My Morning Jacket has a reputation for being one of the best live bands in the country. They didn't disappoint Saturday at Outside Lands, totally rocking out and delivering what was perhaps the best set of the day. The fog rolled in big time during "Wordless Chorus," (the ultimate driving song?), appropriately shrouding things in a dreamy mist. Also of note was lead-singer Jim James' fuzzy-lined cape and head-towel combo, which he donned later in the set (much to the jealousy of a shivering crowd). My Morning Cape? (Had to do it).
Love Beretta? Of course you do. It's pizza and cocktail heaven.
Yesterday, our friends at Liquor.com brought us a whiskey cocktail recipe to melt the SF summer chill from Beretta's master mixologist Ryan Fitzgerald. And on Monday, they're kicking off their 'Spirit Supper Series' with a cocktail dinner at the Mission hot spot.
Although it's Roger Sterling's one-line zingers on Mad Men that have a special place in my heart, the new-agey antics of Bert Cooper, the show's other hard-ball exec, are also pretty top-notch. Robert Morse, who's been nominated for an Emmy twice for his role as Cooper in the series, is speaking at USF on August 15 as part of the Comedy Talks: Conversations With the Legends of Comedy.
Billed as an "Inside the Actors Studio meets The Tonight Show," the conversation will also feature Shelley Berman (who plays Larry David's father in Curb Your Enthusiasm) and Will Durst, the prolific local political satirist who used to co-host a radio show with Willie Brown.
Anyone else suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder?
For those with OCD tendencies (like this author) public drinking fountains are faint-zones. But when the thirst hits, sometimes you just have to suck it up. Now there's an app called OasisPlaces that both finds and rates public drinking fountains. Its rallying cry is for the reusable bottles/tap water cause (the app was created by Thermos), but I think its better application is for the avoidance of typhoid. I kid, I kid, I'm sure all of our public drinking fountains would pass non-OCD health inspections.
Admit it, it's pretty interesting to look inside people's refrigerators. The contents reveal so much about the owner. Rotting food? They're messy, lazy or just gross. Lots of take out boxes? They're not into cooking, have money to spend and are probably busy.
Every October, we publish the Hot 20 Under 40, a series of profiles on the city's most up-and-coming movers and shakers (check out last year's class, which included The Dodos, Stephen Elliott, Tim Lincecum and The Brooklyn Circus, here). We're gearing up to select our 2010 class and are now accepting submissions for the Reader's Choice spot.
The New Pornographers (on tour promoting their new album) and the Dodos take the stage at the Fox Theater this Sunday in what might be the best 1-2 combo since the xx and Hot Chip played there back in April.
The Treasure Island Music Festival (Oct 16-17) lineup was announced this morning and it's A++. What's even better? There are no overlapping sets. We'll let the lineup speak for itself.