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Tue Aug 18 - Mon Aug 24
The words "street" and "food" strung together used to conjure up images of dehydrated hot dogs, cheap junk food and nasty heartburn. But these days the term has become the hot new thing in the food world. In SF, it all started with the Tamale Lady and it's gone uphill from there. We now sport some of the best food carts - featuring crème brulee, cupcakes and magical curry - in the country. So, this week hit the streets. First up, the Stencil Class at urban and street art gallery 1AM. Then Thursday brings out the "the most foul-mouthed, blasphemous, belligerent puppets to ever slither across a stage" at Shadow Circus Vaudeville Theatre. The best party Friday night may just be Kraddy at Mighty with with Ana Sia and Moaziac. And if you are in the mood for food, you'll find samples of our city's finest culinary offerings at the San Francisco Street Food Festival on Folsom between 25th and 26th Streets. On Sunday there's also the Mac Battle Royale w/ Cheese (yum!) hosted by SF Food Wars at Stable Café. Two fests that will be keeping up the DIY street vibe going are the SF Zine Fest in GG Park and the Rock Make Street Festival in the Mission. Both will be a good time. After The Matches play their last show at The Fillmore, Monday brings us Ted Leo and the Pharmacists who will be dispensing the prescription for our addictions.
This week's articles



Speed Racer


Giveaways - Win Free Stuff!
Win one of five...
Hello Kitty x MIMOBOTS!

Photo Gallery - are you in the scene
J-POP Summit
at opening of New People

Om 15 Years!
at Mezzanine
at Creativity Explored

Barcelona on Tour
at Candlestick Park
SF Drag King Contest
at DNA Lounge

at Bottom of the Hil
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
at Great American Music Hall (8pm)

Her most recent album, 'Me And Armini' is a hugely ambitious and aspirational pop record with Emil ana's soaring voice centre stage, bolstered by a rich gamut of musical styles...
at Bottom of the Hill (9pm)

Mi Ami builds on the promise of Black Eyes' spastic energy and renowned live performances, but steers it into a more focused, volatile, and personal direction...
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
at 1AM (5:30pm)

1AM SF is not only an art gallery celebrating urban and street art but also an establishment committed to conveying the positive aspects of this misunderstood form of art. The classes are aimed to give an outlet for people to express themselves creatively and raise awareness to the urban arts...
at Rickshaw Stop (8pm)

"Stereogum recently named this San Diego duo the Band to Watch and described them as 'The Velvet Underground swinging Jesus and Mary Chain.' Poppy vocal melodies are crushed with harsh electronic drums or lifted and left floating in spaced-out noise and echo. loud, wiry guitars..."
Thursday, August 20, 2009
at Booksmith (7:30pm)

Coyote has achieved great success as an actor, not only starring in nearly 100 films but also winning an Emmy for his work narrating documentaries He discusses his evolution as an actor and reflects on how his youthful rebellion during the Sixties counterexplosion...
at Harry Denton's Starlight Room (8pm)

Please join us once again as we host Tim Green and local favorite Nikita, for another night of "classy" debauchery, 21 floors up...
at Climate Theatre (8pm)

Shadow Circus Creature Theatre, San Francisco's most belligerent puppetry troupe is bringing back their volatile variety show, featuring some of the Bay Area's best underground acts. Hear the enchanting music of songwriter Unwoman...
Friday, August 21, 2009
at Mezzanine (9pm)

Also with John Tejada (Palette Recording, Pokerflat - LA), Dory (listed, Dialogue - LA), Sammy D (Kontrol, Utensil), Bells & Whistles (Habit)...
at Mighty (10pm)

Kraddy's music implicates cybernetic breaks with asymmetrical dub delays and hip hop grooves with dark ethereal melodies. At times his music is technical and frenetic and calls to mind images of genetically mutated earthworms, poping and locking deep underground to sub atomic frequencies...
at Fort Mason Center (10am)

First Chance for poster collectors to see Vintage European Posters new acquisitions from Europe! Vintage European Posters presents more than 1,000 original posters & offers custom frame design with Master Framer & conservationist...
at The Fillmore (9pm)

"Grammy winning singer-songwriter Tracy Chapman returns to the recording fold with a new album that's as notable for its soulful hearthside vibes as for its deep-felt songs. Co-produced by Chapman and celebrated sound engineer and mixer Tchad Blake (Los Lobos, Peter Gabriel, Pearl Jam, Tom Waits..."
Saturday, August 22, 2009
at Union Square (8pm)

Over 65,000 people have attended Film Night in San Francisco since 2003. Films are presented free of charge on a giant outdoor screen in beautiful park settings. Attendees are encouraged to picnic before screenings and are discouraged from bringing chairs...
at Triple Crown (10pm - 3am)

Acid Girls have carved their own niche in the international dance music scene, combining pop and techno, disco and electro. Their unique mix of influences ranging anywhere from the timeless disco of Arthur Russell and the ageless synth pop of Brian Eno...
at La Cocina (11am - 7pm)

La Cocina presents a one-day street food feeding frenzy! We're closing the street. We're pouring street food inspired cocktails. We're serving casual, affordable food from every corner of the globe. Come eat with us. This is food for all. Admission is free and open to the public. Food and drinks will be sold by each vendor, with nothing costing more than $8...
at SF County Fair Building (Hall of Flowers) (11am - 6pm)

The SF Zine Fest will include over 100 small press and DIY creators, special guests, hands-on workshops, informative panels, and much more, in a gorgeous and relaxing environment!
Sunday, August 23, 2009
at Treat Street (11am - 7pm)

This years festival will be about twice the size and feature 12 Bay Area bands performing on two stages with over 60 local artists and craftspeople showing their wares in between.
at Stable Cafe (1pm - 4pm)

Bacon? Truffles? Sour Cream Ruffles? Nettles? Skittles? Your cat's Tender Vittles? Whatever the secret ingredients may be, our fierce competitors will go head to head to claim the ultimate glory of being crowned champion at SF Food War's inaugural event, Mac Battle Royale w/ Cheese!
at Triple Crown (10pm - 2am)

Official release party for Alland Byallo's debut album, "Brick By Brick." Available for digital download August 27 on Beatport; September 24 at WhatPeoplePlay and Stompy...
at Cafe du Nord (8pm)

Vacilando Territory Blues, came as the result of three different recording attempts in 2008, in which entire sessions were scrapped, and ultimately the majority of the final material would surface and be recorded days before mastering. The push and pull of this record veers sharply from...
at The Fillmore (8pm)

"The exuberant Oakland pop-punk outfit the Matches initially formed as the Locals in 1997 when vocalist/guitarist Shawn Harris, drummer Matt Whalen, and bassist Justin San Souci were still in the early days of high school together. Frustrated with the lack of under-21 venues in the Bay Area at the time, the guys took matters into their own hands, seizing a local warehouse that had been converted..."
Monday, August 24, 2009
at Bottom of the Hill (9pm)

"Maybe the dilapidated garages and all-ages clubs of the East Coast post-hardcore scene of the late 80s is a fitting place to begin our story. That's where the chronicle of our era's ever-humble valedictorian, Ted Leo, really gets interesting..."
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