San Francisco Bay Guardian - Essential Bay Area News, Politics, Arts, and Culture http://waswww.sfbg.com/ en Landlord plaintiff in eviction fee case has history of tenant law violations http://waswww.sfbg.com/politics/2014/07/25/landlord-plaintiff-eviction-fee-case-has-history-tenant-law-violations <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://waswww.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_Width_545_wide/eviction%20free%20summer.jpg" alt="" title="" width="540" height="250"/><div class="aef-image-infos" style="width:540px"><div class="aef-image-infos-title-credits"><div class="aef-image-infos-title">The Eviction Free Summer of activism and housing reform legislation is now transitioning into courtroom battles.</div> <span class="aef-image-infos-credits">Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez</span></div><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend"></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--><br /> <p dir="ltr">San Francisco landlord attorneys <a href="http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/landlords-sue-sf-over-new-relocation-assistance-law/Content?oid=2857823">filed a lawsuit on Thursday</a> against San Francisco and five tenants in an effort to overturn Sup. David Campos' <a href="http://www.sfbg.com/politics/2014/04/16/supervisors-outfox-landlords-eviction-compensation-measure">new law requiring higher relocation assistance payments</a> to tenants evicted under the Ellis Act, but the main plaintiff in the case may not be the helpless victim the suit purports him to be. &nbsp;<span class="read-more"><a href="/politics/2014/07/25/landlord-plaintiff-eviction-fee-case-has-history-tenant-law-violations"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> http://waswww.sfbg.com/politics/2014/07/25/landlord-plaintiff-eviction-fee-case-has-history-tenant-law-violations#comments Displacement Evictions Jasper Scherer Landlords Tenants Fri, 25 Jul 2014 22:46:32 +0000 steven 30992 at http://waswww.sfbg.com Anti-war protesters rally against Gaza invasion and rising Palestinian death toll http://waswww.sfbg.com/politics/2014/07/25/anti-war-protesters-rally-against-gaza-invasion-and-rising-palestinian-death-tol <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://waswww.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/anti-israel%20protesters.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">Jaclyn (left) and Russell Bates protest the invasion of Gaza outside the Israeli consulate in San Francisco.</div> <span class="aef-image-infos-credits">Steven T. Jones</span></div><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend"></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>As the <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/26/world/middleeast/israel-gaza-strip.html?_r=0">West Bank erupted today in a “day of rage”</a> against Israel’s ongoing invasion of Gaza and its<a href="http://www.cnn.com/2014/07/25/world/meast/mideast-crisis/"> lopsided death toll during 18 days of combat</a> with Palestinians, anti-war activists in the Bay Area have been holding daily protests outside the Israeli consulate in downtown San Francisco and preparing for what they hope will be a <a href="http://www.answercoalition.org/sf/events/end-israeli-colonial.html">big demonstration tomorr </a><span class="read-more"><a href="/politics/2014/07/25/anti-war-protesters-rally-against-gaza-invasion-and-rising-palestinian-death-tol"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> http://waswww.sfbg.com/politics/2014/07/25/anti-war-protesters-rally-against-gaza-invasion-and-rising-palestinian-death-tol#comments Israel Palestine protests Steven T. Jones Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:26:27 +0000 steven 30991 at http://waswww.sfbg.com Citizens United measure challenged -- does it matter what Californians think about corporate personhood? http://waswww.sfbg.com/politics/2014/07/25/citizens-united-measure-challenged-does-it-matter-what-californians-think-about- <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://waswww.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/aef_image_original_format/corplogoflag-copy1_1.jpg" alt="" title="" width="417" height="228"/><div class="aef-image-infos" style="width:px"></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>Recently, the California Legislature approved a nonbinding question that would allow California voters to show their thoughts – mainly, their disdain – for the 2010 US Supreme Court ruling in the Citizens United case that allowed corporations to make unlimited campaign contributions.<span class="read-more"><a href="/politics/2014/07/25/citizens-united-measure-challenged-does-it-matter-what-californians-think-about-"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> http://waswww.sfbg.com/politics/2014/07/25/citizens-united-measure-challenged-does-it-matter-what-californians-think-about-#comments Corporate personhood Corporations Are People Democracy Holly McDede Fri, 25 Jul 2014 18:49:55 +0000 steven 30990 at http://waswww.sfbg.com Here are some things that happen when you interview hip-hop legend Biz Markie during a promotional celebrity appearance at an A's game http://waswww.sfbg.com/noise/2014/07/25/here-are-some-things-happen-when-you-interview-hip-hop-legend-biz-markie-during-pro <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://waswww.