SF Weekly Articles

Feeding S.F.’s “Heart-Smart,” Low-Sodium Foodies

Planning daily meals for hundreds of seniors is no easy task. SF Weekly It’s lunchtime at Rhoda Goldman Plaza, an assisted living community in Pacific Heights, and the 45-table dining room is in full swing. Uniformed and name-tagged waiters zig-zag around the L-shaped...

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California Girl

Zoe Magee of Zoe Bikini has been selling swimsuits in the Mission for a decade. And yes, you’ll find itsy-bitsy, teenie-weenie, polka dot bikinis. SF Weekly On 18th St. in the Mission, tucked between a salon and a wine bar, is a swimsuit boutique called Zoe Bikini....

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Nasty Dad

U.K. grime producer Mr. Mitch tackles the subject of fatherhood, and tries his hand at singing. SF Weekly In the early 2000s, while Americans obsessed over Justin Timberlake’s solo debut and all things Britney Spears, a new branch of electronic music called grime was...

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The Music Industry Hates Trump

A look at the myriad of songs that have been released since the Commander-in-Chief entered the picture. SF Weekly Los Angeles rappers YG and Nipsey Hussle spearheaded the trend of anti-Trump songs when they released their boom-bap track “Fuck Donald Trump” in March...

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Groovy Fungi

Chicago DJ Mark Farina brought 'mushroom jazz' to S.F. in the early '90s. Now, he's taken it to Dallas. SF Weekly On Twitter, musician and DJ Mark Farina recently posted a photo of two song waveforms. Over one that looked like a solid bar, Farina wrote, “I prefer...

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Oddisee Has All The Answers

The D.C. rapper has perfected the art of speaking his mind without sounding moralizing. SF Weekly Fans who chat with Oddisee — a D.C. rapper who likes to sit at the merch table after finishing shows — often critique his set list or tell him about their favorite songs....

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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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Crusaders of the Strange

Husband-and-wife duo Vantana Row combines rapping, screaming, and bassy electronic production into inventive, off kilter tunes. SF Weekly It’s hard to categorize East Bay duo Vantana Row’s sound. While their music involves rapping, it also includes screaming. Though...

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Grooving With Rockin’ Jim

For more than four decades, the KPOO DJ has been spinning '50s and '60s tunes on nighttime radio. SF Weekly It’s a little before 8:30 p.m. on a Monday night, and Jim Rigsbee is sitting in the studio at public radio station KPOO, shuffling through a stack of CDs and...

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Dank Digits

Incorporating weed into nail art is the new way to show your love for the plant. SF Weekly Walk into any nail salon and chances are you’ll be greeted with the smells of rubbing alcohol and acetone. But a new trend is sweeping the nail-art world that might introduce...

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A Primer on Skepta and U.K. Grime

SF Weekly It took the award-winning London rapper Skepta at least a decade to get on Coachella’s bill. Even though the 34-year-old — widely regarded as a leading figure in the U.K. grime scene — has reached Kendrick Lamar status overseas, it wasn’t until 2016 that his...

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Pop’s Wild Horse

Bishop Briggs has made a name for herself as a moody, melancholic singer, but there's more than one side to her. SF Weekly Sometimes, mixing business and family can be a terrible idea. Other times, it can be a boon for the whole clan. Fortunately, things worked out...

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