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Getting started with Sour Flour

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Raise it up! SFBG videographer Ariel Soto-Suver drops in on a delectable bread-baking basics class with Danny Gabriner of La Victoria Bakery in the Mission.

J-Pop Summit madness

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Mega mega fire S.O.S.O.S.! The Japanariffic J-Pop Summit is this weekend and SFBG editors Emily Savage and Caitlin Donohue will be tweeting (@tofuandwhiskey and @caitlindonohue, respectively), Facebooking, and posting here about the wild music, films, culture, and - yes! -- amazing outfits. Get ready to anime-te. Read more »

Holy manta rays! (A journey to Treasure Island with Tiny Town Productions)

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I'm coming to pick you up right now, we're going to Treasure Island, and we're gonna see manta rays. Jeff Waldman and Andrew Hartley shot this footage of the scrap of land (recently labeled a "food desert" for its low income residents by the Department of Agriculture) to practice their videography skills for the upcoming Bolivian leg of their "multi-country experiment in random acts of kindness." What'd they find? Read more »

Fist Fam's "Drinkin" in the Cackalack backwoods

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There are few hip-hop crews that get so gleefully shitfaced at gigs -- in fact, I think cheap domestics actually power Fist Fam's psychedelic hip-hop pick-up truck. Or maybe the group's mojo, underlaid with remixed crate gems from DJ Al Lover, comes from the fact the whole posse is family-close, having moved to the Bay from North Carolina pretty much en masse a few years ago. Read more »

Tim Carr is a "Fame Whore" (maybe)

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We were tickled earlier this year by local songsmith Tim Carr's clever "Shake Your Caboose" video -- now comes a Gaga-ripping, kiddy-hip clip for "Fame Whore" from his forthcoming album The Shadows, due out in December. How many infantilized SF club kids can you spot? 

SFBG Video: Devil's Teeth Baking Company is sinfully delicious

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Ariel Soto-Suver visits 2011 Best of the Bay winner Devil's Teeth Baking Company ("Best Beelzebubian Beignets") - and digs into the Sunset shop's heavenly offerings. Powdered sugar: w00t! 

WORLD PREMIERE: Shannon and the Clams, "Tired of Being Bad"

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Fierce and bluesy East Bay garage rockers Shannnon and the Clams premiere the new video for "Tired of Being Bad" from their "Sleep Talk" album, animated by Owen Cook, in this SFBG exclusive. (And check out their recent revealing interview with us.)

Alexis Blair Penney, "Lonely Sea"

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This past weekend Honey Soundsystem held a release party for the 7-inch single release of Alexis Blair Penney's "Lonely Sea." Now the video for "Lonely Sea," directed by Justin Kelly, is up for viewing. Read more »

Pie attack? Bike Basket Pies delivers

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Get your fork ready: SFBG videographer Ariel Soto grabs some piping hot slices with Natalie Galatzer of Bike Basket Pies in the Mission

Beth Ditto, "I Wrote the Book"

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One of our favorite Katy Perry-shredders, Beth Ditto serves a "Justify My Love"-era Madonna look and the kind of sound Madonna lost touch with after her first album. Guardian Video Issue cover star Justin Kelly made a fab recent Gossip video, but this teaser from an upcoming solo EP hints that it might deliver the dancepop Rick Rubin didn't for Ditto's group.