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Tue Apr 29 - Mon May 5, 2008
Rape of the Sabine Women
The season of festivals is fast upon us! Soon it will seem like practically every neighborhood and group in the Bay Area will be throwing down street fairs. And why not? Who doesn't like garlic fries, carnival games, and free music? Perhaps Spring Forward at One Market Restaurant can help you throw yourself into summer. Benefiting Compass Community Services, this event features fine wine and ever finer food. And the XLR8R 15 Year Anniversary Party at Mighty will definitely get you in the mood for the tons of upcoming summer music coming your way. Meanwhile Higher Fashion at the Fairmont Hotel, a benefit for both the Youth Speaks Foundation and the Black Rock Arts Foundation, will have you planning your Burning Man wardrobe far in advance. On Saturday, kick things off at the Cinco de Mayo Festival at Dolores Park. One of the city's best traditions, there'll be sure to be beer, tamales and lots of good vibes. Sunday is the Day of the Fairs. There's the How Weird Street Faire on Howard Street, the Maker Faire at the San Mateo Fairgrounds and the Norway Day Festival at Herbst Pavilion. Take your pick - all promise to be a good time and all will definitely put you into the summer mindset!
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Rape of the Sabine Women
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
at Mezzanine (9pm)
"After two and half years of touring, the band made the trek to remote Asheville, NC to record 2007's Bring on the Comets. (BOTC) marked a slight change in direction towards a more straightforward pop sound; all this was achieved without sacrificing the band's trademark dance sensibility."
at The Knockout (9pm - 2am)
Featuring QZEN, C.L.A.W.S. & Josh Cheon!
Wednesday, April 30, 2008
at Rickshaw Stop (8pm)
Akron/Family is one of those exasperatingly unknowable bands. With casual magnetism and a wide-eyed sense of wonder, the bearded brotherhood known as Akron/Family are the antithesis of the typical New York stereotype. These four cosmic Americans seem to make a habit of breaking through the barriers of scenes, genres and, as they would have you think, even the realms of our physical world. Akron/Family are demented, dangerously varied, and truly great.
at Great American Music Hall (9pm)
There are a lot of cover bands around and a lot of those are Grateful Dead cover bands. You've seen them, they're good. Most include the music of Jerry Garcia, Bobby Weir et al with other cover songs and some originals mixed in. DSO is a different breed of "Dead" band. What Dark Star Orchestra does is recreate the Grateful Dead.
Thursday, May 1, 2008
at One Market Restaurant (5:30pm - 8:30pm)
A Festive Evening for Adults and Kids Benefiting Homeless Families. Parents and their friends can sample delicious cocktail fare from the One Market kitchens, fine wines, live music and stories from our clients. Children will enjoy their own party with supervised activities designed by Compass staff for fun and learning about family homelessness.
at Swedish American Hall (7:30pm)
The Last Tycoon may be Peters first solo album, but it has been several years in the making. Throughout the hectic years of songwriting, recording and touring with Peter Bjorn and John in support of their infectious breakout album Writers Block, Peter never rested. What emerged from that period is an intimate 10-track collection of delicate and introspective songs from one of the most promising young storytellers of the decade.
Rape of the Sabine Women
Friday, May 2, 2008
at Great American Music Hall (8pm)
"Glasgow's Sons and Daughters don't follow the indie pop formula made famous by their counterparts (Belle & Sebastian, Camera Obscura). Adele Bethel, David Gow, Scott Paterson, and Ailidh Lennon, who formed the group in 2001, compose a roughcast folk-rock sound similar to the likes of Smog and Cat Power..."
at Mighty (10pm)
Featuring Ellen Allien, Sascha Funke, Nikola Baytala, Monty Luke. Further takes you there with another stellar session featuring B-Pitch Control's masterful mistress Ellen Allien with label cohort Sascha Funke each celebrating the release of a new record. Ellen Allien has been a firm favorite within the Berlin techno scene for a long time now, and with the current global expansion of Berlin-ophiles, her label B-Pitch Control has rocketed to new levels of prominence.
at Zellerbach Hall (see listing for times)
A beloved classic of children's literature has been turned into a warm, wondrous opera for the whole family. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's fable about a pilot who crash-lands in the desert and meets an open-hearted boy from another planet is a gentle reminder to hold onto what is truly important in life. It has been set to music by Academy Award-winning composer Rachel Portman, whose score has been praised by critics as "graceful and tuneful" and "colorful and charming."...
at The Voice Factory (see listing for times)
This spring San Francisco's own Beth Trifilo brings the world of cabaret something special with the debut of her original work "Provocateur the un-cabaret." Featuring her soulful voice in a fresh send-up of social conventions and celebration of libido, she is sure to stir passion in all its forms. The revue merges the sexy of cabaret with the passion of activism...
