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Volume 40 Number 52

September 27 – October 3, 2006

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The final frontier

Aron Ranen surfs reality - to the moon and beyond

Pixies stick

The Pixies new band doc loudQUIETloud: demigods in a low-key mode

Broken social scene

Fear and trembling in Andrew Bujalski's Mutual Appreciation

Grizzly man

Grizzly Bear's Yellow House is warm and welcoming

Boys? What boys?

Boyskout's leader Leslie Satterfield sets the Mission camp aflame


Oct. 3 Music Man Man and Pink Mountaintops With band members identifying themselves as masters of such unusual instruments as the beduggering demonstration and the illustrious quesadilla...


Oct. 2 Film Jesus Camp Fascinated disgust and aghast amusement are two feelings I don't experience often enough. Jesus Camp elicits both in spades. This doc by...


Oct. 1 Music Sonic Youth For 25 years, Sonic Youth have dutifully served as a gateway band. Just as the group has made room in its discography...


Sept. 30 Film/Event Film in the Fog: Them! What sounds like a broken air conditioner, looks like a ghetto-rigged muppet, and will kill its own mother for...


Sept. 29 Music Scissor Sisters The Scissor Sisters are a band that’s hard not to love. They call themselves ridiculous names (Ana Matronic, Paddy Boom, Babydaddy, Jake...


Sept. 28 Event Haute House Burlesque Admit it - it’s been way too long since you’ve seen a good burlesque show. The best way to rectify this...


Sept. 27 Event "Slam Arnold Poetry Competition" Arnold Schwarzenegger has been shot at, beat up, and humiliated as Conan, Commando, the Terminator, and a kindergarten cop. Most...

Firing off at fixed-gears

Those fashionable fixies, now on film

40-year-old teens

ACT, the Magic, and Marin Theatre Company sound off about four decades

Lennon’s boom

› kimberly@sfbg.com SONIC REDUCER Which John Lennon did you know? Initially, I was too young to know him as anything more than the moptop behind...


El Tepa

Without Reservations

Earth in the goblet

In the family way

Lombardi's Fine Foods

Hip buzz phrases

› annalee@techsploitation.com TECHSPLOITATION Usually I don't let the PR e-mails get to me. My standard procedure is to review and delete these missives from alternate...

Be a liver

By Andrea Nemerson

Tidal (public) power

EDITORIAL Mayor Gavin Newsom, perhaps looking for a big issue to bring to a star-studded environmental meeting in New York City last week, suddenly...

Save KQED! Vote No!

EDITORIAL KQED, San Francisco's venerable public radio and television outlet, is trying to summarily abandon internal democracy. The station's management is sending out letters...

Editor’s Notes

› tredmond@sfbg.com So much going on this week: the cops and the San Francisco Police Commission are heading for a battle over secrecy, the cops...

The people’s program

OPINION San Francisco progressives have spent years getting on the political power map. We have achieved amazing victories, such as the 2000 sweep that...