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Stockton gem Craft Spells signs with Captured Tracks [via Craft Spell's Blog]

San Francisco indie favorites Geographer re-release Animal Shapes, complete with remixes from local's Wallpaper and The Limousines [via 7x7]

Great Integration: A Chamber Hip-Hop Opera

If you want to do something awesome Saturday night but you’re not entirely sure what, try JooWan Kim’s hip-hop opera, Great Integration. It’s an allegory of end times (think 2012, Mayan-style) layered in a pulsing hybrid of hip-hop, jazz, and classical.

 

On the LookOut for a Different Pub Quiz?

If you like pub quizzes but are tired of the usual format, swing by the LookOut on a Monday night for Brain Farts. The lovely Pollo Del Mar—that's right, Chicken of the Sea—hosts the two hour, 2 to 3 round quiz and selects a "Six Degrees of..." theme every week, posted to the Facebook page by Monday afternoon. Last week's theme was Six Degrees of Dixie Carter (best known as Julia Sugarbaker on "Designing Women") and even though we'd prepared by reading and half-memorizing Dixie's Wikipedia page, we were simply outmatched by some serious Dixie lovers.

Arcade Fire Announces 2nd Greek Theatre Show

That little band called Arcade Fire just added a second date at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley on October 3rd, which means redemption for anyone without an American Express card or fast enough clicking fingers to get in on their sold-out-in-one-minute Big Sur show. Hallelujah!

Radiohead Album Artist Stanley Donwood's First-Ever U.S. Show @ Fifty24SF

So you love Radiohead, right? No doubt you can picture each of their album covers in your mind as soon as they're named. But who created these iconic images, from Amnesiac's old red book to Pablo Honey's super 90's flower-baby collage? Stanley Donwood is the man behind the art, and he's having his first-ever U.S. art show, entitled "Over Normal" in our very own San Francisco at Fifty24SF Gallery on September 2nd.

Bay Area Musicians Show Their Art @ Fivepoints Arthouse Tomorrow

Many of music's brightest minds met in art school, from members of the Talking Heads to the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. So putting on an group art show, like Sound and Vision at the Fivepoints Arthouse, makes perfect sense. Sound and Vision is a gathering of Bay Area musicians who also dip their talents into visual art. It opens tomorrow night at 7 pm.

The Bay Bridged's Rock Make Street Festival Takes Over 18th & Treat Street This Sunday

This weekend is gonna be action packed. After eating yourself silly at the SF Street Food Festival, head to the 3rd Annual Rock Make Street Festival for a good time before getting back to the grind. From 11 am-6 pm at Treat Street and 18th, the Bay Bridged's bigger-than-ever street fest is an all-ages bonanza with food, over 100 arts and crafts vendors, and three stages live music. There will also be a beer garden for those over 21.

Street Artist Jesse Hazelip to Speak at SFMOMA Artists Gallery This Saturday

If you've passed by the SFMOMA's Garage street-level windows on Natoma and Minna lately, you've probably noticed a pretty scary looking bird installation staring out at you. The piece's got impact, and it's by prolific street artist Jesse Hazelip, who is also currently showing at 941 Geary (the newest gallery from Justin Giarla of White Walls and Shooting Gallery) through August 24. The heron, who's sporting a machine gun as a head, is a commentary on both capitalism and greed as it relates to the BP oil spill.

The Medicine Agency Exhibits Matt Mignanelli's Eye-Popping Paintings Tomorrow

The Medicine Agency's walls will soon be awash in eye-blinding colors straight out of a video game, thanks to New York-based artist Matt Mignanelli. Focusing on shapes and structural elements (like bright blue globs of ooze or gold brick walls straight out of a Mario Bros. landscape), Mignanelli paints on canvas and birch wood to create his nationally-known pieces.

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