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What are you hungry for? Good music, good food, good times? You're in luck because this week there is plenty of it all. Tonight rock out with your big hair out as Duran Duran takes over The Fillmore. Then check out punk artist and porn actor extraordinaire Zak Smith as he presents his latest book We Did Porn at Moe's Books and City Lights. You could also head downtown for tattoo-god Ed Hardy's book-signing at SFMOMA. By Friday night you should have worked up a sufficient appetite in time for Cafe Montmartre presented by graffEats guerrilla dining and set at a secret location. Yum. This weekend the Frozen Film Festival, showcasing indie filmmakers and musicians, offers an eclectic array of movies and concerts culled especially for your enjoyment. On Saturday head to the beach for Sand by the Ton at American Steel Studios in the East Bay. There'll be five swimming pools, eight stages, and two hundred tons of sand. The next day take part in the bike ride of all bike rides: the Ice Cream Sunday Bike Ride. Meeting at Humphry Slocombe, you'll wind your way to six tasty ice cream joints. If that doesn't make you hungry, we don't know what will.
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at The Independent

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at the Metreon
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at Rickshaw Stop

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at The Warfield
Aids Walk
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
at The Independent (8pm)

"Dirty Projectors are an experimental indie rock collective led by Dave Longstreth accompanied by a shifting cast of band members.Longstreth's first album, The Graceful Fallen Mango, was released under his own name and introduced his distinctive arrangements of both lo-fi and hi-fi production..."
at The Fillmore (9pm)

"Duran Duran personified new wave for much of the mainstream audience. And for good reason, too. Duran Duran's reputation was built through music videos, which accentuated their fashion model looks and glamorous sense of style. Without music videos, it's likely that the band's pop-funk -- described by the group as the Sex Pistols meets Chic -- would never have made them international pop stars..."
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
at Swig (6pm - close)

Live set by Will Sprott (The Mumlers). DJ set by: Jmaz (My First Mistake). Music also curated by Philip No (The Get It Show) East Village Radio...
at Moe's Books (7:30pm)

Punk artist and icon Zak Smith made a name for himself by visually re-creating Thomas Pynchon's Gravity's Rainbow and drawing pictures of girls in the "naked girl business." His artistic pedigree and acute observation landed him in high-profile shows from the Whitney to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art...
at Mighty (9pm)

Blipswitch and Mighty Join to Celebrate Dhyan Mřller's brand new Quirkey Donkey Record out now on Blipswitch Playing LIve on MIghty's massive sound system will be Keith Kemp J. Rogers Nikola Baytala and Dhyan Mřller, there will be free promo cd's and vinyl handed out all night!
Thursday, July 9, 2009
at SFMOMA (6pm)

At the age of 10, Don Ed Hardy recognized the unique force of tattoo art. Growing up in the center of 1950s and early 1960s California pop culture, he went on to earn an art school degree and then learned to tattoo by apprenticing himself to master artists. Over the last 40 years, Hardy has revolutionized this ancient tradition...
at Slide (9pm - 2am)

Join Max Vangeli for San Francisco's first "I Love The 90's" event at Slide. Celebrate the days of Rugrats, Pulp Fiction, and American Pie. Go back to a time when the VCR was King and nobody knew what the hell a "Facebook" account was.
at Hemlock Tavern (9pm)

"San Francisco's Assemble Head in Sunburst Sound is a soundtrack for strange days and futures bright and bleak. But there is also a crooked thread that runs backward through every Assemble Head record-the celestial trajectories of The Notorious Byrd Brothers and circa '70 Floyd; the dusty canyon stomps of Crazy Horse..."
at The Fillmore (9pm)

Critically acclaimed singer/songwriter and Old 97's frontman Rhett Miller's self-titled album - his first since 2006's The Believer - will take fans on an up-close-and-personal journey through love, loss and redemption, set to the kind of rollicking tunes for which he's known...
Aids Walk
Friday, July 10, 2009
at Electric Works (6pm - 8pm)

Culling work from private collectors and the artists themselves, guest curator, Underground Comix writer, publisher and historian, Dan Fogel, has amassed important work from each artist that spans personal drawings, well-known comix pieces, including covers and original comps, as well as other rare ephemera...
at Secret Location (7:30pm)

graffEats Guerrillla Dining presents "Cafe Montmartre" featuring new artists, new music, a location you won't believe, haute cuisine and our imported guest chef; all inspired by the city so many of us adore...Paris!
at Oracle Arena (7:30pm)

This spring, Beyoncé is set to embark on her "I Am..." world tour. "I Am..." will mark Beyoncé's first full-length concert tour since 2007's sold-out "The Beyoncé Experience" and will premiere live performances of songs from I am...Sasha Fierce, her latest #1 chart-topping album...
at Mezzanine (10pm)

Fresh off his acclaimed full length artist album "Cope" and a sold out tour across Europe and the States with his Freeland Live band, Adam Freeland comes to Mezzanine with his genre smashing, high energy dance music infused with his love of indie music. Don't miss it!
at 103 Harriet (10pm)

