Two Gallants, Q-Bert and Laughing Squid's Unholiday Party: Your Monday Morning Hangover

Weekend recap by Janine Kahn

We're shaking ourselves out of holiday lethargy here on All Shook Down, and we'll be alive-alert-awake-enthusiastic (OK, maybe "sober" is a more accurate term) through Wednesday afternoon. We've a lot planned for New Year's Eve, but before we get ahead of ourselves, here's a brief look back at some of the events we managed to break away from crazy relatives long enough to cover over the weekend:

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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.

Read Sam's Two Gallants review here.

Thumbnail image for Qbert at the independent 062_1.jpgAlso on Friday: Eric K. Arnold time-warped to the '90s at the Independent via a show headlined by crab scratch king Q-Bert, who is known to many as the "world's best DJ." Eric writes:

"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.

Thumbnail image for 122720081600.jpgOn 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.

2008-12-26-Cal-MU-031-RS-PShoot-thumb-400x309.jpgAlso 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.


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