San Francisco Bay Guardian - Essential Bay Area News, Politics, Arts, and Culture http://sfbayguardian.com/ en Tears, beers, and bruises at Slim's with Andrew Jackson Jihad http://sfbayguardian.com/noise/2014/07/30/tears-beers-and-bruises-slims-andrew-jackson-jihad <div class="field field-type-aef-image field-field-uberimage"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="aef-image"><img src="http://sfbayguardian.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/Andrew-Jackson-Jihad.jpg" alt="" title="" width="325" height="275"/><div class="aef-image-infos" style="width:325px"></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p><a href="https://www.facebook.com/andrewjacksonjihad" target="_blank">Andrew Jackson Jihad</a> may be the most important punk band in America, but they sure don't look like it. They're cheerful and (relatively) clean-cut. They don't want you to crowd-surf. They don't move around a lot, and when they do they're self-conscious about it. They don't use any distortion beyond a pretty, almost psychedelic phaser. They're technically proficient enough that they could probably back up Dolly Parton if they wanted to. <span class="read-more"><a href="/noise/2014/07/30/tears-beers-and-bruises-slims-andrew-jackson-jihad"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> http://sfbayguardian.com/noise/2014/07/30/tears-beers-and-bruises-slims-andrew-jackson-jihad#comments Daniel Bromfield Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:45:52 +0000 Emma Silvers 31025 at http://sfbayguardian.com Kim's affordable housing ballot measure gutted then approved http://sfbayguardian.com/politics/2014/07/29/kims-affordable-housing-ballot-measure-gutted-then-approved <div class="field field-type-aef-image field-field-uberimage"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="aef-image"><img src="http://sfbayguardian.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_Width_545_wide/housingbalance_1_0.JPG" alt="" title="" width="540" height="250"/><div class="aef-image-infos" style="width:540px"><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend">Supervisor Jane Kim calls for more affordable housing construction in San Francisco at a press conference in front of City Hall on 7/18. So what changed? <div class="aef-image-infos-credits">Photo by Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez</div></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>Housing is out of whack in San Francisco, and Sup. Jane Kim's affordable housing ballot measure would've gone a long way towards fixing it.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 20px;">But that was then. Now, things are more uncertain.&nbsp;</span><span class="read-more"><a href="/politics/2014/07/29/kims-affordable-housing-ballot-measure-gutted-then-approved"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> http://sfbayguardian.com/politics/2014/07/29/kims-affordable-housing-ballot-measure-gutted-then-approved#comments Affordable Housing SF Affordable Housing Supervisor Jane Kim Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez Wed, 30 Jul 2014 03:31:22 +0000 Joe Fitzgerald 31024 at http://sfbayguardian.com Flaming Lotus Girls bring SOMA to Pier 14 http://sfbayguardian.com/pixel_vision/2014/07/29/flaming-lotus-girls-bring-soma-pier-14 <div class="field field-type-aef-image field-field-uberimage"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="aef-image"><img src="http://sfbayguardian.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/flaming%20lotus%20girls%20shot.JPG" alt="" title="" width="325" height="275"/><div class="aef-image-infos" style="width:325px"><div class="aef-image-infos-title-credits"><div class="aef-image-infos-title">The Flaming Lotus Girls pose with SOMA at its new location on Pier 14</div> <span class="aef-image-infos-credits">Jason Chinn</span></div><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend"></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>Following in the tradition of Burning Man artworks returning to San Francisco for <a href="http://www.sfbg.com/politics/2013/03/11/rocketship-bay-lights-temporary-key-unlocked-public-art-sf">temporary public installations</a>, my beloved <a href="http://www.flaminglotus.com/">Flaming Lotus Girls</a> have installed their colossal steel and light sculpture SOMA at Pier 14. And this Friday, Aug. 1, they’ll be hosting a dance party reception from 5-9pm to celebrate the occasion.