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DJ Q&A: The Crystal Method

DJ Q&A: The Crystal Method

Although rave culture today differs vastly than it did a dozen years ago, there’s still hasn’t been a better electronic act to define the scene than The Crystal Method. The group’s debut album Vegas changed the music scene with its medley of hip-hop and funk…

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Opening Day in Baseball Arrives; Bay Area Hopes Spring Eternal

Opening Day in Baseball Arrives; Bay Area Hopes Spring Eternal

The San Francisco Giants will open the season as defending World Series champions. Many lifelong fans thought they would never hear that sentence, but the franchise’s dream season came true last year. Now comes the hard part: can the team repeat in 2011? And let’s…

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Chefs to Battle in Island Cook Off Wednesday Night

Chefs to Battle in Island Cook Off Wednesday Night

A month-long battle between five San Francisco chefs and restaurants culminates on Wednesday in an island-inspired cooking competition. The Island Style Cook Off is being held at Sens Restaurant in the Embarcadero Center with all proceeds benefiting Project Open Hand. For $20, guests will get…

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Governor Brown Halts Budget Talks

Governor Brown Halts Budget Talks

California Governor Jerry Brown has ended budget negotiations with Republican lawmakers, casting doubt over how the Legislature will close the state’s remaining deficit. Brown issued a statement on Tuesday, saying he had halted talks after GOP leaders released a list of 53 demands they said…

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Fleet Foxes Debut New Video, Background on New Album

Fleet Foxes Debut New Video, Background on New Album

The Fleet Foxes reveal the first video from the the band’s new album Helplessness Blues. Look for Helplessness Blues on May 3rd and good luck finding a ticket to the band’s sold-out show at Fox Theater on May 5th (or any gigs on the upcoming…

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Benefit to Save KUSF

Benefit to Save KUSF

As you probably already know, KUSF 90.3FM was abruptly removed from the airwaves back in January, and the student/volunteer-based staff (some of whom have been working at the station for over ten years) have been submitting petitions and holding events to keep college radio alive…

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Week in Photos

Week in Photos

From the Cat Club to Rickshaw Stop and Q Bar, the ladies were running the scene this past week. Girls on film after the jump. Click on the photo for the full gallery.

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PETA Trying to Rename the Tenderloin?

PETA Trying to Rename the Tenderloin?

Well, I think we can all file this under ‘ridiculous’, but thank you PETA for the laugh. The folks over at SFist report that the animal rights organization is trying to get the Tenderloin renamed to something less meaty. According to a letter forwarded to…

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Morning Benders Remix EP Benefits Japan

Morning Benders Remix EP Benefits Japan

In response to the devastating disaster, Bay Area to Brooklyn transplants the Morning Benders put together an EP of unreleased remix tracks with 100% of proceeds going to the Japan Society’s Earthquake Relief Fund. The Morning Benders released their first album, Talking Through Tin Cans,…

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A Winning Combo: Great Food & Drinks

A Winning Combo: Great Food & Drinks

It’s easy to find a place with spectacular food. It’s also never a problem to discover a spot with kick-butt cocktails. A joint that’s perfected both, however, is a bit harder to find. Most bars that have mastered the art of mixology serve nothing more…

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Thievery Corp.’s Rob Garza Discusses SF Move, Showcase

Thievery Corp.’s Rob Garza Discusses SF Move, Showcase

One half of world-electronic music duo Thievery Corporation and co-founder of the ESL Music record label, Rob Garza has deep roots in the music industry. Find him DJ’ing at two events in the Bay Area this week as part of an ESL Music showcase. As…

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OMG Now a Part of Oxford English Dictionary

OMG Now a Part of Oxford English Dictionary

Texting OMG (oh my god) or LOL (laughing out loud) to a friend or using those abbreviations online has become part of the lexicon for millions of people. Now, those abbreviations have won the approval of the Oxford English Dictionary. Dictionary compilers have approved OMG,…

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