A TechnoTihuacan Experience
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A TechnoTihuacan Experience

Hosted by the Queer Cultural Center on June 1st, Technotihuacan was scheduled to be a one night only event with DJ Rob Fatal and DJ Bianca Oblivion video-mixing curated selections dedicated to exploring the Afro-Latinx experience, trans identity, border politics, queer sexuality, pornography, spirituality, mujeria, and gender fluidity. The audio element of the show started … Continue reading

Creators To Watch: Hann Lindahl
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Creators To Watch: Hann Lindahl

Hann Lindahl is a San Francisco-based artist and intersex activist who creates wonderful short comics about mental health and the intersex experience. Lindahl is a self-proclaimed pink enthusiast and often incorporates it as one of the few, if not only, colors in a piece. Their work is full of evocative emotions and subtle humor, especially their … Continue reading

Hello Lucky Chops
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Hello Lucky Chops

Brassy funk band Lucky Chops started in 2006, playing in subways. They became known for covering popular songs like “Hello” by Adele, the video of which went viral. Their covers manage to convey every instrument used in the original, even the vocals, with only brass instruments and percussion, adding a new flavor to the songs. … Continue reading

Studio Artifacts: Alexis Arnold
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Studio Artifacts: Alexis Arnold

Studio Artifacts is an interview series, which invites artists to select, examine, and discuss some of the significant items they keep in their workspace and gives readers an intimate glimpse into their practice. Alexis Arnold is a San Francisco-based artist who uses natural and manmade materials to explore time, transformation, and visual experience. TUBE. Magazine: … Continue reading

Deep Pools See You In The Morning Light.
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Deep Pools See You In The Morning Light.

See You In The Morning Light is a chronical of grief. Scott Ferreter lost his father to stomach cancer in 2012. The musician (previously of Comfort Twin, Cove) then spent the next four years making his upcoming album See You In The Morning Light with twenty-five other musicians and friends, calling the project Deep Pools. Ferreter says the process … Continue reading

Studio Artifacts: Alyssa Lempesis.
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Studio Artifacts: Alyssa Lempesis.

Studio Artifacts is an interview series, which invites artists to select, examine, and discuss some of the significant items they keep in their workspace and gives readers an intimate glimpse into their practice. Alyssa Lempesis is an Oakland-based artist who uses strange and innovative materials to create mysterious sculptures and animations inspired by our internal … Continue reading

A Gesture for VÉRITÉ.
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A Gesture for VÉRITÉ.

VÉRITÉ creates airy tracks with sparse instrumentations and repetitive lyrics. Her songs are atmospheric and her star is rapidly rising. The enigmatic artist sold out her first ever headlining tour last year, and included festival debuts at SXSW, Lollapalooza and Firefly in her list of achievements. She just dropped her new EP Living and already her singles ‘Constant … Continue reading

Do: Celebrate Ss Records with Ozzie, Lil Bunnies & More in SF
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Do: Celebrate Ss Records with Ozzie, Lil Bunnies & More in SF

This weekend, an indie label run on creative obsession celebrates its 15th anniversary in San Francisco. The party for Ss Records, founded in Sacramento, will feature bands like Lil Bunnies, 100 Flowers, Screature, Ozzie, Andy Human & the Reptoids and more Jan. 15-16 at San Francisco’s Hemlock Tavern. “The nature of my record label has never … Continue reading

Go: The Separation of Spines
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Go: The Separation of Spines

Separate Spines is making the rounds. The Sacramento band plays an eclectic mixture of shoegaze and psychedelia they call ‘throat kick.’ Formed in 2014,  Separate Spines has created over 50 demos and played numerous house parties over the years, honing their craft. Their sound brings to mind acts like Ty Segall and Meatbodies, but with an eerie twist. … Continue reading

Elves in Teslas and Far Off Fjords: Mew at the Fillmore
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Elves in Teslas and Far Off Fjords: Mew at the Fillmore

The ten chandeliers and one disco ball of the Fillmore in San Francsico have heard everything. They have heard every sound check, every note, every shouted conversation at the bar when someone tried to conceive how they can charge ten dollars for beer and four for water. Yet the choral swellings and perfect percussion of … Continue reading

Listen: Day Wave.
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Listen: Day Wave.

Jackson Phillips, of Carousel, has a new indie-pop solo project called Day Wave.  He is self-releasing the EP Headcase today; July 17th with a tour to follow.  Catch all the low-fi goodness live at the Phoenix Hotel (San Francisco) on August 4th.  If you are unable to catch that show you will have another chance at The Independent on September 21st where Day Wave will … Continue reading

Carnaval Parades Through San Francisco
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Carnaval Parades Through San Francisco

It is not hard to recognize when Carnaval comes through San Francisco. The two-day display of culture, color, music, and all-around revelry celebrated 37 years on May 23-24. One of the main events—The Grand Parade through the Mission District—featured elaborately costumed dancers, lively musicians, and community groups from around the Bay. Thousands of spectators lined … Continue reading