San Francisco Bay Guardian - Essential Bay Area News, Politics, Arts, and Culture http://ww.sfbg.com/frontpage/19209%20at%20http%3A/bruce en Juana Molina on the value of repetition and how music is like cooking with an audience http://ww.sfbg.com/noise/2014/04/23/juana-molina-value-repetition-and-how-music-cooking-audience <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://ww.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/news_1.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">Juana Molina plays The Independent tomorrow, Thu/24.</div></div><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend"></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p><strong>By Rob Goszkowski</strong></p> <p>In the past, Argentinean singer-songwriter <a href="http://www.juanamolina.com/" target="_blank">Juana Molina</a> took her time to craft carefully looped and layered beatscapes before her audiences. Her approach has changed, per the artistic demands of her most recent release, <em>Wed 21</em>. The songs are more condensed, but the aesthetic is the same.<span class="read-more"><a href="/noise/2014/04/23/juana-molina-value-repetition-and-how-music-cooking-audience"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> http://ww.sfbg.com/noise/2014/04/23/juana-molina-value-repetition-and-how-music-cooking-audience#comments Juana Molina Q&A Wed, 23 Apr 2014 19:01:12 +0000 Emma Silvers 30395 at http://ww.sfbg.com A really good kiss http://ww.sfbg.com/2014/04/22/really-good-kiss <div class="field field-type-text field-field-sub-head"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>THE WEEKNIGHTER Pucker up at Lower Haight's storied Noc Noc</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://ww.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/4830-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">Noc Noc draws you in.</div> <span class="aef-image-infos-credits">GUARDIAN PHOTO BY JOSEPH SCHELL</span></div><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend"></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p><strong>THE WEEKNIGHTER</strong><span style="font-weight: normal;"> </span><span style="font-weight: normal;"><em>Weekends are for amateurs. Weeknights are for pros. That's why each week Broke-Ass Stuart (<a title="www.brokeassstuart.com" href="http://www.brokeassstuart.com">www.brokeassstuart.com</a>) will be exploring a different San Francisco bar, bringing you stories about the places and people who make San Francisco one of the most phenomenal cities in the world. Who wants a drink?</em></span><span class="read-more"><a href="/2014/04/22/really-good-kiss"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> http://ww.sfbg.com/2014/04/22/really-good-kiss#comments Food & Drink Volume 48, Issue 30 Bars Food and Drink Noc Noc The Weeknighter Stuart Schuffman, aka Broke-Ass Stuart Wed, 23 Apr 2014 01:47:30 +0000 Kate Conger 30394 at http://ww.sfbg.com Sounds of silence http://ww.sfbg.com/2014/04/22/sounds-silence <div class="field field-type-text field-field-sub-head"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>Nina Raine's 'Tribes' explores a specific and general deafness</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://ww.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/4830-theater_tribes.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">Family drama: Tribes</div> <span class="aef-image-infos-credits">PHOTO COURTESY OF MELLOPIX.COM</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><span class="read-more"><a href="/2014/04/22/sounds-silence"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> http://ww.sfbg.com/2014/04/22/sounds-silence#comments Theater Volume 48, Issue 30 Berkeley Rep Nina Raine Theater Robert Avila Wed, 23 Apr 2014 01:40:04 +0000 Kate Conger 30393 at http://ww.sfbg.com Let's pig out http://ww.sfbg.com/2014/04/22/lets-pig-out <div class="field field-type-text field-field-sub-head"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>TABLEHOPPING Blue Plate turns 15 and wants to party, Cochon 555 returns to SF, and you can get a mapo scramble on the weekend!</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://ww.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/4830-food_tablehop.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 garden (and 17 Reasons tribute!) at Blue Plate</div> <span class="aef-image-infos-credits">PHOTO BY ALANNA HALE VIA BLUE PLATE</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="/2014/04/22/lets-pig-out"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> http://ww.sfbg.com/2014/04/22/lets-pig-out#comments Food & Drink Volume 48, Issue 30 Blue Plate Cochon 555 Food and Drink Izakaya Roku Lime Tree Rice Paper Scissors Tablehopping Marcia Gagliardi Wed, 23 Apr 2014 01:38:47 +0000 Kate Conger 30392 at http://ww.sfbg.com This Week's Picks: April 23 - 29, 2014 http://ww.sfbg.com/listing/2014/04/22/weeks-picks-april-23-29-2014 <p><!--paging_filter--> <p><strong>WEDNESDAY 23</strong><span class="read-more"><a href="/listing/2014/04/22/weeks-picks-april-23-29-2014"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> This Week's Picks Wed, 23 Apr 2014 01:37:26 +0000 Kate Conger 30391 at http://ww.sfbg.com Rep Clock: April 23 - 29, 2014 http://ww.sfbg.com/listing/2014/04/22/rep-clock-april-23-29-2014 <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>Schedules are for Wed/23-Tue/29 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>ANSWER COALITION </strong>2969 Mission, SF; <a href="http://www.answersf.org">www.answersf.org</a>. $5-10. <strong>Gold Fever </strong>(2013), Wed, 7.