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Break out the coolers and dust off the picnic blankets, it's finally time for the year's most anticipated music and arts festival: the Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival at Golden Gate Park. We're talking dozens of bands including Radiohead along with locals like Rogue Wave and Lyrics Born. And, just in case you forget that this is the Bay Area, they'll also be wine tastings and gourmet offerings from top local restaurants. Get ready for the weekend at Herbst Theatre with Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood's "Popcorn Superhet Receiver". However, if the influx of thousands of crazed music fans makes you want to run for the hills, then get out of town for the weekend and catch Steely Dan at the Mountain Winery in Saratoga. Tickets to the fest in the park don't come cheap, and if paying three hundred bucks isn't your game, then the Rock Make Street Festival in Mission, featuring free music, is this weekend's best (and cheapest) alternative. Get your earplugs - it's going to be a loud weekend!
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Tuesday, August 19, 2008
at Hemlock Tavern (9pm)

"San Francisco's enigmatically named Wooden Shjips play a minimal, droning kind of garage band-influenced phychedelia with a noticeable '60s Drautrock influence. Almost unintelligible vocals slip beneath the waves of throbbing minimal rhythms while fuzz tone guitar and shrieking organ freak-outs jump to the foreground and draw you into their primal vortex." - allmusic.com
at 222 Club (10pm)

The semi-automatic residents at Soft Target are joined by MossMoss of Racecarproductions this month. If you haven't heard him tear up the basement at 222 yet, now is your chance to make up for it!
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
at Commonwealth Club (6pm)

The stars of Bravo's "Top Chef" share secrets of life behind the kitchen door. Skyy Spirits will provide complimentary cocktails at the program reception.
at Thee Parkside (6pm)

"Chinese Bookie, the music project, is Viola Keeton's happy/mad music backed up both on recordings and on the stage by self-made musical tracks, including beats from either a drum..."
Thursday, August 21, 2008
at Herbst Theatre (8pm)
The night before Radiohead takes the stage at the Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival, Wordless Music will feature composer and multi-instrumentalist Jonny Greenwood's Popcorn Superhet Receiver for string orchestra. Maestro Benjamin Shwartz, resident conductor of the San Francisco Symphony, will lead the Magik*Magik Orchestra in a program of music by Arvo Pärt...
at Bottom of the Hill (9pm)

"Beachwood Sparks have toured with the Shins, J Mascis and the Fog, the Jayhawks, the Black Crows, Red House Painters, have made two full-lengths and a digital EP and are currently playing shows in the summer of 2008 with plans to record a new record soon."
at Anu (9pm)

A sexy night devoted to funky beats to stimulate the soul. Get your groove on with resident DJs Jojo,NoBattles and Jess-E rock'n the deck's with rotating guests. House,hip hop, old skool to get you shakin'.
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Friday, August 22, 2008
at Golden Gate Park (all day)
Featuring Radiohead, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Jack Johnson and dozens of other bands and attractions. From singer-songwriters to DJs, jazz acts and cutting edge rock bands, all major music movements will be celebrated alongside a host of local musicians, food vendors and visual artists representing San Francisco's vibrant cultural community...
at Pink (9pm)

Please come help support our fundraising effort for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in memory of friends and family members who have battled cancer. We look forward to bringing you all the fun surprises FlirtyFlirty is known for: beautiful liquid latex models by Walking Art, a raffle of fabulous prizes, with all proceeds going to the charity, and much more. All door proceeds go to the LLS.
at Supperclub (10pm)

DJ Cat brings her infamous "DJ Cats Pussy Party" to San Francisco, for an action packed night at supperclub. Cat's traveling party called, "DJ Cat's Pussy Party," features her favorite DJs, and an all out evening of booty shaking on the dance floor. Aside from "DJ Cat's Pussy Party", Catherine Wentworth can also be found rockin' luxurious London nightclubs, East Village bars, Vanity Fair soiree's...
Saturday, August 23, 2008
at The Alliance Française de San Francisco (8pm)

From Vertigo comes "Vertige." Rabbit Research, an emerging collective of dancers, musicians, artists, and choreographers from Chambery, France premieres their dynamic, sensual, avant-garde performance of "Vertige" (Vertigo) on the Alliance Francaise de San Francisco stage...
at Herbst Pavilion (see listing for times)

Huge warehouse sale featuring blowout bargains from San Francisco's best boutiques! Up to 75% off from your favorite stores---under one giant roof! Participating stores include: Canvas, Bryan Lee, Nicolette, Red Dot, The Firm, Iniam, Deliciouz, Bread & Jam, Bryna Nicole, Flaunt and more!
at Mighty (10pm - 4am)

Further takes you there with Pokerflat frontman and heavyweight tech-house star Steve Bug. Finally after 7 years, we got him to come back people, can you believe it! A lot has changed since then, especially for Mr. Bug, having become one of the true tastemakers of dance music today. Don't miss it, gonna be packed as you can imagine. Resident Nikola Baytala gets the party started.
at Bottom of the Hill (10pm)

"Spreading lush electronic arrangements under the ever-lonesome pedal steel, Birds & Batteries discover the urban pastoral in a simple song. Comparable to Neil Young and M83, or Randy Newman meets Gary Newman." - myspace.com
at Roe (10pm - 3am)

This is end of summer edition and it will be sold out! With one of the baddest DJs in the nation, DJ Vice, on his 2008 "Vice Vice Baby" tour.
Sunday, August 24, 2008
at Mission District (11am - 6pm)

While both are flourishing in the Bay Area underground, the crafts and music worlds rarely meet, making this a unique opportunity to sample the best in new and emerging Bay Area handicrafts, visual arts, fashion and live indie rock all at one awesome event celebrating the power of artistic creativity and good old-fashioned DIY spirit...
at Mountain Winery (7:30pm)

"Becker and Fagen never truly enjoyed rock -- with their ironic humor and cryptic lyrics, their eclectic body of work shows some debt to Bob Dylan -- preferring jazz, traditional pop, blues, and R&B. Steely Dan created a sophisticated, distinctive sound with accessible melodic hooks, complex harmonies and time signatures, and a devotion to the recording studio."
at DNA Lounge (8pm)

"Doyle, the hulking Misfits axeman, with his unmistakable presence and notorious guitar sound began to write songs that would most recently become recorded and released under the name Gorgeous Frankenstein..."
at Cafe du Nord (8pm)
"Lady Genius is a five piece San Francisco band that includes Ashley Brewer (vocals/keys), Kyle Williams (vocals/guitar/keys), Jason Byers (guitar), Brian Caraway (bass) and Matt Stromberg (drums). The band formed in early 2007 after the dissolution of Byers' and Williams' previous group, Volunteer Pioneer. Lady Genius' short, layered pop songs feature shimmering keyboards and echoing guitars..."
Monday, Aug 25, 2008
at Sundance Kubuki Cinemas (see listing for times)

Employing ten years of footage, a variety of film clips and an astounding assortment of magazine photos, Bay Area-based director Jyll Johnstone has created an effervescent portrait of 93-year-old actress, dancer and all-around bon vivant Mimi Weddell...
at John Colins Lounge (5pm - 2am)

Now every Monday at John Colins Lounge you can enjoy happy hour prices all day and night!
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