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/biz%20pitcher.JPG" alt="" title="" width="325" height="275"/><div class="aef-image-infos" style="width:325px"></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>Tonight's game starts at 7:05, at which point <a href="http://www.bizmarkie.com/" target="_blank">Biz Markie</a>, the “clown prince of hip-hop,” most famous for his hit sing-songy single “Just a Friend,” off the 1989 album <em>The Biz Never Sleeps</em>, will be throwing out the first pitch against the Houston Astros.</p> <p>This particular game, the evening of July 23, also falls on the A’s 15th annual <a href="http://oakland.athletics.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20140724&amp;content_id=86044212&amp;vkey=pr_oak&amp;c_id=oak" target="_blank">Root Beer Float Day</a>, a beloved tradition that raises money for the <a href="http://jdrf.org/" target="_blank">Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation</a> by having A’s players, coaches, announcers, the staffs of several radio stations, and celebs of various stature (<em>Real World</em> cast members) scoop and serve root beer floats at $2 each for two hours before the first pitch. <span class="read-more"><a href="/noise/2014/07/25/here-are-some-things-happen-when-you-interview-hip-hop-legend-biz-markie-during-pro"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> http://waswww.sfbg.com/noise/2014/07/25/here-are-some-things-happen-when-you-interview-hip-hop-legend-biz-markie-during-pro#comments Music interview Oakland A's Sports Emma Silvers Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:40:16 +0000 Emma Silvers 30987 at http://waswww.sfbg.com “How to Cook a Frog” at CounterPulse http://waswww.sfbg.com/pixel_vision/2014/07/25/%E2%80%9Chow-cook-frog%E2%80%9D-counterpulse <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://waswww.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/aef_image_original_format/400xNxAnnie_Danger_Howtocookafrog-600x380.jpg.pagespeed.ic_.dd8IDPiqEn.jpg" alt="" title="" width="400" height="253"/><div class="aef-image-infos" style="width:px"></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p><span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">What’s cooking?</span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">You may well ask, as towering gourmand Julia Child (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/299041616930758/">Annie Danger</a>) <a href="http://counterpulse.org/?tribe_events=how-to-cook-a-frog/">appears at Counterpulse tonight and tomorrow</a>, walking her studio audience through a classic recipe with a decidedly contemporary flavor.</span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">If frog doesn’t sound like your thing, consider that we don’t always know we like something until we try it. Or consider the way this surveillance state being forced down your throat goes right to your ass. Or consider that Dalton Trumbo (following Emile Zola) once referred to his time (the time of McCarthy and other manifestations of totalitarian creep) as the Time of the Toad — an era in which maintaining indifference to the injustice and horror around you was tantamount to learning how to swallow a whole wet one each and every day.</span></p> <p><span class="read-more"><a href="/pixel_vision/2014/07/25/%E2%80%9Chow-cook-frog%E2%80%9D-counterpulse"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> http://waswww.sfbg.com/pixel_vision/2014/07/25/%E2%80%9Chow-cook-frog%E2%80%9D-counterpulse#comments Cooking CounterPulse Frogs Performance Theater Robert Avila Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:38:33 +0000 cheryl 30989 at http://waswww.sfbg.com The Rock gets mythological, ScarJo turns scary-smart, Woody's tepid latest, PSH's final role, and more: new movies! http://waswww.sfbg.com/pixel_vision/2014/07/25/rock-gets-mythological-scarjo-turns-scary-smart-woodys-tepid-latest-pshs-fin <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://waswww.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/hercules.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">Even his armor has a six-pack: Dwayne Johnson in <em>Hercules</em></div> <span class="aef-image-infos-credits">Photo by Kerry Brown</span></div><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend"></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p><span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">In case you missed the cover of </span><a href="http://www.sfbg.com/paper">this week's paper</a><span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">, the 34th <a href="http://www.sfjff.org/">San Francisco Jewish Film Festival</a> kicked off last night and runs through Aug. 10 at an array of Bay Area venues. Get the whole schedule and info on tickets <a href="http://www.sfjff.org/">here</a>; check out our commentary </span><a href="http://www.sfbg.com/2014/07/22/what-she-sees">here</a><span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;"> and </span><a href="http://www.sfbg.com/2014/07/22/framing-fame">here</a><span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">.