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It's a Girl Thing

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Brighton, England-based girl group The Pipettes, whose retro Motown-inspired sound has been compared to the Shangri-Las, played a show presented by Popscene at the Rickshaw Stop on Tuesday, June 12. Kinder indie-pop group Smoosh opened the show.

THE PIPETTES

After the Party, There's the After Party

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Like all great parties, the BFD music festival had a raging after party at the uber hip club Mezzanine that featured live performances by hip-hop artist Busdriver, a special DJ set by the Faint and a performance by Brazilian dance group Cansei de Ser Sexy, also known as CSS.

BUSDRIVER

BFD Part 3

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

At BFD, when day turned to night the main festival stage was full of modern rock's biggest acts.

KAISER CHIEFS





How Do You Spell Summer Cool? C-A-S-S-A-V-E-T-E-S

Remembering John Cassavetes and his Bleeding Cinematic Heart

After 12 summer sessions with a Jungian shrink, Poppa H has come to understand I have a “thing” for dead existentialists, specifically risk taking iconoclastic writer/actor/directors (Eric Von Stroheim, Nicholas Ray, Orson Welles, John Cassavetes) who are literally burning mad with the passion to tell stories about the bittersweet human condition. What a breakthrough.

BFD Part 2

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Here's the second installment of the daytime festivities at this year's BFD music festival.

SHINY TOY GUNS



A Heads Up for Hip Hop Heads


photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Check out a night of mind-blowing hip hop when Mos Def performs this Wednesday night, June 20 at Mezzanine. Actor and lyrical poet Mos Def will be performing exclusive tracks off of his new album True Magic.

Mezzanine 444 Jessie St., 415-625-8880.
Doors at 9 p.m., $20
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