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Pop Sounds

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Swedish new wave outfit the Sounds brought their brand of delectable synth-heavy pop-punk to the Fillmore on Tuesday, September 18. The sassy Swedes, who have been compare to Blondie and Missing Persons, toured in support of 2006's Dying to Say This to You, which was recorded in the Bay Area at Oakland's Studio 880. Los Angeles-based glam-pop foursome Under the Influence of Giants and Philadelphia's Liam and Me opened the show.

THE SOUNDS

Weekly Film Picks Part II

The Man Who Souled the World
The Man Who Souled the World; courtesy of Whyte House Productions

Greetings and salutations
devoted film nerds. As promised, here are some film picks to get you through the weekend. Don't forget to be bad and get into trouble baby.

Film Happenings Round Town

•      Second Annual Amateur Erotic Film Festival – tonight at the Castro

Reluctant Capitalist

Here’s the curse of an open market economy: Too much choice. I don’t think I’m alone in feeling totally paralyzed in most grocery stores now. As I scan the aisles of laundry detergent, or dry pasta, or canned tomatoes, I find myself gripped by a kind of shopper’s paralysis. Organic? Sustainable? No Fragrance? Whole Wheat? I think that’s why I really like finding a favorite brand and sticking with it. I’m a loyal shopper. I’m also a loyal diner. When I find something I like, I have a hard time deviating from it. That’s why I will always order French fries and fruit crisp at Universal Café, and the Vietnamese crepe at Sunflower.

The Hot 20 Party

photography by Gene Higa for Drew Altizer

Back to School Lunch Awards

San Francisco School Volunteers hosted a "Back to School Lunch" at The Fairmont to honor standout volunteers in the city's public schools.

Ed & Betsy McDermott Raj & Soo Venkatesan Gavin Newsom_Judy Grossman

Melissa's Playlist 10.10.07


courtesy of Black Bear

Due to copyright issues some songs on this playlist may be reduced to 30-second samples. For the full-length tracks check out our 7x7 imeem page.

Welcome to Dogtown

Dogpatch
photography by Iris Lin

No on (Fake) O

I’ve never met a woman who hasn’t faked an orgasm.

Even that one time, when she was really tired/bloated/buzzed. I know this because we tend to bond over these things from time to time.

Not because we’re particularly proud or excited, but it’s sort of a given: We have bad hair days and faked orgasm days.

I had a guest on my show who said she got into faking multiple orgasms for one guy and could never go back to faking a single orgasm.

“Well, after faking the multiple, I thought he’d be offended if I had only one. Eventually, I was just wiped out, and our sex life suffered all around,” said Jane, 36.

Sprinkles Are Like Sunshine

Last night I was at Bimbo's for 7x7’s very fun party celebrating our Hot 20 issue and let’s just say after a little too much of the Johnny Walker, I’m feeling a bit like I need a ray of sunshine on a cloudy day. And for an instant pick-me-up, you can’t go wrong with cupcakes showered in sprinkles.


Devil's food cupcakes, ready to party.

Queens of Rap

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

All-female off-the-hook rap trio Yo Majesty played a wild and semi-clothed set at Mezzanine on Tuesday, September 11. Youthful rap crew Cool Kids started things off.

YO MAJESTY
Yo Majesty

Yo Majesty
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