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New Mixtape: Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears

New Mixtape: Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears

Following the March release of Austin’s neo-blues band Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears’ third full studio album, Scandalous, Mad Decent Records mixmaster Derek Allen aka DJA infused their sound with hip hop rhythms to produce a hot new mixtape, Livin’ in the Jungle. The…

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SF Underground Market Grounded

SF Underground Market Grounded

It was a simple tweet from ForageSF founder Iso Rabins as the monthly Underground Market was taking place in the Mission District this past Saturday. “Just got served a cease and desist letter by the health department. If you want to come to the Underground…

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Dosa Valencia to Temporarily Close

Dosa Valencia to Temporarily Close

The popular South Indian eatery in the Mission is set to close from June 22 – 29 for renovations. They’re snazzing it up with a “new bar, new furniture, floors, artwork and lighting.” That means you’ll just have to go to Udupi Palace or trek…

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Judge Denies Bid to Overturn Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

Judge Denies Bid to Overturn Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

A federal judge has upheld a gay judge’s ruling to strike down California’s same-sex marriage ban. The sponsors of Proposition 8 had argued that the original judge in the case, now-retired U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker, had a conflict of interest because he has had…

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The Battle of the Kebabs: Hayes Valley

The Battle of the Kebabs: Hayes Valley

I love kebabs and I love Hayes Valley. (It’s also where I happen to live.) Clearly it’s no surprise that my favorite quick ‘n’ healthy dinner spot is Hayes and Kebab. If you’re familiar with the ’hood you’ll surely have noticed that there’s currently two…

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Catamaran Capsizes During America’s Cup Demo

Catamaran Capsizes During America’s Cup Demo

It was meant as a preview of the catamarans that will be used in the 2013 America’s Cup race in San Francisco, expected to be some of the fastest boats in the long-storied history of the race. But it turned scary when Oracle Racing crewmember…

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It’s A Kingdom of Murals Out There

It’s A Kingdom of Murals Out There

Walking through one of my favorite spots for spying street art, Clarion Alley, I found this majestic mural of the forest and the king of the jungle. With the city skyline in the background, one wonders where this jungle might be found.

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Marie Callender’s Closes Several Bay Area Chains

Marie Callender’s Closes Several Bay Area Chains

Perkins & Marie Callender’s Inc. has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and also has announced plans to close 65 restaurants nationwide, including seven in the Bay Area. Marie Callender’s chains in San Ramon, Hayward, Walnut Creek and Concord all closed on Sunday, without warning to…

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Album Review: Junior Boys, It's All True

Album Review: Junior Boys, It's All True

The Canadian indie-electro duo, Junior Boys, is back with a new album, It’s All True, available today on iTunes. Made up of original member Jeremy Greenspan and Matthew Didemus, Junior Boys are known for a funky, synth-pop style that is sure to make listeners bop…

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Live Review: Black Lips

Live Review: Black Lips

Dancing, crowd surfing, moshing, and saliva — the Black Lips ripped the crowd a new one at Great American Music Hall on Saturday night. I took a look at the lineup for the band’s Saturday show (Black Lips, Cerebral Ballzy, and Personal & the Pizzas),…

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Alice Waters to Serve First Lady Breakfast

Alice Waters to Serve First Lady Breakfast

First Lady Michelle Obama will be making her way to the Bay Area on Tuesday, raising funds for her husband’s reelection campaign. Alice Waters has signed up to cook two breakfasts, one at the Golden State Warriors’ practice arena in Oakland and another at the…

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Lost Weekend

Lost Weekend

Pen Pop: It’s all a blank! Whatever you heard happened, happened! But come Monday and it’s gone. A vague dream. Bummer. Here are delicately painted-over letters; there a roller run rough-shod. ORFN in camouflaging reds and who-knows-what behind multi-layered squares of lovely greys. It doesn’t matter,…

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