&nbsp;</span></p> <p>From the glittering (and otherwise) land of Hollywood, a raft of new releases also await. Read on for reviews of <em><a href="http://www.mightyhercules.com/">Hercules</a></em>, <em><a href="http://www.lucymovie.com/">Lucy</a></em>, <em><a href="http://www.sonyclassics.com/magicinthemoonlight/">Magic in the Moonlight</a></em>, <em><a href="http://amostwantedmanmovie.com/">A Most Wanted Man</a></em>, and more!</p> <p><span class="read-more"><a href="/pixel_vision/2014/07/25/rock-gets-mythological-scarjo-turns-scary-smart-woodys-tepid-latest-pshs-fin"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> http://waswww.sfbg.com/pixel_vision/2014/07/25/rock-gets-mythological-scarjo-turns-scary-smart-woodys-tepid-latest-pshs-fin#comments Film Cheryl Eddy Guardian Staff Writers Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:49:40 +0000 cheryl 30988 at http://waswww.sfbg.com SF voters to weigh in on Beach Chalet turf war http://waswww.sfbg.com/politics/2014/07/24/sf-voters-weigh-beach-chalet-turf-war <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://waswww.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/4609-news_fields_5.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">Artist rendering of proposed Beach Chalet project.</div></div><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend"></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>A city project that would <a href="http://www.sfbg.com/2011/11/29/whose-park">install artificial turf and stadium lighting at the Beach Chalet soccer fields</a> at the west end of Golden Gate Park has survived numerous challenges over the last four years, including appeals to the <a href="http://www.sfbg.com/politics/2013/05/09/commission-approves-soccer-project-pushes-city-restore-habitat">California Coastal Commision</a> and <a href="http://www.sfbg.com/politics/2013/08/14/lawsuit-challenging-beach-chalet-turf-project-goes-trial">the courts</a>. But this November, San Francisco voters will have the final say. <span class="read-more"><a href="/politics/2014/07/24/sf-voters-weigh-beach-chalet-turf-war"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> http://waswww.sfbg.com/politics/2014/07/24/sf-voters-weigh-beach-chalet-turf-war#comments Environment Golden Gate Park Kids soccer Steven T. Jones Thu, 24 Jul 2014 22:26:21 +0000 steven 30986 at http://waswww.sfbg.com Smart Bomb goes off in Oakland http://waswww.sfbg.com/noise/2014/07/24/smart-bomb-goes-oakland <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://waswww.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/SSdock.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">Secret Sidewalk plays the Legionnaire Saloon in Oakland this Sat/26.</div></div><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend"></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p><strong>By Micah Dubreuil</strong></p> <p>As a child, you imagine your toys come to life whenever your back is turned. As an adult in the Bay Area, you imagine that every night you choose to stay in, the bars are all packed with experimental underground DJs, food carts, live visual artists and the kind of freaky electronic jazz you would see in a <em>Blade Runner</em> spinoff series. And yet when you do turn around — at either age — your dreams often fall short (if your toys ever did come to life, please let us know).<span class="read-more"><a href="/noise/2014/07/24/smart-bomb-goes-oakland"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> http://waswww.sfbg.com/noise/2014/07/24/smart-bomb-goes-oakland#comments Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:47:12 +0000 Emma Silvers 30985 at http://waswww.sfbg.com Twitter releases diversity figures: mostly white, mostly male http://waswww.sfbg.com/politics/2014/07/23/twitter-releases-diversity-figures-mostly-white-mostly-male <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://waswww.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/aef_image_original_format/twitter_diverse_2-%28web%29.jpg" alt="" title="" width="545" height="366"/><div class="aef-image-infos" style="width:px"><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend">Twitter's diversity figures, supplied from its blog.</div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>Surprise, shock, flabbergasting awe -- these are all completely invalid responses to Twitter's revelation of its diversity figures, which the disruptive San Francisco tech company released today <a href="https://twitter.com/twitter/status/492044642079096832">(in a tweet</a>, of course).</p> <p>Twitter divided its diversity statistics into three categories: tech, non-tech, and leadership. Guess which area had the most white folks? If you guessed tech, you get a (vanilla) cookie.