What can you say about the city on the bay that hasn't already been said? For
decades, poets, filmmakers, musicians, and cultural aficionados from all walks
of life have waxed philosophically and romantically about this gem of a city.
So many people take inspiration from not only the breathtaking views the city
has to offer, but also the warmth and depth of the locals. Some of the most
cutting-edge artists unveil their work here, and it's the appreciation the cultural
scene bestows on visionary work that makes the city such a unique place. There's
not a nook or cranny that isn't inviting, accepting, and tolerant of the new,
unexplored, and brazenly defiant. Upon entering the city limits, it's as if
inhibitions are lifted and visitors are silently beckoned to share of themselves,
as the city itself lays its own personality out like a red carpet for all to
see. The music scene here is just as vital as its southern California neighboring
cities - forsaking industry and "contacts" for the creative arts and
human contact. The Bay Area witnessed the birth of psychedelic rock, where legendary
promoter Bill Graham brought the uninhibited natures of artists like The Grateful
Dead, Jefferson Airplane, and Janis Joplin to national attention, sparking the
rest of the country to check their inihibitions at the door, if only for a little
while. What's so special about San Francisco? Pretty much everything.
By Heidi Drockelman
Web resources for those who like to plan:
Just the facts… did you know?
- San Francisco is NOT the capital of California - it's Sacramento.
- The focus of change - and growth - in Gold Rush California was the once-tiny
hamlet of San Francisco. Only a few hundred people lived there in the 1840s,
but the discovery of gold brought unimaginable growth. A plot of San Francisco
real estate that cost $16 in 1847, sold for $45,000 just 18 months later.
In less than two years the city burned to the ground six times. Nearly a half-billion
dollars worth of gold passed through the city in the 1850s.
- 49 Mile Scenic Drive: Blue-and-white seagull signs point the way for a half-day
drive through the City's most scenic and historic points. The 49-mile drive
is an excellent introduction to San Francisco as the route winds through almost
every neighborhood and district. A free San Francisco Visitor Map, available
from the San Francisco
Visitor Information Center at Hallidie Plaza, details the drive.
- The City's moving landmarks - cable cars - operate seven days a week, from
6 a.m. to midnight. Scottish wire cable manufacturer Andrew Hallidie invented
the cable car in 1873 after witnessing an accident in which a horse-drawn
carriage faltered and rolled backward down a steep hill, dragging the horses
behind it. The cable cars are the only USA mobile National Monuments.
- The "official" city songs are "I Left My Heart in San Francisco,"
written by Douglass Cross and George Cory and "San Francisco," written by
Bronislaw Kaper and Walter Jurman, lyrics by Gus Kahn.
- There are a staggering number films set in San Francisco. The short list
includes: The Maltese Falcon, Vertigo, The Birds, The Graduate, The Rock,
So I Married An Axe Murderer, and hundreds of others.
- And sourdough bread lasts forever: At the time of the San Francisco Gold
Rush, French baker Isidore Boudin created a tart, tasty loaf of bread that
had a distinctive crust and chewy, soft heart. 150 years later, his recipe
- San Francisco Bay is considered the world's largest landlocked harbor.
- During his engagement at the Fillmore West in San Francisco, Otis Redding
stayed on a houseboat in Sausalito. While there he wrote his last song and
greatest hit: "The Dock of the Bay."
- "The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco." - Mark
- The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco has enough steel wires in its cables
to circle the earth at the equator 3.5 times and it's so big that workers
paint the bridge year round. By the time they are finished with one end it
is time to begin repainting the other end.
This place rules! Best place to watch/play a gig:
The Fillmore Auditorium (1805 Geary Blvd., http://www.thefillmore.com/)
- It's really difficult to even consider starting this category without mentioning
the most famous and greatest room in the city. The legend of Bill Graham lives
on as the Fillmore continues to host touring acts of all shapes, colors, and
sounds, much like it did in the heyday of the San Francisco psychedelic rock
scene. Just taking a moment to admire the psych rock posters in the foyer and
grabbing an apple from the barrel will promptly put you in a nostalgic mood
and get you into the true spirit of San Francisco.
