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15 Aug 2022

The Haunted History of The Rite Spot in The Mission

Back in the Days…is a column about the weird and wonderful history of bars, houses, and spaces in the Bay Area. These histories will often involve ghosts. It will also involve those still living who remember what has been and want the wonderful character of the city to continue to thrive. San

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15 Aug 2022

Meet Jessica Bejarano, the “Tattooed Lesbian Latina” Founder of SF Philharmonic

San Francisco is never short on miraculous stories of singular, maverick individuals that have defied all the odds to achieve their own versions of success. But with Jessica Bejarano, the self described “tattooed lesbian Latina” founder and conductor of the San Francisco Philharmonic, even the most jaded San Franciscan might need a moment to pause, then walk over to the Herbst Theatre to watch her throw down with her orchestra.

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15 Aug 2022

Some of the Many Reasons Why Oakland’s DIY Music Scene is So Special

Nicholas Taplin has been making photo essays on DIY music culture since 2005.  His documentation style is kind of “gonzo journalism,” but tries to include lots of detailed facts.  His website (where all of his work is published) is Post-Consumer.com. This photo essay covers the Cheree/Share show at Eli’s Mile

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12 Aug 2022

West Oakland Now Has Its Own Farmers Market

As of June, West Oakland now has its own Farmers Market. We sat down with the creator of the market to learn more about what makes this one unique and what the future holds for this new event. Currently, the market features 45-50 vendors including local, seasonal growers, pasture-raised meats,

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11 Aug 2022

Musician You Should Know: Saint Solitude & Dup Crosson

Saint Solitude is an Oakland-based band that describes their music as “bittersweet fuzz” – or in my own words, indie with a unique mix of beats, synth, and lyrics that will carry your heart away with them. Creator and lead musician, Dup Crosson, believes that Saint Solitude has always been

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Poolside 2021 by David Wynn
11 Aug 2022

Poolside’s ‘Daytime Disco’ was Born in LA, but its Heart is in San Francisco

I feel like I love San Francisco more than I love LA. If you find a little niche that works for you in San Francisco, it’s magical. If your rent’s not crazy, you can really have an experience that is like what you might do on vacation in Europe almost every day.

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11 Aug 2022

VIDEO: Visiting Anchor Brewery & Discovering SF History

We got to check out the centuries-old craft brewing traditions, and get a taste of San Francisco history, not to mention taste all kinds of great new Anchor beers.

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10 Aug 2022

What if Outside Lands 2022 Was a 90’s Movie!?

Every time I attend a music festival I go into the event not knowing what my story will be. When others ask I tell them about my project Balanced Breakfast, where I’ll write a nice review with a photo recap. Then I’ll tell them about this hipster blog started by a broke guy named Stuart, and how I need to think of something super snarky for his page. (But not so ridiculous that festivals don’t invite me back.) Upon attending this year’s Outside Lands Music Festival 2022 I considered writing about drunk high school students, unfortunate tan lines, or ridiculous things I heard people say. However, after 3 days at OSL, and after analyzing all the people and the outfits, I found myself thinking, “this place feels so 90s, could I describe this festival only using 90s movies?”

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