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The Last Days of Tomatoes

We went to the farmer’s market last weekend and bought a 20-pound flat of tomatoes ($35 from the lovely people at Ella Bella farms), as it’s one of the last weekends of dry-farmed early girl tomatoes this year. The tomatoes get softer and sweeter at the end of the season, but you want them a little earlier than that—when they still have great acidity.

Gram Rabbit Hops into Town

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Their musical home is Joshua Tree in Southern California but their spiritual home is here in San Francisco. This past weekend the four-piece musical tour de force Gram Rabbit came hopping into town for a one night stand at Pop Roxx at the DNA Lounge.

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Grizzly Band

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Brooklyn-based experimental indie rock foursome Grizzly Bear pleased fans at Mezzanine on Saturday, September 15. San Francisco's own Mini Pop started off  the night with their brand of soothing synth-pop.


Hayley's Sonic Eccentrics Playlist

PJ Harvey
courtesy of PJ Harvey

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.

Philadelphia Freedom

I enjoy comparisons. Comparisons, after all, are what we use to make most decisions. “Do I want oatmeal or pancakes for breakfast?” To decide, you mentally compare the two. “Should I continuing dating Jake, or is it just going to end badly, like Jack did?” Again, you compare. “Do I take the high-paying but boring job or the low-paying creative job?”

Spinsters' Luxe Fundraiser

The Spinsters of SF threw its big fall charity event, Luxe, at newly renovated 1015 Folsom. More than 400 attendees descended on the party and raised more than $13,000 for for Real Options for City Kids (ROCK).

Nicole Bonar_Tara Kramlich Kevin Whittaker_Liz Brusca Adrienne Plaskett_Vicki Potthoff

Pepsi's DJ AM Bottle Launch Party

Diet Pepsi launched an AM bottle, designed by DJ AM and Niko Archtipes, and marked it with a party, produced by Vintage 415, at Mezzanine.

Monica Abedin_Alice Davies Christy Kranjec_Ted Hulbush Jyoti Paintel_Andrew McCormick

Macy's Silver Anniversary

Macy's 25th Passport fashion show and HIV/AIDS fundraiser, which took place at Fort Mason's Festival Pavilion, included a titillating striptease by burlesque performer Dita Von Teese, appearances by Cirque du Soleil's "Mystere" dancers and acrobats, and the crème de la crème of SF society.

Dance to the Underground

Moving Units

Moving Units
Hexes for Exes
Metropolis Records
(Out October 9)
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