Only Cool Kids ride bikes

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Digging this hot vid dashing past the usual car worship culture with some pretty fly wheels (and considering that Cool Kid producer Chuck came from near Detroit -- big ups Mount Clemens -- that's saying something):

Cool Kids, "Black Mags"

Another fave from a wee l Read more »

Britney + Darfur = Johnny Cash

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Intrepid reporter Justin Juul hits the streets each week for our Meet Your Neighbors series, interviewing the Bay Area folks you'd like to know most.

If you’ve ever been to Chaya, the Japanese restaurant on Valencia and 19th streets, then you’ve seen Omer (last name withheld). He’s the little short guy with the crusty Joe-Dirt mullet who pops out of the shadows with a guitar and scares tourists. Read more »

Going after the Go! Team

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By Chris DeMento

If I had been liquored up, like good and wedding-reception drunk, the Go! Team, who appeared Oct. 19 at Mezzanine, would have doubtless been an even more enjoyable show. They crammed their set full of frenetic, fizzpop, indie-hop dance numbers, deviating only twice to play something softer, slower, more coquettish. Read more »

Fisher and his powerful friends

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Why does Republican billionaire Don Fisher have such influence in San Francisco? Read more »

Ammiano on same sex water rights

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Schwartzenegger vetoes same sex water rights. "They're levees, dammit. Not dykes."

(Message on Sup. Tom Ammiano's voicemail yesterday, Oct. l8th.)

Go, Go! Team, go: More from cheer leader Ian Parton

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The Go! Team are all about the highly intense positivity. so it's a little strange to find producer-songwriter-mastermind Ian Parton, 33, so somber and sober, speaking from the UK on the brink of their SF show tonight, Oct 19, at Mezzanine. Oh well, the fun is all over the new record, Proof of Youth (Sub Pop) - and that's what counts. Here's a bit more from our talk. Read more »

Tacos, "Widow"'s peak, Gold beats: make it Fiery Furnaces, Chuck Prophet, and Fool's Gold

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Whoa, there's a lot going this weekend, as usual in the fairest of 'Friscos. Let's take a tip from our sponsor and take it a one day at a time this weekend.

First, the Fiery Furnaces are up tonight, Oct. 19, with Pit er Pat at Independent - and dang, their new album, Widow City (Thrill Jockey), rocks it old-school. Read more »

CMJ 2007: If it's Wednesday, it must be Celebration, Fool's Gold, the Cool Kids, and Birthday Suits

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Passing out lane: Birthday Suits at Cake Shop. All photos by Michael Harkin.

By Michael Harkin

It's been in the high 60s and low 70s out here in New York City, and while that is set to change pretty soon - the rain was set to start Thursday, the day I write this - the indie-rock sun shan't set till early Sunday morning! A lot of shows went off Wednesday, Oct. Read more »

A.J. Roach, why d'ya gotta look so young and sound so wise?

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By Todd Lavoie

I suppose it all stems from my childhood fascination with Yoda, but older-than-the-hills voices seem to sucker me in without fail. It's especially intriguing when those sounds come from folks whose faces look far too young to creak out such ancient wisdom, such heaving doses of world-weariness. Read more »

Sex cakes for you

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Intrepid reporter Justin Juul hits the streets each week for our Meet Your Neighbors series, interviewing the Bay Area folks you'd like to know most.

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Jerry Carson, the proud owner of The Cake Gallery in SOMA, which specializes in erotic cakes, is one of the nicest dudes you will ever meet. Read more »