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As you gear up for 2012, it’s time to update more than just your
fitness regimens. Adding some new tunage to your ever-expanding music
arsenal is a perfect way to start the year off fresh (and fuel
those grueling workouts). Whether it’s the latest under-the-radar jam
or our newest on-stage style crush, here at R29 we’re dedicated music
fans and love sharing our finds (like these must-hit Bay Area live
music venues!). So, clearly we’re thrilled to bring you a crop of 10
Bay Area artists whose beats we can’t resist. From songbird Chloe
Makes Music to indie rocker Chris Owens of Girls (Hedi Slimane is a
fan) — these local folks are doing more than their part to heat up the
S.F. sound scene. Now, who's ready to jam?
Photographed by Molly DeCoudreaux
The Lower East Side may be best known to you as the home of rowdy, rollicking nightlife, but that adventure extends to the food scene as well. Restaurants here tend to be as tiny and crowded as bars, but see it as an excuse to meet new people and try new things before you even hit the party scene. You might know iconic read
Bars are as bountiful as Starbucks in New York City, but there are a few that raise their drinks — and their dishes — to an art form. So don’t just settle for a slice (or two) of $1 pizza! Instead, hit these crowd-pleasing gastropubs, where the scene is chill and the food is four stars; we're for any place that read