Toxic Holocaust “Acid Fuzz” Video by Adam Avilla

Adam Avilla is an amazing animator and director from the SF Bay Area. Here’s his latest mind-bender, a video for Portland based Toxic Holocaust.

In case you didn’t know

True Love

Found this little love declaration in an alley around the Tenderloin/Civic Center area. Have you come across any alley treasures that don’t involve human feces next to a bar? Send them to dara.katrina@gmail.com

Clever!

For awhile, there was nothing noteworthy written on any Stop signs, but this one is beyond perfect!

21st + Bryant

Have any pictures from the Misison worth sharing? Send them over to dara.katrina@gmail.com!

Inks of Truth presents: Purpose Beyond Reach is a showcase that serves as a platform for expression as well as humility by doubling as an art show and a canned food drive for the Thanksgiving season. Purpose beyond Reach highlights the thriving artistic enclave within the SOMA district, involving local artists who have united under a generous impulse to set individual benefit aside and instead, work as a creative group striving towards the well-being of the San Francisco community.

Inks of Truth is a local collective composed of photographers, writers, poets, artists and musicians, including Patience the Virtuous who will be debuting his album at the showcase, striving to bring art events to areas of the city where creative expression is overlooked. Members pride themselves in their involvement with community outreach programs and events, providing a sharper perspective that contributes to a larger body of artistic work.

Inks of Truth presents: Purpose Beyond Reach will be held at the Rancho Parnassus Café, which will be open for business during the art showcase, between 6th and Minna on November 20th,2010. As a food drive, the entry fees for the evening are canned goods that will be donated to the Martin de Porres House of Hospitality for the Thanksgiving holiday. For more information, visit http://www.wix.com/purposebeyondreach/inksoftruth

Everyday is like Smithsday- This Charming Man

Its official- San Franciscans really like The Smiths and the Mozzer himself. In fact, the love for this 80′s pop band is so explicit that it is nearly impossible to walk into the Arts Institute and not:
a) See a Smiths/Moz shirt
b) Hear a lyric from the ‘Louder Than Bombs’ complication slipped into regular conversation
and

c) Run into another a 5’4” Morrissey look alike

As an ode to one of the bands that will instantly earn you major hip points at a SFAI bash- and of course to the greatest musical enigma himself- SFTACO presents to thee: Smithsday (on Sundays, get it?)

Charmed, we are.

Got a favorite jam you want on hear next Sunday? Or even a funny story that has the Smiths/Moz playing as the soundtrack to your life? Send an email to dara.sftaco@rocketmail.com with the subject title: Holy crap, why are Smiths fans overly obsessive?

I swear I’ve been there before…

Developed between the 1960′s and 70′s, photorealism is the artists attempt in creating a painting that is so realistic that it is often mistaken for a photograph. Pretty obvious in the name, huh? Anyways, artist Steven Albert is a prominent photorealism painter who did a series focused on San Francisco graffiti. Take a look and see if you can recognize some of the locations. Seeing as how San Franciscans love walking and/or biking everywhere, you’re bound to guess the streets these pieces pay homage too. Actually, theres probably a couple walls that has been featured on this site. Enough rambling, scroll down!

Too Hip

I think I smell a rat

Somewhere along the SOMA, rats have invaded in search of a revolution. Their leader? You already know his name.