Local Legends

30 Jun 2022

Does Mosswood Meltdown’s female-led lineup mark a sea change in rock culture?

Since 2012, early July signaled the return of Burger Boogaloo to Oakland’s Mosswood Park. The annual music festival featured local bands and longstanding legends, including the Jesus and Mary Chain, the Dead Boys and Ronnie Spector of the Ronettes, hosted by the master of ceremonies, cult filmmaker John Waters. Co-produced

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28 Jun 2022

San Francisco Pride: Staving Off The Comedown

A San Francisco Pride Experience Judging by looks alone, San Francisco was more than ready to party. An LED rainbow beamed up Market Street from a scissor-lift platform stationed in front of the Ferry Building. The leeward hillside below Sutro Tower bore an inverted, bright-fuschia triangle. It shone hot-pink at

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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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Smoke and ash from distant wildfires fill the air in downtown San Francisco.
15 Jun 2022

The Potential Volcanic Threat to San Francisco

In 1997, James Bond and Sarah Connor teamed up against the tallest and most powerful adversary of the nineties disaster-film revival: a volcano. The plot of Dante’s Peak is simple: a quiet town at the foot of a sleeping giant ignores its reawakening to attract more tourists and property investors.

Jake Warren 1
Stork Club bar exterior
03 Jun 2022

John Waters to Help Open ‘Thee Stork Club’ in Oakland

A reanimation of the legendary Oakland dive bar.

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01 Apr 2022

A Permanent Home For Artists: Seaport Studios

This goes out to all the dreamers who have dreamt of permanent creative maker spaces in the Bay Area. While the fabric of The Bay Area’s artistic communities has repeatedly been at risk of being pushed out, a newly formed space called Seaport Studios in Richmond is here to stay.

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15 Mar 2022

Fresh Fun for Your Week Ahead!

Every Tuesday our subscribers get this awesome roundup in their inboxes. You should sign up right here to make sure you never miss a thing. This week is like a fresh breeze of new-new blowing through the Bay! We’ve got art installations opening, new venues to check out, and new

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09 Mar 2022

Beloved SF Restaurant Moves to Frisco, Texas

Baonecci Ristorante, a beloved Italian eatery formerly located in North Beach, has skipped town after over 15 years in the neighborhood.  Owners Walter and Stefania Gambaccini, who originally hail from Lucca, opened the restaurant in 2004. Previously known as Danilo Bakery, the space occupies a coveted location on Green Street

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