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Damn, that's crazy: Frankie Quinones' TV debut on Nickelodeon

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W. Kamau Bell's recent success notwithstanding, when it comes to Bay comics, we love Frankie Quinones as our stand-up ambassador. His shows -- including a packed-to-the-brim gig a few we attended months ago in the cozy basement space of Bossa Nova -- are where you want to go to watch the grown-and-sexy of the Bay Area crack. Up.Read more »

Rupa and the April Fishes re-'BUILD'

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The ethereal San Francisco global fusion band released this video for the title track of its new album, BUILD, last week. Tonight (Fri/9) it plays an album release show at the Great American Music Hall. Read more »

City Editor Steven T. Jones on where to get rowdy, dramatic, and/or historically significant for Election 2012

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Sure you voted (you voted, right?), but do you know where your election night party is? After as many years as he's been in the field, City Editor Steven T. Jones has some tips on where to see the most election-cycle hoo-hah. Read more »

Telegenic Band Check: Elegy

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After spending an afternoon with Bay Area punk band Elegy, I learned that the band will not only rock your socks off, they can also style your hair, give you legal advice, and probably knit you a pair of socks. That's pretty punk rock.

Macklemore's hip-hop for thrifters is on

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At the absolute risk of sounding like a f***in' hipster, we swoon for Seattle hip-hop team Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' track "Thrift Shop." Because if you haven't worn a new score to the club that smelled like piss 'cuz you forgot to wash it, you're probably getting fleeced by corporate clothing America. Read more »

End of days for Uzi Rash

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Finito. Doneski. Kaput. Well, that may be putting it harshly, but Uzi Rash’s five years of fame is just about up. So says frontman Max Nordile who is winding down this East Bay band with two last hurrahs.  They’ll simultaneously release one last LP, Coreless Roll Can-Liner (1234 Go! Records) as they kick off “Uzi Rash (2007-2012) End Days Last Tour” on Oct. 28. There is also word that a final, final cassette release, The Garbageman’s Uniform is near completion.

In the meantime you should go bananas and watch this Dan Shaw-directed, lo-fi video shot on a giant, grainy, camcorder that actually records using full-size VHS tapes (full disclosure: I make a cameo appearance — my music video debut right around the 1:30 mark). Read more »

Hunx's Halloween wish list

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Our very own Hunx (you know, of and His Punx) has officially got me excited for Halloween with this new video to an older song in the grand spooky holiday tradition of "Monster Mash," anything by the Cramps, and other such gems. Or maybe it's nothing like that.

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Michele Myers is coming ... to slay (slightly NSFW!)

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Our favorite pretty psychopath, Michele Myers, is back and cruising the bushes (for blood) as she brings a her hilarious horror musical to SF, Oct. 19-31. It's a mashup of Halloween and other horror flick faves -- plus "The Facts of Life"! What the hell could be scarier than that? Don't go into the closet, Tootie! Here's Michele in action -- and we've also fgot the official trailer for the show below. Hi-scarious.

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Telegenic Band Check: Emily Jane White

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Emily Jane White played an acoustic concert in a tiny living room in San Francisco and talked about her dark, moody lyrics, before she heads to Portugal next month for a live performance.

 

"The f*cking building was looking like a f*cking jail. But now it's like a museum."

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A guy who is on the board of the Oakland Museum of California buys an abandoned 36,000 square foot warehouse (1350 Fourth St., Berk.) He doesn't realize the structure is a hot spot for local graffheads, but when he sees the art inside his new purchase he decides to roll with it, at least until he turns it into office space. Enter Endless Canvas, the superlative Bay street art site that Mr. Property Owner taps to curate the building. Read more »