<span class="read-more"><a href="/politics/2014/07/23/twitter-releases-diversity-figures-mostly-white-mostly-male"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> http://waswww.sfbg.com/politics/2014/07/23/twitter-releases-diversity-figures-mostly-white-mostly-male#comments brogrammer diversity Tech tech diversity Twitter Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez Wed, 23 Jul 2014 23:30:28 +0000 Joe Fitzgerald 30984 at http://waswww.sfbg.com Carletta Sue Kay on strip clubs, literature, and dumpster-diving after art exhibits http://waswww.sfbg.com/noise/2014/07/23/carletta-sue-kay-strip-clubs-literature-and-dumpster-diving-after-art-exhibits <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://waswww.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/carletta.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">Carletta Sue Kay performs Fri/25 at The Chapel.</div></div><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend"></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>Not long after I sat down with Randy Walker, the male, non-performing ego of one of San Francisco's most undefinable musical acts, vocal powerhouse <strong><a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/Carletta-Sue-Kay/196142491497" target="_blank">Carletta Sue Kay</a></strong> (who performs at <a href="http://www.thechapelsf.com/" target="_blank">The Chapel</a> this Fri/25), we talked a bit about college. Walker asked me the prerequisite questions about the social scene and my major, perking up at the sound of a humanities-centric discipline. I asked if he’d done the whole college thing. <span class="read-more"><a href="/noise/2014/07/23/carletta-sue-kay-strip-clubs-literature-and-dumpster-diving-after-art-exhibits"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> http://waswww.sfbg.com/noise/2014/07/23/carletta-sue-kay-strip-clubs-literature-and-dumpster-diving-after-art-exhibits#comments Carletta Sue Kay David Kurlander Music interview Wed, 23 Jul 2014 21:49:09 +0000 Emma Silvers 30983 at http://waswww.sfbg.com Will San Francisco voters give Muni more money to serve a growing population? http://waswww.sfbg.com/politics/2014/07/23/will-san-francisco-voters-give-muni-more-money-serve-growing-population <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://waswww.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_Width_545_wide/130528_025_Muni_Web.jpg" alt="" title="" width="540" height="250"/><div class="aef-image-infos" style="width:540px"></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>Beating up on Muni and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency is a perennial pastime for many San Franciscans, who will be given the opportunity to put their money where their mouths are this November. Will they be willing give Muni the money it needs to serve its growing ridership, even at the cost of other city programs and priorities?<span class="read-more"><a href="/politics/2014/07/23/will-san-francisco-voters-give-muni-more-money-serve-growing-population"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> http://waswww.sfbg.com/politics/2014/07/23/will-san-francisco-voters-give-muni-more-money-serve-growing-population#comments SFMTA transit Transportation Steven T. Jones Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:35:19 +0000 steven 30982 at http://waswww.sfbg.com More reviews from the SF Jewish Film Festival http://waswww.sfbg.com/pixel_vision/2014/07/23/more-reviews-sf-jewish-film-festival <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://waswww.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_Width_545_wide/6.%20Noa%20and%20Parents_by%20J.Praus_.jpg" alt="" title="" width="540" height="250"/><div class="aef-image-infos" style="width:540px"><div class="aef-image-infos-title-credits"><div class="aef-image-infos-title"><em>Anywhere Else</em></div> <span class="aef-image-infos-credits">Photo by J. Praus</span></div><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend"></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>If Instagram is anything to go by (read: it’s not), anyone can make a short film — just slap a filter on it and call it a day! Thankfully, the protagonists in <em><a href="http://prod3.agileticketing.net/websales/pages/info.aspx?evtinfo=82364~a70858c6-cd47-4e92-968c-c94c12db6b1c&amp;epguid=6c605fc2-2bc7-421f-85de-c2343380f3f1&amp;">Anywhere Else</a></em> and <em><a href="http://prod3.agileticketing.net/websales/pages/info.aspx?evtinfo=82402~a70858c6-cd47-4e92-968c-c94c12db6b1c&amp;epguid=6c605fc2-2bc7-421f-85de-c2343380f3f1&amp;">Swim Little Fish Swim</a></em>, two films featured in the 38th annual <a href="http://www.sfjff.org">San Francisco Jewish Film Festival</a>, work on creative projects that can pull their own weight — sans filters — even if the length exceeds 15 seconds from the sidelines. Short DIY clips, not integral to the plotlines, are interspersed throughout of each film and are a breath of fresh air, even if the overall film itself is a hit or a miss.</p> <p><span class="read-more"><a href="/pixel_vision/2014/07/23/more-reviews-sf-jewish-film-festival"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> http://waswww.sfbg.com/pixel_vision/2014/07/23/more-reviews-sf-jewish-film-festival#comments Amy Char Film SF Jewish Film Festival Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:00:43 +0000 cheryl 30981 at http://waswww.sfbg.com Photo Gallery: Graffiti artists tagging in the sunshine at Precita Park http://waswww.sfbg.com/pixel_vision/2014/07/22/photo-gallery-graffiti-artists-tagging-sunshine-precita-park <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://waswww.