Arts & Culture

12:55pm

Wed January 23, 2013
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: Makrú

Makrú's new single, Ahí Atrás

Today's local music is by Makrú. This San Francisco group blends musical influences from throughout the Latin World. They sing in Spanish and English, about reality and fiction, hope and joy, respect and love.

They’re opening for LoCura this Saturday, January 26, at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco. Makrú – featuring our very own Martina Castro on vocals – show starts about 8pm.

10:26am

Wed January 23, 2013
Arts & Culture

Bullseye Live at SF Sketchfest!

On Saturday, Jesse Thorn will record an episode of Bullseye live at The Punchline Comedy Club as part of the San Francisco Sketchfest

Guests on the show will be Boots Riley of The Coup and 99% Invisible’s Roman Mars.

It’s Bullseye live – this Saturday, January 26th at 4pm at The Punchline in San Francisco – information and tickets at S-F Sketchfest.com.

7:45am

Wed January 23, 2013
Dispatches from Kolkata for 1/23

What's Osama Doing on American Idol!?

Gurpreet Singh Sarin

What's Osama bin Laden doing on American Idol!? Sandip Roy considers the appearance of Gurpreet Singh Sarin on Fox's "American Idol." Does this young Sikh-American hold the key to changing the attitudes and misconceptions of Americans?

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5:53pm

Tue January 22, 2013
Arts & Culture

Hear Here: Ashby Flea Market

Alyssa Kapnik

To hear great recorded music, especially the rare classics, you can either buy it from a dwindling number of record stores, or you can find it at places like the flea market.  Reporter Alyssa Kapnik spoke to shoppers Grant, and Thamsanqa Hlatywayo, and long-time vendors, Daryl Mitchell and David Dean.

THAMSANQA HLATYWAYO: Drums, to start with.  When you come in you just hear all this drumming.

GRANT: Just a mish-mash of everything.  Ashby Flea Market is just one of the weirder flea markets around here.

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5:45pm

Tue January 22, 2013
Arts & Culture

StoryCorps: Finding one's musical niche

Chip Curry and Diana Roberts spoke at the San Francisco StoryCorps booth

As a musician, you have to know how to deal with different types of crowds. Sometimes people aren't paying much attention to you, and they even talk while you're on stage. But other times, they give you standing ovations and beg for more.

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