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Antwon's new video for 'Helicopter' is rooted in Bay Area connections

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San Jose rapper Antwon's new video for "Helicopter" (directed by Brandon Tauszik) splits time between the Steve McQueen classic Bullitt (1968), filmed on the mean streets of San Francisco, and present-day Oakland; the modern shots are of Antwon and friends including Squadda B and Mondre MAN of Oakland's Main Attrakionz hanging out around the city, along with some gratuitous Sriracha pouring.

Unstuff that fluffy at the Great Valentine's Day Pillow Fight 2012

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SAY YES -- among all the other heart-shaped madness taking place tonight, the annual feathers-flyin' Valentine's Day tradition at Justin Herman Plaza is back. Beat the stuffing out of each other lovingly, please.  Video h/t: kevinsyoza

Girls cover 'I Will Always Love You'

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San Francisco's Girls paid tribute to Whitney Houston -- whose untimely death this weekend stunned the globe -- with this emotional cover of her cover of "I Will Always Love You."

Telegenic Band Check: Kelly McFarling

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SFBG videographer Ariel Soto-Suver, along with a small posse of banjo fans, met with Kelly McFarling at Viracocha in the Mission for an intimate evening concert.

Here is your extra special Valentine's Week fairy

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Somehow, Valentine's Day has grown into an entire week -- and come hell or high Hallmark, we may just get away with avoiding it altogether (despite all the actually cool stuff going on). What we will not avoid, however, is enjoying this special Cupid of the Castro, caught on tape way back in 2006. Heart u, SF! 

Shabazz Palaces get Amharic

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Languorous bike-riding, age-old mother-daughter conflicts, technicolor flower-bursts, and a surprising glimpse into the Ethiopian community of (we suppose) Seattle, the hometown of cosmic hip-hop duo Shabazz Palaces make the video for their new single, "Are You ... Can You ... Were You? (Felt)" off last year's awesome Black Up album a nice Monday start. They'll be performing this Thu/2 at Yoshi's SF. (10:30 p.m., $18-$22. 1330 Fillmore, SF. www.yoshis.com)   Read more »

Telegenic Band Check: Lia Rose

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Berkeley-based musician Lia Rose enchanted SFBG videographer Ariel Soto-Suver and a handful of others with her beautiful voice during an intimate living room concert in the Castro hills last week. Read more »

Telegenic Band Check: Magic! Magic Roses

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Magic! Magic Roses gave SFBG videographer Ariel Soto-Suver a private living room performance and their conversation took her to concerts at Big Sur and dreams of sparkling hair accessories. The piece they performed will be on their new, upcoming album, but first they need a little KickstartRead more »

Telegenic Band Check: Corpus Callosum

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SFBG videographer Ariel Soto-Suver met local SF band and performance troupe, Corpus Callosum, in their studio to record a live set and learned all about their love of video game music.

Telegenic Band Check: Timmy Mezzy

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After picking up some bulk food items at Rainbow Grocery, SFBG videographer Ariel Soto-Suver crossed Folsom to join local SF band Timmy Mezzy in its studio to check out the band's sugar-soaked sound.