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Music for the End of the World!

Happy New Year everybody! Hope you had a good one. Now that you’ve all recovered from your holiday merriment, it’s time to get out there and start partying like it’s 2012. I mean, if you believe the Mayan calendar, this could be our last year on earth, so we better make it a good one.

What better way to start out the new year than with killer music? Great shows are happening all over the country this week and I’m giving you my little preview of shows that I think are worth your time. Whether your thing is hip-hop, metal or “absurdist folk” we got you covered. Check it out: Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on January 2, 2012 in Music

 

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Hot Tickets: San Francisco

Every Tuesday at noon, PST, Brown Paper Tickets will post upcoming events happening in the San Francisco Bay Area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike.

TODAY | Learning from the Netherlands, Part II: Amsterdam’s Bike-Friendly Streetscapes: Join Leah Shahum, Executive Director of the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, David Chiu, Board of Supervisor’s President, and Bart Van Bolhuis, Consul General for the Netherlands, as they share lessons from living and studying the extraordinary bicycling experience of Amsterdam. As record numbers of people are biking in San Francisco, how can we learn from the Netherlands’ relatively recent success restoring their pre-WWII walkable bikeable street interface. How can SF catch up with the widespread demand for improvements and connect the city through bikeways and safe streets that help more people of all ages discover the multiple benefits of cycling? Find out more as these city leaders share their ideas on how San Francisco can become easier place to shop, live and play and meet the city’s goal of 20% of trips by bicycle by 2020.

Friday, November 18 and Saturday, November 19 BrokeBACH Mountain: The Lesbian/Gay Chorus of San Francisco‘s season opens in November with a program entitled “BrokeBACH Mountain.” This show features music by J.S. Bach, P.D.Q. Bach, and Offenbach. The heart of this humorous and enlightened concert is “Oedipus Tex,” an opera in one cathartic act, starring Dr. Timothy Seelig, Music Director and Conductor of the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus. Members of the San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band, and the Freedom Band’s Artistic Director Jadine Louie, will provide a small instrumental group for this exciting and collaborative production!

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Posted by on November 15, 2011 in Hot Tickets, San Francisco

 

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Everything Is Festival – June 30 to July 4

For the last eleven years the Everything is Terrible crew has been digging through thrift store bins and frequenting garage sales searching for the weirdest and wackiest VHS tapes from the latter part of the 20th century and sharing them with the world. Their discoveries offer a hilarious and often times disturbing look into American culture in the videotape era.

EIT started out as a group of friends at Ohio University who shared their hilarious finds with each other. This eventually led to the creation of a website in 2007 and live shows where they would showcase their videos dressed in cloaks with gold VHS tapes slung around their necks. In 2009 they released “Everything Is Terrible! The Movie” which featured more of the hilarious/horrible VHS clips that could be found on the website; edited by the EIT crew for full hilarious effect. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on June 28, 2011 in Film

 

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Tonight! Neil Hamburger in San Francisco

Neil Hamburger is dry, dark, depressing and miserable, but in the best way possible. A character played by comedian Gregg Turkington, Neil has appeared in such bizarro comedy staples as Tim and Eric Awesome Show Great Job! and Tom Green’s House Tonight, and has toured with not only Tim and Eric, but comedy-rock duo Tenacious D.

The Hamburger persona is old and haggard, constantly hacking and wheezing while telling taboo anti-jokes about celebrities and a fictional ex-wife. He’s also notorious for raging against hecklers in the audience, with everything from name-calling to throwing his drink (which he often spits in) in their faces (if you are not easily offended, a YouTube search for “Neil Hamburger Heckler” will produce a plethora of examples). Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on May 5, 2011 in Comedy

 

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