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Tue Sep 9 - Mon Sep 15, 2008
2nd Sunday

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Paris does it. New York is doing it. And apparently Bogota, Columbia has been doing it for years. Closing long stretches of city and throwing parties in the streets, that is. This Sunday, SF is closing down The Embacadero all the way into Bayview and there will most definitely be dancing. But before that, we have a long week ahead with lots in store for you. First up is Damien Jurado with Jennifer O'Connor at The Independent, and then on Thursday there's the special preview of Tom Stoppard's Rock 'N' Roll at the American Conservatory Theater. If you're into horns and brass, don't miss the Hornucopia Festival playing at various locations all around town. On Saturday famed and well-loved artist Shepard Fairey will be spinning at Party for Change benefiting the Obama campaign at Milk DJ Bar & Lounge. If you like your music out in the big, wide open with a healthy helping of good vibes, then this weekend you may want to trek up to Mendocino for Earthdance Northern California at Black Oak Ranch.

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Tuesday, September 9, 2008
at The Regency (6:30pm)
Neal Stephenson's long-awaited book Anathem will be released to the public on Tuesday September 9, 02008. Join us on this evening to hear the author read from his new work and converse with Stewart Brand and Danny Hillis of The Long Now Foundation. We'll also have a special musical performance of math-based chanting created for Anathem by composer David Stutz...
at Slim's (8pm)

When Built To Spill wanted to find out what their music sounded like they locked themselves in Doug Martschs garage. Without a tentative conclusion or even a hypothesis the four members began to experiment. Their collaborative efforts lasted seasons and yielded dozens of hours of ADAT tape. The album You In Reverse documents the newest branch of Built To Spills chaotic, yet elegant evolution.
at Hemlock Tavern (8pm)

"Marijke Jorritsma and Gregory Zifcak are the techno mischief-making duo Eats Tapes. The band are equally at home at punk/noise shows or dance clubs; most importantly, they are almost preternaturally comfortable in tour mode, making them one of the west coast's most consistently great live acts..."
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
at The Grand (7:30pm)
"Their fourteenth album, entitled New Maps of Hell, is both a nod to the band's defiant past and an undeniable step forward in the evolution of a genre they helped to define. While many of the new songs are as brutally fast and unflinchingly heartfelt as anything the band has done before, the record is also filled with unexpected sounds, inventive rhythms and lush pop choruses."
at The Independent (8pm)
"Not only has O'Connor withstood the test of time and defied the heteronormative gender standards and sexist ideals of the entertainment industry where cleavage equates revenue and pout produces profit, but she also has a good story to tell and does it with style and charm..."
at Harry Denton's Starlight Room (9pm)

San Francisco's longest running weekly Wednesday night party. With guest DJ Big Bad Bruce, GoGo Dancers by Desired Temptations & a special Glass Table Performance.
Thursday, September 11, 2008
at ACT (see listing for times)
"A rapturous, pulsating, decades-spanning tale of Prague's rock revolution, Tom Stoppard's Rock 'n' Roll follows the passions and politics of a wily Marxist professor in Cambridge and his Rolling Stones - obsessed protege fighting for freedom in Soviet-dominated Prague - all to the beat of the Stones, Pink Floyd, and Syd Barrett, Floyd's disturbed genius, whose reclusive life becomes a haunting motif of the play."
at various locations (see listing for times)
The Hornucopia Festival will feature music as diverse as Gypsy Brass to Afrobeat, Marching Bands to Cartoon Bands, Punk Rock Polka to New Orleans 2nd line, delighting hot and cool Jazz cats, klezmorim, soul stirrers and salseros alike in one brassy, horny celebration...
at Harlot (10pm)

Since they first joined forces in 2005, Sen-Sei & Andrew Phelan have defined the term "live house music", with Andrew mixing it up on the decks and Sen-Sei providing live synthesis on the keys. From monthly residencies at Pink, Harlot and Temple, to one offs and afterhours across the city, this duo has been tearing up the San Francisco scene...
2nd Sunday
Friday, September 12, 2008
at 103 Harriet (9pm)

Hamburg duo Digitalism have been embraced by dance rockers and nu-ravers alike, but they're doing it on their own terms making electronic music that everyone can rock to. For the past two years, they have risen to superstar status, with loads of indie remixes from the Klaxons to Cut Copy...
at Mighty (9pm)

