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Afrolicious to Host Final Weekly Party at Elbo Room

Afrolicious to Host Final Weekly Party at Elbo Room

Dance-fusion collective Afrolicious ends a seven-year run of Thursday club nights at the Mission’s Elbo Room with a two-night anniversary celebration on Thursday June 5 and Friday June 6.

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Highlights and Photos from Live 105′s BFD Concert at Shoreline

Highlights and Photos from Live 105′s BFD Concert at Shoreline

Foster the People, M.I.A., Fitz and the Tantrums, and Phantogram were highlights in front of a sold-out crowd at the 20th anniversary of Live 105′s BFD at Shoreline Amphitheater.

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Photos: Outkast Top a Weekend of Music in Napa at BottleRock Festival

Photos: Outkast Top a Weekend of Music in Napa at BottleRock Festival

Any cobwebs from Outkast’s seven-year hiatus were clearly gone at Napa’s BottleRock music festival, only the second California appearance from the duo since they reunited onstage at Coachella earlier this year.

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Voters to Get Free Weed in San Jose

Voters to Get Free Weed in San Jose

As California seemingly continues to move backwards on the issue of medical marijuana, San Jose, in particular, is struggling with the issue. That’s why the Silicon Valley Cannabis Coalition will be handing out free pot to those who vote in Tuesday’s election as part of…

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Napa Grandma Reviews BottleRock Festival

Napa Grandma Reviews BottleRock Festival

We recruited 78-year-old Napa resident Diana Mitchell (this writer’s grandmother) to review BottleRock for her first-ever rock concert.

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The Faint Takeover the Independent for Three Shows

The Faint Takeover the Independent for Three Shows

In 2001, the Faint established themselves with the momentous record, Danse Macabre, chalked full of distorted bass lines, blasting synthesizers, danceable drums and angst ridden anti-suburban vocals that challenged listeners to not only to flail their limbs to a beat, but to think.

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Movie Review: ‘Maleficent’ Is Short on Magnificence

Movie Review: ‘Maleficent’ Is Short on Magnificence

Maleficent bills itself as a re-telling of the Disney classic Sleeping Beauty, but it doesn’t make a strong case for its existence outside of being a vehicle for its star Angelina Jolie. And, therein lies the problem. It’s gorgeous to look at and Jolie gives…

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San Francisco’s Best Parties This Weekend

San Francisco’s Best Parties This Weekend

The final weekend of May means a broad range of techno, house, electronica, and, of course, a whole new month of summer parties to look forward to.

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Food Lineup Announced for Outside Lands Festival

Food Lineup Announced for Outside Lands Festival

Since it was first introduced at Golden Gate Park in 2008, Outside Lands has paired a celebration of San Francisco’s local food culture with some of the biggest names in music.

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San Francisco Silent Film Festival Welcomes Back a Bygone Era

San Francisco Silent Film Festival Welcomes Back a Bygone Era

Before “talkies” became all the rage, film was dominated by silent films often accompanied by musicians playing live. The San Francisco Silent Film Festival keeps history alive, returning for its 19th year May 29 through June 1 at the Castro Theatre, a venue that was…

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Local Crafting Site Darby Smart Raises $6.3 Million, Introduces Weddings

Local Crafting Site Darby Smart Raises $6.3 Million, Introduces Weddings

San Francisco-based startup Darby Smart, a crafting service that delivers supplies for popular do-it-yourself projects launched a new weddings section on its website after receiving $6.3 million in new funding.

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San Francisco Green Film Festival Looks at ‘Water in the West’

San Francisco Green Film Festival Looks at ‘Water in the West’

The San Francisco Green Film Festival returns for its fourth year, May 29 through June 4th, illuminating the world’s current environmental issues and innovations through the medium of film. This year’s home base for SFGFF will be The Roxie Theater and the festival’s theme is…

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