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Remember the good 'ol days? When parachutes were made into pants and the copious use of hairspray was the only thing contributing to the thinning of the ozone layer? Well, this week get ready for a blast from the past. Get into the groove at Swing Goth at El Rio where you can shimmy with your honey to 80s and punk. Then step into the ring for The Rumble at Harlot presented by The Owl Mag. On Thursday shake your moneymaker at Milkshake at Double Dutch where drink specials will be the only thing competing with the funk and hip hop. And if you don't know who Black Francis is, then you truly do need to get schooled. Once heading the seminal band, The Pixies, and now a successful solo act, Francis brings it to the Hotel Utah. If you want to start your Saturday off right - that is, with a few cocktails and some good company - then join the Polk Village Pub Crawl where the neighborhood's finest bars will be visited en masse. Life these days is truly a jungle sometimes, but keep from going under with the godfather of hip hop and mixology, Mr. Grandmaster Flash, at Yoshi's SF. Keep the vibe going at Rock the Bells where Nas, The Roots, and Talib Kweli among many others will be performing all day long. And if you don't feel like trekking down to the Shoreline Amphitheatre, Pistahan, the 16th annual Filipino cultural festival, will be going strong at YBCA.
This week's articles



Speed Racer

The Fetching Veggie Etchings


Giveaways - Win Free Stuff!
Win tickets to... 2nd Sunday!
at Mission Rock Cafe


Photo Gallery - are you in the scene
at The Warfield

The Splinters
at Amnesia
Om Apparel Launch Party
at Azalea Boutique

SF Station TV
Vieux Farka Toure

Etienne De Crecy
at The Independent

SF Station TV
Stellar - SF Fashion Awards
2nd Sunday
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
at Bottom of the Hill (8pm)

"Escovedo was a founding member of the pioneering San Francisco-based punk band The Nuns in the mid-70's. In the early 1980's he moved to New York City, where he joined forces with fellow Bay Area punk scene veterans Chip and Tony Kinman in Rank & File, a band that forged the early 1980s country-punk..."
at El Rio (7:30pm)

Partner dancing (swing, blues, tango, waltz, etc) to modern music (80's, goth, indy, punk, alternative, gypsy punk, etc).
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
at Shoreline Amphitheatre (7pm)

"From its humble start in the mid-'80s touring around the New England college circuit, this Vermont quartet -- Trey Anastasio (guitar), Page McConnell (keyboards), Mike Gordon (bass), and Jon Fishman (drums) -- grew to become a cultural phenomenon, followed across the country from summer shed to summer shed..."
at Madrone (9pm)

An evening of sensual & sensational burlesque, comedy, tap, & cocktails! Your favorites, plus some all new tantalizing treats. Featuring: Master of Ceremonies- Chris Libby- Ladies of the Night: Alayna Stroud, Ana Hyatt, Amanda Bassolino, Deb Arana, & Julianne Harper!
at Harlot (8pm)

Summer fun is about to get funner. That's right, the Rumble at Harlot on August 5th is going to be the funnest. We're turning up the heat with super sweet drink deals, sunsational music, and the hottest, sweatiest, steamiest people in town! Surf's up with live mini sets from our local guys...
Thursday, August 6, 2009
at Fifty 24SF Gallery (7pm)

His artwork combines classic art themes and techniques with inspiration from Mexican and Chicano culture of the Southwest, pin-up art, and religious imagery. Mac perceives his own work as "the result of a life devoted to art."...
at Ruby Skye (8pm)

A unique nightclub experience fusing art, live music, dance and DJ's in true Amsterdam style. Enjoy complimentary Amstel Light and performances by DJ Eric Cubeechee and Shiny Toy Guns...
at Double Dutch (10pm)

A monthly event of nuthin' but rump shakin' music! Deejays Deeandroid (The Deuce/ Skratchpad) ThatGirl (Groove Suite) Lady Fingaz (Females Wit Funk) will be bumpin' hip-hop, 80s, funk, electro and whateva else moves ya....hosted by MC def stef...
2nd Sunday
Friday, August 7, 2009
at Fox Theatre (8pm)

Underworld became one of the most crucial electronic acts of the 1990s via an intriguing synthesis of old and new. The trio's two-man frontline, vocalist Karl Hyde and guitarist Rick Smith, had been recording together since the early-'80s new wave explosion...
at DNA Lounge (9pm)

