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Des Jardins to be a Contestant on “Top Chef Masters”

Des Jardins to be a Contestant on “Top Chef Masters”

Traci Des Jardins usually has a lot on her plate as the chef/co-owner of Jardinière, Mijita Cocina Mexicana and Public House in San Francisco, along with Manzanita in Lake Tahoe. Now you can add an appearance as a contestant on Bravo’s “Top Chef Masters” to…

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Q&A: Jack Davey of J*DaVeY

Q&A: Jack Davey of J*DaVeY

Jack Davey, one half of LA-based multi-genre duo J*DaVeY, is a woman of style, class, and impeccable music tastes. While J*DaVeY concentrates on sounds primarily stemming from hip hop and jazz, Jack Davey’s own DJ sets showcase a wide array of everything from 80s jams…

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Preview: Suuns w/ Crystal Castles

Preview: Suuns w/ Crystal Castles

If you were lucky enough to score a ticket for the sold-out Crystal Castle’s show at the Warfield this Friday, there’s a good reason to arrive early: Suuns. In a recent article for SF Station, I describe the Canadian band as “an underwater, long-distance, drum…

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Live Review: Holcombe Waller @ Swedish American Hall

Live Review: Holcombe Waller @ Swedish American Hall

An initial listen to  Holcombe Waller’s Into the Dark Unknown might stir comparisons to early Sufjan Stevens territory — back when his M.O. was quiet, forlorn folk sung over picked acoustic guitar and the occasional piano or horn swell.  But the Portland singer-songwriter’s performance last…

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Beat Report: Jamie XX

Beat Report: Jamie XX

Our electronic music correspondent Noele Lusano reviews Jamie XX’s remix of Gil Scott-Heron’s latest album and Knowone LP001, a flashback to the golden age of dance music. Gil Scott-Heron And Jamie XX — We’re New Here Released by XL/Young Turks, Feb. 2011 Whether or not…

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New iPad Revealed

New iPad Revealed

In case you haven’t heard, there was a little event at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts this morning where (former?) Apple CEO Steve Jobs introduced the new iPad. What’s so different about this latest version and how much is it going to cost you?…

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Album Review: The Frail – Lasers Over Lovers

Album Review: The Frail – Lasers Over Lovers

Local electro-pop band The Frail has re-emerged from their year-long hibernation with a new lineup and a brand new EP released on Tricycle Records. Lasers Over Lovers features uptempo, party-driven, straightforward dance tracks characterized by overly catchy, disco-influenced melodies and high-pitched vocals. Lasers Over Lovers…

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More From The Concretes

More From The Concretes

If you are jonesing for more from The Concretes after the band’s Noise Pop show at the Rickshaw Stop last week, you are in luck. The band just released a video for “Crack in the Paint” off of the WYWH album, along with some free…

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Penny & The Quarters

Penny & The Quarters

Have you seen the movie Blue Valentine? If you have, you’d know that it has to be one of the better movies of the year, and one of the most depressing movies of all time.  You may have also noticed a certain song featured in…

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Dynamo Donuts

Dynamo Donuts

Cornmeal Rosemary Cherry, Meyer Lemon Huckleberry, Candied Orange Blossom..Yes thats right! These really are some of the flavors offered at Dynamo, and yes, they really are extraordinarily delicious! Located in the Mission District, Dynamo Donuts has more to offer than just great Donuts– A beautiful…

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Weekend

Weekend

Being an ardent fan of the early 90s shoegaze scene (Guided by Voices, My Bloody Valentine, etc.), I was absolutely elated when I picked up the album Sports by Weekend. Part post-punk, part new-glaze, this album has proven to me that noise characterized by a…

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Free Pancakes at IHOP

Free Pancakes at IHOP

Tuesday marks “National Pancake Day,” as IHOP’s nationwide are offering free pancakes, all in an effort to raise money for charity. The restaurant chain started the celebration in 2006 and is offering a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes at over 1,400 locations throughout the…

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