Kode 9 hyperdub sound is difficult to define, sometimes with beats, sometimes without, sometimes with a vocalist, sometimes without - the only continuity is the heavy sub bass. Currently, Kode9's sets travel through a selection of sub-bass driven, heavy skank with off-key synths, drawing from the best of UK underground scenes...
Saturday, July 11, 2009
at Roxie Theatre (noon - midnight)

It is our pleasure to invite you, the people of San Francisco, to enjoy a vibrant array of films and to jive through a titilatting music line up. The Frozen Film Festival showcases independent film makers and musicians. We creep into the night with live music concerts, well crafted films of all kinds...
at Shoreline Amphitheatre (2pm)

We are very excited about the 2009 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. We thought long and hard about the artists that we wanted to perform this year and the end result is a collection of bands that we feel hard music fans are going to immensely enjoy. The festival area is going to be special again in 2009 with...
at American Steel Studios (4pm - late)

4 live music stages, 4 electronic music stages, full boardwalk carnival midway with rides, 200 tons of sand with 5 swimming pools (swimwear encouraged), a quarter million square feet of space under one roof, thousands of your best friends, more lights blinkin' than ever blinked...
at Gourmet Ghetto (6pm - 9pm; 8pm fashion show)

Join us in for an entertaining evening in the Gourmet Ghetto filled with Fashion, Food and Wine. Free goodie bag with the first 75 fashion show tickets. Tickets available at the event only.
at Greek Theatre (7pm)

No one makes prettier postmillennial indie rock than Death Cab for Cutie. Frontman Ben Gibbard's indie-rock blues plumb emotional depths with remarkable literary detail. Death Cab's most memorable songs contain snapshots from its walls: Gibbard has sung about an incriminating kiss in a photo booth, discovering forgotten pictures...
at Mighty (10pm - late)

Please join us for our monthly event, Salted at Mighty with residents Miguel Migs and Julius Papp. This month our special guests are, Fred Everything (OM, Lazy Days) and Jay-J (Shifted Music)...
at Landmark's Bridge (midnight)

Peaches Christ returns to Landmark's Bridge Theatre to present her twelfth and final annual season of Midnight Mass in San Francisco. Get ready for seven weeks of midnight movie insanity sure to satisfy the appetites of cult film fans everywhere. Midnight Mass has grown to become a uniquely San Franciscan phenomenon...
Sunday, July 12, 2009
at Treasure Island (7:15am - noon)

Best known for its scenic looped course boasting breath taking views of the Bay Bridge, Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island, and San Francisco's Skyline, the San Francisco Triathlon features two days of triathlon racing along with a 3 day Sports Fitness Expo!
at Hyatt Regency Santa Clara (10:30am)

Play hundreds of arcade games (for free) from the past to the present, plus guest speaks and tournaments.
at Humphry Slocombe Ice Cream (noon)

Join this fun & tasty ride to some of SF's top ice cream Shops! We'll ride and sample at least 6 top-rated creameries across the city where we'll stop to taste flavors and socialize. The ride will be a leisurely 10-12 miles with at least 6 shops and will include a few hills to work off the extra calories. Child riders (14 or younger) are discouraged...
at Mission Rock Cafe (noon - 10pm)

Mission Rock Café [MAP] proudly hosts Greenskeepers (LIVE), DJ Heather, Colette, Chuck Love, Johnny Fiasco, Vikter Duplaix, Pezzner (LIVE), James Curd (DJ Set), Whooligan, Hakobo, and 2nd Sunday residents Rooz, Ben Doren (& Jay Bowman on Guitar), Rouzbeh, and Bo!
at Yoshi's Oakland (2pm, 7pm)

For more than three decades, the story of Ladysmith Black Mambazo has been just as much about physicality and choreography as it has been about brilliant vocal harmonies. After a series of records throughout the '70s and '80s, the group rocketed to international fame in 1986 with their appearance on Paul Simon's landmark recording, Graceland...
at Davie's Symphony Hall (2pm)

Luxuriate in the sultry jazz stylings of the incomparable Chris Botti, as the internationally acclaimed trumpeter joins the San Francisco Symphony for a weekend of special performances. Conductor Sarah Hicks makes her San Francisco Symphony debut.
Monday, July 13, 2009
at Shoreline Amphitheatre (7pm)

"Coldplay never intended to become England's favorite rock & roll sons when their signature rock melodies ruled the charts throughout 2000. The Brit rock quartet, composed of Chris Martin (vocals/piano), Jon Buckland (guitar), Will Champion (drums), and Guy Berryman (bass) -- yearned to mess around a bit, plucking their own acoustics for fun while attending the University College of London..."
at Great American Music Hall (8pm)

The great majority of artists spend their formative years, if not their entire careers, working to shake off the gravitational pull of their predecessors, and the many masters and masterpieces that came before them. Rare indeed is the artist who outgrows their early influences, and instead become one of the markers by which other groups are measured...
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