Bender's to host a special 4/20 KUSF-in-Exile benefit

The next monthly benefit for KUSF-In-Exile hosted by Bender's Bar and Grill falls on 4/20, so there are plans to make this one extra special. I don't think that means they'll be passing out the sticky-icky at the door, but it does mean there are plans for it to be a "blowout" that will allegedly "BLOW YOUR MIND!!!" (Yes, I believe those are weed puns. And yes, all three exclamation points are from the original — they mean that shit.) Check out this video from headliners Uzi Rash. Looks like someone got into the 4/20 supplies a little early... SF's [...]

Weekend Mix: 2/4-7

Thursday: Chen Santa Maria, Hiss and Hum, Brown Um @ Adobe Books (8pm) Chen Santa Maria - Live at ATA's 21st Anniversary Fundraiser Friday: Thao Nguyen with the Get Down Stay Down, The Thermals, Grass Widow @ Great American Music Hall (9pm, $17) Thao with the Get Down Stay Down - "Know Better Learn Faster" Saturday: The Lonely H, Leopold and His Fiction, The Blank Tapes @ Bottom of the Hill (10pm, $10) The Blank Tapes - "Brand New Start" Sunday: Little Wings, Nicki Bluhm & the Gramblers, Paula Frazer @ The Makeout Room [...]

Episode 137: October 2008 Monthly Mix

[podcast][/podcast] It's time once again for a Monthly Mix episode of our weekly podcast. These eight songs are all from new or recently released albums by some great Bay Area bands. About all of the bands: San Francisco indie-pop band Photons ("Animals") recently released an excellent self-titled debut album. They will be at the Retox Lounge on October 23rd and the Make-Out Room on November 16th. Singer-songwriter Goh Nakamura ("Hangman") latest winning collection of rock-pop is titled Ulysses. You can hear more here and can catch him at the Rickshaw Stop on November 5th with Audio Out Send and Evening [...]

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