Guardian contributor Tomas Palermo knows his Caribbean beats - so check his Umoja Soundsystem when it returns with its first regular night in three years, tonight, Thursday, March 29: La Bodega!
Resident DJs Palermo, B-Love (Farmer Brown), Similak Chyld (Butterfly, SF), and guests like this Thursday's DJ Marcella (LadyLu/SoulAfrique) promise "crucial Afro-Latin, Brazilian, reggae, Caribbean, and soul vibes" every Thursday from here on out.
Word arrived today that Transcontinental, the Canadian company hired by the San Francisco Chronicle to build a shiny, new billion-dollar press, has been scouting locations in the East Bay city of Fremont for the facility. Read more »
"The show could be over at a Santa Rosa music store whose owner was jailed after she refused to turn out the lights. Lisa Reed remained in jail much of Friday on suspicion of stealing electricity from PG&E to power her store without paying. Reed, the owner of Epiphany Music and Recording, rewired the store to keep the lights on after PG&E took her off the grid for not paying her bills for a year, authorities alleged."
Is shit going that badly in the retail biz these days? Read more »
By Steven T. Jones Nobodyseemsto be buying Gavin Newsom's line that the taxpayer-funded campaign events that he calls town hall meetings are actually a "substantive dialogue" with the community. Read more »
By Sarah Phelan
When a friend gave me a Bush countdown clock, it was registering 1,111 days until Bush will be gone.
At first, I was excited. (You can see the seconds hand ticking away.)
The next day, I was pissed off. Read more »
I know, I know: everyone is obsessed with Elizabeth Edwards's cancer. But should that really be the lead of the Chronicle's story about a presidential candidate's visit to the Bay Area -- or might John Edwards actually have some policy positions to talk about?