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SF Street Art: Home econ

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By Kimberly Chun

Sighted in the Mission District, pasted on a wall near Thrift Town: a not so loving shout-out to Milton Friedman. I am interested in seeing more from this series, "People I'm Really Hating These Days."

Faust keep it 'Complique'

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FAUST
C’est Com… Com… Complique
(Bureau B)

By Kimberly Chun

Too eclectic for its own good? Not Faust. The combo fully deserves that wretchedly overused “legendary” label: its relatively new full-length, C’est Com… Com… Complique -- is all that and then some, meaning complicated in the most meatily excellent, endearingly awkward way. Read more »

SF Street Art: Intrepid flat-dwellers find new uses for berry baskets

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By Kimberly Chun

One of my favorite regularly rotating yet impromptu installations of San Francisco street art has to be here, around McAllister Street, near Fillmore: the residents of this Victorian flat like to change it up, using all that wasted space in front of their dwelling to dangle and display their zany, all-weather creations. Read more »

Sonic Reducer Overage: Bowerbirds, N.E.R.D., Themselves, Dorkfest, and more

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By Kimberly Chun

More music – you got it, SF. Just ‘cause you’re you. Here are a few worthy shows that didn’t make the jam-packed issue. Read more »

'Further,' indeed: More from Jarvis Cocker

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By Kimberly Chun

Jarvis Cocker -- an endless source of compelling ruminations. Did you ever imagine it to be any different? Read more »

Sonic Reducer Overage: Of Montreal, Spinnerette, Jessie Evans, and more

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By Kimberly Chun

Foggy city, music-clogged city – you offer up so much to do and see. And I’m not even counting that hard-working mama in No Doubt. Read more »

They're baaack: The dog-cat-rat in SF

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By Kimberly Chun

Why can't we all just get along - like a dog, cat, and rat? Stop and gawk alert: I spied the dog-cat-rat combo, all draped happily over each other at Geary and Powell last week. Looks like Telluride, Colo., trainer-owner Gregory Pike is settling, for now, in SF. Read more »

Sonic Reducer Overage: Men, the Audacity, Casiotone, and more

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By Kimberly Chun

What a beaut of a day -- I’m gonna Read more »

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 9 lineup finalized

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This in from the producers; exciting to see Okkervil River, Neko Case, Amadou and Mariam, Marianne Faithfull, and - gasp - Steve Martin, among the performers:

San Francisco, CA – Jun Read more »

Treasure Island lineup announced: Flaming Lips, MGMT, Beirut, Girl Talk, Grizzly Bear, and more

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This just in from the folks at Another Planet:

July 13, 2009 – San Francisco , CA – San Francisco ’s Indian summer is around the corner and with it brings the 3rd Annual Treasure Island Music Festival, the West Coast’s most anticipated boutique music festival. Set against panoramic views of the city by the bay, Treasure Island Music Festival will stick true to form in offering an electronic and dance centric lineup on Saturday, October 17th and an indie rock lineup on Sunday, October 18th. With two stages and no overlapping sets, fans can enjoy every note of every act. Read more »