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/aef_image_original_format/DSC_0259.jpg" alt="" title="" width="545" height="362"/><div class="aef-image-infos" style="width:px"><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend">A muralist puts his signature on a free-standing art board at Precita Park. Check out the rest of our photos below. <div class="aef-image-infos-credits">Photo by Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez</div></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p><span style="color: #222222; font-family: arial, sans-serif; line-height: normal;">Normally the sound of 20 or so artists rattling and spraying aerosol cans would be quickly followed by the sound of sirens. But Sat/19 the fades went up with gusto.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="color: #222222; font-family: arial, sans-serif; line-height: normal;">Artists tagged free standing art boards at <a href="http://www.precitaeyes.org/events.html">Precita Park for the Urban Youth Arts Festival</a>, an event that brings the ultimate underground art into a safe space. Attendees&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: normal; color: #222222;">munched on burgers and listened to some good tunes at the festival, which is</span><span style="line-height: normal; color: #222222;">&nbsp;n</span><span style="line-height: normal; color: #222222;">ow in its 18th year.</span></p> <p><span style="line-height: normal; color: #222222;"> </span><span class="read-more"><a href="/pixel_vision/2014/07/22/photo-gallery-graffiti-artists-tagging-sunshine-precita-park"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> http://waswww.sfbg.com/pixel_vision/2014/07/22/photo-gallery-graffiti-artists-tagging-sunshine-precita-park#comments Graffiti Precita Park SF natives youth Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:17:06 +0000 Joe Fitzgerald 30980 at http://waswww.sfbg.com Why Brian Wilson's next album will probably be a masterpiece http://waswww.sfbg.com/noise/2014/07/22/why-brian-wilsons-next-album-will-probably-be-masterpiece <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://waswww.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/1249469-brian-wilson-smile-617.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 Beach Boys (without Wilson, unfortunately) hit the Mountain Winery Friday, Aug. 1</div></div><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend"></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>The name "Beach Boys" can refer to either of two bands. &nbsp;The first is the happy-go-lucky surf rock band that does songs about cars and California, led by the conservative Mike Love; the second is one of the most audacious and avant-garde bands of the psychedelic era, led by the mad Zen master Brian Wilson. Though most of the music-listening world knows them primarily as the former, the latter has proven far more influential, pushing the Beatles' creativity to breaking point out of rivalry as well as serving as a major touchstone for the last decade or so of indie rock.<span class="read-more"><a href="/noise/2014/07/22/why-brian-wilsons-next-album-will-probably-be-masterpiece"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> http://waswww.sfbg.com/noise/2014/07/22/why-brian-wilsons-next-album-will-probably-be-masterpiece#comments Brian Wilson Daniel Bromfield The Beach Boys Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:13:02 +0000 Emma Silvers 30979 at http://waswww.sfbg.com Foaming at the mouth http://waswww.sfbg.com/2014/07/22/foaming-mouth <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>: Mad Dog is used to having stark, raving lunatics, in colorful garb, wasted there in the middle of the day. Thankfully.</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://waswww.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/4843-food_weeknighter.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="mailto:culture@sfbg.com">culture@sfbg.com</a></p> <p><strong>THE WEEKNIGHTER</strong> There's a series of photos of me at <strong>Mad Dog in the Fog</strong> (530 Haight St, SF. 415-626-7279) where I am an absolute monster. I'm dressed in a wretched, beer-stained Santa suit, I have Mickey Mouse ears on, and there's also some kind of sparkly garland thing adorning my head. In most of the pictures I'm flipping off the camera and making ridiculous faces that usually include an Elvis type lip curl. I look unhinged. I look subhuman. Goddamn, I look like I'm having fun. It was SantaCon 2011.<span class="read-more"><a href="/2014/07/22/foaming-mouth"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> http://waswww.sfbg.com/2014/07/22/foaming-mouth#comments Food & Drink Volume 48, Issue 43 Bars Food and Drink mad Dog in the Fog The Weeknighter Stuart Schuffman, aka Broke-Ass Stuart Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:44:16 +0000 Kate Conger 30978 at http://waswww.sfbg.com