After 12 years of Independent Music, the Bay Areas own Peanut Butter Wolf and the Folks at Stones throw an Appreciation party for you all with some of the best DJ's of the Bay Area.
at The Independent (9pm)
"JJ Grey and his band MOFRO exude rocking, funky, melodic, front porch realism in every song they play. Grey comes from a long tradition of Southern storytellers, and his songs oftentimes use the loss of his natural surroundings and the marginalization of the Southern culture he grew up in as a metaphor for universal truths..."
at 19 Broadway (9pm)

The ever mysterious and amazingly talented guitarist/theme park manager Buckethead has opened the doors to his famed Bucketheadland once again, and this time, he has asked his friends to help him provide thrills and chills to his guests...
Saturday, September 13, 2008
at Black Oak Ranch (8am - midnight)
3 day camp Out celebration for world peace and unity, set amidst beautiful old growth oak trees, uniting Jamband, World, Conscious Hip Hop, Electronica, Reggae and Folk.
at YBCA (6pm)

The People Behind The Screen: Bay Area Film Curators Invade YBCA. Kicking off the triple-bill is this "ABC Afterschool Special," confronting a high school grrrl's dilemma: Either work a summer factory job alongside her mom or follow her dream of becoming a singer...
at Make-Out Room (7:30pm - 9:30pm)

"This Saturday's Writers With Drinks will be an all Jello James Joyce sculpture event. And this time, around, we're enforcing the nine-minute time limit more strictly. If our readers haven't succeeded in creating a tableau of James Joyce in nine minutes, they will be required to eat all 27 pounds of jello with a cocktail swizzle. And then recite the final chapter of Ulysses from memory..."
at Milk DJ Bar & Lounge (9pm)

Counter culture icons, artist Shepard Fairey and Dj Z-Trip are donating their time and talent for change! All money raised will go to support Senator Barack Obama's presidential campaign. The first 100 preople through the door will receive Shepard Fairey's signed Obama "HOPE" poster (The original was auctioned off for more than $40,000.00).
at Yoshi's SF (9pm - 2am)

Boasting one of the largest and most breathtaking ambiances in the city with two floors of swanky bars and spacious lounge areas, Yoshi's is the new "exclusive" hot spot venue and after-dinner party of the city for those looking for more sophisticated and more refined. So take a night off from your standard club experience and come enjoy a whole different world of class and sophistication...
at Club Six (9pm - 3am)

A Juxtapoz issue release party. Art by the infamous 7th Letter Krew Curated by Norm AWR...
Sunday, September 14, 2008
at Kezar Stadium (9am)

Beat a bunch of bananas to the finish to increase your number of chances in the prize drawing.The 5K and Young Champions races benefit the UCSF Children's Hospital at UCSF Medical Center. The 5K course is in Golden Gate Park and finishes on the track at Kezar Stadium...
at Embarcadero (9am - 1pm)

From Bayview to Chinatown, all along the Embarcadero, SF streets will be OPEN for fun and healthy recreational activities on two Sundays this summer. That's right, NO CARS! Free activities include yoga, Tai Chi, rollerskating, bike lessons, soccer, aerobics, dance classes, and much more. Come on out and play your way! Psst, pass it on!
at Mission Rock Cafe (noon - midnight)
Featuring Andy Caldwell (Uno/om/naked music/LA), M3 (green gorilla tweekin'/velvet shop), Ellen Ferrato (sugar/2ndSunday), Ben Doren (Levende/2ndSunday) with live guitarist J. Bowman (latenightsneaky), Rooz (djrooz.com/2ndSunday), Marc D and more!
at The Independent (9pm)
Tricky's "present album is 'Knowle West Boy'. It took Tricky 5 years to release this album. There may be different reasons for this long break: in one interview he said he was burnt out and needed some time for himself (before he released one album almost every year and did extensive touring). On the other side he told NME that 9/11 had to do with it."
Monday, September 15, 2008
at The Warfield (8pm)
"George Lopez is an American comedian and actor, one of the most prominent Mexican-Americans from within the Latino communities to be recognized in mainstream North American popular culture. He is perhaps best known for starring in his own produced show..."
at Madrone (9pm - 11pm)

Come on down to The Game Show Show where your hosts James Barff and Elroy Bluesberry test your wits with various remakes of your favorite game shows...
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