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Christopher Owens

Christopher Owens announces his first solo tour after the demise of Girls. He's be accompanied by a seven-piece band, and will play tracks from his upcoming solo debut Lysandre. [via Pitchfork]

The No-Fail Guide to Getting Your Thanksgiving Turkey

Thanksgiving Turkey

Turkey. It's undeniably one of the biggest achievements of any Thanksgiving spread. But before you cook it, you gotta buy it. Don't leave home without our handy guide to SF's best turkey slangers.

Jams We Love: 7x7's Weekly Playlist

The Unknown Soldier

For our column Jams We Love, we're turning you onto the songs that keep us going every day. It's Veteran's Day, so we put together a playlist recognizing the folks who've fought for our country in decades past, as well as those serving time as we speak.

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Lil Debbie and Riff Raff

In one of the biggest WTF moments of this celebratory election week, Oakland rapper/Kreayshawn cohort Lil Debbie released a video entitled "Michelle Obama" in a bid to make herself relevant. The only thing saving it from complete and instant anonymity is Riff Raff. [via SFWeekly]

Jams We Love: 7x7's Weekly Playlist

David Bowie

For our column Jams We Love, we're turning you onto the songs that keep us going every day. Because of the election tomorrow (it seems like everyone's quite nervous, doesn't it?), we've put together a mix of political songs to get you in the voting mood.

Badass Block: Grant & Green Streets

Grant & Green Streets

There are certain blocks in this city that seem like mini-universes. Each week, we'll highlight a stretch of pavement where you could spend an entire day and night. Next up? Grant and Green Streets in North Beach.

This Week in Local Music News

tamaryn

Tamaryn revealed an ethereal new video for her track "The Garden" off her gorgeously melancholy new album Tender New Signs (Mexican Summer) [via YouTube]

Jams We Love: 7x7's Weekly Playlist

Danzig Am I Demon

For our column Jams We Love, we're turning you onto the songs that keep us going every day. Y'all know it's Halloween this Wednesday, so we put together a list of jams about demons to get you in the spirit.

This Week in Local Music News

Christopher Owens "Lysandre"

Former Girls frontman Christopher Owens returns to the fold with new tracks from his ucoming solo debut, Lysandre (Turnstile Records). And its subject matter is rather juicy: The album's named for a girl he met whilst in France for a festival performance on Girls' first-ever tour, and is written, recorded and sequenced as a complete narrative. [via Turnstile Records]

Get Ghoulish at Metallica Guitarist Kirk Hammett's Day of the Dead Bash and Book Release Party

Kirk Hammett

Local boy Kirk Hammett has always been known as the primary face melter in legendary Bay Area thrash juggernauts Exodus and Metallica. What most people might not be aware of is his fiendish love for all things ghoulish; Hammett's been collecting monster movie memorabilia since he was a just a wee five-year-old rambling around San Francisco. Decades later, his bounty has become one of the world's finest, and he's ready to show it off.

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