Slim's (333 11th St., http://www.slims-sf.com/)
- Once plagued by a deafeningly uneven mix of sound, no matter what band was
playing, Slim's has taken a giant leap forward in the "rock til their ears
bleed" category. Gone are the days of complaining about the noise that
seemed to accompany every band on the stage - this midsize staple literally
holds down the SF music scene. With an open floor plan it also makes it easy
to find a great spot to hunker down and catch a great rock band in the making.
Bimbo's 365 Club (1025 Columbus Ave., http://www.bimbos365club.com/)
- Upon entering the club, you are greeted in the foyer by an eye-popping, life-size
figure of a naked woman sitting in a giant clamshell. Yes, anyone who's seen
the Chris Isaak Show will already be familiar, but Bimbo's has been open since
1931, serving up every type of music imaginable and kicking up their heels in
the process. There's a reason why this landmark venue still remains vital to
the SF music scene - it's all about the music, and about putting on a great
Bottom of the Hill (1233 17th St., http://www.bottomofthehill.com/)
- Being a reliably consistent local favorite eventually takes its toll on a
great many venues, in cities all across the country. But Bottom of the Hill,
despite the occasional sound mishap, manages to consistently fill the room (a
sometimes tight, sweaty mishmash of flailing limbs and drinks) with knowledgeable
and loyal music fans. As a rule, because of its location in a somewhat desolate
area separated from downtown crowds, bands have to be ready to bring a following
and rock the joint.
The Independent (628 Divisadero, http://www.theindependentsf.com/)
- The Independent occupies a seemingly doomed space at 628 Divisadero - so many
venues have come and gone, in fact, that it's commonplace to mention new owners
and the locals won't be surprised. In its latest incarnation, however, backed
by a consistent and edgy booking promoter, this venue is making a serious run
at ending the turnover in the building. A killer sound system and intimate space
(albeit larger than one might suspect) are propelling The Independent forward
at light speed.
The Pound SF (100 Cargo Way, Pier 96, http://www.poundsf.com/)
- Going to the Pound is like taking a trip to a remote, deserted, and invariably
rustic punk heaven. While the location isn't desirable for public transportation
or taxis, getting a parking spot is never impossibile as even sold-out shows
have room for your vehicular needs. This understated rock bar has been consistent
in bringing an impressive stream of punk, hard rock, and metal bands to the
forefront since opening a few years ago. The big sound, big lights, and loud
rock style could just make the Pound one of the best venues in the city.
Great American Music Hall (859 O'Farrell St., http://www.musichallsf.com/)
- The Great American Music Hall first opened in 1907 as Blanco's, a French-inspired
symbol of San Francisco's rebirth after the Great Earthquake. Since then, it
has served as a swank dance club in the '30s (called Sally Rand's Music Box);
a jazz club after World War II; and a Moose lodge during the '50s before falling
into neglect. But today, music fans and locals call this venue one of their
favorites - one look around at the walls and a taste of the historic atmosphere
will make any of the eclectic performances here one to remember.
12 Galaxies (2565 Mission St., http://www.12galaxies.com/home.html)
- Whether you're headed for music, or merely to "hipster-watch", 12
Galaxies provides an eclectic mix of indie arthouse rock and clientele to keep
you entertained. It's a rather massive, polished space that's not only impressive
on the eyes, but rarely disappoints on the ears as well.
Cafe Du Nord (2170 Market [at Sanchez], http://www.cafedunord.com/)
- Placing Cafe Du Nord in this category feels something like sacrilege. And
while this venue may have been a must-see, must-hear joint so many years ago,
I feel justified in relaying that the excitement level and progressive tendencies
slipped for a little while. With a relatively new owner, however, Cafe Du Nord
is steadily regaining its stature as a place to see inspired booking and an
eclectic lineup of creative and stimulating artists. It is an institution, and
while everyone experiences growing pains and complacency from time to time,
it's great to see and hear this venue taking back its rightful place in the
Last Day Saloon (406 Clement St., http://www.lastdaysaloon.com/)
- Take a bored carpenter, mix in the desire to open up a bar, and what do you
get? One of the friendliest bars in the city, and let's face it, if you've been
hipster-dodging, then you're going to feel more at home here. Because there's
pool, dartboards, foosball, and television, it's sometimes difficult to drag
yourself up to the club area, but when you do, you'll realize that Last Day
hosts some of the best music in the city.
