Hear Jonathan Richman celebrate the life and music of Lou Reed this Sunday on Radio Valencia

And it’s on Lou Reed’s actual birthday! Here’s the deal:

Jonathan Richman is coming on Wax! Crackle! Pop! and we’re dedicating two hours to Lou Reed and The Velvet Underground. Lou would have turned 72 on March 2. It’s well known that the Velvets were a huge influence on Jonathan and The Modern Lovers. We’ll play some of our favorite VU songs and chat about Lou and the immense legacy he left behind.

Sounds killer! Tune in this Sunday, 10-midnight: radiovalencia.fm

The official Mission Mission Noise Pop show starring No Age is tonight

Let’s listen to everyone on the bill…

RSVP and invite your friends and get advance tickets! If you want.

More Dolores Park renovations mean more Dolores Park closures

Saturday, March 1, 2014. That’s tomorrow.

Today (rainy, rainy today) is your last chance to enjoy classic “hipster hill” (aka “tallboy terrace”) before it’s closed and razed and slowly renovated over a period of many months. Where will all the tallboys go?

[via Dolores Park Works]

Bible says what

I googled it:

I’m definitely going to start writing my name =ALLAN= though.

[via C'mon Pony!]

Poll: Google Bus vs. Google Glass

Rad map with lots to say tells you everything you need to know about the Bay Area

Like what lies on the other side of the Hills of Income Separation; where to find Tiki Bar Naval Island (Fun fact: I just went to Forbidden Island for the first time last weekend, and I urge you to do the same, but only after checking out the American Pinball Museum); and of course, New Hipster.  Spanning the Bay all the way from Rusty Ship Graveyard to Those Oh So Colorful Salt Marshes, it also answers the most important question, “Why do we love Norcal?”

Because Hawk Hill.


Who do you love?

[via Abby]

Crooked cops in the Mission!

The newly independent Mission Local reports:

A federal grand jury in San Francisco  indicted two police officers and a former police officer who were assigned to the Mission Station with “conspiracies to distribute controlled substances, against civil rights, and to commit theft concerning federally-funded programs,” according to a press release issued Thursday from from the U.S. Attorney’s office.

One officer was also charged with extortion.


The Mission Station defendants include Sergeant Ian Furminger, 47, of Pleasant Hill, Officer Edmond Robles, 46, of Danville and Reynaldo Vargas, 45, of Palm Desert, California.

The defendants were issued a federal summons and will make their initial appearances tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. before the US Court Judge Elizabeth D. Laporte in federal court in San Francisco.

Defendant Vargas will appear before Judge Laporte at 2:00 p.m. today.

Read on.

[File photo by Chris Bunting]

Bad Blood with Joshua Cobos: I’m Heading up to San Francisco this Weekend

Every now and then, the now-LA-based but still SF-devoted photographer Joshua Cobos shoots a roll of film just for us. He picks the best 13 shots and we call it “Bad Blood with Joshua Cobos.” Here’s a message from Joshua:

I’m heading up to San Francisco this weekend for Noise Pop. Allan and I agreed to start Bad Blood during one of the shows of the weeklong fest. I remember Lizzy and I talking too loudly while Mac from Superchunk was playing ‘Driveway to Driveway’ at the Swedish American Hall. Another concertgoer sternly hushed us in a stage whisper. We had become those people at the show that talk too loud. The three of us then slunk up ashamedly to the balcony where they bought me a beer and asked about my on again off again relationship with Ashley. I was living off Mcallister then and I think about that neighborhood all the time. For now, the bay every three or four months or is almost enough to not feel too far away.

Thanks, Joshua! Glad you and Ashley are having fun down in LA! See you at Noise Pop!

Ten more shots after the jump:


Candy Winters on the Google Glass controversy