San Francisco Bay Guardian - Essential Bay Area News, Politics, Arts, and Culture http://nj.sfbg.com/ en Mac DeMarco underwhelms at Amoeba — until he busts out the covers http://nj.sfbg.com/noise/2014/07/10/mac-demarco-underwhelms-amoeba-%E2%80%94-until-he-busts-out-covers <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://nj.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/Mac-Demarco2.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">Mac DeMarco, who did not stick his thumb up his ass at Amoeba yesterday.</div></div><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend"></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p><a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mac-DeMarco/301768729858252" target="_blank">Mac DeMarco</a> has one of the most charismatic, clearly defined personas of anyone in indie rock. He chain-smokes, cross-dresses, makes out with interviewers, and -- in what might be the key piece of apocryphal Mac mythology -- once stuck his thumb up his ass at a gig. <span class="read-more"><a href="/noise/2014/07/10/mac-demarco-underwhelms-amoeba-%E2%80%94-until-he-busts-out-covers"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> http://nj.sfbg.com/noise/2014/07/10/mac-demarco-underwhelms-amoeba-%E2%80%94-until-he-busts-out-covers#comments Daniel Bromfield Live Review Mac DeMarco Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:00:23 +0000 Emma Silvers 30902 at http://nj.sfbg.com Treasure Island development plans moving forward after lawsuit rejected http://nj.sfbg.com/politics/2014/07/10/treasure-island-development-plans-moving-forward-after-lawsuit-rejected <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://nj.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/Treasure-Island-Rendering.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">Treasure Island could include up to 8,000 homes and high-rise hotels.</div></div><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend"></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>Construction on the first 1,000 of up to 8,000 new homes planned for Treasure Island could begin as soon as next year after the State Appeals Court this week rejected a challenge of the project’s environmental impact report by Citizens for a Sustainable Treasure Island, a grassroots group led by former supervisor Aaron Peskin.<span class="read-more"><a href="/politics/2014/07/10/treasure-island-development-plans-moving-forward-after-lawsuit-rejected"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> http://nj.sfbg.com/politics/2014/07/10/treasure-island-development-plans-moving-forward-after-lawsuit-rejected#comments Steven T. Jones Thu, 10 Jul 2014 21:46:12 +0000 steven 30901 at http://nj.sfbg.com Elder care facility under pressure not to move forward with evictions http://nj.sfbg.com/politics/2014/07/10/elder-care-facility-under-pressure-not-move-forward-evictions <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://nj.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/Screen%20Shot%202014-07-10%20at%2012.52.37%20PM.png" 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">University Mound board member John Sedlander is questioned by Sup. David Campos.</div> <span class="aef-image-infos-credits">GUARDIAN PHOTO BY REBECCA BOWE</span></div><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend"></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>A group of senior citizens, mostly in their 80s and 90s, faces eviction from the University Mound Ladies Home, a San Francisco elder care facility serving residents of modest means that has been in operation for 130 years.</p> <p>The University Mound board of trustees has said the nonprofit organization that runs the home is too far in debt to keep the doors open.<span class="read-more"><a href="/politics/2014/07/10/elder-care-facility-under-pressure-not-move-forward-evictions"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> http://nj.sfbg.com/politics/2014/07/10/elder-care-facility-under-pressure-not-move-forward-evictions#comments Rebecca Bowe Thu, 10 Jul 2014 20:05:55 +0000 rebecca 30899 at http://nj.sfbg.com Drop a house http://nj.sfbg.com/2014/07/08/drop-house <div class="field field-type-text field-field-sub-head"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p><strong>SUPER EGO </strong>Will Pink Saturday go the way of Halloween in the Castro? Plus: Wizard of Odd, Soundwave Festival, Bardot A Go Go, and Esta Noche's return (for one night only!)</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://nj.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/4841-Music_ego.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">Get huh! Sharon Needles in The Wizard of Oz, Sat/12</div> <span class="aef-image-infos-credits">PHOTO BY JOSE GUZMAN COLON</span></div><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend"></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>SUPER EGO Some of us fabulous fairies caught flailing in the ratty-tutu-and-trucker-cap tornado of Pink Saturday, during this year's Pride celebrations, were like, "Toto, I've a feeling we're not in Castro, anymore."<span class="read-more"><a href="/2014/07/08/drop-house"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> http://nj.sfbg.com/2014/07/08/drop-house#comments Super Ego Volume 48, Issue 41 Bardot A Go Go Esta Noche Nightlife Peaches Christ Pink Saturday Queer Soundwave Festival Super Ego Marke B. