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The music you're hearing is by the Wild Rumpus New Music Collective. The eleven members of this ensemble will be playing world premieres of works composed especially for them on Saturday (12.10). Performance time is 8pm at San Francisco’s ODC Theater, in the Mission. NOTE: The music is more...
The performance style of Jonathan Richman is as simple and naïve now as it was in the 1970s, when his band, The Modern Lovers, was influencing what would become the punk and garage band sounds. He and frequent collaborator Tommy Larkin will be at The Great American Music Hall in San Francisco on...
In San Francisco, you don’t have to go to a stuffy night club or a formal classroom to learn how to swing dance. If you want to learn the Lindy Hop, you can learn in the great outdoors. KALW’s Carolina Hidalgo, who is originally from Chile, found the group called Lindy in the Park, dancing in full...
In the battle between Bordertown Skatepark vs. Caltrans, Caltrans has won. Skateboarders who helped build Bordertown beneath a 580 freeway overpass in Emeryville showed up to video tape the demolition. In August, skateboarders also lost The Spot Skatepark to Caltrans. But, there could be another...
The Tenderloin is not exactly known as a tender place to live. It’s the densest neighborhood in San Francisco – home to roughly 30,000 people. That’s about 750 people per square block, and many are low-income immigrants and families living in tall apartment buildings, homeless shelters, or single...
The tiny Tenderloin National Forest is much loved – and some would argue, even needed – as a respite from the dense concrete jungle of the Tenderloin neighborhood. So if access to parks, greenery, and open spaces make such a profound difference for people living in cities, then who decides where,...
Many Middle Eastern refugees are Iraqis who have fled war-related violence. But in the past decade, the largest number of refugees have actually come from Iran. More than 15,000 Iranians have moved to California just since 2006. Though their country isn’t currently at war, many Iranians suffer...
Todays music is by the Change Band, along with the Glide Ensemble. The band will be backing several guests at this year's Love Groove, the annual holiday jam concert benefiting San Francisco's Glide Memorial Church. It takes place Thursday at The Warfield Theater in San Francisco, starting at 7pm....
The Mission Players are in their tenth year together, and they say their ultimate goal is “to produce a high energy live show that makes people need to shake their feet on the dance floor.” You’ll have your chance if you attend this year’s Holiday Beer Fest. That happens this Saturday, November 19...
Economic unrest is at the heart of social movements taking place around the country. But in San Francisco, that wasn’t enough to shake up the political establishment. When voters went to the polls last week, political incumbents carried the day, with George Gascon taking the race for district...
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