Sam Devine

02 May 2017

The Rev at The Utah

Last Thursday, the Reverend Horton Heat played two, sold-out, solo shows at the Hotel Utah in San Francisco. The night was billed as an evening of short songs and tall tales told by both the Rev and country star Dale Watson, who opened. This story was written without the aid

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27 Dec 2016

Val Kilmer as Mark Twain

Val Kilmer is standing on the stage of the Clay Theater and his microphone won’t work. He slumps over, hanging his arms, the classic representation of comical dejection. From the packed house comes a feminine voice, shouting: “I’m your huckleberry!” Without missing a beat, Kilmer mimes and mouths back: “No,

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18 Dec 2016

Super Dopeman of the Haight and Ashbury Part III

  Driven by a desire for boozy good times, an unlikely and reluctant hero finds himself wielding incomprehensible powers of psychedelic proportions! Stay tuned in, dropped on and turned out for The Adventures of Doug, the Super Dope Man of the Haight and Ashbury Part III.  (part I, Part II) Doug heaved

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11 Dec 2016

Super Dopeman of the Haight and Ashbury Part II

Driven by a desire for boozy good times, an unlikely and reluctant hero finds himself wielding incomprehensible powers of psychedelic proportions! Stay tuned in, dropped on and turned out for The Adventures of Doug, the Super Dope Man of the Haight and Ashbury.  Read part I here. Doug wasn’t sure whether he’d

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02 Dec 2016

Super Dopeman of the Haight and Ashbury

Driven by a desire for boozy good times, an unlikely and reluctant hero finds himself wielding incomprehensible powers of psychedelic proportions! Stay tuned in, dropped on and turned out for The Adventures of Doug, the Super Dope Man of the Haight and Ashbury. Part I Doug could barely believe it. He’d come

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07 Nov 2016

Taking a Time Machine to 1920’s San Francisco

On the edges of Chinatown and North Beach there’s a basement gin joint that takes a secret pass code to enter. Once past the fake door of the sham clock repair shop, you find yourself inside a gambling den and cabaret that’s been filled to the brim with bathtub hooch. Outside, Prohibition has cleaned the streets but you’re a member of the 1930s social elite — low on morals and high on strong cocktails.

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21 Sep 2016

Conceptual Space Travel Touches Down at YBCA

Space Program: Europa   Out front there’s a Winnebago that reads “NASA” on the side. The RV’s roof is adorned with antennas and a spinning radar device and a bundle of wires run off one corner and into the museum. Is NASA planning to send this Winnebago into the stratosphere,

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