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Tue Feb 24 - Mon Mar 2, 2009
Film Festival

Noise Pop has descended upon venues all over town, including the Nob Hill Masonic Auditorium for the Antony and the Johnsons show whose haunting melodies and piano movements will stir your soul. For a blast from the past, check out Blondie and see why Deborah Harry is not just a vocalist but an icon. On Thursday, you're invited to join the Urban Players Club at Mr. Lounge. There'll be cocktails, massages and sushi available for your discriminating tastes. Then strap on your superman/wonder woman suits because it is time for WonderCon, one of the biggest comic book conventions in the country! You can keep your costumes on for the bohemian carnival party with Busdriver at DNA Lounge. Or you could head to Project One for the Africa Rising blowout featuring a variety of food, music, and art from the African Diaspora. Sunday's best bet is the STS9 show at The Fillmore.

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DJ Dan's Mardi Gras Party
at Ruby Skye

at Mighty
at Fluid Ultra Lounge

Parts For People
on the Make Out Room
Modest Mouse
at The Fox Theatre

Bay Area Derby Girls
at Fort Mason
Film Festival
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
at Nob Hill Masonic Auditorium (7pm)

"This New York-based chamber cabaret outfit is led by the striking, androgynous figure of singularly named performance artist Antony. His unusual background saw him relocating from his native England at the age of 10 to be raised in California. He moved to New York in 1990 to attend the experimental theatre wing at NYU...
at Mezzanine (10pm)
"Deerhunter began in 2001 with the ambition of fusing the lulling hypnotic states induced by ambient and minimalist music with the klang and propulsion of garage rock. The band has weathered chaotic line-up changes, the death of a member, and much discouragement. Their live performances almost always leave audiences polarized..."
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
at MR. The Barbershop (and bar) (5pm - 9pm)

Come enjoy an excellent assortment of beer, wine, cocktails and some of SF's finest Sushi by Ichi Sushi at a player's price.
at The Fillmore (8pm)

"Inducted into the prestigious Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006, Blondie emerged as the great pop icons of New York's celebrated late '70s new wave punk scene by defying easy categorization. They wrote great rock hooks and brilliant, ironic lyrics. They had the hippest clothes and the coolest hair. Debbie Harry went from the pages of Punk magazine to being on the cover of just about every mainstream publication on the newsstands..."
at Gream American Music Hall (8pm)

"After Pavement announced they were going on hiatus at the end of 1999, the status of one of America's finest indie rock bands was a mystery for the first half of 2000. It became clearer that summer, however, when it was revealed that both singer/songwriter/guitarists Stephen Malkmus and Scott Kannberg were preparing solo albums..."
Thursday, February 26, 2009
at Swedish American Hall (7:30pm)

"According to Thao Nguyen, she has two talents: her first is she has a knack for beat-boxing and humming at the same time (Rahzel needn't worry about any competition just yet though...) and her second, and in her opinion finest, is that she had a capacity to watch so much TV as a kid, she's convinced her personality is made up of several different sitcom characters..."
at NOHspace (8pm)

"Powerfully interesting piece of theater--one that sends creeps down its audience's spine at the same time it prods their intellect...This is a solid, satisfying production from a company seemingly blessed with strong actors capable of making intelligent choices...This should not be missed."
at Hemlock Tavern (9pm)

"Rio en Medio is composed of songwriter/producer Danielle Stech-Homsy and a continuously evolving cast of friends and guest artists. Aligning herself with visual art, film and literature as much as music, Danielle's primary influences are the textures, sounds and patterns found in nature, the human voice, the sacred, childhood, dreams, language, chance and divination..."
Film Festival
Friday, February 27, 2009
at Great American Music Hall (7pm)
"Before she began composing and performing her own quirky, intricate pop songs, Annie Clark proved her musical prowess as part of Glenn Branca's 100 Guitar Orchestra, as guitarist and background vocalist for the Polyphonic Spree (on their third album, Fragile Army), and as a member of Sufjan Stevens' touring band..."
at Palace of Fine Arts (8pm - 11pm)
Featuring a talented cast of comedians including: Dan Gabriel, Joey Guila, Ali Wong, Kevin Shea, Rex Navarrete (Headlining)with Air Tabigue as host.
at DNA Lounge (9pm)
"Astounding talents, beautiful beauties, inevitable and incessant circus, live music, DJ and dancing action! Gush with gumptionly glee as your evening's hosts Vau de Vire Society and Gooferman meld mettle with their bare hands -- sirens of circus and kings of klown-fi united in a truly naughty, bombastic maraud!"
at Temple Nightclub (10pm)

