The main appeal of dance pop, as a genre, is it’s feel-good flavor. The Portland natives that make up the electro/pop group Priory, who opened for Kaiser Chiefs this past Friday night at the Regency Ballroom, definitely seem to agree. The group, comprised of long-time friends Brandon Rush and Kyle Sears has been focused on making energetic, rhythmically uplifting electro-melodies since their formation in 2009. Continue reading Staying Small On The Big Stage: Priory Review
In these past few years, Netflix has gone from an online movie delivery service to one of the best original content providers in television today. Shows like “House of Cards” and “Orange Is The New Black” have put cable and primetime channels on their heels. And if “Daredevil” is any indication, Netflix isn’t letting up. Continue reading Daredevil Review: Marvel’s Ambitious Partnership with Netflix Pays Off
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Tonight The Stud at 399 Ninth St. & Harrison hosts weekly party, ALL MEN ARE EVIL EXCEPT MY GIRLFRIEND. Party throwers promise you that it is San Francisco’s one and only club for “queers and their dears, riot grrrls, punks and punkettes, misfits of all kinds and related ilk of revolutionaries.” Though it is not likely “Viva La Vida” will be played anywhere in the venue that night, let alone inside. In fact, resident DJs will be spinning old favorites from Bikini Kill, Bratmobile and Plasmatics to give you the most frightening dance party playlist since the 1993 Seattle basement scene. Admission is five dollars at the door.
Director Matt Wolf showcases his debut documentary feature, “WILD COMBINATION: A Portrait of Arthur Russell” this weekend at the Roxie Theatre. Via family members and comrades, Allen Ginsberg and Philip Glass, Wolf tells of Mr. Russell’s bizarre and tragic musical career. Russell fused his cellist expertise with disco sensibilities to create some of the wildest tonal combinations the New York dance scene had ever experienced. It has earned him a spot on a short list of never-to-be forgotten avant-garde composers.
From campus you can take Muni 33 from the SW corner of Fulton & Stanyan (street side opposite USF campus) towards Portrero Hill. The Roxie is located on 3117 16th St. Showtimes start Friday Nov. 7: 6:30 p.m., 8 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday matinees: 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.
Buzz band Natalie Portman’s Shaved Head supports The Faint fall tour on Saturday when they stop by the Warfield Saturday Nov. 8. Doors at 7 p.m. Show at 8 p.m. Tickets are still available at Ticketmaster. From campus take the Muni 5 downtown. The Warfield is located on 982 Market St.