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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

Under the Radar

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

British electronic duo Underworld—who are best known for their '90s club hit "Born Slippy" that was featured on the Trainspotting movie soundtrack—played a high-energy set at the Warfield on Saturday, September 8.



Hooker in a Hangman’s Noose?

Maltese Falcon
The Maltese Falcon; courtesy of Warner Brothers

Vacationing in Search of a Lost Film Treasure

Taken from the AP News Wire (3:08 am CST)
Dateline: Matamoras, Mexico

                                                MRF (dictating to a half-breed AP Stringer)

Weekly Film Picks

Lust Caution
Lust, Caution; courtesy of Focus Features

Hey film nerds and nerdettes, check out these film happenings around town while I recover from my week-long post-reunion hangover. Damn those Groovers! Until next time, be bad and get into trouble baby.


Happenings Round Town

The End Has a Start

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Brooding indie rockers and 2006 Mercury Prize nominees Editors brought their brand of dark post-punk to the Fillmore on Thursday, September 20. New wave indie kids Ra Ra Riot and Scottish rock outfit Biffy Clyro opened the bill.


Happy Rocktober

Although Austin, Texas has rightfully earned the title of being the live music capital of the world–thanks to the diverse array of artists that grace the numerous local venues seven nights a week. From punk rock to bluegrass, Austin has it covered. But this month, the SF live music scene can boast a formidable lineup that definitely rivals that ... ahem … little Texas town. Whether you like to dance, or like to rock, there’s at least one, or two, or 12 live shows this month that are sure to please. Here are some highlights of SF’s mucho music month that I’m not afraid to call Rocktober.


Soul Sensation

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Oakland's own soul siren Keyshia Cole played tracks, like the ubiquitous hit single "Let it Go," off of her latest album Just Like You for the packed crowd at Mezzanine on Friday, September 7. Saucy R&B crooner Bobby Valentino opened the show with a sultry set that drove the ladies wild.


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