<span class="read-more"><a href="/pixel_vision/2014/07/29/flaming-lotus-girls-bring-soma-pier-14"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> http://sfbayguardian.com/pixel_vision/2014/07/29/flaming-lotus-girls-bring-soma-pier-14#comments Burning Man Steven T. Jones Wed, 30 Jul 2014 01:23:50 +0000 steven 31023 at http://sfbayguardian.com Catching up with David Kilgour http://sfbayguardian.com/noise/2014/07/29/catching-david-kilgour <div class="field field-type-aef-image field-field-uberimage"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="aef-image"><img src="http://sfbayguardian.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/DavidKilgour.jpg" alt="" title="" width="325" height="275"/><div class="aef-image-infos" style="width:325px"><div class="aef-image-infos-title-credits"><div class="aef-image-infos-title">David Kilgour plays the Rickshaw Stop Fri/1.</div> <span class="aef-image-infos-credits">Photo courtesy Merge Records</span></div><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend"></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>A couple of years ago, on a warm summer evening in the city of Blue Lake, California, I stopped by my friend’s house after work. A man with a curly mop of hair was sitting in the front yard with his toes in the grass, strumming an acoustic guitar.</p> <p>This isn’t unusual in Blue Lake. The unincorporated town hides among the Humboldt County redwoods and always seems to attract a steady flow of tone-deaf vagabonds. But it turned out the man was not at all tone-deaf and only partially transient. It turned out the guy on my friend’s lawn was David Kilgour of the New Zealand indie rock band <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Clean" target="_blank">The Clean</a>. <span class="read-more"><a href="/noise/2014/07/29/catching-david-kilgour"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> http://sfbayguardian.com/noise/2014/07/29/catching-david-kilgour#comments David Kilgour Julian Mark Music interview Show Preview Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:44:07 +0000 Emma Silvers 31022 at http://sfbayguardian.com Sailing through http://sfbayguardian.com/2014/07/29/sailing-through <div class="field field-type-text field-field-sub-head"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p><strong>THE WEEKNIGHTER:</strong> Beer (and some surprising neighborhood feeling) flows freely at Southern Pacific Brewing.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-aef-image field-field-uberimage"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="aef-image"><img src="http://sfbayguardian.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/4844-food_weeknighter.jpg" alt="" title="" width="325" height="275"/><div class="aef-image-infos" style="width:325px"><div class="aef-image-infos-title-credits"><div class="aef-image-infos-title">Taps ahoy: Southern Pacific Brewing</div> <span class="aef-image-infos-credits">GUARDIAN PHOTO BY JESSICA CHRISTIAN</span></div><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend"></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p><a href="mailto:culture@sfbg.com">culture@sfbg.com</a><span class="read-more"><a href="/2014/07/29/sailing-through"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> http://sfbayguardian.com/2014/07/29/sailing-through#comments Food & Drink Volume 48, Issue 44 Bars Food and Drink Southern Pacific Brewing The Weeknighter Stuart Schuffman, aka Broke-Ass Stuart Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:16:16 +0000 Kate Conger 31021 at http://sfbayguardian.com Democracy wow! http://sfbayguardian.com/2014/07/29/democracy-wow <div class="field field-type-text field-field-sub-head"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>An inside take on Aaron Landsman, Mallory Catlett, and Jim Findlay's&nbsp;'City Council Meeting'</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-aef-image field-field-uberimage"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="aef-image"><img src="http://sfbayguardian.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/4844-theater.jpg" alt="" title="" width="325" height="275"/><div class="aef-image-infos" style="width:325px"><div class="aef-image-infos-title-credits"><div class="aef-image-infos-title">Texas style: "City Council Meeting" has taken the stage in various cities, including this 2012 production in Houston.</div> <span class="aef-image-infos-credits">Photo by David A. Brown/Dabfoto</span></div><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend"></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p><a href="mailto:arts@sfbg.com">arts@sfbg.com</a></p> <p><strong>THEATER</strong> From a certain angle, democracy is just one big bout of audience participation. So when playwright Aaron Landsman, director Mallory Catlett, and designer Jim Findlay started kicking around the idea of somehow staging a city council meeting, of all things, the notion that the audience itself should enact it must have come as a eureka moment.