<span class="read-more"><a href="/listing/2014/04/22/rep-clock-april-23-29-2014"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Rep Clock Wed, 23 Apr 2014 01:36:47 +0000 Kate Conger 30390 at http://ww.sfbg.com Psychic Dream Astrology: April 23 - 29, 2014 http://ww.sfbg.com/listing/2014/04/22/psychic-dream-astrology-april-23-29-2014 <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>April 23-29, 2014</p> <p>ARIES</p> <p>March 21-April 19</p> <p>If you slack off this week you'll find that things get overwhelming pretty quickly. This can be a time of meaningful beginnings as long as you stay true to your vision for the future you want to create. Stay on course even if the road is bumpy or longer than you think it should be.</p> <p>TAURUS</p> <p>April 20-May 20<span class="read-more"><a href="/listing/2014/04/22/psychic-dream-astrology-april-23-29-2014"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Astrology Wed, 23 Apr 2014 01:36:08 +0000 Kate Conger 30389 at http://ww.sfbg.com Theater Listings: April 23 - 29, 2014 http://ww.sfbg.com/listing/2014/04/22/theater-listings-april-23-29-2014 <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/2014/04/22/theater-listings-april-23-29-2014"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Stage Wed, 23 Apr 2014 01:35:32 +0000 Kate Conger 30388 at http://ww.sfbg.com Projections http://ww.sfbg.com/2014/04/22/projections <div class="field field-type-text field-field-sub-head"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>A long list of short takes on SFIFF 57, in chronological order</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://ww.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/4830-film_blurbs_Difret.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">A teen fights for her rights in Ethiopian drama Difret.</div> <span class="aef-image-infos-credits">Photo courtesty San Francisco Film Society</span></div><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend"></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related"> <div class="field-label">Related:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/2014/04/22/reel-ality">Reel-ality</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/2014/04/22/new-direction">New direction</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p><em>The 57th San Francisco International Film Festival runs April 24-May 8. Screening venues include the Castro Theatre, 429 Castro, SF; New People Cinema, 1746 Post, SF; Pacific Film Archive, 2575 Bancroft, Berk; and Sundance Kabuki Cinemas, 1881 Post, SF. For tickets (most shows $15) and complete schedule, visit <a href="http://www.sffs.org/festival-home">festival.sffs.org</a>.</em><span class="read-more"><a href="/2014/04/22/projections"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> http://ww.sfbg.com/2014/04/22/projections#comments Film Review Volume 48, Issue 30 Film San Francisco International Film Festival SFIFF 2014 Guardian Staff Writers Wed, 23 Apr 2014 01:34:54 +0000 Kate Conger 30387 at http://ww.sfbg.com Film Listings: April 23 - 29, 2014 http://ww.sfbg.com/listing/2014/04/22/film-listings-april-23-29-2014 <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;">SF INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL</span><span class="read-more"><a href="/listing/2014/04/22/film-listings-april-23-29-2014"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Film Reviews Wed, 23 Apr 2014 01:31:48 +0000 Kate Conger 30386 at http://ww.sfbg.com Love rumbles http://ww.sfbg.com/2014/04/22/love-rumbles <div class="field field-type-text field-field-sub-head"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>Who is Charlie Megira? A Berlin rebel with a Bay Area connection</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://ww.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/30-music_CharlieMegira.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 old soul and younger heart of Charlie Megira</div> <span class="aef-image-infos-credits">PHOTO BY ALEXANDER KRAVETS</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>MUSIC Like some bastard love child of Link Wray and Johnny Thunders, Berlin-by-way-of-Israel rock 'n' roller <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/Charlie-Megira-The-Modern-Dance-Club-official/153307313986">Charlie Megira</a> has mastered the art of blending 1950s-style rock guitar and spooky, blood-curdling howls. In his newest incarnation (though not as new as it may seem, but we'll get to that later), the Bet She'an Valley Hillbillies, he takes those building blocks and adds a vroom-vroom rockabilly twang.<span class="read-more"><a href="/2014/04/22/love-rumbles"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> http://ww.sfbg.com/2014/04/22/love-rumbles#comments Music Volume 48, Issue 30 Emily Savage Wed, 23 Apr 2014 01:30:41 +0000 Kate Conger 30385 at http://ww.sfbg.com California, from scratch http://ww.sfbg.com/2014/04/22/california-scratch <div class="field field-type-text field-field-sub-head"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>A new band from Bay Area punk veterans — with members of Green Day and Jawbreaker — wants to earn your fandom on its own terms</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://ww.