines SF Artist Johnny Selman Should Interpret

    What's that you say? A San Francisco-based artist agitating for sociopolitical change? My stars, now we've seen everything! But seriously, folks. Transplanted Virginian and extremely assiduous master's candidate Johnny Selman has embarked on a pretty cool project for his Academy…
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    Music, All Shook Down Photo of the Week: Obama or JFK?

    Photo of the Week: Obama or JFK?

    Found on Townsend and Fourth Street.…
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    Music, All Shook Down Estria Invitational Graffiti Battle: Now That's Hip-Hop

    Estria Invitational Graffiti Battle: Now That's Hip-Hop

    The party in the park is, quite possibly, hip-hop's most singularly enduring tradition. Saturday's Estria Invitational Graffiti Battle honored that tradition - and then some. Held in conjunction with the Living Word Festival, the National Poetry Slam, Hood Games…
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    Music, All Shook Down Estria Invitational Graffiti Battle Starts Tomorrow

    Estria Invitational Graffiti Battle Starts Tomorrow

    The fascinating subcultural (and frequently subterranean) world of graffiti art surfaces this week, as the third annual Estria Invitational Battle, organized by Bay Area spraycan art legend Estria (in conjunction with Marc Bamuthi Joseph's Living Word Festival), gets underway.…
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    Music, All Shook Down I Heart Street Art: Political Stencils in Morocco

    I Heart Street Art: Political Stencils in Morocco

    This week, Telephone and Soup check in once more from Morocco: Is that a bird or a plane or a superman or... Moroccan democracy hard at work? It's actually two birds, two envelopes, and one horse all hard at work…
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    Music, All Shook Down I Heart Street Art: Moroccan Sports Fans

    I Heart Street Art: Moroccan Sports Fans

    This week, an exclusive dispatch from San Francisco artists Telephone and Soup (most notable for having unleashed Shitty Kitty on the world), who are currently doing time in Morocco:We're in the city of Rabat for the next four months, finishing…
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    Music, All Shook Down I Heart Street Art: Pineapple Palm Job

    I Heart Street Art: Pineapple Palm Job

    On Sunday I was supposed to meet with some friends for lunch at Herbivore (only because I have a free meal coming my way), but they had a hard time mobilizing, so I went solo to Mission Burger instead. At…
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    Music, All Shook Down I Heart Street Art: Transbay Terminal Tag

    I Heart Street Art: Transbay Terminal Tag

    The best part of spending last week in Berkeley was the commute. There's this thing called the CalTrans Commuter Bike Shuttle that runs during peak periods between MacArthur BART and the Transbay Terminal. For $1 you can be one of…
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    Music, All Shook Down I Heart Street Art: Another Tag I Like

    I Heart Street Art: Another Tag I Like

    Last week's I Heart Street Art, which I'd thought was the height of both critical analysis and street credibility, drew the ire of a trio of anonymous commenters. Today we respond to their concerns and look at pictures of a…
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    Music, All Shook Down I Heart Street Art: Murals Vs. Tags

    I Heart Street Art: Murals Vs. Tags

    Lilac Alley has been in the news a lot lately thanks to a new addition, a big fancy mural about agriculture and stuff associated with Mission Pie. And that's great. I Heart Street Art is thrilled to see people excited…
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    Music, All Shook Down I Heart Street Art: Felony Vandalism and Conspiracy

    I Heart Street Art: Felony Vandalism and Conspiracy

    Earlier this summer an edition of the SFPD's Richmond Station Newsletter was devoted to recent graffiti-related arrests. Today I am going to reprint portions of it and couple these portions with photos of graffiti in the vicinities of Clement Street…
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    Music, All Shook Down I Heart Street Art: San Francisco's Character-Driven Graffiti

    I Heart Street Art: San Francisco's Character-Driven Graffiti

    A few weeks back, I had a sit-down with Steve Rotman and Chris Brennan, authors of Bay Area Graffiti and San Francisco Street Art. In the resulting post, I skimmed past what they had to say about San Francisco's unique…
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    Music, All Shook Down I Heart Street Art: Signage Art

    I Heart Street Art: Signage Art

    Every morning on my way to work I pass two pieces of art. One is bigger than life, prominently placed, seen by a zillion motorists a day. It is high concept yet simple, recognizable, whimsical -- a big burst…
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    Music, All Shook Down I Heart Street Art: Green Thumb

