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First Bite: Chris Cosentino’s Cockscomb opens in SoMA

First Bite: Chris Cosentino’s Cockscomb opens in SoMA

Chris Cosentino’s new SoMa eatery, Cockscomb, is now officially alive and kicking. The name is hard to pronounce, the entrance is hidden, the location is hot – this is the baseline for Cosentino’s much anticipated restaurant. Almost simultaneously, Cosentino’s previous venture, Porcellino (a reincarnation of…

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Bay Bridge Lights Exhibit Might Be Permanent

Bay Bridge Lights Exhibit Might Be Permanent

The not-for-profit foundation supporting the “Bay Lights” sculpture has reached its $4 million funding goal to keep the 25,000 programmed LED lights on, signally that they soon could become a permanent nighttime fixture in SF. Next year, the lights have to be taken down for…

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Best of 2014: Nanosaur’s Favorite Tracks of 2014

Best of 2014: Nanosaur’s Favorite Tracks of 2014

Rising Bay Area producer Nanosaur continued his reach for the stars this year with spacey bass-laden productions and remixes, a three EP collaboration and shows with vocalist Dev, and gigs locally at parties in San Francisco and Oakland. Below he shares his favorite tracks from…

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Swedish American Music Hall to Reopen for Noise Pop Festival

Swedish American Music Hall to Reopen for Noise Pop Festival

Live music venue and event space Swedish American Music Hall will have a grand reopening during Noise Pop Festival this year, when it will also serve as festival headquarters. Located at 2127 Market Street, the historical landmark recently completed an extensive, yearlong restoration as part…

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Green Day Named to 2015 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Green Day Named to 2015 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Berkeley punk trio Green Day, Velvet Underground co-founder and rock pioneer Lou Reed and singer-songwriter Bill Withers have been announced as the leading inductees for next year’s Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. The 2015 class also welcomes “I Love Rock and Roll” hit-makers Joan…

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Photos: Not So Silent Night at Oracle Arena, Night 1

Photos: Not So Silent Night at Oracle Arena, Night 1

Local radio station Live 105′s annual holiday bash was back at Oracle Arena over the weekend for two days of music. SF Station photographer Chelsea Young was there on Night 1 to catch Fall OUt Boy, Linkin Park, Rise Against and more.

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Photos: SantaCon Revelry at Union Square

Photos: SantaCon Revelry at Union Square

Partying Santas gathered en masse for the 2014 edition of SantaCon on Saturday at Union Square before taking over bars, restaurants and the streets of San Francisco.

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Photos: Jhene Aiko at KMEL’s Holiday House of Soul

Photos: Jhene Aiko at KMEL’s Holiday House of Soul

Jhené Aiko, one of the freshest voices to hit the R&B scene in 2014, was in San Francisco this week to celebrate the holidays with SZA and the Internet for KMEL’s Holiday House of Soul at the Warfield.

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Weird Al, Spinal Tap Creators to Headline SF Sketchfest Comedy Festival

Weird Al, Spinal Tap Creators to Headline SF Sketchfest Comedy Festival

San Francisco Comedy Festival, SF Sketchfest, announced a massive 2015 lineup featuring more than 200 shows, including tributes to parody genius “Weird Al” Yankovic and Spinal Tap creators Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Harry Shearer. The 18-day festival from January 22 to February 8 takes place in…

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Brewcade Brings Arcade Games and Booze to Market Street

Brewcade Brings Arcade Games and Booze to Market Street

2014 is the now officially the year of the revamped sports bar. Gone are days of simple darts and big flat screen TVs– instead, places like Oakland’s Plank offer alcohol and actual ways to engage with sports by playing bowling and other active games. Arcade…

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Warriors Reveal New Images of SF Arena

Warriors Reveal New Images of SF Arena

The Golden State Warriors, flying high with the best record in the NBA, unveiled a polished new design for a future basketball arena in Mission Bay, after critics panned their previous concept for resembling a toilet bowl. The privately funded arena, scheduled for completion by…

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Stormageddon Forces San Francisco School Closures

Stormageddon Forces San Francisco School Closures

The strongest forecasted storm in recent memory is prompting officials in San Francisco and other communities to close public schools on Thursday. The storm is forecasted to arrive in the North Bay tonight before it peaks in intensity tomorrow morning during the morning commute in…

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