Saturday, May 3, 2008
at Dolores Park (10am - 5pm)
San Francisco's annual Cinco De Mayo celebration is one of the City's most spectacular traditions! Cinco de Mayo San Francisco Festival showcases the very best of Mexican, Latin American and Chicano cultures with a diverse array of music, dance and artistry for the entire family to enjoy.
at various locations (4pm, 10pm afterparty)
Beuaty Bar was born in 1995 on 14th Street in Manhattan at the already existing Thomas Beauty Salon. Owner Paul Devitt wanted to take the notion of the beauty parlor or salon a step further by integrating cocktails and music into an already intimate setting. Dubbed the "hipster chain" by Spin Magazine, Beauty Bar continues to attract a young, trendy crowd to these uniquely themed lounges...
at Fairmont Hotel (8pm - 1am)
This will be a benefit in support of Youth Speaks Foundation and Black Rock Arts Foundation. It's a great opportunity to network, meet new designers, industry leaders and media professionals in a wonderful setting, all the while enjoying beautiful art, incredible views and excellent music.
at Ana Mandara (9pm - 2am)
They continue to bring the best International Events at the Most Elegant Places in San Francisco. Latin, Euro, Middle Eastern, Brazilian Dance Hits & More!
at The Fillmore (9pm)
'"We were listening to a lot of Wendy Carlos, who scored Tron, A Clockwork Orange and The Shining," Rogue says by way of explanation. "She is responsible for a lot the ambient noise and the interesting sounds you hear. It's that noise versus melody abstract sound debate. It's the idea that banging on a wall or hitting a door with your hand can be a musical instrument.'" - jambase.com
Sunday, May 4, 2008
on Howard Street (11:11am - 5:55pm & 6pm - 2am)
The How Weird Street Faire is an experiment in creating peace, and a benefit for the non-profit World Peace Through Technology Organization. For its ninth year, this fun-filled event is moving to a new location near downtown San Francisco. This year there will be seven city blocks filled with art and celebration, food and vendors from around the world selling unique and creative wares, and non-profit organizations to educate and inspire.
at San Mateo Fairgrounds (see listing for times)
A two-day, family-friendly event that celebrates arts, crafts, engineering, and science projects and the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) mindset. It's for the creative, resourceful people who like to tinker and love to make things.
at Herbst Pavilion (10am - 4pm)
Bring family, friends & co-workers and spend a day in San Francisco enjoying Norwegian food, culture and fun. The 18th annual Norway Day Festival promises to be a good time for everyone.
at Mission Rock Café (4pm - afterhours)
A party you don't wanna miss!! With band Mistura Fina, playing live and Dj's Kblo, Rubens, Goosh, and Eder from (90.3FM) spinning all your international beats.
Monday, May 5, 2008
at Bottom of the Hill (9pm)
On her third Nonesuch release, Saltbreakers, singer-songwriter Laura Veirs remains tantalized by the mysteries and marvels of the natural world, filling her work with images, both precise and poetic, of the ocean and the stars. But she digs even deeper this time into the vagaries of human nature, transforming the turbulence of her own life, as well as her concerns about the hair-trigger state of the world at large, into a collection of songs distinguished as much by their emotional urgency as by their often astonishing musical inventiveness.
at 222 Club (10pm - 2am)
Lookin' for quality music, A great crowd, and a smooth vibe on a manic Monday? Head over to the TL (222 Hyde Bar) for all these and more! Resident DJs Ant-1, Eddie Ra$kel, $ir Tipp, and Ruby Red-I provide those grooves that will make you jam the whole night and weekly guest DJs and performers make you forget that its a Monday. Come check it out, Monday is the new Friday.
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