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Who says sailing's not a spectator sport? Hot America's Cup action

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We brought nautical-themed beer and outfits to Crissy Field for the America's Cup preliminary races, and had a great view of one of the turning points of the really big boats before the winning sailors aggressively sprayed champagne on each other. I'm not sure how many of the race's subtleties our fellow spectators were getting, but it was clear the Team Prada had a lot more fans than Team J.P. Morgan. Read more »

Black Cobra's 'Crimson Blade' video

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Local sludge-metal duo Black Cobra just released its first video off last year's Invernal. The video for "Crimson Blade," which is mostly based in ominous shadows with snippets of the story flashing along with the beat, was directed by Greg Downing, of San Francisco bands Glitter Wizard and Buffalo Tooth. Read more »

Video premiere: 'With You' by Oakland's DRMS

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Eclectic local eight-piece DRMS (formerly Dreams) today released a haunting video for “With You” off the band's self-titled debut LP. The album release party takes place Sat/28 at Rickshaw Stop. Read more »

SF bragging rights (and ass) galore in Double Duchess' brand-new "Bucket Betch"

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Blatant disregard for traffic safety be damned (really, the bike-riding sparklers past the Castro Theatre shot is magick), the new Double Duchess video for "Bucket Betch" looks like something I'd show to my friends who don't live in San Francisco to make them jealous. See, New Orleans and Brooklyn aren't the only place with queer hip-hop anthems right now. See, it is possible to dance in those shoes. See 2:55 for an expert glitter vogue move. Read more »

Cosmic hip-hop group Copperwire in the studio

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Porto Franco Records caught cosmic local hip-hop group Copperwire in the studio in this video that shot just before the release of the band's debut record, Earthbound. Read more »

Bachata morning, courtesy of Joan Soriano

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Surely when Joan Soriano left his Dominican fishing town for the bright lights of bachata central Villa Mella -- at 13! -- he couldn't have anticipated that a San Francisco culture writer's fireworks hangover would be alleviated by his NPR concert. There you have it, however. Let Soriano take away that Fifth of July (red, white, and) blues on the coattails of his jingling, mellow notes. Read more »

A quick glimpse into the SF Mime Troupe's history

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The amazing SF Mime Troupe has been part of San Francisco so long, it basically is San Francisco. In honor of 53 years of guerilla theater (and new show "The Last Election"), the troupe put together this little vid full of nifty clips of past presentations. Catch 'em in Dolores Park and beyond.

Video premiere: Tim Carr is 3-D in space (and catchy, too)

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Fans of local hottie chanteur Tim Carr, rejoice -- the new video for "Give Me the Light" offers emo aliens, a nice Placebo-esque rave-up, and the hunky Mr. Carr himself in a bathrobe. (Also: Cheerios?) Funky glasses and/or visual cortex creativity required, but you can view in earthly 2-D as well.

Telegenic Band Check: Mr. Kind

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Mr. Kind's Brian Bergeron and Kyle Kelly-Yahner rocked out on a perfect summer afternoon in an apartment somewhere in the Mission. Catch their EP release at Hotel Utah on July 27.

Never grow up, Little Danny Brown

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Infectious Detroit rapper Danny Brown released the video for his song "Grown Up" today, but the real star, clearly, is Little Danny Brown -- the kid on the bike who loses his two front teeth (just like Big Danny did), and rides around his neighborhood causing a gleeful stir. Mess it up Lil' Danny.