SFFILM Festival Spotlights #3

April 7, 2017
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(Films #21-#30 of Chad’s goal of seeing 60 films to commemorate SF Film Festival’s 60th anniversary! #60for60th) The 60th SFFILM Festival is in full swing! Be sure to get your tickets now — visit http://www.sffilm.org/festival for tickets and info. Also, be sure to check back here frequently, or follow along at our Facebook page and on Twitter (or follow film critics […]

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The Next Day: Reflections on the Outside Lands 2017 Lineup

April 5, 2017
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But how do you really feel about the 10th Outside Lands lineup? Yesterday brought us the news that every music nerd has been eagerly awaiting in the Bay Area—the lineup for the 10th edition of the Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival. High hopes were raised for this one, and I had a bit of a chat […]

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Festival: DRILL LA – Day 03 @ The Echo and Echoplex (Los Angeles)

April 5, 2017

The music explosion concludes! Anticipation is a tricky thing. Much like hype, it can make or break whatever it surrounds. I don’t think I can even count the number of times my anticipation of something has utterly ruined it. I had built it up so much in my head that when it finally came down […]

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Festival: DRILL LA – Day 02 @ The Echo and Echoplex (Los Angeles)

April 4, 2017

The musical explosion continues! If the opening night of DRILL was a taste of things to come, Day 2 was a build up to the inevitable explosion that appears to be in store for Saturday’s closing night. With use of the entire building, fans and festival goers had a plethora of choices on either stage. […]

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Show Review: Old 97’s at the Fillmore, 3/24/2017

April 4, 2017

The Old 97’s are an alternative country band hailing from Austin; they have been playing twangy rock and roll for the past 24 years. Their songs are three minutes of catchy hooks, marrying country twang with a dash of punk. Their wry cynicism doesn’t mope or lecture – it bursts with joyful irreverence in songs […]

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Festival: DRILL LA – Day 01 @ The Echo (Los Angeles)

April 3, 2017

Three days of music explodes in Echo Park! Wire’s DRILL Los Angeles Festival kicked off with a three band night at The Echo (the smaller of the two venues living in the same building) with performances by Alina Bea, Immersion, and Bob Mould. As I’ve said before, I’m somewhat of a fan of The Echo (and […]

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SXSW 2017: 32 Instant Band Reviews

April 3, 2017

32 bands in five days. My feet still hurt. For those who aren’t in the know, SXSW is a conference in Austin, TX. It’s a place where folks in the technology, film, comedy, and music worlds come together and share ideas. The music portion is the primary reason why I come down, because it gives […]

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Spinning Platters Interview: Ronnie Carrier, “Lost In The Eclectic”

April 3, 2017

A chat with the singer/songwriter the week of her debut album release! If you were a frequent client of Green Apple Books in the Inner Richmond, and especially if you attended their live music series, then perhaps you’re already familiar with singer/songwriter Ronnie Carrier. Though she moved to Portland last year, her guitar twangin’, foot stompin’ […]

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Film Review: The Zookeeper’s Wife

March 31, 2017
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Profiles in courage: Inspiring true WWII story worth seeing Another film to consider in the context of Passover, but for entirely different, and far more somber, reasons happens to open the same day as In Search of Israeli Cuisine. The eve of Passover on April 19, 1943 marked the burning and total destruction of the Warsaw […]

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Film Review: In Search of Israeli Cuisine

March 31, 2017
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Engaging Israeli food and culture doc is a must-see for food lovers Just in time for Passover comes this lovely and charming new documentary that is bound to delight foodies of all persuasions. Documentarian Roger Sherman will make your mouth water with his beautifully filmed images of sumptuous Israeli cuisine dished up by both street vendors […]

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