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Album Review: Thurdercat 'Golden Age of the Apocalypse'

Album Review: Thurdercat 'Golden Age of the Apocalypse'

As far as debuts albums go, Thundercat’s Golden Age of the Apocalypse is a mind bending piece of work. Following in the form of the Brainfeeder crew, the album showcases layers of instruments on top of one another in an effort to recreate a genre-bending orchestra…

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Homegrown: The Shants

Homegrown: The Shants

A band is an entity unto itself. Individual. It is more than its members, their histories, and even their creative DNA. Although Skip Allums is from Louisiana, his band The Shants (Oakland, CA) was born right here in Northern California. Homegrown, and the number of…

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Meet the Team Behind Gobba Gobba Hey Cookbook

Meet the Team Behind Gobba Gobba Hey Cookbook

One of the first times I met Steven Gdula, he handed me a pin proclaiming his products were not whoopie pies.  They were gobs (with a profane word at the end).  I adored it and wore it with pride while I savored a coconut gob…

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She & Him to Release Christmas Album

She & Him to Release Christmas Album

Merge Records announced yesterday that Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward will release their first collection of Christmas favorites entitled A Very She & Him Christmas on October 25. Unlike the band’s Volume 1 and Volume 2, the holiday album will consist of mostly stripped down…

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True Stories Lounge At the Make-Out Room

True Stories Lounge At the Make-Out Room

If you’re still making plans for tonight, head over to the Mission to check out a bunch of essayists, journalists and writers spilling their guts on stage with host Evelyn Nieves. The evening is going to be full of super high-profile ink-slingers performing readings on…

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A Day Of Remembrance

A Day Of Remembrance

As the 10 year anniversary of 9/11 arrives, we have been bombarded with a cursory rehashing of the act itself, a review of what Al Qaeda is, first hand interviews and more. But there is a better way you can remember the day. Delve into…

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Movie Review: Warrior

Movie Review: Warrior

Gavin O’Conner’s Warrior is a sports melodrama centered on two down-on-their-luck working class heroes and estranged brothers forced to fight through the screenwriter’s heavy hand in a gladiatorial contest for, among other things, a $5 million purse. Crass, cheap and crudely manipulative, Warrior will please…

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SF Shorts Film Fest, Sept. 8-10

SF Shorts Film Fest, Sept. 8-10

From September 8-10, the Roxie Theater will be showing The San Francisco International Film Festival of Short Films. It may be a long winded title but the festival specializes in, what they call, “bite-sized bits of delicious film” from all over the world. Intended to…

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Snow Ice hits San Francisco

Snow Ice hits San Francisco

Snow Ice is not a weather phenomenon, but an Asian sweet icy treat, popular in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore and Canada. This Taiwanese-style shaved ice is different than the traditional snow cones covered with colorful sugar syrups. It requires a special machine that cuts wide…

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NFL Preview – Bay Area Edition

NFL Preview – Bay Area Edition

After a long summer of talking about nothing but labor negotiations, a deal was finally reached and the official start of the National Football League begins Thursday night with the defending Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers hosting the New Orleans Saints at Lambeau Field….

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Ames Alley Block Party

Ames Alley Block Party

This Friday is Rally in the Alley, a block party to celebrate the launch of green redesign and beautification of Ames Alley in the Mission District. The party promises fabulous food, live music, art gallery exhibits, raffle prizes, and rides on a seven passenger bike. …

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Mission District News

Mission District News

More violence in the streets of the Mission, a possible bright spot for the local economy and a look at cooking from SF Public School Gardens… here’s a look at Mission District news from Mission Local. Two shootings, including another fatal… It has been a…

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