Guerrilla Public Service Can Make the World a Better Place

Regular people are taking it upon themselves to make fixes and repairs around their cities, from cutting back overgrowth to filling in potholes. OK Whatever The next time you walk through your neighborhood, observe your surroundings. At a glance, everything might...

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Cash Rules Every Song Around Me

The American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers recently sued nine venues around the country for playing members' music without paying. The Grand Nightclub in San Francisco is one of them. SF Weekly We’re living in a golden age for live music. Seemingly...

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Doug Hream Blunt’s Funk Revival

Three decades after its release, the 67-year old San Francisco musician's debut album finally enters the limelight. SF Weekly (Cover Story) Doug Hream Blunt was watching TV in his first-floor, Visitacion Valley home when the phone rang. It was the middle of 2015, and...

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Beyond The Stage

The history of San Francisco's most iconic music venues SF Weekly (Cover Story) From techno warehouses to indie-rock taverns, San Francisco has no shortage of music venues. We’re especially lucky to have a few that are over a century old, having weathered fires,...

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Beats Antique

The groudbreaking Bay Area trio is using music to connect global cultures. SF Weekly (Cover Story) “Welcome home,” says a girl with a back tattoo, snaking her arms in the air. I’m standing in the pit of the Fox Theater in Oakland on a Saturday night in December,...

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Finding a Place in Homophobic Hip-Hop

Four Bay Area lesbians are rising stars in a genre that has long-shunned LGBT artists. SF Weekly (Cover story) It’s an unusually warm Sunday in October, and half a dozen women mill around the Chabot Space and Science Center in East Oakland, in a room designed to look...

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The Hatching of Dirtybird

The story of how four friends turned a barbecue in Golden Gate Park into a dance music empire. SF Weekly (Cover story) I’m standing in the center of a party bus, clinging to a stripper pole. Deep, molecule-rearranging bass music vomits out of the speakers, drenching...

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The Yogi and the DJ

Two brothers' separate paths to music stardom. SF Weekly (Cover Story) On a Sunday evening in April, MC Yogi, a 37-year-old rapper and yoga teacher, bounded across the stage of The Independent, wearing a short-brimmed fedora and his trademark rectangular eyeglasses....

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Hitsville High

The unlikely music factory at Pinole Valley High School SF Weekly  (Cover Story) The lunch bell rings at Pinole Valley High School, and hordes of teenagers swarm out of squat, rectangular bungalows. Since the fall of 2013, Pinole Valley's 1,200 students have been...

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A Different Stream

Zoë Keating Wants to Disrupt The Music Industry — In Artists' Favor SF Weekly (Cover Story) It was springtime 2015, and Zoë Keating was staring at rabbits. Through the curved window of the Georgian house outside of London, Keating, a critically acclaimed independent...

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