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Slow Start for SF Music Permits

April 3, 2014

For SF WEEKLY: It’s been more than two years since city officials began offering cheap permits for smaller establishments to host live music, but cafes, restaurants, and outdoor plazas have been slow to take advantage of them — largely because they don’t know the permits exist or simply don’t like paying any extra money to […]

Noisy Neighbor: Bill Fontana

March 27, 2014

For SAN FRANCISCO MAGAZINE: Thanks to San Francisco’s Branch Library Improvement Program, the North Beach library will be home to world-renowned sound artist Bill Fontana’s newest project, Sonic Dreamscape—a compilation of the sounds that make North Beach sound so, well, North Beach-y. We grilled him about the project. What makes this project different from your […]

The Art of Google Maps

March 10, 2014
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For the ECONOMIST: JENNY ODELL, a San Franciscan artist, often finds inspiration in the landscapes she sees while flying overhead. If she spots a promising piece of Earth from a plane, she scours the relevant parts of Google Maps to investigate further. What she is looking for are odd, often industrial, forms and shapes—water-treatment facilities, […]

Jazz Jams: San Francisco

September 22, 2013
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For SF WEEKLY: San Francisco jazz fans are relatively lucky: a handful of jazz clubs, such as the SFJAZZ Center and Yoshi’s in San Francisco and Oakland offer year-round jazz programming that includes big-name acts and up-and-coming talent from around the world. But tickets can be expensive, and with that ticket price comes higher expectations […]

Show Preview: Sun Ra Arkestra

August 1, 2013
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For SF WEEKLY: It’s been 15 years since the Sun Ra Arkestra last played San Francisco, and saxophonist Marshall Allen, the group’s bandleader, isn’t exactly sure how the group’s upcoming performance will go. He’s held rehearsals with core members of the Arkestra, and they’ve practiced their way through a vast repertory of songs, but surprise […]

Woody Allen’s ‘Blue Jasmine’ Mapped

July 20, 2013
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For SAN FRANCISCO MAGAZINE: Retracing Woody Allen’s steps through the streets of San Francisco shooting his latest film. Woody Allen likes to keep his plots shrouded in secrecy, but as details emerge about the much Instagrammed Blue Jasmine, the biggest remaining mystery might be: Why the hell is it opening on July 26 in New […]

Does SF Still Need the SF Jazz Festival?

June 13, 2013
jazz center

For SF WEEKLY: For 30 years, the nonprofit organization now known as SFJAZZ has curated the San Francisco Jazz Festival, an annual showcase of live performances by well-known artists, more obscure ones, and local acts at venues throughout the city over the course of multiple weeks. This year’s festival, from June 12 to June 23, […]

Exhibit: Photos of Iraq Invasion

February 26, 2013
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For the ECONOMIST: A STREAK of semi-dried blood runs across an Iraqi boy’s face. A father and his three sons guard their Kadhamiya neighbourhood from looters. Children in a Shiite religious learning centre re-enact scenes they witnessed during battle between American soldiers and the Mahdi army. These and many other scenes of Iraqis were captured […]

Pistolera: Party at the Border

May 1, 2008

Pistolera front woman Sandra Lilia Velasquez dishes on San Diego slow pokes, fierce New Yorkers, and how to make it without a record label.

Destroying submission, one band at a time

February 7, 2007

Skerik stands outside San Francisco’s famous blues club, the Boom Boom Room. A saxophone player from Seattle, Washington, he’s playing here tonight with one of the dozen or more independent, underground or alternative bands he either fronts or is a key member of. He kicks ass on his instrument, and he is the horn player […]

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