Morrissey/Smiths Fans: Got a Tattoo? New Book Wants a Photo of You

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Despite the fact that their fearless leader hasn't been terribly good to his Bay Area fans of late*, Morrissey and Smiths fans are a loyal, dedicated bunch. More so than many other fans, they are the kinds of people who get tattoos of their heroes. Even ugly ones.

A new book aims to catalog this phenomenon, and its creators are looking for Bay Area residents with Smiths/Moz tattoos to be photographed over two nights this week. Are you one?

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Dave Chappelle Playing at the Independent on Monday; Tickets Onsale at Noon

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Last-minute Dave Chappelle show on Monday!
Update: Tickets were gone in less than 60 seconds.

Well, well: Another spring, another last-minute Dave Chappelle show in the Bay Area. This time the man is doing two sets, early and late, at the Independent on Monday. March 25. Tickets go onsale at noon today and will pretty much sell out instantly.

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Announcing the Winners of the First Voice Media Group Music Writing Awards

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Photo by Christine Taylor
Jesse Sykes
Each week in our print editions and every day on our blogs, the 13 Voice Media Group papers feature some of the best music writing in the country.

That's why we're excited to announce the winners of our first VMG music writing awards. The honor goes to the authors of one blog post and one print piece; eligible were any of our freelance scribes.

The envelope please...

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Check Out Livefyre, Our Cool New Commenting System

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Today, we here at All Shook Down say goodbye to Disqus and hello to Livefyre, the new commenting system for this and all other SF Weekly blogs. Livefyre is pretty cool -- futuristic, even -- so we're excited for you to get acquainted. Here's a rundown of some key features:

Tag your friends on Facebook and Twitter directly through Livefyre to bring them into the conversation. Livefyre brings comment contributors together and makes our site feel more like a community.

Check out what your friends like on Voice Places and the stories they like on the site without logging into different accounts. We've integrated My Voice Nation and the commenting system so you only need one account to stay up on what's new at All Shook Down.

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