Hemlock Tavern (1131 Polk [at Post], http://www.hemlocktavern.com/)
- To say this venue is intimate could be considered an overstatement. The bar
area is ample enough, but once you step in the back room to catch the band for
the night, you'll feel like an 18th century female locked in a corset. Combine
that with the sometimes strange sounds emanating from the stage (avant-anything
goes here), and you might be in for a head trip you weren't expecting. If you're
claustrophobic, or even mildly freaked out about touching everyone in the room
at once, stick to the front bar.
Mezzanine (444 Jessie [at Mint], http://www.mezzaninesf.com/)
- Can't we all just get along? This is the question that the promoters ask themselves
every night at Mezzanine. There is an electro-funk-punk, breakbeat-lovin' garage
rock, hip-hop vibe going on here that is schizoid, sure, but in the lovable
way. DJs spin, rock bands thrash to the beat, and Mezzanine smirks as it, indeed,
finds a way to bring the entire music community together on any given night.
Cherry Bar and Lounge (917 Folsom St., http://www.thecherrybar.com/)
- A former punk rock and metal bastion, the Cherry Bar is aptly named for its
lovely shocking red paint job. The venue's divided into three rooms - a bar,
a clubby dance room, and a lounge area to sit, hang out, and enjoy the many
indie bands that run through the joint.
Paradise Lounge (1501 Folsom St., http://www.paradiselounge.com/)
- The Paradise Lounge is the club to come to when you just can't make up your
mind, or you have a particularly difficult time pleasing everyone's musical
tastes. The lounge is separated into four distinct areas - a main room for the
headliner of the evening, usually a rocker of some nature, and then spaces for
pool, spoken word/acoustic performances, and a traditional wooded bar area.
If this isn't enough, there's always Slim's and the Cherry Bar down the street.
Rickshaw Stop (155 Fell St., http://www.rickshawstop.com/)
- With a name like this one suggests, you'd expect a theme. Or at least someone
waiting with a rickshaw to take you home after you're done for the night. Alas,
the Rickshaw is simply a relatively new club that is still coming into its own
and finding its audience. But one thing this place has going for it is simplicity,
cheap beers, and an interesting comingling of downtown professionals and Goth
kids gone bad. This one gets a vote based on its potential.
For the gearheads (and those who stole their equipment on the road):
Sam Adato's Drum Shop (283 Ninth St. [at Folsom]) - This one's for all
you drummers out there... Sam Adato simply knows what he's doing, and has the
stock to prove it. Every drummer (or would-be beginner, he sells beginner sets
as well) knows that choosing skins with character invigorates the sound quality
of any set. You'll be able to find what you need here - and Sam's willing to
let you set up in the shop and rock out to find the perfect match.
Haight Ashbury Music Center (1540 Haight, http://www.haight-ashbury-music.com/)
- Open since 1972, this Haight staple provides some of the best quality instruments
in the area along with the best pricing. If they don't have what you're looking
for, of course they'll special order, but what gives their staff the big nod
of approval is that they'll call all the area stores if you're in an emergency
and throw your business their way in a pinch. Now that's dedication to the music
scene. And that's why they rule.
Clarion Music Center (816 Sacramento St., http://www.clarionmusic.com/)
- What is it about weird percussion instruments that captures my attention?
While this shop specializes in the percussion instruments of Asia, you can no
doubt pick up a nifty and unique addition to make your drummer happy (or jealous
- "more cowbell!") and learn a little bit in the process. Besides,
they have a huge selection of gongs, drums, bells, and blocks, along with Indian
tabla drums, African gankoqui, and Alphorns... oh my!
Guitar Center (1321 Mission St., http://www.guitarcenter.com/)
- Another city, another Guitar Center. But we're all in this boat together,
eh? The fine folks at Guitar Center will most likely have what you need if you're
in search of replacement parts, etc. A specialty shop it is not, but providing
the mainframe of any band is what they do best.
Hey DJ! Spin this! Record Stores for the hardcore:
Amoeba Music (1855 Haight [at Stanyan], http://www.amoebamusic.com/)
- Amoeba Music is the record store that people know about even if they've never
been to San Francisco, or stepped foot in the United States. Their reputation
of carrying everything worth having, and then some, plus their encyclopedic
staff, precedes them. But here's something that mostly locals know - underneath
all the glittery new releases, in bins that hold all the indie rock credibility
you need to know and own, are the $1 records. Just start picking up handfuls
of these classics instead of dropping $15 for one record. Thank me later.
