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Advocates Occupy San Jose With Free Marijuana, Evaluations

Advocates Occupy San Jose With Free Marijuana, Evaluations

After the San Jose City Council recently voted to make it nearly impossible to operate a medical marijuana dispensary in the city, stakeholders in the South Bay city’s  medical marijuana industry are fighting back. In an effort to gain the 100,000 signatures for a referendum,…

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Lineup Announced for Noise Pop’s 20th Street Block Party

Lineup Announced for Noise Pop’s 20th Street Block Party

Located just steps away from Noise Pop headquarters, the local concert promoter and champion of all things indie announced today that the 20th Street Block Party will return for its second year.

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Electric Daisy Carnival Considering Two-Weekend Expansion?

Electric Daisy Carnival Considering Two-Weekend Expansion?

Dance music events promoter Insomniac is potentially contemplating changes to Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) in Las Vegas, asking for public opinion on why or why not it should consider extending the event to two weekends. In a new blog post titled, “Should EDC Las Vegas…

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Photos: Phono Del Sol Festival Shines Bright in Fourth Year

Photos: Phono Del Sol Festival Shines Bright in Fourth Year

The Phono Del Sol Festival returned to Potrero Del Sol Park with for its fourth year with its biggest lineup to date with Wye Oak, Thaa & The Get Down Stay Down, Nick Waterhouse and more.

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Photos: Jurassic 5 and Quannum Projects Join Forces for ‘Word of Mouth’

Photos: Jurassic 5 and Quannum Projects Join Forces for ‘Word of Mouth’

Some of the biggest names in California hip hop were on stage at the Greek Theater on Friday as Jurassic 5, Dilated Peoples and members of the Bay Area’s own Quannum Projects collective (Lyrics Born, Blackalicious, DJ Shadow and Lateef the Truth Speaker) joined forces…

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Movie Review: Roman Polanski Dominates with ‘Venus in Fur’

Movie Review: Roman Polanski Dominates with ‘Venus in Fur’

At 80, Roman Polanski shows no signs of slowing down. His latest, Venus in Fur, finds him, like his 2011 effort Carnage, adapting a stage play for the screen. Whereas Carnage found Hollywood stars like John C. Reilly and Kate Winslet taking on roles, he…

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Movie Review: Hit Snooze on ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’

Movie Review: Hit Snooze on ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’

A sequel to a prequel — 2011’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes — Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is exactly what’s expected of it. While the CGI apes may look better than they did three years ago, the story is still…

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San Francisco’s Best Parties This Weekend

San Francisco’s Best Parties This Weekend

Parties, per usual. As summer continues to roll on in its all too quick manner, savor the daylight until 9pm, and the dark hours thereafter. This weekend we have more quality house and techno, and a bit of London flare. For full listings, visit SF Station’s…

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OK Go Rolls Through the Bay in Support of New Album

OK Go Rolls Through the Bay in Support of New Album

OK Go continues to reinvent and challenge themselves with their fourth album Hungry Ghosts. They have come a long way since singles “Get Over It” and “Here It Goes Again” (accompanied by their viral treadmill video), dropping another ambitious and visually stimulating video for the…

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Burning Man to Expand to 10 Days This Year

Burning Man to Expand to 10 Days This Year

In 2014, Burning Man participants can arrive slightly earlier and hangout later after the Burn as part of a one-year test for the festival in the northern Nevada desert. The annual experiment in community, art, radical self-expression and radical self-reliance typically takes place the last…

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Photos: Swinging With Fillmore Jazz Festival

Photos: Swinging With Fillmore Jazz Festival

An annual Fourth of July tradition in San Francisco, the Fillmore Jazz Festival returned with two days of music, arts and a celebration of the neighborhoods jazz legacy.

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Cut Chemist Discusses Jurassic Five Reunion, New DJ Tricks

Cut Chemist Discusses Jurassic Five Reunion, New DJ Tricks

Six-member Los Angeles hip-hop collective Jurassic 5 has a string of summer shows as part of their “Word Of Mouth Reunion Tour,” stopping at Berkeley’s Greek Theatre on Friday July 11. Rooted in the 1990s alternative hip-hop movement centered around the open-mic scene in the…

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