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Playboy's Rock the Rabbit Party at SXSW

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

At Playboy Magazine's Rock the Rabbit party playmates in their signature bunny costumes mingled with party-goers and danced to DJ sets by French electro-house duo Justice and Moby and live music courtesy of electric-pop duo MGMT and the Heavy.

Top 7 A+E Picks

Jens Lekman
courtesy of Jens Lekman

Here’s 7 not-to-miss A+E happenings this week.

1.  Scott Helm at Books Inc. on Tuesday, March 17
Novelist Scott Helm reads from his haunting new novel We Disappear tonight at Books Inc. in the Castro.

2.  Tribute to Gene Wilder on Wednesday, March 19

Born In A Crossfire Hurricane, That Explains It …

Gimme Shelter
courtesy of Mayles Films

Shining A Light On A Stabby ’60s Gem

Greetings and salutations* film nerds …

Drive-by Truckers at Mezzanine

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

On Feb. 13, the Felice Brothers opened for the Drive-by Truckers at Mezzanine, and showed San Francisco just how hard the south can rock.


Vapors Magazine Presents Pete Rock

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

On Thursday, Feb. 23, DJs Pete Rock and Fluokids joined Bay Area rapper J Billion to entertain an eclectic San Francisco audience at Mezzanine.



Murphy's Film Picks

The Substitute
The Substitute (Il Supplente) courtesy of Magnolia Pictures

Film nerds and nerdettes, why don't you check out some of these groovy film picks happening in your 'hood. Don't forget to tune in next week for another installment of the Reel. Until next time, be bad and get into trouble baby.

Spike Jonze: A Man in Full

Fully Flared
courtesy of Lakai

Full disclosure: I am currently readying to leave for SXSW in Austin, where I plan to report back on music news relating to places near (like Talking House Records’ SFxSXSW showcase) and far. So I’ll be keeping this dispatch short.

Top 7 A+E Picks

Serge Hambourg
courtesy of the Berkeley Museum of Art

Here’s 7 not-to-miss A+E happenings this week.

1. My Name is Albert Ayler at the Red Vic
On Tuesday, March 11 come check out the final night of this moving documentary about jazz innovator and phenomenal saxophonist Albert Ayler.

The Sessions at Popscene

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Vancouver-based indie-pop outfit the Sessions performed at Popscene on Thursday, February 21.


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