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Summer of Love Schedule

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This Sunday September 2nd, from 9am - 6pm at Speedway Meadows in Golden Gate Park more than 100 '60s music icons will take the stage to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Summer of Love. The Council of Light and 2b1 Multimedia Inc. is producing the FREE (with a flower in your hair) event open to everyone.

Special surprise guests are expected, but below are all the rockin’ ones listed so far. Some of the guest master of ceremonies will be Wavy Gravy, Woodstock festival producer Artie Kornfeld and poet Lenore Kandel of the "Love Book."

After the jump, the listed schedule

Freakend Alert! Wild bears, trannies ....

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This weekend's clubs and parties: It’s a classic case of B&T this Labor Day weekend. Not B&T as in bridge and tunnel -- although the fact that the BART’s open 24 hours while the Bay Bridge gets some fixin’ promises to flood the city with thankfully non-drunk driving revellers. Read more »

Bert Jansch - fresh as a sweet Sunday evening

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Magic time with Bert Jansch. Photo courtesy of bertjansch.com.


By Todd Lavoie

First off, I gotta ask this: have you ever sat in the Swedish American Hall, waiting for a show to begin, sipping your tea (and wishing it was a cup full of glogg, just to get in the spirit of things, y’know) and soaking up all of the woodcarving wizardry of the place, only to find yourself staring up at that pseudo-Masonic crest posted over the stage, wondering what it means? Read more »

Classic! Ching Chang's other fall opera and classical music picks

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From upon high: Tallis Scholars.

As summer melts into fall, symphonies, singers, and fine classical music purveyors shift into high gear. Contributor Ching Chang delved into a few Philip Glass performances, and offered an array of classical and opera picks in his fall arts preview - here are a few more selections. Read more »

Awesome hair

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by Deborah Giattina

Last night I saw Imaad Wasif's latest band Two Part Beast open for Brian Glaze and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs at the Fillmore. Read more »

High-risk headbanging

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The Toronto International Film Festival posted their schedule today, and among the docs is something called Heavy Metal in Baghdad -- a behind-the-scenes look at Acrassicauda, "the only Iraqi heavy metal band." (And, I'm guessing, one of few Iraqi bands, period, these days.) Watch the trailer here. As you can see, co-directors Eddy Moretti and Suroosh Alvi (Vice magazine co-founder; the film is produced by mag affiliate VBS.tv) went the distance for the story. Read more »

Mo' Rock the Bells

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Guardian staffer Ben Hopfer caught it all on Saturday, Aug. 18, in SBC Park's parking lot. Hot, hot, hot.

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Wu-Tang goes off with a bang. All photos by Ben Hopfer. Read more »

Bringing the noise to Rock the Bells

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Who did we spy over at the ballpark lot on Saturday: Public Enemy, playing the latest Rock the Bells. Here's just a taste with more images to come.

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Hot weather, hotter music. Scott Ian of Anthrax joins Public Enemy. Photo by Ben Hopfer.

Glorioski! Patti Smith in SF

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By Todd Lavoie

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Patti in the raw, back in the day. Photo by Robert Mapplethorpe.

Oh, twitch-twitchy fingers, still trembling and stumbling over the keys, 24 hours after spinning out of the Fillmore, poster in hand and blazes in my heart! That's right, my little shit-starters - Wednesday's spilling into Thursday, and I'm still racing to find the words for Tuesday! Tuesday night, Aug. 14, to get right to it. For good reason. Read more »

Trapped in R. Kelly's "Closet"

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By Robert Bergin

OH SHIT.

Only four more days people. To talk too much about the joke is to ruin the joke, so if you’re not clued in, get your crusty, no-Trapped-havin’ ass down to the nearest video store and buy yourself a copy of Kells’ ruminations on love and infidelity. Read more »