    I Heart Street Art: Green Thumb

    As you know, I've taken a number of trips in recent weeks. Valencia, Barcelona, Berlin, Memphis. But none so foreign a destination as Sunnyside. Sunnyside is a sunny San Francisco neighborhood somewhere between Glen Park and City College --…
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    Music, All Shook Down I Heart Street Art: In Barcelona

    I Heart Street Art: In Barcelona

    Of all the great graffiti I saw in Spain, nothing tickled me quite like this. I mean, a mashup of the logo from my favorite movie of all time and a street sign that as an American I only…
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    Music, All Shook Down I Heart Street Art: Valencia Trip

    I Heart Street Art: Valencia Trip

     A couple weeks ago I was walking around Valencia, Spain, looking for street art, when I came across an ancient Roman bridge with graffiti all over it.  First it struck me as offensive, like who would dare deface something so…
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    Music, All Shook Down I Heart Street Art: Hood Ornament

    I Heart Street Art: Hood Ornament

    Okay for weeks now we've been mired in controversy, looking at this vs. that and how do you reconcile zip and zap, etc. Today, we go back to just appreciating some art for what it is.Dogpatch, down by the…
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    Music, All Shook Down I Heart Street Art: Whose Neighborhood Is This, Anyway?

    I Heart Street Art: Whose Neighborhood Is This, Anyway?

    This week we head over to the up-and-coming Dogpatch neighborhood, home of hearty sandwiches you eat on a loading dock, my favorite gallery in the city, and some good street art.I've seen this character a handful of times scrawled…
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    Music, All Shook Down I Heart Street Art: McMuffin Fun

    I Heart Street Art: McMuffin Fun

    The other day I was walking down Mission Street looking for street art when this big, bright bus shelter ad caught my eye. And not just because that bigger-than-life Egg McMuffin looks positively delicious, but because of the seemingly…
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    Music, All Shook Down I Heart Street Art: Street Art Vs. Corporate Advertising

    I Heart Street Art: Street Art Vs. Corporate Advertising

    Last week, street artist Eddie talked about how graffiti and street art are means by which the people can participate in the dialogue which occurs in our public spaces, a dialogue dominated by corporate advertising. The other day, I…
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    Music, All Shook Down I Heart Street Art: Why Do You Make Street Art?

    I Heart Street Art: Why Do You Make Street Art?

    Bike photo by Steve Rotman.Last night, I attended the San Francisco Street Art book release party. Steve Rotman and Chris Brennan (whom we talked to last week) hosted a panel of four street artists. The question first and foremost…
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    Music, All Shook Down I Heart Street Art: Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

    I Heart Street Art: Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

    A piece by Meek.On Saturday I had the pleasure of sitting down with Steve Rotman and Chris Brennan, the boys behind San Francisco Street Art, a new book of gorgeous photography celebrating our city's vibrant street art scene.They talked…
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    Music, All Shook Down I Heart Street Art: Speed Racer

    I Heart Street Art: Speed Racer

    The other day I was walking down an alley looking for street art when I came upon this beat-up but still epic sportster collecting dust behind a chain-link fence. Stopped me in my tracks. I mean, it may be…
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    Music, All Shook Down I Heart Street Art: I 'Heart' the Valencia Street Art Wall

    I Heart Street Art: I 'Heart' the Valencia Street Art Wall

    This week we're taking a look at the Valencia Street Art Wall, a Mission District institution since forever. It's a rare spot in the city where street art is sanctioned, and even encouraged. It tends to be poster art…
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    Music, All Shook Down I Heart Street Art: Triptych Trio

    I Heart Street Art: Triptych Trio

    I love this Newsprint Rodent. As print news makes its final descent into oblivion, what better way to commemorate its reign than by turning one of its pages into a whimsical woodland rodent ventured into the city for some…
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    Sub Pop recording artists 'clipping.' brought their brand of noise-driven experimental hip hop to the closing night of 2016's San Francisco Electronic Music Fest this past Sunday. The packed Brava Theater hosted an initially seated crowd that ended the night jumping and dancing against the front of the stage. The trio performed a set focused on their recently released Sci-Fi Horror concept album, 'Splendor & Misery', then delved into their dancier and more aggressive back catalogue, and recent single 'Wriggle'. Opening performances included local experimental electronic duo 'Tujurikkuja' and computer music artist 'Madalyn Merkey.'"

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