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15 Jun 2022

John Vanderslice on Drugs, Dreams, & Legendary Analog Recording Studio

“I simply had a loopy plan that I executed with maniacal energy over 24 years, and I kind of pulled it off.” So says prolific singer-songwriter and record producer John Vanderslice in the final chapter of TrueAnon Presents: “Keep the Dream Alive,” a five-episode podcast series on the history of his legendary analog recording

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24 May 2022

Broke-Ass Poets: Barbara Berman

This week’s Broke-Ass Poet is Barbara Berman, author of The Generosity of Stars (Finishing Line Press, 2008) and Currents (Three Mile Harbor Press, 2018). STOCKTON, CA. For Geraldine Law Lee. When planes buzzed    during 1950s air shows she   recalled   wartime   bombing   and   froze. She wanted her kids to feel safe, to

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19 May 2022

Retired SF Chronicle Editor Opens His First Solo Photography Exhibition

Peter Y. Sussman may be known for his command of language, but he is poised to leave his mark on the visual arts. On Friday, May 6, Sussman celebrated the opening of his first solo photography exhibition, “The Attentive Eye,” at Alliant International University in Emeryville. Following his 29-year stint

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18 May 2022

Broke-Ass Poets: Finn Turner

A Woman In Her Room A woman in her room feels sometimes that she lives on the back of the world, as if, while studying a tapestry, she found she had been gazing at its rough reverse.  On Rossetti’s ‘Blue Silk Dress’ Jane Burden, famous for your face and illustrious

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18 May 2022

Las Vegas: Taking Molly in Heels is Modern Torture

Rolling Would Be More Fun If Not For Modern Torture By Darci Flatley I wanted to be abducted so badly—pulled into a bright-blue chandelier that looked like a collection of sea glass, and left to float within, running my fingers through individual gems to hear them clink and chime. The

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18 May 2022

Broke-Ass Poets: Curt Hopkins

We like poetry (we swear) and we’re making space for it, too. Today’s Broke-Ass poet is local author and “busy, somewhat overfed crepuscular passerine,” Curt Hopkins. III. The paranoid dead From the broken soil spirits whisper, Goth and Magothy are the kings of the Unclean Nations. The dead are the

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04 May 2022

Bay Area band The Seshen releases a series of singles grappling with 2 years of upheaval

The Seshen has been a Bay Area fixture since the release of its self-titled album in 2012, a rapturous fusion of R&B, synth pop, soul and electronica. Inspired by the likes of Little Dragon and Erykah Badu, the six-piece band owes its origin story to vocalist Lalin St. Juste and producer-bassist Akiyoshi

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20 Apr 2022

Spiritualized at The Fillmore: Everything was beautiful

Spiritualized played two nights this week at the Fillmore and yes, Everything was beautiful like their most recent album title. I can’t imagine a better venue for them in SF than The Fillmore with those cool chandeliers and disco balls. My favorite sound system in the city, grand and powerful!

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