San Francisco's bimonthly mashup bootleg party and the biggest bootleg mashup event in the world - celebrates six years with an anniversary party so big, it can't be contained in one night!
at Underground Location (9pm)

Reid Speed is a DJ sought far & wide for her party rocking, fast paced, multi-genre dancefloor smashing sets. She was first known to many through her Breakbeat Science drum & bass CDs, but as 1/3 of Breakdown and 1/2 of Beep (her electro/fidget/bassline projects) she has pushed to the cutting edge of EDM...
at Hotel Utah (9pm)

"Black Francis is the stage name contrived by and for Charles Thompson during his residency in college rock band the Pixies, a period that ran from the group's formation in Boston during 1986 until the dark day in 1993 when Black Francis announced during a BBC radio interview that the group was disbanding."
Saturday, August 8, 2009
at Union Square (10am - 5pm)

"SF Chefs. Food. Wine." will highlight regional ingredients and Northern Californian flair during four days of tastings, classes, dinners and events with acclaimed experts, including winemakers, mixologists, farmers, artisans and visionaries. A tented tasting pavilion featuring top restaurants and wineries..."
at Fort Mason Center (10am - 4pm)

Premier designer sample sale with fashions from major labels, including BCBG & Ella Moss.
starts at McTeague's Saloon (4pm - 8pm)

Stop by our booth and pick up a wristband and you will have access to all of the drink specials at every bar!
at The Shooting Gallery (7pm)

Combining his passions for art, travel and tattoos, Shawn Barber has spent the last 4 years touring with tattoo conventions, parlors and renegade artists throughout the US. The ongoing series of "Tattoo Portraits" documents the art of tattoo; the process, the history, the application, the artist and their bodies...
at Elbo Room (9pm)

This month we're super excited to host a special one-off collaboration between Ghosts on Tape and Low Limit (of Lazer Sword), who will be rocking it live with all kind of tropical crunk business. Disco Shawn and Oro11 will also provide the usual jams...
at The Independent (9pm)

"Their sound is extremely slow and heavy, using droning guitars accompanied by feedback and other sound effects to create their soundscapes. There is very little drumming and a lack of any discernible beat, though their collaboration album with Boris features drumming from Boris drummer, Atsuo..."
at Yoshi's (10pm)

Grandmaster Flash is be performing at San Francisco's 28,000 square-foot, two-story, state-of-the-art venue, Yoshi's. Already recognized as a great venue for jazz music, Yoshi's is quickly becoming known as a great destination for live music of many genres. We invite you to be a part of San Francisco history...
Sunday, August 9, 2009
at McLaren Hall (10am - 3pm)

KUSF's Rock-n-Swap is a Giant Music Lover's Fair where vendors come from all over to sell music related items in various formats & genres - many offer hard-to-find & rarities. Vinyl galore, CDs, DVDs, posters, books and so much more. This event is one of the biggest regularly held swaps of it's kind in California for over 20 years...
at Yerba Buena Gardens (11am - 5pm)

The 16th annual Pistahan features seven interactive cultural pavilions and two stages highlighting music, dance, art, crafts, cuisine, artifacts, health and a trade expo featuring products unique to the Philippines: mother of pearl, bamboo, coconut, Philippine mahogany, pineapple fiber, Philippine pearls and more...
at Japantown (11am - 6pm)

Celebrating the diverse Asian and Pacific American communities in the Bay Area. The Street Fair is about the diversity in our communities and the common bonds we share. Come and learn about the issues facing the Asian/Pacific Americans today and meet the people behind the nonprofit organizations...
at Shoreline Amphitheatre (noon)

As opposed to a stationary festival, Rock the Bells is what one might deem a traveling festival. Hitting over 10 cities (including three in Canada) Rock the Bells has been something of a musical institution since it got its start in 2003. Rock the Bells is famous for its focus in hip hop culture and music...
at Mission Rock Cafe (noon)

Please make sure to come out and support your favorite Artists as well as the others. We are also asking everyone to wear something white and show a little 2nd Sunday solidarity...
Monday, August 10, 2009
at Bottom of the Hill (10pm)

"Refusing to accept the notion of b-sides, Casiokids released the Double A sided single Grønt lys i alle ledd/Togens hule on Moshi Moshi Records. The band became the latest in a select band of artists to have released through Moshi's Singles Club including names such as Late of the Pier, Lykke Li, Florence and The Machine and Kate Nash..."
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