Open Mind Music (342 Divisadero, http://www.openmindmusic.com/)
- Down the hill from Haight, there's a store that will send vinyl lovers and
collectors over their collective edge of reason. Tucked away in plastic sleeves,
organized with great care, rock staples and rave records comingle with jazz
legends. Turntables are provided, should you wish to preview your purchase,
and a handpicked collection of 12-inches are available when you're looking for
something off the beaten path.
Tweekin Records (593 Haight [at Steiner]), http://www.tweekin.com/)
- There are record stores that support the local music scene, and then there
is Tweekin and its owner Darren Davis. Not only does Davis release singles for
the best up-and-coming house music artists in the city, but his employees regular
spin at all the clubs and possess a mind-boggling amount of knowledge when it
comes to dance music in all its forms. Because sometimes you just need to dance,
dance, dance to ease your troubles, Tweekin is there for you.
Rooky Ricardo's (448 Haight [at Fillmore], http://www.rookyricardosrecords.com/)
- Co-owners Richard Vivian and Jerry Thompson could be snooty-falooty vinyl
collectors that definitely know more than you do. Mercifully, they use their
powers for good. And their unparalleled collection of/shrine to 45s and generous
attitudes make this record store an experience worth taking every damn day.
They of course boast some unbelievable collectibles, but the easy-on-the-wallet
prices make Rooky's an easy 3-hour afternoon delight.
Record Collector (3170 21st St. [at Mission]) - No CDs, no tapes, no
8-tracks, just vinyl. Appalling customer service from an extremely snobby staff
that ignores you and your ridiculous questions, makes having a conversation
something like getting the Royal Guard at the Crown Gates in London to speak
to you seem easy. It's the classic record store scenario, people, and it seriously
gives the boys in High Fidelity a run for their money.
Street Light Records (2350 Market St. & 3979 24th St., http://www.streetlightrecords.com/)
- Two San Francisco locations make this mini-chain a great place for bargain
hunters in the city. The sellback bins are some of the highest quality, and
best-priced, in the area and their indie roots are showing as soon as you walk
in the door. A great place to buy new releases and old staples, you can't miss
at either location.
Zebra Records (475 Haight) - Because San Francisco is a city of nightclubs,
it only makes sense that there are more DJ stores than you can shake a stick
at. But Zebra is a Haight local store of choice for supplies. The walls are
covered in vinyl, there are plenty of record cases, and a dizzying selection
of DJ mixes and hard core hip hip. But another thing makes this store unique
- the downstairs hosts monthly DJ battles, with some of San Francisco's best
up-and-coming DJs squaring off.
Musee Mecanique (Pier 45 at the end of Taylor St., Fisherman's Wharf,
- Any kind of attraction this is free and open every day of the year is certainly
worthy of mention. But what's unique about this tourist and local-friendly landmark
is the howl of the museum's mascot, a giant animatronic hillbilly with a rollicking
sense of humor that goes by the name of Laughing Sal. Take plenty of quarters
and dollars to partake of the strength testers, the psychic Royal typewriter,
and numerous other gizmos. To avoid loads of tourists, go during the weekdays
and while it's raining.
Camera Obscura (1096 Point Lobos Ave.) - Once you're inside this small
chamber and your eyes adjust, gaze into the center of the room. You'll see a
parabolic dish reflecting external images transmitted through double convex
lenses hidden in the ceiling 12 feet above. The scenes on the dish are moving
(literally and figuratively) in a 360-degree nonstop rotation, revealing live
events from outside. It's really quite riveting, and while I wouldn't condone
the use of any "mood enhancers", let's just say this could be quite
the experience for you.
Burlingame Museum of Pez Memorabilia (214 California Dr., Burlingame,
- It will probably not surprise you to learn that this is the only museum in
the world devoted to Pez - yes, the candy. The real attraction is the unbelievable
collection of dispensers and the lovably bizarre nature of the museum itself.
It's expanded to include more classic toys as well, if Pez isn't your thing.
But don't make the drive on Sunday or Monday, they're closed.
Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center (2301 Hardies Ln., Santa
- Santa Rosa's Charles M. Schulz Museum is a memorial to 'Peanuts,' the cartoon
strip created and drawn by Schulz from the 1950s until his death in 2000. It's
as if Snoopy, Linus, Lucy, and Charlie Brown have come alive to accompany each
guest on a laugh-filled tour through the hundreds of displays, cartoon panels,
and exhibits. Most of us grew up with this cartoon, and seeing the memorial
can be a welcome trip down memory lane. The museum is about an hour north of
San Francisco/Golden Gate Bridge.
Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill (Telegraph Hill/Coit Tower) - You're
trekking up a long, steep hill full of greenery. You get to the top, and as
you're admiring the scenery, you see a flash of green and hear a fluttering
of wings. Look up and you see a flock of wild parrots settling into the trees
above you. You either (a) have a good laugh and gawk at the strange sight of
wild parrots in San Francisco or (b) have a Tippi Hedren moment and run back
screaming into the city. Either way, it's a good time.
SF Cable Car Museum (1201 Mason St., http://www.cablecarmuseum.org/)
- It may seem hard to believe, but at one time the city of San Francisco wanted
to rip out the cable cars and put in buses. The best part of the museum is a
walkway under the streets that allows you to view the working cable, which runs
continuously under the three cable-car lines at exactly 9.5 miles per hour.
Alcatraz Island (Pier 41, http://www.nps.gov/alcatraz/)
- I'm a sucker for penitentiaries. Twisted, but Alcatraz is a must-visit while
you're in the big SF. From 1934 to 1963, being here was far from child's play
for inmates who were jailed in the federal pen - among them felons Al Capone
and "Machine Gun" Kelly. Alcatraz was famous for making escape impossible, and
the Rock housed criminals for whom there was no hope of rehabilitation. Take
the tour with a park ranger (but don't expect the hilarious Phil Hartman cameo
in "So I Married An Axe Murderer") or opt for the self-guided tour,
which is nothing short of riveting. You may need to book in advance for your
trip to The Rock.
Lombard Street (Lombard and Hyde Streets) - It's the world's crookedest
street. So, what's the big deal, right? Well, by making the trek on foot (tip:
start at the top and walk down, you will be glad you read this first), you get
one of the most spectacular views of the city. Make it by car and there's a
good chance it'll stall and incite loads of road rage with the locals. Either
way, it's a unique experience in a "less than straight" city. Another
tip: avoid driving up nearby Filbert Street, one of the steepest in the city,
especially if you have a stick shift. Just file that under: lesson learned.
Wine Country (Napa and Sonoma Counties, http://www.winecountry.com/)
- The hundreds of vineyards that dot the Napa, Sonoma and Russian River valleys
north of San Francisco make for a great daytrip. For the simple life, pack a
picnic and buy a bottle of wine at a vineyard, where you can spread out on the
grounds. Napa tends to be more touristy and its wineries often charge tasting
fees, whereas Sonoma is more quiet, relaxed, and fee-free. Smaller wineries
are generally less crowded and weekdays are even better than the weekends. Not
only is the wine top-notch, but the scenery and drive are beautiful.
The Tech Museum of Innovation (201 S. Market St. , http://www.thetech.org/)
- The Tech Museum of Innovation houses more than 240 interactive exhibits, programs,
and activities to choose from. At the Life Tech gallery, peruse the Virtual
Operating Room, or study DNA samples to determine whodunit at the Scene of the
Crime exhibit. On the lower level you'll find the Exploration gallery, featuring
the Jet Pack Simulator ride and Hubble telescope photos. At the Communications
Digital Studio, you can star in your own multimedia production. This is an ultra-cool,
and truly fun pitstop while you're in SF. Take advantage of the website's interactive
features to help you plan your trip into Tech.
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) (151 3rd St., http://www.sfmoma.org/)
- A collection of some 5,600 paintings, drawings, and sculptures, including
pieces by Picasso, Matisse, Warhol, Calder, and other masters. Possibly the
most important is the Djerassi collection of roughly 140 works spanning Paul
Klee's entire career. The highlight, however, is the 20th-century photography
exhibit, a 9,000-work collection considered one of the best in the world. A
visit here isn't only inspiring, it's exhilarating.
