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Slow Music Movement

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Prog-rock indie group Tortoise played a mellow set at the Independent on Sunday, June 23.


Lady Sings the Blues

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Singer, songwriter and pianist Norah Jones played songs off of her new and pleasantly darker album Not Too Late at the Greek Theater in Berkeley on Saturday, June 23.


Pure Pop

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Canadian pop star Nelly Furtado played at Oakland's Paramount Theatre on Thursday, June 21.


Words of Wisdom

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Providence, Rhode Island-based hip-hop artist Sage Francis donned a sinister eye-patch at his show at the Fillmore, while opener Buck 65, a Canadian turntablist and MC, rocked a neck brace.


Poppa H's Sabbatical Part II

courtesy of Dick Clark Productions

Greetings and salutations
film nerds. I’m still on my much-needed sabbatical from the Reel. In the meantime, here’s a list of film happenings around town. Until we meet again, be bad and, get into trouble baby.

Happenings About Town:
•    Mala Noche (1985) Dir. Van Sant–Castro Theatre (ends July 5)

Poppa H's Sabbatical

courtesy of Charlie Chaplin Productions

Greetings and salutations
* film nerds. I've been traveling back and forth between SF, LA, Carmel and Palm Springs for a bunch of fairly intense interviewing/writing stints that are taking the lion's share of my time, and writing Hooker's Reel till dawn is starting to wear me down. You should see my nails!

Most Definitely

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

On Wednesday, June 20 Mos Def, the thinking music fan's rapper, played a semi-secret show at Mezzanine in support of his latest album True Magic.


Gang Signs

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

New York-based Experimental dance outfit Gang Gang Dance played the Independent Monday, June 18.


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