Will New Neighbors Tolerate Bottom of the Hill?
From the latest SF Weekly:
Mike Hendrickson Developers want to build housing around Bottom of the Hill
Bottom of the Hill: Nearly 150 years ago, the corner of 17th and Mississippi in Potrero Hill was home to the Pacific Rolling Mill Co., the largest steel producer on the West Coast. But in the 22 years since Bottom of the Hill opened its doors to live music, warehouses on the former steel site, now operated by the business moving company Corovan, have provided a buffer between amplified rock 'n' roll and neighbors who might be trying to get a little shut-eye.
In late 2011, when Walden Development announced plans to build a Kaiser Permanente medical complex on the Corovan site -- complete with roughly 200 homes -- Bottom of the Hill's owners felt sure the club's days were numbered... [continue reading]
Hidden Agenda: Because Pussy Riot isn't just a group of subversive demonstrators; it's a group of subversive demonstrators whose actions look kind of like punk shows. Conversely, punk shows tend to stylize themselves as subversive demonstrations. For any youthful transgressive endeared to punk as a protest way of life, one defined by its ongoing affront to notions of good taste and normalcy, Pussy Riot crystallizes the same pursuit and touts a larger following than any other "band." Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer and Voina, two documentaries about the group, screen on Saturday, March 8, at Artists Television Access in San Francisco as part of Other Cinema's ongoing alternative film program.... [continue reading]
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