Okay, so we thought we were sick of these guys. I mean, once commercial radio got a hold of Home and overplayed every second of that catchy tune we nearly stopped listening to Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros.
However, ever since their new album, Here, dropped on May 29th we’ve become addicted all over again. Aside from Man on Fire, we’re loving the nostalgia in All Wash Out and That’s What’s Up definitely has a similar vibe that Home exuded. Let’s just hope Top 40 doesn’t get their paws on these new favorites.
If you consider yourself to be witty, wacky, and ironic you better know about Betabrand. After all, in an article written for the NY Times, Chris Lindland, the founder of the San Francisco based online-clothing company, described his label as “99 percent fiction, one percent fashion.”
You can see Polica at The Independent this August (get tickets).
Sending a big thank you to those who serve. Happy Memorial Day San Francisco! We’ve been on a hiatus these past few days, but will be back in full force later this week.
This Sunday marks the 75th anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge, and to honor the iconic structure the city turned to local ad agency Goodby, Silverstein, & Partners. The agency created a series of posters that feature unusual angles of the bridge to commemorate this Sunday’s events. We’ve included some of these posters along with a full list of the festivities below.
This week has been an emotional roller coaster in basketball news. First, the Oklahoma City Thunder ousted the Lakers in a 5 game playoff series and then they released these shirts to fans. As a Seattle native and California transplant both of these events left me fuming. Not cool OKC, not cool. But then something good happened.
It is questionable whether San Francisco is a real place. The city is home to some of the world’s smartest people with crazy good talent, but all it takes is nice weather to morph the genius population into a bunch of drunk college kids, and this weekend was no exception.
Our brain cells were the first to go, then our eyesight. There couldn’t have been a better way to finish off an epic day of drinking (Bay to Breakers) then by watching the solar eclipse.
Yes, we know that this post has no tie to San Francisco other than the fact that Yours Truly is responsible for it and we like these guys. Enjoy.
Ever wish you could check out the bar scene before leaving your home? Now you can thanks to tech start-up, SceneTap. The free application, available for iPhone and Android users, is set to launch this Friday in SF. Using facial recognition technology, the app provides users with information pertaining to a bar’s average age, crowd size, and male-to-female ratio. Creepy? We’re on the fence.
PAPA is performing in the city with Milo Greene this Friday at Rickshaw Stop (get tickets). They’re also playing at Outside Lands this August (get tickets).
When you first move to San Francisco you think it’s perfectly normal to take the 14 bus at 1pm; although you soon realize it would’ve been faster and much more sanitary to walk. But aside from the stench of urine and schizophrenic druggies, every so often you meet a kind, eccentric stranger that brightens your day; thus, the Muni Wisdom series was born.
On the 19 bus, en route to Polk & Green
Whether they are humorous, thoughtful, or outright ridiculous we want to hear your favorite Muni quotes. Send them to UrbanNativeSF@gmail.com and we will post them on our site.
Imagine a post on the Castro without a picture of the pride flag or the Castro Theater. Though these iconic images help conjure a neighborhood rich in culture and activism, we’re drawn to the smaller establishments that are just as vibrant and significant.
San Francisco native and Castro resident, Paul McWilliams shares his favorite spots.
Last night’s performance by Lonely Forest and Portugal. The Man at The Independent concluded the national Jagermeister Music Tour and man, it was epic. At first, the decor resembled a high school dance; however, cheesy plastic balls soon morphed into an intense light show once Portugal. The Man took the stage.