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/4830-music_leftdial_california.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">Adam Pfahler, Dustin Clark, and Jason White are CALIFORNIA, and they play the Rickshaw Stop Thu/24.</div></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="/2014/04/22/california-scratch"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> http://ww.sfbg.com/2014/04/22/california-scratch#comments Music Features Volume 48, Issue 30 California Green Day Jawbreaker Left of the Dial Punk Emma Silvers Wed, 23 Apr 2014 01:26:02 +0000 Emma Silvers 30384 at http://ww.sfbg.com Events: April 23 - 29, 2014 http://ww.sfbg.com/listing/2014/04/22/events-april-23-29-2014 <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 23</span></p> <p><strong>Susie Hara </strong>Green Arcade, 1680 Market, SF; <a href="http://www.thegreenarcade.com">www.thegreenarcade.com</a>. 7pm, free. The author launches her new noir, <em>Finder of Lost Objects.</em><span class="read-more"><a href="/listing/2014/04/22/events-april-23-29-2014"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Events Wed, 23 Apr 2014 01:22:16 +0000 Kate Conger 30383 at http://ww.sfbg.com Reel-ality http://ww.sfbg.com/2014/04/22/reel-ality <div class="field field-type-text field-field-sub-head"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>Around the world with SF International Film Festival documentaries</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://ww.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/4830-film_docs_Happiness.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">"Happiness"</div> <span class="aef-image-infos-credits">COURTESY OF THE SAN FRANCISCO FILM SOCIETY</span></div><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend"></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related"> <div class="field-label">Related:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/2014/04/22/projections">Projections</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/2014/04/22/new-direction">New direction</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p><a href="mailto:cheryl@sfbg.com">cheryl@sfbg.com</a></p> <p><strong>SFIFF</strong> "I'm the wrong kind of person to be really big and famous," Elliott Smith admits in <strong><em>Heaven Adores You</em></strong>, Nickolas Rossi's moving portrait of the late indie musician, who went from regional star to superstar after his Oscar nomination for 1997's <em>Good Will Hunting. </em>"It was fun ... for a day," Smith reflects — and anyone who saw Smith's hushed Academy Awards performance, on a night that also included Celine Dion's chest-thumping rendition of "My Heart Will Go On," has likely never forgotten it.<span class="read-more"><a href="/2014/04/22/reel-ality"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="325" height="275" alt="Caption here (*required)" src="http://ww.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/4830-film_docs_Happiness_0.jpg?1398262941" /> </div> </div> </div> http://ww.sfbg.com/2014/04/22/reel-ality#comments Film Review Volume 48, Issue 30 Documentaries San Francisco International Film Festivals SFIFF 2014 Cheryl Eddy Wed, 23 Apr 2014 01:21:17 +0000 Kate Conger 30382 at http://ww.sfbg.com New direction http://ww.sfbg.com/2014/04/22/new-direction <div class="field field-type-text field-field-sub-head"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>SF Film Society head Noah Cowan settles into the job — and eagerly awaits his first SFIFF</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://ww.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/4830-film_Cowan.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">A man, a plan: Noah Cowan looks forward to shaping SFFS' future.</div> <span class="aef-image-infos-credits">PHOTO BY GEORGE PIMENTEL, WIREIMAGE/GETTY FOR TIFF</span></div><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend"></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related"> <div class="field-label">Related:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/2014/04/22/reel-ality">Reel-ality</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/2014/04/22/projections">Projections</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p><a href="mailto:cheryl@sfbg.com">cheryl@sfbg.com</a></p> <p><strong>SFIFF </strong>First things first: Brand-new San Francisco Film Society Executive Director Noah Cowan's two favorite movies are 1942 Preston Sturges screwball comedy <em>The Palm Beach Story </em>and 1974 disaster drama <em>The Towering Inferno.</em> Appropriately, our first meeting takes place in downtown San Francisco, where that fictional world's tallest building (containing Steve McQueen, Paul Newman, Faye Dunaway, Fred Astaire, and O.J. Simpson, among others) went up in flames.<span class="read-more"><a href="/2014/04/22/new-direction"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> http://ww.sfbg.com/2014/04/22/new-direction#comments Film Features Volume 48, Issue 30 Film Noah Cowan San Francisco Film Festival SFIFF 2014 Cheryl Eddy Wed, 23 Apr 2014 01:20:04 +0000 Kate Conger 30381 at http://ww.sfbg.com