<span class="read-more"><a href="/2014/07/29/democracy-wow"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> http://sfbayguardian.com/2014/07/29/democracy-wow#comments Theater Volume 48, Issue 44 Robert Avila Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:15:03 +0000 Kate Conger 31020 at http://sfbayguardian.com Finger lickin' good http://sfbayguardian.com/2014/07/29/finger-lickin-good <div class="field field-type-text field-field-sub-head"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p><strong>TABLEHOPPING</strong> Fresh seafood, fried chicken, authentic bruschetta, and Eat Drink SF will all inspire overeating this week.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-aef-image field-field-uberimage"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="aef-image"><img src="http://sfbayguardian.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/4844-food_tablehopper.jpg" alt="" title="" width="325" height="275"/><div class="aef-image-infos" style="width:325px"><div class="aef-image-infos-title-credits"><div class="aef-image-infos-title">Bruschetta-me mucho: Biondivino's new pop-up</div> <span class="aef-image-infos-credits">PHOTO BY CERI SMITH</span></div><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend"></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p><a href="mailto:culture@sfbg.com">culture@sfbg.com</a><span class="read-more"><a href="/2014/07/29/finger-lickin-good"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> http://sfbayguardian.com/2014/07/29/finger-lickin-good#comments Food & Drink Volume 48, Issue 44 Biondivino Eat Drink SF Ferry Plaza Seafood Food and Drink Tablehopping Uncle Brother's Fried Chicken Marcia Gagliardi Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:13:50 +0000 Kate Conger 31019 at http://sfbayguardian.com This Week's Picks: July 30 - August 5, 2014 http://sfbayguardian.com/listing/2014/07/29/weeks-picks-july-30-august-5-2014 <p><!--paging_filter--> <p><strong>WEDNESDAY 30</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;<span class="read-more"><a href="/listing/2014/07/29/weeks-picks-july-30-august-5-2014"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> This Week's Picks Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:12:29 +0000 Kate Conger 31018 at http://sfbayguardian.com Rep Clock: July 30 - August 5, 2014 http://sfbayguardian.com/listing/2014/07/29/rep-clock-july-30-august-5-2014 <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>Schedules are for Wed/30-Tue/5 except where noted. Director and year are given when available. Double and triple features marked with a •. All times pm unless otherwise specified.</p> <p><strong>ARTISTS' TELEVISION ACCESS </strong>992 Valencia, SF; <a href="http://www.atasite.org">www.atasite.org</a>. <strong>The Revolutionary Optimists </strong>(Grainger-Monsen and Newnham, 2013), Thu, 7:30.<span class="read-more"><a href="/listing/2014/07/29/rep-clock-july-30-august-5-2014"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Rep Clock Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:11:34 +0000 Kate Conger 31017 at http://sfbayguardian.com Psychic Dream Astrology: July 30 - August 5, 2014 http://sfbayguardian.com/listing/2014/07/29/psychic-dream-astrology-july-30-august-5-2014 <p><!--paging_filter--> <p><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: large;">Psychic Dream Astrology</span></p> <p>July 30-Aug. 5, 2014</p> <p>ARIES</p> <p>March 21-April 19</p> <p>There is no gift greater than giving yourself more space, Aries. You are overwhelmed and need to tend to your foundations before you try and build anything else. This is not the week to lean into your stresses; prioritize your emotional needs so you can take yourself to the next playing level.</p> <p>TAURUS</p> <p>April 20-May 20<span class="read-more"><a href="/listing/2014/07/29/psychic-dream-astrology-july-30-august-5-2014"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Astrology Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:10:56 +0000 Kate Conger 31016 at http://sfbayguardian.com Theater Listings: July 30 - August 5, 2014 http://sfbayguardian.com/listing/2014/07/29/theater-listings-july-30-august-5-2014 <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>Stage listings are compiled by Guardian staff. Performance times may change; call venues to confirm. Reviewers are Robert Avila, Rita Felciano, and Nicole Gluckstern. Submit items for the listings at <a href="mailto:listings@sfbg.com">listings@sfbg.com</a>.