To kick off the Rock the Bells Tour, which features the biggest hip-hop stars from both the new and old school, Mezzanine hosted an off-the-hook pre-party on Friday, August 17. Guest performers included Pharoahe Monch and MC Supernatural and beats were provided by DJ Preservation and DJ Boogie Blind.
San Francisco’s DNA Lounge was the venue on Friday night for an evening of crooning and howling as Alice@97.3 hosted its annual karaoke contest. Top-rated morning show hosts Sarah and No Name were the masters of musical ceremonies. Matti produced and Charlene kept score.
Yours truly was on the judging panel along with record exec Joy and song spoiler HOOMAN.
Bartenders have been playing around with fresh herbs lately, so I decided to try my hand at it, using basil from my parents garden up in Sonoma, the handle of a wooden spoon as my muddler and some citron vodka as a start. From there, I looked for inspiration on Hangar One’s website, where they have a whole bevy of good cocktail recipes. My final—very popular, I might add—concoction was based on SF bartender David Nepove’s recipe called The Retreat. The only difference is that I only swirled each glass with a good dash of Pernod (the anise-flavor of Pernod perfectly reflects the basil), rather than go for a full ounce. I also added a bit of cointreau to the shaker. If you serve it on the rocks, top with club soda as Nepove does.
courtesy of SF Swingers Convention
San Francisco Swingers Convention 2007
Aug. 30-Sept. 4, SF Bay Area
Summer of Love 40th Anniversary
Sept. 2, Sunday, Speedway Meadows at Golden Gate Park
On Saturday, August 11 Mighty hosted Sneaker Pimps, a sneaker-fetishists dream come true that featured rare, vintage, limited edition and collectible trainers as well as sneaker-inspired art and photography. Hip-hop heavyweights Too $hort and Kid Capri performed and Dem Hood Stars and J-Billion opened the rowdy show.
Hang time with Flava FLAV
After 20 years together, the godfathers of rap Public Enemy are still going strong. They still have an edge and still have something to say. They wrote songs loaded with rhymes that were as brutal as their ear-splitting music—bringing the noise of black militancy into the rap mainstream and burning their mark on a generation.
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