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This week (and until August 23rd) Leos everywhere will be celebrating their birthdays. Half of the SF Station office consists of these dynamic lions, and we can vouch for their awesomeness. So take your favorite Leo out this week to celebrate. Or just celebrate for the hell of it - it's the last month of a very foggy summer! For a quieter, introspective evening, songstress Tiny Vipers will be baring her soul at the Hemlock tonight. But if you want to shake your booty like it's 1999, then check out French house pioneer Etienne De Crecy at The Independent or even N*E*R*D at The Warfield. For something a bit more unconventional but equally amazing, there's the Marker Dance Party at the Rock Paper Scissors Collective where the entire gallery will be covered in paper for your drawing pleasure. If you can't whisk off to Hawaii for a birthday party, no worries - the Aloha Festival comes into town this weekend with plenty of island vibe. And for the film buff in your life, there's the Quentin Tarantino Retrospective at the Castro Theatre. On Sunday, grab your friends and head to the Mezzanine for Amoebapalooza, a local music blow-out that will be sure to please.
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No Doubt
at Shoreline Amphitheatre

De La Soul
at The Fillmore
at 111 Minna

SF Fashion Awards

Street Fair

No Pants Party
at Supperclub
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
at Books Inc. in Opera Plaza (noon)

When Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans, Abdulrahman Zeitoun, a prosperous Syrian-American and father of four, chose to stay through the storm to protect his house and contracting business. In the days after the storm, he traveled the flooded streets in a secondhand canoe, passing on supplies and helping those he could...
at Bloodhound (6pm - 10pm)

Ryan Farr and Taylor Boetticher will be at it again, this time they are going to hang and butcher a 21 day aged forequarter, 100% grass fed, 175lb slab of beef from Magruger Ranch. They will demonstrate there fine art of butchery, and then immediately throw shanks of meat on the grill for everyones enjoyment...
at Hemlock Tavern (9pm)

Creating and performing the music for her new album with a singular approach, Life on Earth is a private vision unfolding, at times crystal-clear and at other times shrouded in a mystical fog. People and times past wander through these songs like ghosts looking for a home. And questions arise for anyone listening: Where did they go? Where have they been?
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
at The Independent (9pm)

"Deep house DJ and producer Etienne de Crecy was a key figure behind the French capital's rise as one of the world's dance music hubs during the 1990s. De Crecy has peddled his talent under several different guises, including Motorbass, La Chatte Rouge, and Super Discount...
at Bottom of the Hill (9pm)

"In March 2003, while on tour, Jason Molina announced that he would rename his band (Songs: Ohia) Magnolia Electric Co. This new incarnation would retain many of the original players and the stylistic direction of the album of the same name. Jason Molina would also continue to release solo work, but this time under his own name..."
at Madrone (9pm)

With Vladimir Computin, Bender and friends playing Zapping Electro, Rock, & original tracks to your face! No cover, come dance, come drink, come get over humpday!
Thursday, July 30, 2009
at Azalea Boutique (6pm)

Please join the Om family as we officially launch the Om Apparel line at Azalea San Francisco! Featuring Music From Amp Live (Zion I), and J-Boogie.
at The Old Mint (see listing for times)

Joe Goode Performance Group presents another astounding dance performance installation! Experience the convergence of dance, language and humor as you journey through the vaults and chambers of San Francisco's Old Mint.
at The Warfield (9pm)

Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo of The Neptunes are the most revolutionary production tandem in modern music since Quincy Jones and Rod Tempterton put down shuffle-beats and doo-wops behind a young singer named Michael Jackson. With their digital musical palette and vivid imaginations...
Friday, July 31, 2009
at Rock Paper Scissors Collective (8pm)

The walls, floors, ceilings, stairs, nooks and crannies of RPS's gallery space will be covered in paper for your drawing pleasure. DJ Razvan, a member of Black Market Techno, will be spinning tunes while we cover every white space in with marker. You are invited to come and draw and then dance, to dance and then draw, or to do both at the same time!
at 330 Ritch (8pm)

Paying back the SF Hip Hop community for years of dedicated support with a $5 party. The All-Star lineup will be spinning a diverse mix of hip hop, dancehall, old school, R&B, funk, breaks, and electro for the capacity crowd that converges at this San Francisco landmark event.
at CELLspace (9pm)