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 19:54:49 +0000 Kate Conger 30879 at http://nj.sfbg.com Psychic Dream Astrology, July 9-15, 2014 http://nj.sfbg.com/listing/2014/07/10/psychic-dream-astrology-july-9-15-2014 <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>ARIES<br />March 21-April 19<br />You’ve gotta take a chance, Aries. There’s no ‘safe’ route this week; no matter what you do, there’ll be consequences. I trust you to make the best decisions possible, but do you trust yourself? Managing anxiety is your real work right now, so make sure you are kind and patient with on your way.<br />­<span class="read-more"><a href="/listing/2014/07/10/psychic-dream-astrology-july-9-15-2014"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Astrology Jessica Lanyadoo Thu, 10 Jul 2014 19:16:48 +0000 marke 30898 at http://nj.sfbg.com Gimme 5: Must-see shows this week http://nj.sfbg.com/noise/2014/07/09/gimme-5-must-see-shows-week <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://nj.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/Waterstrider.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">Waterstrider perform at Slim's this Sat/12.</div></div><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend"></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>Hello friends and festival-goers! Did you just get back from High Sierra? Does your hair still smell of patchouli? Are you sad that you actually have to be in the world this week, possibly at a desk, while wearing all of your clothes? (Sexual harassment suits these days, lemme tell you.)&nbsp;</p> <p>Fret not, fair Bay Areans. A solid few days of music, most of it bred right here, awaits you. Read on for our picks.</p> <p><strong>THU/10</strong></p> <p><strong>WATERS and CATHEDRALS</strong><span class="read-more"><a href="/noise/2014/07/09/gimme-5-must-see-shows-week"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> http://nj.sfbg.com/noise/2014/07/09/gimme-5-must-see-shows-week#comments Must-See Shows Emma Silvers Wed, 09 Jul 2014 22:16:14 +0000 Emma Silvers 30897 at http://nj.sfbg.com San Jose cracks down on pot clubs after eschewing SF's regulatory approach http://nj.sfbg.com/politics/2014/07/09/san-jose-cracks-down-pot-clubs-after-eschewing-sfs-regulatory-approach <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://nj.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/pot_club.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">San Francisco's regulated, civilized medical marijuana dispensaries are a sharp contrast to San Jose's laissez faire approach.</div> <span class="aef-image-infos-credits">Mike Koozmin/SF Print Media Co.</span></div><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend"></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>San Jose’s current (and harsh) crackdown on medical marijuana dispensaries contrasts with San Francisco’s decade-old (and still working well) regulations.<span class="read-more"><a href="/politics/2014/07/09/san-jose-cracks-down-pot-clubs-after-eschewing-sfs-regulatory-approach"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> http://nj.sfbg.com/politics/2014/07/09/san-jose-cracks-down-pot-clubs-after-eschewing-sfs-regulatory-approach#comments Holly McDede Marijuana Medical Marijuana Wed, 09 Jul 2014 19:27:07 +0000 steven 30896 at http://nj.sfbg.com The Best of Burger Boogaloo http://nj.sfbg.com/noise/2014/07/09/best-burger-boogaloo <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://nj.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/crowd%20boogaloo_0.JPG" alt="" title="" width="325" height="275"/><div class="aef-image-infos" style="width:325px"><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend"> <div class="aef-image-infos-credits">ALL PHOTOS BY AMANDA RHOADES</div></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>This weekend Oakland’s Mosswood Park was transformed into a mini music festival of adorable proportions. After two days of PBR, sunburns, and a heap of eclectic and altogether awesome music, the results are in: Here is the best of Burger Boogaloo 2014. [Check <a href="http://www.sfbg.com/noise/2014/07/08/live-shots-burger-boogaloo-2014-take-1" target="_blank">yesterday's review</a> for a different sort of run-through.]<span class="read-more"><a href="/noise/2014/07/09/best-burger-boogaloo"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> http://nj.sfbg.com/noise/2014/07/09/best-burger-boogaloo#comments Burger Boogaloo Live Shots Haley Zaremba Wed, 09 Jul 2014 18:27:37 +0000 Emma Silvers 30895 at http://nj.sfbg.com Live Shots: Nick Cave hypnotizes the Warfield two nights in a row http://nj.sfbg.com/noise/2014/07/09/live-shots-nick-cave-hypnotizes-warfield-two-nights-row <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://nj.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/NC-1%28web%29_0.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">Nick Cave at the Warfield July 7.</div> <span class="aef-image-infos-credits">ALL PHOTOS BY CHARLES RUSSO</span></div><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend"></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>It took <a href="http://nickcave.com/" target="_blank">Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds</a> all of two songs to whip the audience into a mighty frenzy at the <a href="http://www.thewarfieldtheatre.com" target="_blank">Warfield Theater</a> on Monday night [during the first of a pair of sold-out shows at the venue]. Not totally surprising, but all the more impressive when considering that Cave and company pulled it off by playing new material, a pair of tracks from their latest album<em>, Push the Sky Away</em>.