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Beach House @ Bimbo’s SF 4/14/2010 February 26, 2010

Filed under: indie music,Live,Music — MizMuze @ 6:06 pm
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New North American tour dates announced for Beach House!  Baltimore, Maryland’s dream pop duo will be playing at Bimbo’s 365 Club in San Francisco on 4/14/2010.




Song of the Day – Friday 2/26/2010 Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Filed under: indie music,Music — MizMuze @ 9:33 am
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MizMuze was out waaaaay past her bed time last night at the Noisepop Zee Avi show at the Rickshaw Stop (more on that later).  So…no new band for today’s SOTD.  Can’t go wrong with YYY’s, and this song needs no explanation—just watch and listen…

Yeah Yeah Yeahs – skeletons



NEW IN-STORE ADDED: Surfer Blood – San Francisco – Thursday, April 1, 2010 06:00pm February 25, 2010

Filed under: indie music,Live,Music — MizMuze @ 1:08 pm
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Just announced…see Surfer Blood for free, live at Amoeba Records in San Francisco on Thursday 4/1/2010 at 6:00 pm:



Funny or Die’s Drunk History – Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln

After two bottles of wine there may be a little distortion in the retelling of the history of Frederick Douglass, but Jen Kirkman gives it a go with the help of Don Cheadle and Will Ferrell…see the whole 5-minute video on HBO’s comedy series Funny or Die…

Funny Or Die Presents: Drunk History (HBO) Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln


Song of the Day – Thursday 2/25/2010 Cold Cave

Do you miss the days when you were all about black—clothes, eyeliner, nail polish, lipstick, attitude? Your jet-black hair hanging in front of your face as you stood in the corner listening to New Order and Joy Division and thinking, “only Ian Curtis really understands me.”  Well now that you’re all growns up, relive your painful youth with Philly’s (now based in New York) Cold Cave; only now you realize love won’t tear you apart, but love comes close…and just when you think you’ve got Cold Cave pegged as New Order Redux, listen to “Life Magazine” for a disco dance-ready happy-go-lucky “now you’re part of the in-crowd” jam…

Cold Cave – Love Comes Close

Check out more of Cold Cave’s tunez:



Massive Attack Guest DJ’s on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic February 24, 2010

Filed under: indie music,Radio — MizMuze @ 10:33 am
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Massive Attack (Robert Del Naja and Grant Marshall) will be sharing their favorite songs in a Guest DJ set on KCRW’s program ‘Morning Becomes Eclectic’ today at 11:15 a.m PST. 




Song of the Day – Wednesday 2/24/2010 Los Campesinos!

Filed under: indie music,Music — MizMuze @ 7:27 am
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Seven-piece (live they are an eight-piece) indie-pop band hailing from Wales (although none of the band members are actually Welsh) all with the last name Campesinos!  They are a must-see live…

Los Campesinos! – There are Listed Buildings

The bands’ official second album ‘Romance is Boring’ dropped last month.  They just announced their return to the Bay Area with a 5/7/2010 gig at the Regency Ballroom in San Francisco.  Get all their tour dates on their websites:




Zach Galifianakis interviews author John Wray

Filed under: Comedy — MizMuze @ 7:25 am
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Zach Galifianakis (The Hangover, Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis, Bored to Death, Funny or Die) does a little role reversal in his interview with John Wray (author of the critically acclaimed ‘Lowboy’) who is promoting his latest novel now in paperback. As the two pretend to be each other, what transpires is pure Zach-style comedy (even his typing is hilarious)…

Zach Galifianakis and John Wray


Song of the Day – Tuesday 2/23/2010 Yeasayer February 23, 2010

Inspired by music from the Middle East and Africa, this Brooklyn band dabbles in psychedelic and experimental rock, with a little worldbeat thrown in for good measure…

Yeasayer – Ambling Alp

Yeasayer’s latest release “Odd Blood” was released on 2/8/2010.  Catch Yeasayer supported by Sleigh Bells at the Fillmore on 4/17/2010 after their Coachella gig.



Cinequest Film Festival 20 Opening Night 2/23/2010 in San Jose February 22, 2010

Filed under: Film,Film Festival,indie film — MizMuze @ 1:05 pm
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Are You a Maverick?

You betcha.  No.  Not the kind of Maverick that shoots wolves from helicopters, winks at opponents, and writes notes on their hands.   I’m talking about the kind of Maverick that shoots enemy MiG’s while flying upside down, flips the bird, and still looks hot while playing beach volleyball.  Now you’re talking to me Goose. 

Well if you fall into the second category then you are going to want to check out this year’s Cinequest Film Festival in San Jose.  Celebrating its 20th anniversary, Cinequest has been empowering the Maverick to astound, electrify, and inspire the world of cinema.  The Cinequest Film Festival presents a dynamic 12-day event of 200 international films with over 600+ film artists, technologists, and professionals from 44 countries.

Opening night begins tomorrow 2/23/2010 with the screening of “The Good Heart” starring Brian Cox (Match Point, Troy, The Bourne Identity) and Paul Dano (Little Miss Sunshine, Gigantic).  This year Deepak Chopra and Benjamin Bratt will be receiving Maverick awards and honors.  The festival closes on 3/6/2010 with the screening of “Mother,” a South Korean film about a mother (of course) devoted to her mentally challenged adult son. 

Get all of the festival details on their website: