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Monday, January 31, 2011

Mike Daisey Builds His Case Against Steve Jobs, and Explains Why He's Not an Apple Fanboy

by Rachel Swan
Mon, Jan 31, 2011 at 5:22 PM

Check out this new interview with TechCrunch, in which Daisey discusses his love affair with technology, and his process of investigating the Foxconn factories in Shenzhen, China.

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Cal Freshman Does a Gloriously Geeky Gaga Parody Vid

by Ellen Cushing
Mon, Jan 31, 2011 at 3:10 PM

This is great: a "Telephone" parody video all about mitosis by Cal freshman Josephine Coburn. There are, sadly, no sunglasses made of lit cigarettes to be found, but there is — spoiler alert! — a chromosome-shaped hat involved. Get excited.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

ABC Nightline Features Oakland's Turf Dancing

by Kathleen Richards
Thu, Dec 2, 2010 at 11:08 AM

Turf dancing, which became a viral hit thanks to the Turf Feinz and Yak Films, and which the Express covered back in August, was recently profiled on ABC's Nightline. Check it out...

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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Photos: Weezer

by Kathleen Richards
Wed, Dec 1, 2010 at 5:39 PM

Weezer at the Nob Hill Masonic Center in San Francisco on November 29 & 30, 2010. Photos by Clay Lancaster.

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Video of the Day: Rival Schools' "Shot After Shot"

by Kathleen Richards
Wed, Nov 17, 2010 at 11:39 AM

One of Ear Bud's favorite alt-rock bands, Rival Schools (featuring the dazzlingly talented Walter Schreifels) will release a new album, Pedals, on March 8. Here's the official first video for "Shot After Shot."

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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Photos: Stars

by Kathleen Richards
Tue, Nov 16, 2010 at 1:22 PM

Stars at the Fillmore in San Francisco, Calif., on November 10, 2010. Photos by John Joh.

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Friday, November 12, 2010

Still Flyin' on Backseat Beat

by Kathleen Richards
Fri, Nov 12, 2010 at 10:54 AM

Continuing the trend of covering bands using video (like One Night Music), Backseat Beat is a new web site featuring local bands playing live and being interviewed in the backseat of a Volvo (only two members at a time though). Its fifth episode features Still Flyin'. Check it out... unless you get car sick easily.

Backseat Beat Episode 5 - Still Flyin' from Brad Robertson on Vimeo.

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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Video: Lazer Sword "Beasts's Reprise"

by Kathleen Richards
Wed, Nov 10, 2010 at 12:24 PM

Here's the latest video from Lazer Sword (aka Low Limit and Lando Kal) off its just-released debut album, Innovative Leisure. The duo performs at Mighty on December 4.

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Video of the Day: Wallpaper's "Indian Summer" Desert Session

by Kathleen Richards
Wed, Nov 10, 2010 at 12:10 PM

Wallpaper's Eric Frederic put together this video rehearsing a new track while driving through eastern Nevada. "Brought to you courtesy of flip camera, duct tape, and red bull."

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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Thugs, the Musical Needs Dough

by Kathleen Richards
Tue, Nov 9, 2010 at 1:59 PM

LA-based comedian Kevin Avery is trying to raise funds to create his film Thugs, the Musical on

From the comedian:
"Thugs, The Musical is about Michael Gardner, a mediocre, slightly delusional, and very “non-urban” black actor in Hollywood who, after years of auditioning but not being considered “black enough” to be cast in any of the roles that his fellow black actors have been getting - the Gangsta, the fast-talking Sidekick, the one doomed Black Guy at the party in the horror movie - decides to write, direct, and star in his own theater production — an epically bad play called Thugs, The Musical — to show Hollywood (and the world) that he, too, can “act black”.

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