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Vetiver

Vetiver is an American folk band headed by songwriter Andy Cabic.  The band released their self-titled debut album in 2004 on the small indie folk label DiCristina. Since the album’s release, Vetiver has toured extensively, opening for and collaborating with Devendra Banhart and Joanna Newsom. Vetiver released another album, To Find Me Gone, on DiCristina in 2006. Banhart and Cabic also launched their own label, Gnomonsong Recordings, releasing Jana Hunter’s Blank Unstaring Heirs of Doom in 2005 and There’s No Home in 2007. The label also released in 2008 Vetiver’s Thing of the Past, a collection of cover songs that have influenced Cabic’s aesthetic. Sub Pop Records (US) and Bella Union (UK) released Vetiver’s Tight Knit (2009), The Errant Charm (2011),  and Complete Strangers (2015) for which the band is still touring.

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San Francisco, CA
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Nob Hill Masonic Center
The Masonic is a public venue at 1111 California Street in San Francisco, California. The venue was formally dedicated on 29 September 1958. It has several large sculptures representing the four branches of the Armed Services on its outside wall.
1111 California St, San Francisco, CA 94108, USA
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Mollusk Surf Shop
Surfing institution provides boards, apparel, gear & accessories in a cheerful, modern interior.
4500 Irving St, San Francisco, CA 94122, USA
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Gimme Shoes
Established footwear shop sells modern designer shoes for men & women in a minimalist snug interior.
416 Hayes St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA
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El Polín Spring
El Polin Spring is a natural spring in San Francisco, California located in The Presidio. It is the source of the central tributary of El Polin Creek.
Golden Gate National Recreation Area, MacArthur Ave, San Francisco, CA 94129, USA
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Rock Bar
Drinking den offering cocktails & bottled beer as well as a jukebox tuned to hipsters' tastes.
80 29th St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA
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Rasputin Music
Music-store chain trading in new & used CDs, DVDs & video games, plus T-shirts & collectibles.
1672 Haight St, San Francisco, CA 94117, USA
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Explorist International
Vintage record shop stocking world music, jazz & rare vinyls plus electronics in an informal space.
3174 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA
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The Chapel
Converted ex-chapel featuring a 40-ft. arched ceiling, bar & a wide variety of live-music acts.
777 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA
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Amoeba Music SF
Indie music lovers' hangout for free live shows & an eclectic stock of new releases & vintage hits.
1855 Haight St, San Francisco, CA 94117, USA
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The Great American Music Hall
Known for its decorative balconies, columns, and frescoes and for its history of unique entertainment, which has included burlesque dancing as well as jazz, folk music, and rock and roll concerts. The capacity of the hall is 600 people.
859 O'Farrell St, San Francisco, CA 94109, USA
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