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03 Mar 2009

Le Savy Fav – Noise Pop Finale

  from the desk of Monica the Intern     With their raucous brand of punch-laden indie rock, Les Savy Fav brought this year’s Noise Pop festival to a sweaty and dramatic finale. Coming on stage wrapped in rags disguised as fake bandages, front man and vocalist Tim Harrington announced:

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28 Feb 2009

Noise Pop Review – Thao Nguyen

  by Monica the Intern       With her power-packed strum and her even bigger voice, Thao Nguyen emerged as one of the truly deserving headliners on Thursday night at the Swedish American Music Hall.   “I went shopping for you guys today. Before today, I only had one dress

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27 Feb 2009

All Kinds of Free

by Broke-Ass Stuart I feel bad for those of you that read yesterday’s post about the FREE booze, music and Little Star Pizza at the Diesel store, but didn’t get to go.  But don’t trip chocolate chip, you can go tonight instead!  Here’s my advice though: try to get there as

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26 Feb 2009

FREE Booze and Little Star Pizza!!

The fine folks over at My Open Bar recently informed me of this awesome event.  Yesterday, today, and tomorrow the Diesel Jeans store in Union Square, SF is throwing a party from 5-9pm where with free booze, music and Little Star Pizza. HOLY FUCK!  Are you kidding me?  The only

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25 Feb 2009

Deer Freely Hunted

  A review of last night’s FREE Deerhunter show.     By Monica the Intern     In a sonic wash of pedal pushing magic and light, Deerhunter opened Noise Pop 2009 with a performance at Mezzanine, thus kicking off this year’s festival with an orchestrated bang. Before the opening lazy

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25 Feb 2009

A long-winded, desperate justification for swilling booze at Art Openings

  from the desk of Oliver Hartman – Resident Bargain Whorespondent   The other day, Stuart provided the etymology for mack and hoodlum.  Not one to be outdone, I’d like to turn to Tom Wolfe’s The Painted Word (the critics responses excerpted in wikipedia are hilarious and make me look like

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25 Feb 2009

Bay to Breakers Update

  by Broke-Ass Stuart       From Edward Sharpless, the guy spearheading the movement to save Bay to Breakers:   Unfortunately, I don’t have good news for you. Yesterday, I did not hear from race organizers until after 5 PM, even though we had a 4 PM call scheduled

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