Friday, September 25, 2020

Tag: The Fillmore

Forget the ‘pale male’ podcast scene, here’s Bitch Talk

In 2012, Erin Lim, a publicist and Karyn Paige, a digital marketer, had just appeared on a San Francisco podcast called Your Straight Male Friend, co-produced by Charlene Goto....

Howdy, neighbor! Storied: San Francisco podcast bridges divide

"How can you get to know your neighbor, when you can't even shake their hand right now?" Podcaster Jeff Hunt posed the question to me over the phone, but...

Preston wants rent control for Midtown

Supervisor Dean Preston announced Tuesday the introduction of legislation that would bring the Fillmore-Western Addition’s historic Midtown Park Apartments under rent control. The rents at the Midtown Park Apartments had...

Brittany Howard’s fearless ‘Jaime’ blasts racism’s specter

With "Jaime", a fearless debut solo album from Brittany Howard (appearing Fri/22 at the Fillmore, SF), the incendiary lead singer of Alabama Shakes, there is such an extreme energy...

Two big victories for tenants at Midtown apartments

Five years into the ongoing campaign for tenant ownership and self-management at the Midtown Park Apartments, residents have won two major victories. Earlier this year, the Mayor’s Office of Housing...

Natasha Bedingfield takes some poignant new curves

Natasha Bedingfield (playing Sun/3 at The Fillmore) has never been overtly political in her music. That is, until the Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter — best known for her multi-platinum-selling singles “Unwritten,” and...

Vallie Brown tenant disputes the supervisor’s version of her eviction

A tenant who lived in the Fillmore Street building that Vallie Brown bought in 1994 told me today that Brown’s account of what happened 25 years ago was inaccurate. Brown...

Finished with labels, Finish Ticket starts anew

Finish Ticket is finished with Elektra Records. The Alameda indie-pop band (appearing Sat/28 at Slim's, SF) was signed by the mega-label in 2014 after years on the Bay Area all-ages...

Hopes, fears, dreams, and ‘The Last Black Man in San Francisco’

Two African American dreamers, Jimmie (first-time actor Jimmie Fails) and Mont (Jonathan Majors) are struggling to survive in the unforgiving reality of the City by the Bay in “The...

‘Take back our lives:’ The words of poverty scholars

May 2 marks the 10-year anniversary of the passing of poet Al Robles. Al Robles was conferred much respect as a poverty scholar of POOR Magazine and remains an...