When the playfulness of the Muppets comes together with the hedonistic machismo of faded rock demigods like Spinal Tap, mixed with the crude humor of South Park and a dash of the inventiveness of Flight of the Conchords . . . well, you just might end up with something like the Puppet Folk Revival...
at Temple Nightclub (10pm)

Along with Remedy and Rock It Science, B2B has been working hard to make Fridays at Temple a staple for house-music lovers. As you probably know, DJ Sneak does not disappoint. With DJ Rouzbeh opening, and Laird & Smoove rocking it out in the Destiny Lounge, this one is sure to go off...
Saturday, August 1, 2009
at Presidio Parade Ground (10am - 5pm)

The Pacific Islanders of the San Francisco Bay Area offer their talents in music and dance during this free admission, two-day festival of arts held during the first full weekend of every August. Entertainment highlights include Pacific Islander music as well as Polynesian dance. The festival will also feature arts & crafts vendors...
at Lakeshore Business District in Oakland (11am - 7pm)

This two-day event will feature arts and crafts booths, wine tasting tents offering a large selection of labels, live music on stage all day long from well known artists and bands, gourmet food booths, and a kids activity area.
at Castro Theatre (see listing for times)

As popular as Tarantino's films have been in the past, this is a good time for movie fans who might not be familiar with his earlier works to delve into his career and savor some of his eclectic gems. Born on March 27th, 1963 in Knoxville, Tennessee, and raised in Los Angeles, he quit school at the early age of 16 and headed right into the film business...
at Dolores Park (8pm)

"The era of Molly Ringwald's profitable collaboration with writer-producer-director John Hughes (Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club) was at its peak with this 1986 film (directed by Howard Deutch but in every sense part of the developing Hughes empire). Ringwald plays a high school girl on the budget side of the tracks..."
at Mighty (9pm)

In case you missed it last year, Bada Big Boom went down in the record books as one of the biggest, baddest, and most boisterous events hosted by Pink Mammoth, BASSYX, and C.O.N. Due to popular demand we are bringing it back even bigger! With guest DJs from Opulent Temple, The Deep End, CODA, The Fringe, PM, BASSYX, and EB...
Sunday, August 2, 2009
at Elk Glen Meadow (noon - 6pm)

Claude VonStroke, Justin Martin, Christian Martin, Worthy, J.Phlip! Please respect the park and don't pee in the bushes!
at Mezzanine (8pm)

Amoeba Employees will perform 15 minute mini-sets that rawk the world! Audience members can be entered to win fabulous prizes such as music, a Guitar Hero Game, a $100 Amoeba Gift Certificate, Movie passes from SF Station and more by voting for their favorite acts! Receive your enter to win form at the door; the winner will be drawn at the end of the night...
at Fox Theatre (8pm)

Sonic Youth was one of the most unlikely success stories of underground American rock in the '80s. Where contemporaries R.E.M. and Husker Du were fairly conventional in terms of song structure and melody, Sonic Youth began their career by abandoning any pretense of traditional rock & roll conventions...
at Great American Music Hall (8pm)

Like all the best pop music, Deerhoof has always been strikingly new and yet strangely familiar. Melodic beauty, as if out of a half-remembered dream, is set against flashes of brilliant innovation that seem to be as much of a surprise to the band as to the listener. With Deerhoof every song is an adventure. Classic rock, J-pop, jazz, classical, and noise suddenly become inseparable...
at Cafe du Nord (8pm)

Part of the loosely defined group of modern indie rock bands heavily influenced by first-generation shoegazers like My Bloody Valentine, the Jesus and Mary Chain, the Cocteau Twins, and Slowdive (see also Ringo Deathstarr and Asobi Seksu, among others), San Francisco's Foxtail Somersault sound uncannily like the sort of band..."
at Hemlock Tavern (9pm)

"This 'band' started in 2006 as a creative outlet for the post-teenage angst of Brian King and David Prowse. Originally intended to be a trio, the boys decided to forgo the logistical nightmare of having a 'lead singer' and do it themselves. As a consequence, Japandroids are 1 guitar, 1 set of drums, and 2 vocalizers. They call it garage rock. They don't care what you call it, as long as it's not minimal..."
Monday, August 3, 2009
at Bottom of the Hill (9pm)

"Nico Vega represents a modern day saint. A warrior that has led us to a more fulfilling, lighter way of being. She represents people and unity. She fights for all of us and teaches us to fight for each other. She is an idea that has evolved into a message and she fuels us in our bellies. She is the person we are all capable of being, but she holds the bar high above our head so that we must reach to be better human beings..."
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