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The Weeknighter: The Willows

Weekends are for amateurs. Weeknights are for pros. That's why each week Stuart Schuffman will be exploring a different San Francisco bar, giving you the lowdown on how and where to do your weeknight right. From the most creative cocktails to the best happy hours, Stuart's taking you along on his weeknight adventures into the heart of the City's nightlife. So, who wants a drink?

The Mantles on That 60s Sound, the Timelessness of Denim, and Their New Album

The Mantles

Last month The Mantles issued their second full-length album, Long Enough To Leave (Slumberland Records), followed by a “fun as hell” record-release show at Oakland’s White Horse Tavern. They’ve played both sides of the Bay (band members live in Oakland and San Francisco), and will hit up the East Coast for the next couple of weeks to tour. We talked to Michael Olivares (vocals, guitar) and Matt Roberts (Bass) about recording with Kelley Stoltz, how two band mates got “hitched” during the process and what they think of the term, "60s revivalists."

Jams We Love: 7x7's Weekly Playlist

Tom Petty

For our column Jams We Love, we're turning you onto the songs that keep us going every day. With all that's been going on in the country lately (no more DOMA, holler!), America's looking more beautiful than ever. Salute her with this July 4th playlist!

We Wanna Be Friends With: Adam Duritz of the Counting Crows

Adam Durtiz Counting Crows

Our city is chock-full of interesting people and wild personalities. Overwhelmed by the coolness? Every week we'll pick one standout local we'd love to be friends with to answer seven essential questions about their life in San Francisco.

Best Bets This Week in Live Bay Area Music, America-FTW Edition

Beyonce

It’s time to celebrate America — that is, it's time to celebrate EVERYTHING about America. Music included.

In Photos: Seven Days of San Francisco Music

This town knows music. On any given night, you can find whatever genre you're jonesing to hear, sing, or dance along with. Here's a taste of what happened in the San Francisco music scene the past seven days...

The Weeknighter: Twin Peaks Tavern

Twin Peaks Tavern

Weekends are for amateurs. Weeknights are for pros. That's why each week Stuart Schuffman will be exploring a different San Francisco bar, giving you the lowdown on how and where to do your weeknight right. From the most creative cocktails to the best happy hours, Stuart's taking you along on his weeknight adventures into the heart of the City's nightlife. So, who wants a drink?

Jams We Love: 7x7's Weekly Playlist

Frank Ocean

For our column Jams We Love, we're turning you onto the songs that keep us going every day. In celebration of this weekend's upcoming Pride craziness, we present to you a very LGBT-centric playlist.

Best Bets This Week in Live Bay Area Music

Bass saxophonist Colin Stetson

You know how there’s ALWAYS something to do in San Francisco? Here’s more proof:

Seven Days of San Francisco Music

This town knows music. On any given night, you can find whatever genre you're jonesing to hear, sing, or dance along with. Here's a taste of what happened in the San Francisco music scene the past seven days...

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