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Volume 43 Number 18-

January 28 – February 3, 2009

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Seeing starzzz

Garage Rock '09: Nodzzz ditch the Pitchfork and ride a wave of praise

Gimme Gimme

Garage Rock '09: We're putty for the slutty rock 'n' roll of Hunx and his Punx

IV to the floor

Garage Rock '09: Bastard bonus combo Hank IV let it rock

Bunny ballin’

Garage Rock '09: Loving that loopy, lupine, leather-bound Nobunny sound


Garage Rock '09: Photobooth pictures perfectly sloppy pop -- plus some really bad Spanish

Rage onstage

Garage Rock '09: A highly selective map to the Bay's gnarliest garage rock

‘Dance party

Smile 'Til It Hurts: The Up With People Story and other Sundance flicks

Gloves on

Leslie Seiters keeps in close contact with the mundane and magical

Revved up on garage rock

Grease monkeys gotta scratch their coconuts and wonder -- a trip through the new explosion

A scar is born

Gary Indiana casts a warm but scathing eye at Utopia's Debris

No joy

Wendy and Lucy's quiet desperation leaks from the screen

The mirror stage

A rare look at Warhol's screen tests

Punch drunkle

Not the face! Amon Tobin, Anna Conda, HOTTUB .... Nine nightlife lip-smackers for the next two weeks

Counting chickens

San Francisco's Restaurante Familiar on Mission Street

The recipe

› andrea@altsexcolumn.com Dear Readers: A few weeks ago, while I was writing about the sensation created by the release of the "bonding hormone" oxytocin at orgasm,...

Union showdown

UHW threatened with takeover by SEIU

Mom and pop lose their voice

The recession-rocked small business community feels neglected by City Hall and used by downtown corporations

Immigrant activists seek Newsom meeting

Will the mayor explain why SF now deports youth?


A buzzing yet intimate Italian spot whose dishes spark lively conversation

Strange bedfellows

Green City: San Francisco's bicycle community finds itself in an awfully strange position

Volume 43 Number 18 Flip-through Edition

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Redefining and fusing genres rather than obeying them

Chris Hillman and Herb Pedersen and John McEuen

Bluegrass is all about the twang

“Japan Dance Now”

Edgy and sophisticated new dance highly influenced by electronic media