Ian Birnam’s Picks of the Week

WHY? at the Great Amerian Music Hall Originating in Berkeley, the experimental group WHY? will be playing this Wednesday at the Great American Music Hall in SF with Astronautalis and Dream Tiger as support. The band juxtaposes folk, indie, hip-hop and electronic music styles that make for a bizarre yet
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This Week in Arts

FILM If you’re not on a flight home come Wednesday evening, you might want to check out the Castro Theatre’s Jeff Bridges double feature. What better way to ring in the holiday season than with The Dude himself? Things get started at 7 p.m. with a screening of “The Big
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Goin’ Off: Looking back on Rock the Bells

Method Man spit on me. Then he made like a flying squirrel and landed, legs wide open, on the metallic railing separating crowd and stage. After his testicle-shifting tumble, myself and a few husky amphitheatre security guards in ill-fitting yellow polos helped Meth to his feet. But the mic never
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Ol’ Dirty Bastard and ‘Dirty White Boy’

That’s right. ODB is back in the news. Big Baby Jesus really should be in the news every damn day, but maybe that’s just a personal preference. Anyway, ODB is going to be played by Michael K. Williams (Omar from The Wire) in an upcoming film written by Brent Hoff (Pranksta and
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Sample Sundays: Ghostdini is…Cool Breeze

“Hey yo, this (post) is like ziti!” What does that mean? I’m not really sure. It sounds cool though, and it’s a quote from the hip-hop track on this edition of Sample Sundays (minus the ‘post’ of course). So, without delay (or anymore slang that only a select number of
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