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"She'll only come out at night, the lean and hungry type...Watch out boy, she'll chew you up." Wiser words were rarely spoken. If only you had Mr. Hall and Mr. Oates as your wingmen this long weekend as you navigate your way from backyard BBQs to Burning Man in Black Rock City. The Bay Bridge may be closed but BART will be running and there will be plenty of ways to enjoy Labor Day. Start things off with songstress Amel Larrieux bringing her soulful sounds to 330 Ritch. Then shake it all night long with AC/DC at the HP Pavilion. Savor the last bits of summer at the Fresh Peach Tasting and Preserves Swap at Omnivore Books. On Friday night, check out Danish band Mew at The Independent. And, if you aren't biking around the Nevada desert in boy shorts, a bikini and a day-glo wig for Burning Man, then you will have the great privilege of seeing soft rock gods Daryl Hall and John Oates live in Saratoga. If you're lucky, they'll play "Kiss on My List". This weekend is also the opening of Green Day's much anticipated theater debut American Idiot at Berkeley Repertory Theatre. Make sure to soak up the three-day weekend at a special Sunday Streets along Ocean Beach. Then blow-out the candles and make a wish because everyone's favorite Sunday night party, Dub Mission, will be celebrating its 13th birthday at the Elbo Room. Enjoy the fruit of your labors - you deserve it!
This week's articles



Speed Racer


Giveaways - Win Free Stuff!
Featuring Justin Timberlake as the face & embodiment of the PLAY lifestyle.

Photo Gallery - are you in the scene
Outside Lands: Day 1
at GGP

Dirty Vegas Nights
at Roe
Outside Lands: Day 2
at GGP

Pressure Cooker Premier
on SF Station TV
Outside Lands: Day 3
at GGP

Sneaker Pimps
at Mighty
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
at Black Rock City (all day and night)

Burning Man is an annual experiment in temporary community dedicated to radical self-expression and radical self-reliance. There are no rules about how one must behave or express oneself at this event (save the rules that serve to protect the health, safety, and experience of the community at large); rather, it is up to each participant to decide how they will contribute and what they will give to this community. The event takes place on an ancient lakebed, known as the playa...
at 330 Ritch Street (10pm)

Pacific Standard Time presents another special evening with Amel Larrieux for her exclusive west coast edition Sing & Spin Tour! The soulful songstress will be in the house at PST spinning an exclusive DJ set in addition to gracing our stage...
at Cafe du Nord (8pm)

Like the bristly critter of its title, Tim Easton's album Porcupine has some spikes in its hindquarters. And the Ohio-born, Joshua Tree, California-based singer-songwriter says the primarily aggressive style of the record was definitely by design...
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
at The Warfield (8pm)

The Reverend Al Green is known the world over for his extraordinary voice, his unmistakable sound and his legendary hits. With Everything's OK, his new release for Blue Note Records, Al Green comes to an exciting new chapter in his artistry. Strong in voice and in spirit, the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer sings...
at HP Pavilion (8pm)

AC/DC's mammoth power chord roar became one of the most influential hard rock sounds of the '70s. In its own way, it was a reaction against the pompous art rock and lumbering arena rock of the early '70s. AC/DC's rock was minimalist -- no matter how huge and bludgeoning the guitar chords...
Thursday, September 3, 2009
at Omnivore Books on Food (6pm)

Gayle Okumura Sullivan from Dry Creek Peach and Produce is traveling from Sonoma County to help host a fresh peach tasting and canning swap! Bring extra preserves you've made and you can swap with other canners.
at Phyllis Wattis Theater at SFMOMA (7pm)

San Francisco-based Granato's feature-length documentary debut, D Tour, follows musician Pat Spurgeon, drummer for the Oakland band Rogue Wave, as the group embarks on a tour. Spurgeon struggles with a failing kidney, mobile dialysis, and his friends' responses to the competing claims of art and life. Granato introduces the film, which won the 2009 SF Film Society Award for best Bay Area documentary feature...
at 111 Minna Gallery (7:30pm)

A group show featuring some of San Francisco's most exciting and prolific artists, co-curated by Ryan Malley of the ArtPrint.net and Martin Olive of sQuint. NeighborhoodSF is a collection of San Francisco's finest artists who are each given the task of representing this City's many unique neighborhoods...
at Fifty 24SF Gallery (7:30pm)

Returning to Fifty24SF Gallery, the Date Farmers is a collaborative work between artists Carlos Ramirez and Armando Lerma. Originally from Indios, California, the two attribute their paintings, collages, and three-dimensional pieces to inspiration from Mexican-American traditional values and contemporary west coast culture...
at Davies Symphony Hall (7:30pm)

