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Spinning Platters Interview: Anne Norland & Scott Hayes, Silence! The Musical

January 26, 2017

Silence! The Musical opens at the Victoria Theatre in San Francisco on Friday, February 3rd — tickets here. The “unauthorized parody of Silence of the Lambs” is a show you are not to miss. In eager anticipation for the show, I got the opportunity to ask the two leads, Anne Norland (who plays Clarice Starling) and Scott Hayes […]

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Final Goodbyes of 2016: Notes on Who We Will Miss

January 17, 2017
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2016 will go down in history as the year in which all of our heroes died. Most everything that happened felt like a cold darkness, and the world feels like a worse place. Here are a few thoughts from our writers about a few of our favorites who passed away this last year…

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Film Feature: Chad’s Top 10 Films of 2016

December 31, 2016

Spinning Platters film critics present their top 10 films of 2016 Spinning Platters film critics Carrie Kahn and Chad Liffmann each share their ten favorite films of 2016. Here is Chad’s list, presented in descending rank order. And check out Carrie’s list! 10.) Hail, Caesar! It takes a few viewings to fully appreciate the tremendous wit and […]

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Film Feature: Carrie’s Top 10 Films of 2016

December 31, 2016

Spinning Platters film critics present their top 10 films of 2016 Spinning Platters film critics Carrie Kahn and Chad Liffmann each share their ten favorite films of 2016. Here is Carrie’s list, presented, unlike last year’s alphabetized list, in descending rank order. And you can check out Chad’s list here to see which one of […]

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Listen to At-The Drive In’s First Song in 16 Years, “Governed By Contagions”

December 8, 2016
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A brand new sonic explosion from the Texas quintet It was never predicted to happen again, but it has: after nearly two decades, the El Paso post-hardcore masterminds of At The Drive-In have not only continued to stay united AND tour, but now there is finally new studio material in recorded form available! Now on Rise Records, […]

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Treasure Island Music Festival 2016 Journal, Day 1

November 3, 2016

For 10 years, the Treasure Island Music Festival has been one of the best-run and best-booked music festivals in the world. Situated on Treasure Island’s west lawn, we got to experience picturesque views of San Francisco, along with some of the best weather and some of the most innovative performers of our time, often just […]

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Treasure Island Music Festival 2016 Journal, Day 2

November 3, 2016

Day two of Treasure Island started out significantly easier. The winds were calm, and only light sprinkles were on the horizon. Still, I think people were a little nervous about the weather (Or simply stayed out partying late the night before), as when I arrived at 11:30 am on Sunday, the park looked pretty deserted. […]

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The Insiders’ Guide to the Treasure Island Music Festival (Updated for 2016)

October 10, 2016

This weekend’s Treasure Island Music Festival has quickly become my favorite musical event of the year. There are no conflicting set times, so you can see everyone on the bill. The size of the festival is fairly small, so it’s easy to get around. The setting in the middle of San Francisco Bay is absolutely […]

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Spinning Platters Interview: Comedian Paco Romane

August 3, 2016

Paco Romane is one of the greatest Bay Area comedians. In addition to doing stand-up all around the Bay all the time, he hosts the Sup Doc Podcast with George Chen. He’s also performing at the Outside Lands Music Festival this weekend, where he has curated a set of his favorite comics to open the […]

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Top 10 Outside Lands 2016 Acts From The Bottom Half Of The Poster

July 25, 2016
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Yes, it’s that time of year again. Outside Lands is about to begin, and with it, a slew of great acts you love — as well as a bunch of bands you may have never heard of before. I know that your instinct is to sleep in and show up just in time to let Third Eye Blind […]

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