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Local Knowledge: Sutro Baths

119 years ago, the Sutro Baths opened as the world’s largest indoor swimming complex. Today only its ruins remain. Perched atop the westernmost point of Lands End, Sutro Baths is an idyllic San Francisco time capsule that should not be taken for granted. Back in 1895, Mayor Adolph Sutro spent $1 million of his personal money [...]

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Local Knowledge: Kezar Stadium

The NFL Season is upon us yet again, so it’s only appropriate to spotlight Kezar Stadium, the 49ers beloved original home, in this week’s Throwback Thursday post. Kezar officially opened in 1925 after the San Francisco Park Commission appropriated $300,000 for its construction, with the Mary Kezar estate gifting the city $100,000 of that sum. After [...]

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A Conversation with Down and Outlaws

A strong and fervent local music scene is not something strange to San Francisco. It has peaked and leveled, and it will inevitably continue to rise and fall. This being said, as of late, there has been a massive resurrection thriving throughout the current San Francisco music scene. Not unlike the 60s, the attitude, energy, [...]

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Local Knowledge: Golden Gate Park

What once was known as the Outside Lands, would come to be known as Golden Gate Park. Vast and looming in beauty, Golden Gate Park originated in 1860 on the cusp of what was then the western border of San Francisco. Before there was an actual Sunset District, there were billowing sand and shore dunes [...]

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A Conversation with Fritz Maytag: The Man Himself

When asked if I wanted to interview a brewmaster at Anchor Steam named Fritz Maytag, I simply thought “Hell yes!” The question was remarkably unassuming, and I figured Fritz was a younger gentleman who had been brewing at Anchor for a few years, and also just so happened to have a great name. Upon conducting [...]

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SFP x OSL: The Sam Chase

If you haven’t heard of the hard-hitting folk rock group The Sam Chase yet, I feel bad for you. With a voice like “a nun on the lam with a mouthful of cigarettes and curse words in a lonely bar,” and a masterly folk ensemble to match, the San Francisco group helmed by Sam Chase [...]

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One-on-One with Hannah Valente of The She’s

When Dennis Gonzalez, founder of the San Francisco Great Society, decided to organize the first Gathering of the Tribes Festivalat Public Works (this upcoming Sunday, September 13th), he wanted a really special lineup. After all, the festival is meant to celebrate the alive and thriving SF music scene that some have argued is already dead. [...]

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Local Knowledge: Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival

For a little over a decade, the first weekend in October has marked the annual Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival. Nestled in the heart of our ever-beautiful Golden Gate Park, the festival spans through the wooded dimples – Speedway Meadow and Hellman Hollow – between the slight hills and surrounding fields. The three-day music festival was founded [...]

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SFP x TBD: An Interview with K.Flay

On her Facebook page, K.Flay, a 30-year-old alternative music artist, describes her sound as “a version of indie hip-hop, mixed with electronics, mixed with me headbanging.” K.Flay’s style is certainly all this and more; having collaborated with artists from Danny Brown to Louis the Child, it’s obvious that she doesn’t fit perfectly in any one [...]

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A Conversation with Anchor Brewing’s Kevin West

As San Franpsycho and Anchor Brewing’s relationship continues to grow, we’re stoked to be involved with the brewery’s amazing Drink Steam events. As the next Drink Steam event rears the corner (tonight at Make Out Room­–RSVP!), and in order to further our growing bond, I decided to interview one of Anchor’s brew masters, Kevin West. [...]

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