<span class="read-more"><a href="/noise/2014/07/09/live-shots-nick-cave-hypnotizes-warfield-two-nights-row"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> http://nj.sfbg.com/noise/2014/07/09/live-shots-nick-cave-hypnotizes-warfield-two-nights-row#comments Live Review Live Shots Nick Cave Charles Russo Wed, 09 Jul 2014 17:55:25 +0000 Emma Silvers 30894 at http://nj.sfbg.com Music Listings July 9-15, 2014 http://nj.sfbg.com/listing/2014/07/09/music-listings-july-9-15-2014 <p><!--paging_filter--> <p><strong>WEDNESDAY 9</strong><span style="font-family: Helvetica; letter-spacing: .6pt; mso-font-kerning: .5pt;"><strong><em>&nbsp;</em></strong></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-top: 3.0pt; margin-right: -1.5in; margin-bottom: 2.0pt; margin-left: 0in; line-height: 14.0pt; mso-pagination: none; mso-layout-grid-align: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="font-family: Helvetica; letter-spacing: .6pt; mso-font-kerning: .5pt;"><strong>ROCK</strong></span><span class="read-more"><a href="/listing/2014/07/09/music-listings-july-9-15-2014"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Music Wed, 09 Jul 2014 17:26:59 +0000 marke 30893 at http://nj.sfbg.com Nonprofit workers shout down Board of Supervisors meeting, 11 detained http://nj.sfbg.com/politics/2014/07/08/nonprofit-workers-shout-down-board-supervisors-meeting-11-arrested <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://nj.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/aef_image_original_format/NonProfitArrests.jpg" alt="" title="" width="545" height="362"/><div class="aef-image-infos" style="width:px"><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend"> <div class="aef-image-infos-credits">Photo by Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez</div></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>Nearly 100 nonprofit workers and their allies, hungry for a raise, marched through the corridors of City Hall today and shouted down the Board of Supervisors at its weekly meeting.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">"Supervisors can't you see? Inequality is killing me!" the protesters shouted at the board.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">Protesters linked arms across the wooden barricade between the supervisors' seats and the audience, and 11 were detained for their act of civil disobedience.&nbsp;</span><span class="read-more"><a href="/politics/2014/07/08/nonprofit-workers-shout-down-board-supervisors-meeting-11-arrested"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> http://nj.sfbg.com/politics/2014/07/08/nonprofit-workers-shout-down-board-supervisors-meeting-11-arrested#comments Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez Wed, 09 Jul 2014 01:04:42 +0000 Joe Fitzgerald 30892 at http://nj.sfbg.com Facebook messes with our emotions http://nj.sfbg.com/politics/2014/07/08/facebook-messes-our-emotions <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://nj.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/Screen%20Shot%202014-07-08%20at%204.12.20%20PM.png" 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">Adam D.I. Kramer designed the emotional contagion experiment for Facebook's core data science team.</div></div><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend"></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>The Facebook data scientist who served as lead author in a controversial study that set out to manipulate the emotional states of 689,003 Facebook users, sparking outrage and a federal complaint last week, lists his current city as San Francisco on his Facebook page. He also calls himself “Danger Muffin.”<span class="read-more"><a href="/politics/2014/07/08/facebook-messes-our-emotions"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> http://nj.sfbg.com/politics/2014/07/08/facebook-messes-our-emotions#comments Rebecca Bowe Tue, 08 Jul 2014 23:26:12 +0000 rebecca 30891 at http://nj.sfbg.com This Week's Picks: July 9 - 15, 2014 http://nj.sfbg.com/listing/2014/07/08/weeks-picks-july-9-15-2014 <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>WEDNESDAY 9</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;<span class="read-more"><a href="/listing/2014/07/08/weeks-picks-july-9-15-2014"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> This Week's Picks Tue, 08 Jul 2014 23:16:02 +0000 Kate Conger 30890 at http://nj.sfbg.com Rep Clock: July 9 - 15, 2014 http://nj.sfbg.com/listing/2014/07/08/rep-clock-july-9-15-2014 <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>Schedules are for Wed/9-Tue/15 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>. $7. "Cyber Beach Party" and "nanobytes," works by Gary Fembot and others, Fri, 8.<span class="read-more"><a href="/listing/2014/07/08/rep-clock-july-9-15-2014"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Rep Clock Tue, 08 Jul 2014 23:15:15 +0000 Kate Conger 30889 at http://nj.sfbg.com Theater Listings: July 9 - 15, 2014 http://nj.sfbg.com/listing/2014/07/08/theater-listings-july-9-15-2014 <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/2014/07/08/theater-listings-july-9-15-2014"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Stage Tue, 08 Jul 2014 23:14:37 +0000 Kate Conger 30888 at http://nj.sfbg.com