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ZZ Ward Talks About Life on the Road, Coachella before SF Show

ZZ Ward Talks About Life on the Road, Coachella before SF Show

Musician and singer-songwriter Zsuzsanna ‘ZZ’ Ward brings a bluesy R&B and pop rock sound to the Independent for a sold out show on April 6. Her 2012 debut EP, Criminal, and album, Til the Casket Drops, have been well-received since release thanks to an energy…

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Stage Review: American Conservatory Theater Explores Relations of Power with ‘Venus in Fur’

Stage Review: American Conservatory Theater Explores Relations of Power with ‘Venus in Fur’

The smash Broadway hit Venus in Fur continues at the American Conservatory Theater through April 13 with an intriguing exploration of seduction and contemporary relations of power. When David Ives set out to write Venus in Fur, he originally intended to create a stage adaptation of…

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Video: Jon Stewart Roasts Indicted SF Politician Leland Yee, Shrimp Boy

Video: Jon Stewart Roasts Indicted SF Politician Leland Yee, Shrimp Boy

Jon Stewart grabbed the low-hanging fruit and crushed it on The Daily Show with a short bit on on federally indicted San Francisco politician Leeland Yee and former Chinatown gangster Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow.

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Review: ††† (Crosses) Sanctify the Independent with Sold-Out Shows

Review: ††† (Crosses) Sanctify the Independent with Sold-Out Shows

Chino Moreno, mostly known for his work with the Deftones, stood tall on top of his monitor as three illuminated crosses flashed behind him. Exhalted fans praised him, hands high in the air. To an outsider this could have looked like an underground rally of…

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Flaming Lips Singer Wayne Coyne to Visit SF Record Store with Limited EP Release

Flaming Lips Singer Wayne Coyne to Visit SF Record Store with Limited EP Release

Flaming Lips front man Wayne Coyne announced today that he will do a three-city record store tour this week, including a stop in San Francisco.

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Photos: Party Shots From Trap & Bass at DNA Lounge

Photos: Party Shots From Trap & Bass at DNA Lounge

Trap & Bass kicked off the weekend Friday at DNA Lounge with LA’s Party Favor, plus resident DJs Ultraviolet, Napsty, Harris Pilton and Akuma.

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Club Night: Into the Depths with DJ Harvey at Public Works

Club Night: Into the Depths with DJ Harvey at Public Works

Ten minutes to midnight, and Public Works was packed. Hairline sweat. Hips swiveled. Guitar-laden disco slapped the floor with a slippery, funk sensation. They call DJ Harvey a cult leader, a mythic, and one older woman, grooving with a pinched-tight face, referred to him as her “rave unicorn.”

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Review: British Electronica Trio London Grammar Charm The Independent

Review: British Electronica Trio London Grammar Charm The Independent

London Grammar skillfully showcased a blend of ambient and ethereal yet classical style to a sold out crowd Thursday night at the Independent. From her first dulcet note, singer-songwriter and lead vocalist Hannah Reid catches plenty of attention. She is supported by guitarist and college…

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Michael Deni of Geographer Shares His Favorite San Francisco Hangouts

Michael Deni of Geographer Shares His Favorite San Francisco Hangouts

It didn’t take a long for Geographer to gain national attention after its first release in 2008, and the San Francisco band remains one of the most popular to emerge from the scene here in recent years.

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Audio On The Bay Brings Three-Day Dance Music Festival to Richmond

Audio On The Bay Brings Three-Day Dance Music Festival to Richmond

A new three day electronic dance music festival, Audio on the Bay, arrives May 23-25 with Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Eric Erydz and Laidback Luke headlining at Craneway Pavilion in Richmond.

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San Francisco’s Best Parties This Weekend

San Francisco’s Best Parties This Weekend

Because four-on-the-floor does not refer to that desk holding you captive until the weekend, here are four of San Francisco’s best parties this weekend. Visit SF Station’s Events Calendar for a full list of events. March 27: Robot NightLife with Jerome LOL and Octo Octa…

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Woods Polk Station Brings Yerba Maté-infused Beers to Polk Street

Woods Polk Station Brings Yerba Maté-infused Beers to Polk Street

Woods Polk Station, one of upper Polk Street’s newest bars, is also one of San Francisco’s smallest bars. Sandwiched between two other new businesses—a juice shop and a taco/tequila joint (what more could you want?)—Woods Polk Station specializes in yerba maté-infused beers and empanades with…

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