Plans announced for new BAM/PFA

This past Wednesday, the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, currently located in two separate facilities on Bancroft Way, held a community open house to unveil the prototype for its new location. The plan has been underway since 1997 when the current BAM building was deemed seismically unsound and
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Rasputin Music expands, taking over Galaxxi

Rasputin Music will soon be taking over Galaxxi’s former location on Telegraph, expanding their grand record store even further. Those passing by can see shelves and racks full of CDs and other items that will one day populate Rasputin’s new extension. When asked about the plans for the expansion, Rasputin
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TV Land: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Fall 2011

It’s September. And everyone knows what that means. The fresh smell of school supplies, annual “International Talk Like a Pirate Day,” and of course, new TV shows. If only the powers that be could combine those last two, then we’d have something to get excited for. So, in the spirit
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This Week In Sound: Hendrix, hip-hop and hella re-releases

Image credit: http://blogs.SFWeekly.com/shookdown This week seems like it’s going to be a blast from both the Fab Four and the psychedelic wah-wah master Jimi Hendrix. The Beatles’ record 1 will be re-released in remastered glory, while a four-disc box set will be released to honor Jimi Hendrix to honor SF’s
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SF Zine Fest this weekend

Zines were the blogs of the ’90s—homemade, alternative publications that allowed the creator to dedicate pages and pages to whatever interested them and their respective subculture. While the most common platform of self-published expression is now digital, many artists, writers and activists continue to make and trade zines, preffering to
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Outside Lands 2011: Interview with Lotus

Ah, Outside Lands. The plethora of people. The omnipresent haze of smoke. It’s a hectic atmosphere to say the least. But, on Friday afternoon, with the fog rolled in and the crowds in an enthusiastic mood, electronic jam band Lotus provided the perfect soundtrack for a relaxed and funky commencement
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