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Volume 41 Number 14

January 3 – January 9, 2007

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Jan. 9 MUSIC Bulbs It gets increasingly difficult to describe how Jon Almaraz and William Sabiston make their electronic drum pads and guitar effects do what they...


MUSIC Kronos Quartet Christmas is brushing off rocks in the rear-view mirror and New Year’s is coughing up exhaust. ’Tis the season for Scraping Foetus off...


Jan. 7 STAGE Chinese New Year Spectacular This touring New Tang Dynasty TV (NTDTV) production arrives in San Francisco just in time to usher in the Western...


music El Dopa Oakland rockers El Dopa reunite for this grindcore spectacular. The band, which features members of Watch Them Die, Grimple, and One in the...


jan. 5 MUSIC Indian Jewelry Rat-king and knife-play imagery, the nagging buzz of badly handled electronics, and LA primitivo beats circa early ’80s Gun Club - such...


Jan. 4 VISUAL ART “Six Pack” and “Hardcore Psycho Workout” You’d bench-press more than the broken-limbed Governator if you could touch the life-size sculptures of...


Jan. 3 PERFORMANCE The Rat Pack Is Back When I was a kid, my parents listened to Frank Sinatra almost constantly and caught him live...

Left Behind: Eternal Forces

Fighting for Christ is like playing Pong in a swamp

P&J jam

The Village Voice's famous Pazz and Jop poll -- minus Christgau


High hopes and vitamins

Get in the Vans

The Pack are young, gifted, and black -- and have a hook on the "punk rock shoe"

Hanging on the ‘Phone

Bay Area band Elephone evade the expected

I heart your dark side

Don't mix up the singer with her song, but do fall for Rykarda Parasol

Dine Listings

Welcome to our dining listings, a detailed guide by neighborhood of some great places to grab a bite, hang out with friends, or impress...

Rapists and fishwives

Love and aggression spar at this year's Berlin and Beyond fest


Jem Cohen's Chain examines consumers and the consumed

The sounds of Berlin and Beyond

Monks and Einsturzende Neubauten docs prick up Germanophile ears at this year's film fest.

Rutting madly

Clubbing '07: an ouch behind, a look ahead

Monkey see

Koh Samui and the Monkey

Private revolution

Big Lantern

Emily Postfeminist

› andrea@altsexcolumn.com Dear Andrea: Recently, my boyfriend and I were at a strip club and bought a lap dance. My experience has been that, as a...

Tears and Happyness

Homeless reality and Hollywood's bootstrap myth

The Off-Guard Awards

Offies 2006: our tribute to the most pathetic moments of the year past

Localize it

Local action: a new initiative aims to deglobalize the Bay Area's economy