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FAN

FAN is the new solo project by Meric Long, guitarist and one half of the indie-rock duo The Dodos.  After over a decade with The Dodos, Long has branched out on his own to explore territory previously beyond the scope of his musical career.  Inspired by the unique pattern created by a broken fan in a restaurant bathroom, FAN layers textured rhythms over new-wave inspired, synth-born introspection and mixes things up with moments of unbridled garage-punk irreverence.

city guide:
Berkeley, CA
coffee
Casa Latina Bakery
"Pretty unassuming place that doubles as a bakery. They make their own tortillas, have a long breakfast menu and don't shy on the spice. Order the tacos dorados, they grill mold 2 homemade tortillas together like a Venn diagram so that they make one long taco shell, it reminds of the long forgotten Taco Bell Grande." — FAN
1805 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702, United States
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Wolfhound Bar
Old-school neighborhood bar for classic cocktails, a jukebox, and vintage wallpaper & decor.
5516 San Pablo Avenue, Oakland, CA 94608, United States
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coffee
Highwire Coffee Roasters
"Highwire at Flowerland Nursery - get launched on caffeine while looking at plants, consider life changes."  —  FAN
1330 Solano Ave, Albany, CA 94706, United States
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bar
Berkeley City Club
"Berkeley City Club - designed by Julia Morgan, first woman licensed as an architect in California. The space serves as a bunch of things but it's nice to just go walk around and grab a coffee."  — FAN
2315 Durant Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704, United States
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bar
The Starry Plough Pub
Irish standby for pints, pub grub, and entertainment like open-mike nights, Celtic music jams, and more.
3101 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94705, United States
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bar
Jaguar Karaoke
Karaoke bar featuring private singing rooms for parties of all sizes.
2516 Durant Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704, United States
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shopping
Slash Denim
Opened in 1979, this shop carries a variety of jeans & corduroys, plus tops, jackets & accessories.
Slash Denim, College Avenue, Berkeley, CA, United States
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outdoors
Claremont Canyon Regional Preserve
"Claremont Canyon - it's a really quick and steep trail up to the top of the Berkeley Hills, the whole time your back is turned to a panoramic view of the entire Bay, but when you finally get to the top out of breath and turn around, it's pretty astounding."  —  FAN
Claremont Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94705, United States
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