</p> <p><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: large;">THEATER</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: large;">OPENING</span><span class="read-more"><a href="/listing/2014/07/29/theater-listings-july-30-august-5-2014"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Stage Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:09:14 +0000 Kate Conger 31015 at http://sfbayguardian.com Film Listings: July 30 - August 5, 2014 http://sfbayguardian.com/listing/2014/07/29/film-listings-july-30-august-5-2014 <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>Film listings are edited by Cheryl Eddy. Reviewers are Kimberly Chun, Dennis Harvey, Lynn Rapoport, and Sara Maria Vizcarrondo. For rep house showtimes, see Rep Clock.</p> <p><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: large;">SAN FRANCISCO JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL</span><span class="read-more"><a href="/listing/2014/07/29/film-listings-july-30-august-5-2014"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Film Reviews Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:08:25 +0000 Kate Conger 31014 at http://sfbayguardian.com Snap sounds http://sfbayguardian.com/2014/07/29/snap-sounds <div class="field field-type-text field-field-sub-head"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>Quick takes on new releases</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-aef-image field-field-uberimage"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="aef-image"><img src="http://sfbayguardian.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/4844-music_snapsounds_lykke.jpg" alt="" title="" width="325" height="275"/><div class="aef-image-infos" style="width:325px"><div class="aef-image-infos-title-credits"><div class="aef-image-infos-title">LYKKE LI</div> <span class="aef-image-infos-credits">I Never Learn(LL/Atlantic)</span></div><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend"></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>Lykke Li is a pop star who surrounds herself in clouds of reverb, so the obvious reference point for her music is Phil Spector's '60s girl-group productions. But strip away the layers of sound and her third album I Never Learn is essentially a set of adult-contemporary ballads that would slot nicely into any KOIT lineup. These songs are personal rather than universal, introverted rather than extroverted, subtle and slight rather than big and dumb —though there are some pretty shameless hooks on this album, readymade for festival sing-a-longs.<span class="read-more"><a href="/2014/07/29/snap-sounds"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> http://sfbayguardian.com/2014/07/29/snap-sounds#comments Music Volume 48, Issue 44 Daniel Bromfield Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:07:41 +0000 Kate Conger 31013 at http://sfbayguardian.com Of borders and love songs http://sfbayguardian.com/2014/07/29/borders-and-love-songs <div class="field field-type-text field-field-sub-head"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>Diana Gameros brings her unique musical perspective to the YBCA's MEX I AM Festival</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-aef-image field-field-uberimage"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="aef-image"><img src="http://sfbayguardian.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/4844-music_leftdial.jpg" alt="" title="" width="325" height="275"/><div class="aef-image-infos" style="width:325px"><div class="aef-image-infos-title-credits"><div class="aef-image-infos-title">DIANA GAMEROS</div> <span class="aef-image-infos-credits">Photo by Jazmin Morelos</span></div><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend"></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p><a href="mailto:esilvers@sfbg.com">esilvers@sfbg.com</a><span class="read-more"><a href="/2014/07/29/borders-and-love-songs"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> http://sfbayguardian.com/2014/07/29/borders-and-love-songs#comments Music Volume 48, Issue 44 Diana Gameros Left of the Dial YBCA Emma Silvers Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:05:47 +0000 Emma Silvers 31012 at http://sfbayguardian.com Events: July 30 - August 5, 2014 http://sfbayguardian.com/listing/2014/07/29/events-july-30-august-5-2014 <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>Listings are compiled by Guardian staff. Submit items for the listings at <a href="mailto:listings@sfbg.com">listings@sfbg.com</a>. For further information on how to submit items for the listings, see Selector.</p> <p><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: large;">WEDNESDAY 30</span><span class="read-more"><a href="/listing/2014/07/29/events-july-30-august-5-2014"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Events Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:04:07 +0000 Kate Conger 31011 at http://sfbayguardian.com