CONTEST: Win tickets to Elephant 6 film screening and PERFORMANCE at the Roxie!

Elephant 6, the collective made up of Neutral Milk Hotel, Of Montreal, Apples in Stereo and many other indie rock favorites, have been working on this feature film Major Organ and the Adding Machine for a while, and on Sunday, they’re screening it at the Roxie. AND playing some songs. Their show at the Independent the night before is sold out, so if you don’t have tickets to that, you might want to hurry up and buy tickets to this.

OR, you could try to win tickets by entering our contest. Leave a comment below relating a personal anecdote about any Elephant 6 project or any instance of a group of musicians making a foray into the realm of cinema, and we’ll pick two winners based on merit. Each winner will get a pair of passes. Contest ends at 8pm on Thursday.

A day at the races

You know how you’ve been meaning to go to Dollar Day at Golden Gate Fields for like a hundred years and you’ve still never been? You should go finally, seriously. I did recently, and it was a lovely day.

The photo ops are plentiful:

The ponies are majestic:


Chinatown cheap eats for brave souls

$2 a plate! And you think it’s expensive to eat here.

Ok, so you might have to eat some goose feet. Still, that’s a deal. Goose feet cost $10 each in Hong Kong.

Pizza Monster

Is it just me or is this guy waaay more menacing than he should be?

[Photo by The Minutes]

Acid-washed jeans are back!

Lookin’ good!

[Photo by We Built This City]

Find out exactly how to pronounce ‘Chopin’

Oh you like Chopin, do you? What else do you like? Pizza? Oxygen? Because to classical people that’s like saying, “Boy, do I love movies. Have you seen the Godfather?” Anyways, Tuesday March 1st is Frederic Chopin’s 201st birthday and there will be a great show in the city celebrating his music.

Classical Revolution started as a site-reading jam session at Revolution Cafe consisting of top-notch chamber music musicians and has since evolved into a world-wide collective. For every major composer’s birthday they do these these commemorative shows, usually free at Revolution Cafe on Mondays.

This one, however, is at an Ethiopian restaurant in the Fillmore district called Sheba’s (across from Yoshi’s), and from the bitching I’ve heard from pianists at Rev, it’s probably got a much nicer piano. Don’t worry, there aren’t that many steep hills getting there.

Here’s the scoop from facebook:

Join us as we celebrate the 201st birthday of Polish composer Frederic Chopin.

8pm Christine McLeavy
Selected works

845 William Kirkpatrick
Etude in Ab major, Opus 25/1
Berceuse, Opus 57
Etude in C minor Opus 25/12
Waltz in Ab major Opus 69/1

915pm Mayumi Urgino
Nocturne in E minor, Opus 72/1

930pm Kristina Soriano
Waltz in C# minor, Opus 64/2
Nocturne in C# minor, Opus Post
Nocturne in Eb major, Opus 9/2
Fantasie Impromptu, Opus Post 66

1030pm Allison Lovejoy
Nocturne in F# major
Nocturne in Bb minor
Etude in E major, op 10/3

1130pm Michael Tan / Samsun van Loon
Cello Sonata

Sheba’s is a piano lounge / Ethiopian restaurant in the Fillmore District, across the street from Yoshi’s.
The piano is a nice baby grand and the food is awesome (spicy!!)

$5-20 donation supports tonight’s musicians.

And here’s a taste to get you in the mood:

The comic book guide to the Mission

This amazing cover was created by Chuck Whelon for an upcoming book called “the Comic Book Guide to the Mission”. There’s a release party for the book this Friday, March 11 · 7:00pm - 10:00pm at Mission Comics and Art.  I’m disappointed that Rob Liefeld didn’t make a submission, though. Maybe next year! Nonetheless, it will be a great time, here are the details:

Come celebrate the BRAND NEW “Comic Book Guide to the Mission”! Gather and meet many of the creators of this fabulous and entertaining neighborhood resource. Food! Drinks! Fun!

Featuring the talents of: Sean Chiki (Wunderkammer), Jamaica Dyer (Weird Fishes), Andrew Farago (The Cartoon Art MuseumWilliam Bazillion), Shaenon K. Garrity (NarbonicSkin Horse), Justin Hall (All Thumbs PressTrue Travel Tales, Glamazonia), Mario Hernandez (Love and RocketsCitizen Rex), Greg HinkleNomi Kane (Chutzpah!), Jonas Madden-Connor (Ochre Ellipse), Paul Madonna (All Over Coffee), Omar Mamoon (The Mission: Taco), Amy Martin(Bachelor GirlThe Single Girls), John MathisAindrila MukhopadhyayRoman Muradov (Sad Comics), Jen OaksAriel Schrag (Potential,LikewiseAriel and Kevin Invade Everything), Matt Stewart (The French Revolution), Alfred Twu (First Cultural Industries), Dan V. (American Objects), Geoff Vasile (Trackrabbit), Jeff WalkerMike White (Amity Blamity), Clint Woods (Fernetiquette), and Rick Worley (A Waste of Time). Plus, behold this amazing cover by Chuck Whelon (Pewfell).

RSVP on Facebook

[via Mission Comics and Art]


We have pizza

You guys need to start reading Summer Is Rad if you aren’t already. Its author (a longtime Missionite so far as I know) calls it a “picture blog,” and that’s what it is. It’s a bunch of pictures, not necessarily related to one another, often not credited. But what a collection! The curation here is superb. Good stuff (like the above for instance omg) all through the day, day in and day out.

I know there are a lot of blogs like this out there, but this one is just a little special for some reason.

Rosemary water

Yes, this is a rosemary water, no ice. It’s what everybody was drinking tonight at Beretta, even celebrity chef Danny Bowien.

I didn’t love it, but it worked okay so long as you had a Fernet-on-the-rocks-with-a-twist-of-orange back.

Creative parking job

And by creative I mean “creative.”