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James & Evander's 49 Hours
If Moog and Casio could somehow team up with Astrazeneca and create a pill that would give you a synth-laden euphoria, I imagine James & Evander would be the soundtrack to the experience. The pairing of Adam Myatt and Glenn Jackson, J&E have been churning out space jams since 2009’s “The Awkward Turtle EP,” leading up to their latest, “Bummer Pop.” The lead track “Ambigamy” jams like Daft Punk but sooths like The Postal Service, while “Living The Dream” creeps with a more Tears For Fears/Pet Shop Boys vibe. ANDREW POHL
Catch James & Evander at The Independent March 3rd.
Hosting the likes of M.I.A., Vampire Weekend, Toro y Moi, Tune-Yards, Grimes, Geographer, Freelance Whales and Tokyo Police Club among others, this 4000 square-foot (including 1000 sq ft mezzanine) former TV studio, has high ceilings, giant red curtains, and vintage rickshaws affording itself a quirky coziness to the space, which includes foosball and Skeeball tables. What's not to love about this place?
155 Fell Street
2. El Metate
Tucked away in the Mission District on Bryant Street, El Metate is a taqueria less traveled to. Home to one of the most expansive menus of any taqueria in the city, El Metate dishes out fresh homemade salsa, Mexican Coke (People can't get enough of it) and one of the best Mission-style burritos. Their fish tacos are must on any occasion too.
2406 Bryant Street
3. Amoeba Music
A must-visit for any music junkie, one of the world's largest independent record stores is located in San Francisco's historic Haight-Ashbury district. They offer a ridiculous selection of new and used vinyl, CDs and DVDs all under one roof. Free live music every week.
1855 Haight Street
At first you might be turned off by the abrasiveness of the bartenders, who don't act warm and friendly, especially when you order Bloody Marys. But this is a good thing — you want your Bloody Marys to be as spicy and saucy as the bartender shaking them up. And there's no better spot to cure your hangover with a Bloody Mary and a burger.
199 Valencia Street
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