Tuesday, March 31, 2009

it's tricky

Tricky performed a magical, brooding set on Thursday night, after which he proceeded to wander through the crowd, hugging his fans and thanking them for their existence.

No - thank YOU, Tricky.

More photos here

Watch this space for an exclusive MezzIV interview + video shoot for Pandora...Tricky up-close and personal forthcoming!!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009



Tuesday, March 24, 2009

SXSW x "Hyper Hyper"

Best Bands of SXSW!!!

CRYSTAL STILTS - Bright Night Nursery.mp3

BLANK DOGS - Around the Room.mp3

INDIAN JEWELRY - Come Closer.mp3



Alas, I missed a slew of amazing bands...

SILVER APPLES - Lovefingers.mp3


CLIPD BEAKS - Black Glass.mp3

AND...the inimitable PJ HARVEY...

But a BIG shout-out is warranted to SPACE CAVE for what was, hands down, the best party in town: music + humour + art + smiles + comedy + improv + tipis + mud + good cheer SPELLS FUN!

Hats Off, Space Cave -- Chapeaux Bas.

And, an ode to Indian Jewelry:




Sunday, March 22, 2009

When a hero comes along...

Stare evil in the face.
Friday, April 3rd, 6-9pm
Rock Paper Scissors Collective
2278 Telegraph Ave., Oakland, CA 94612

Friday, March 20, 2009

I found out where all the lonely hearts go.
I remember when San Francisco was colorful.

Be Your Own Rachel Zoe

As stylists have emerged from the shadows of the fashion industry to take center stage, more and more of us have thought to ourselves, I could do that... Now you can put your money where your mouth is and be judged by a community of your peers and industry professionals alike on Chictopia.
Putting together a savagely stylish outfit to go see Busy P and Bootsy in at Mezzanine tonight? Put it on Chictopia. Want to see how others with your same look or body type are pulling off this season's trends? Search it on Chictopia. Want to get in on sweet deals and unique industry opportunities? Chictopians have been used as American Apparel models, won coveted Fashion Week access and internships, and can now win web exposure and cash money (let's face it, gift cards to Target are as good as the green stuff) through Chictopia's new partnership with Refinery29.

So, next time you're watching Rachel Zoe or Patricia Field on E!News and thinking, I could do that... Prove it. Send your links to me (bonus points for shots taken at Mezzanine shows!), and I'll follow up here with a MezzRx compilation of style.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

trans-global romance

a dear friend sent this over this morning...it triggered some chuckles...

"Romantic Man"

...and THEN after a minute's worth of research, i found this:

"Mail Order Husbands"



Monday, March 9, 2009


Likely one of the loudest, craziest shows to go down in SF will happen at Mezzanine on March 20. In the course of only 3 years, Pedro Winter aka BUSY P, has gone from the obscurity of being record hustler beotch for Daft Punk... to building his own record label ED BANGER RECORDS, and if your not familiar with that, does Uffie, DJ Mehdi or Justice (whom he also manages) ring a bell?. It better ho. By far one of the most bangingest bangalter nights at Mezzanine.. BTW I myself will be opening with some dickhead friends of mine... don't be offended when I spray you with my draaaank...

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Feed the Walrus

Walrus TV -- Upper Playground's video page -- has some great work up. Michael Langan is in charge of video ops and does his best to keep things weird. My personal favorite...

And if you haven't already, watch Langan's short film "Doxology." It's what put him in on the map.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Har Mar Super Drunk.

This about sums up last night.
Thanks Kayvon. More photos here.

Ghostly International TONIGHT!!

Tonight's GHOSTLY 10-Year Anniversary is going to be EPIC.

Tickets available at the door for $20.

Check our full coverage on betterPropaganda

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Win a Vintage Moped!

Our friends over at 1977 mopeds want YOU to WIN the ultimate Puch Maxi tech!

Raffle ends tomorrow, so sign up fast>> >here<

We Cannot Be Destroyed: Jasko Begovic @ Shotwell

Ready for the weekend yet? Head down to Shotwell tonight for the opening reception of Jasko Begovic's show, We Cannot Be Destroyed.

Jasko, originally from Official Tourist, has worked with the likes of MIA and Santogold. Head down to 36 Geary tonight between 5 and 9pm to grab a drink, check out the show, and acquaint yourself with Shotwell's wares.

Check out Going for more info...

Shout Out Out Out Out: RCRD LBL mp3 of the Day!

RCRD LBL featured Shout Out Out Out Out's "How Do I Maintain Pt. II" as their mp3 of the day

Head >here< to download it!!

And czech dis:



at Mezzanine: Friday the 13th of March!

tickets >here<

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Les Savy Fav: Noise Pop Finale @ Mezzanine!

Les Savy Fav played an epic show at Mezzanine for the culmination of Noise Pop 2009.

Check out these images, courtesy of Hippies Are Dead

Adieu, Noise Pop...see you next year!


Aside from playing the Great American for Noise Pop last week, Cryptacize put on a private show for those lucky enough to squeeze into this humble Oakland abode.

And check out their blog too. They put together some mix-tapes you can download.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Retro-futurism Reigns at Wondercon 2009

While you were recovering from Noise Pop, nerds the world over gathered at Moscone for the annual mecca of comic and fantasy action: Wondercon.

Photo credit: Norman Chan

I snagged a seat at the Watchmen panel, where they showed the first 22 minutes of the forthcoming film and hosted a panel discussion with director Zack Snyder and the actors.

Photo Credit: Daryn LaBier

Judging by the popularity of the classic graphic novel, and the recent collections of Balenciaga and Gareth Pugh, I think we can count on more super hero inspired retro-futurist looks coming down the runways for at least another season.

Balenciaga, Spring 2009. Photo credit: Marcio Madeira

Gareth Pugh, Spring 2009. Photo credit: Marcio Madeira

Not afraid of spoilers? Check out my synopsis of the teaser shown during the Watchmen panel... I've hidden it behind a link for all you purists out there.

Deerhunter LIVE at Mezzanine!


Monday, March 2, 2009

N.A.S.A and Flosstradamus


Flossy and them chips.


You missed out if you were not at this one.
Classic rave anthems, hyphy, bmore, electro, west coast rap. It was all covered.
Also thank you Lights Down Low for the great afterparty.