Two Gallants, Q-Bert and Laughing Squid's Unholiday Party: Your Monday Morning Hangover
Weekend recap by Janine Kahn
On Friday, Sam Prestianni headed to the Fillmore to see darkish indie duo Two Gallants, an experience he says was probably better than "banging heroin while watching It's a Wonderful Life for the 7th time in a row." (We failed to ask him just how he knew this.) The venue was packed with old friends and longtime fans, and much singing-along ensued.
"Make that the Universe's best DJ. Though he claims to be from Daly City, there have long been suspicions that Richard Quitevis, aka Q-Bert, is in fact an extraterrestrial being. Q's otherworldly turntable skills and schwa-like facial features have done little to dispel this notion; if he's actually a visiting Venusian who pals around with Klaatu and has a interstellar scraper with a sick-ass sound system featuring subatomic subwoofers, it wouldn't surprise anyone who's followed his career since the early '90s."Read the whole thing (and see more photos) here.
On Saturday, Tamara Palmer crashed Laughing Squid's 2nd Annual Unholiday Party, which took place at a top secret location and was pretty festive for something with such a name.
We really dug the jellyfish lamps (pictured) and wish we could install a couple over our China Basin cubicle.
Click here for Tamara's recap, more photos and some video.
Also on Saturday: Joe Eskenazi caught the Emerald Bowl at AT&T Park. We're not much for games that involve only one ball, but we did enjoy the photos of daredevils parachuting onto the 50-yard line.
Read Joe's review over at our sister blog, The Snitch.