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Review: Giraffage & Spazzkid Light Up The Independent At Sold-Out Noise Pop Show

By the time Charlie Yin took the stage, the audience was already a bit sweaty.

16 hours ago

(Ben Gibbard, Astrid Stawiarz for Getty Images; Mark Kozelek, Caldo Verde)

Ben Gibbard Joined Onstage By Sun Kil Moon’s Mark Kozelek In San Francisco

Last week, Noise Pop headliner Ben Gibbard broke his hand. However, rather than canceling his opening night show at the renovated Swedish American Music Hall last minute, Gibbard opted for another route: tapping Sun Kil […]


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Here’s The Plan To Make SF’s Late-Night Transportation System Less Horrible

A new report by a whole host of San Francisco nightlife, safety, and transportation officials has found, rather unsurprisingly, that our current late night public transportation system is extremely inefficient and unreliable, and at times, […]


(Illustration by Allison Gore for The Bold Italic)

The Spectrum Of Men’s Facial Hair, Ranked From Worst To Best

“Hello, neck beard, my old friend.”


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Giants Mascot Lou Seal To Star In Upcoming Hulu Show ‘Behind The Mask’

Get to know the man behind the mask!


By Simon Durkin [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Dan Savage’s Amateur Porn Fest Is, Um, Coming To SF’s Roxie Theater

What a world we live in, amirite? Famed sex columnist, activist and author Dan Savage is bringing his HUMP! Tour back to San Francisco this weekend, where amateur pornographers can show off their cinematography skills to […]


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San Francisco Is Considering A Leather-Themed Public Plaza To Commemorate Iconic Gay Bar

Once in a while, we’ll read an apocalyptic-sounding headline pronouncing the city dead as we knew it. High rent prices, tech booms, and longstanding businesses shuttering: it’s all enough to cause anyone to jump to […]


From Left to Right: Geographer (Photo by Mike Deni); Cathedrals (photo by Honeyuck); The New Pornographers (photo by Chris Buck)

The Best, Cheapest, And Most Interesting Events At Noise Pop 2015

Ready that aspirin guys, this is going to be a busy week. The dawn of Noise Pop 2015 is nigh, and their insane calendar will take more than a few once-overs to comprehend. From the movie […]


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This Black & White Timelapse Turns SF Into A West Coast Gotham City

We’re suckers for ogling at gorgeous shots of our city, and this video by Toby Harriman is basically scenery porn for our SF-loving hearts. Harriman’s project, however, is unlike others we’ve seen recently. This noir video is shot […]




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