Golden Gate Park (Between Fulton Street and Lincoln Way, Stanyan Street
and Great Highway, http://parks.sfgov.org/site/recpark_index.asp)
- A three-mile rectangle of green that runs from the upper Haight all the way
to the beach, Golden Gate is one of the best urban parks in America. There's
an aquarium, planetarium, a herd of living buffalo, outdoor concerts, waterfalls,
a Japanese tea garden, an arboretum and botanical gardens, an AIDS memorial
grove, hiking and biking trails, lakes, a carousel, a golf course, two windmills,
sculptures of everyone from Beethoven to Buddha, about a zillion more things
to do, and a stretch of California's famous 49-mile drive.
Get your grub on! Pleasing your palate:
Tommy's Joynt (1101 Geary Blvd., http://www.tommysjoynt.com/)
- Tommy's is kind of hard to miss, unless you're bordering on legally blind.
And even then, it's still a toss-up. The garishly painted exterior is just one
of the many reasons to love it. Let's put it this way - if you can't find it,
I can't help you. It's lovingly described as a hofbrau-saloon because the staples
here are simple: meat and beer. And these two food groups rarely come together
in perfect harmony as they do at Tommy's. Great beer, great meat, and ridiculously
Chow (215 Church St.) - You could probably take a straw poll on the
sidewalk and a large number of locals would tell you that they love Chow. Sure,
it looks and feels deceptively like a regular cafe (pizza, salads, sandwiches)
- but further inspection of the menu will reveal oodles of international noodles,
weird sounding and great tasting dishes, and an average entree price under $10.
For a diverse and savory menu, there's just no comparison.
Red's Java House (Pier 30-32 at Bryant) - This is dockside eatin' like
no other. There's nothing particularly over-the-top and no exquisite cuisine
awaits you here. But this shack (yes, it really is a shack) under the Bay Bridge
has been serving dockworkers since 1956, with a friendly attitude and a solid
menu. Breakfast or lunch is the time to come here, so snag some coffee and take
your food outside for a great view of the Bay at midday.
Dolores Park Cafe (501 Dolores St.) - Perched at one of the best spots
in the city on the edge of Dolores Park, there is no shortage of food for the
eyes, ears, or stomach. The sandwiches, salads, soups, sweet cakes, and large
coffee and juice menus will hit the spot when you're spending a day seeing and
being seen out on the town. On the first Friday of each month, catch San Francisco
Songs, a free series showcasing Bay Area solo singer-songwriters.
Dottie's True Blue Cafe (522 Jones St.) - This is probably one of the
best-kept (sorta) secrets in the city. As evidenced by the long lines of locals
that snake down Jones Street to get into Dottie's around breakfast time. The
menu is slightly quirky, but Dottie's bakes its own scones, pastries, breads
and muffins (and some killer cornmeal pancakes) and serves up coffee with the
best of them. Don't be discouraged by the slightly squalid surroundings in the
neighborhood, Dottie's has breakfast that is not to be missed.
Chava's Mexican Restaurant (2839 Mission St.) - I'm a sucker for a great
Mexican place, and I've been known to seek them out as part of my travels. What
we have at Chava's is not your average run-of-the-mill foil-wrapped burrito
barn. The caldo soup, chilaquiles, and a little hair of the dog make Chava's
a morning-after hangover mainstay. Drop in for a beer and menudo (no, not the
cover band crooning the teen pop classics - it's actually tripe soup) or go
to town at the Sunday brunch.
El Farolito (2777 Mission St.) - Cozily ensconced in the Mission area,
this late-night pit stop (food until 3am) will keep you buzzing into the wee
morning hours. Carne asada burritos here are awesome, as is the quesadilla suiza.
You shouldn't have much trouble finding the place - just follow a group of clubbers
down the street and they'll take you right to the line. Come here for the floor
show, though, as Farolito's at 2:45am provides one of the most interesting cross-sections
of San Franciscans that you'll ever see.
Cafe Cole (609 Cole St.) - There's a little coffee dive that sits in
the Haight, consistently pouring out some of the best java to a line of regulars
day in-day out. In fact, Cafe Cole is so tiny that you might notice the line
before you notice the shop itself. And to miss the interior decor of this great
coffeehouse would be a cryin' shame. I would consider Cafe Cole the anti-Starbucks,
because really, I would prefer to look at assorted snapshots and large-scale
paintings of animals dressed in suits than step foot in a chain anyday.
San Franciscans! If you have a favorite hangout or rants about what's
included, let us and all other touring and local musicians know about it! Post
your comments below and let others know where to go!
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