"Initially regarded as one of the most promising rappers to emerge in the late '90s, Mos Def turned to acting in subsequent years as music became a secondary concern for him. He did release new music from time to time, including albums such as The New Danger (2004), but his output was erratic and..."
Friday, September 4, 2009
at Galerķa de la Raza (7:30pm)

The historic Galerķa de la Raza begins the sixth year of its groundbreaking, full-moon performance series, Lunadas, with a tribute to Nuyorican poetry curated and co-hosted by Sandra Garcia Rivera.
at The Independent (9pm)

On their fifth album, Mew pushes their artfully weird and epic sound-labyrinthine arrangements of overlapping, unexpected harmonies and sugary heaven-bound vocals-into a warm, accessible collection of songs with more stick-in-your-head hooks than words in it's extensive album title...
at Cafe du Nord (9pm)

In finding their focused musical direction, Division Day also rediscovered that making music for the sake of making music is what it's all about. And whether greater success comes of it or not, the accomplishment of Visitation is one to be proud of...
at Mighty (10pm)

You could throw around generous descriptors and any number of genre-locking terms; electronic pop, minimal house, acid techno. But you'd still fail to get to the center of Matthew Dear. With releases under no fewer than three aliases, including False (M_NUS), Jabberjaw (Perlon), and Audion (Spectral Sound)...
at Temple Nightclub (10pm)

They met in '93 and cut their teeth DJ'ing for Smokescreen, the renegade soundsystem from which they drew their early inspiration. Smokescreen consisted of DJ's, lighting people, sound people, a truck, a P.A, a generator and general helpers. Old warehouses, woodland, fields, quarries and houses were utilised with the sole intention of having a good time...
Saturday, September 5, 2009
at The Lab (1pm)

art.tech is a three-day festival of art, performance, sound, workshops, demos, and lectures featuring cutting-edge artistic experiments created with and related to technology. This vibrant showcase of local, national, and international artists working at and across boundaries celebrates technological experimentation...
at Mountain Winery (7pm)

As if imagining the world had forgotten their unmistakable soft-rock melodies, let alone Oates' mustache, '70s mellow fellows Hall and Oates have re-launched their music career with a new addition to the marquee: first names. Yeah, it'll take some getting used to, but Daryl and John needn't worry about...
at Berkeley Repertory Theatre (see listing for times)

Green Day won two Grammys for its multi-platinum album American Idiot, which sold more than 12 million copies worldwide. Now those searing songs seize the stage with the director behind Spring Awakening, the groundbreaking musical that earned eight Tony Awards and enthralled audiences around the world...
at Rickshaw Stop (10pm)

San Francisco's Hottest Queer Girls Dance Party! DJ China G & sexy hostess Lady Luz bring you "The city's wildest lesbian shindig!" (SF Weekly). "...Rebel Girl attracts a prowling crowd that dances as if only the music matters" (SF Bay Guardian) So if you want to dance next to hundreds of the hottest queer girls and bois, don't miss this monthly lesbionic event...
Sunday, September 6, 2009
at Ocean Beach Great Highway Route (10am - 2pm)

Free bike rentals provided by Bay City Bike Rentals and Tours. Ocean Beach will be the place to run, walk, bike, dance, hula hoop or whatever your heart so desires. The streets will be closed so that San Franciscans can get their recreation on without the fear of cars whizzing by. Total freedom!
at The Cabernet Sauvignion Commodore Yacht (3pm - 9pm)

This 5 Hour exclusive yacht party will feature San Francisco's finest DJ's performing on board the $6 Million Cabernet Sauvignon Commodore. Featuring 4 levels of entertainment, three different genres of music for your enjoyment as you watch the sun set over beautiful San Francisco.
at Greek Theatre (7pm)

Neo-soul singer and pianist John Legend combined the raw fervor of contemporaries Cody ChesnuTT and the burning precision of D'Angelo. Born John Stephens, Legend was a child prodigy who grew up in Ohio, where he began singing gospel and playing piano at the tender age of five...
at Rickshaw Stop (8pm)

Wavves is the work of Nathan Williams, who writes the classic rap blog Ghost Ramp and makes tapes of awesome songs he says are inspired by "the sun. And feeling like shit." His explosive new single Beach Demon assaults the monotony of endless suburban sunshine...
at Elbo Room (9pm)

Widely recognized as one of the most exciting and original artists working in dub today, multi-instrumentalist, producer and sound engineer Ryan Moore aka Twilight Circus Dub Sound System has been involved with dub for the last 25 years. Moore's take on dub is a radical application of the ideology of dub pioneers like King Tubby, Lee Perry, and Augustus Pablo...
Monday, September 7, 2009
at Presidio's Main Parade Ground Lawn (see listing for times)

In this dizzying comedy of mistaken identity, Antipholus and his servant Dromio journey from their hometown of Syracuse in search of their long-lost twin brothers. Their arrival in the foreign city of Ephesus sets off a farcical chain of mishaps...
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