Part of the Mushroom Jazz 6 Tour. Featuring Rouzbeh (Back2Basics). In the Destiny Lounge: Andrew Phelan, Eric Sharp. And in the Catacombs: Tone (Temple)...
Saturday, February 28, 2009
at Festival Pavilion (2pm - 5pm)
Acclaimed as the largest competition of American wines in the world and San Francisco's premier tasting experience, the SFCWC Public Tasting is held at Fort Mason Center's Festival Pavilion and features award winning wines from across the news.
at Galleria Floors (5pm - 11pm)
Take the best of a city's 2D, 3D, and motion designers and throw them on a stage, with judges hovering, music blaring, minutes ticking down on the clock, a fast-talking MC on the mic, and their reputations on the line. Add to that a tech setup that registers every mouse click and tapped command from each designer's workstation and projects them live and in real time on one of the large-scale displays...
at Swedish American Hall (7:30pm)
"For his contributions over the last 30 years, vocalist/guitarist Bob Mould is known as one of the most influential figures in alternative rock music. During the 1980s, Mould was the front man for punk and hardcore pioneer Husker Du. In the 1990s..."
at The Independent (8pm)

"A.C. Newman pens melodies that seem to have sprung from the collective unconscious and then encases them in bright, lush power-pop arrangements." - Rolling Stone
at The Grand at the Regency Center (8pm)

"He was country music royalty before he ever sang a note. But he didn't immediately follow his forebears musically, choosing instead to bang around the Southeast, playing drums in punk and hardcore combos and smoking prodigious amounts of weed. It was the outlaw spirit of his lineage, alive and unwell and floating in the bong water..."
at Rickshaw Stop (8pm)

Toronto band featuring ex-members of Unicorns and Arcade Fire, playing SF for the very first time. "This sounds like baroque pop at times, then at others, like *sob* the Unicorns. Sorry, you can't deny the connection. It sounds exactly like what they'd be making these days: the start-stop thing, the abrupt, sharp hooks, the short little spastic jams."
at Project One (9pm)

If you've dreamed about Africa but haven't yet visited the motherland, you are invited to sample a spectrum of the best the Diaspora has to offer at "Africa Rising," a new event combining food, music, art, and fashion - all with an African theme.
Sunday, March 1, 2009
at Moscone Center (see listing for times)
Like its big sister show to the south, WonderCon combines the worlds of comics and the popular arts to offer a lively and exciting mix of shopping and stargazing. Here's your chance to meet some of your favorite comics writers and artists and see Hollywood stars up close!
at The Fillmore (8pm)
"Sound Tribe Sector 9's debut effort, Interplanetary Escape Vehicle (1998), was recorded soon after the group's formation and provides only scant hints of what the sound the band would develop, instead focusing on somewhat generic instrumental funk and jazz grooves. With the addition of percussionist..."
at Hemlock Tavern (9pm)

"The San Francisco debut of Shoshinz, two delightful, musical maids that dazzle with their absurdist song, dance, and physical comedy. "Shoshinz" is anglicized Japanese for "shy, timid people," but Shoshinz are maids who are subservient to nothing and no-one. These two maids never speak any words, but they sing and dance and make a variety of sounds with their bodies."
Yum Diary
Monday, March 2, 2009
at KoKo Cocktails (10pm)

Senator Soul cordially invites you to the hottest little dance party in the city! Motor City bangers, New Orleans R&B, and Solid Gold 60's Soul on 45rpm every Monday Night...
at The Knockout (10pm)

Dirty Cupcakes will be performing live at The Knockout, San Francisco's premier Dirty Cupcakes viewing location. DJs little melanie, jessica b., and corey c. will play your favorite tunes... And how!
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