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Music, All Shook Down Jay Z and Beyoncé Have Gone Vegan... And Think It Will Be Much Harder Than It Is

Jay Z and Beyoncé Have Gone Vegan... And Think It Will Be Much Harder Than It Is

In case you don't keep abreast of the dietary habits of the rich and famous, Jay Z announced yesterday that he and awesome wife, Beyoncé, were commencing a "plant-based" diet -- that's vegan to you and me -- for 22…
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Music, All Shook Down Five Amazing Murals Honoring Departed Musicians

Five Amazing Murals Honoring Departed Musicians

The Los Angeles mural that has served as a site for Elliot Smith fans to pay tribute to the much beloved singer-songwriter has just been given a revamp, by Punk Rock Marthas -- an art-minded group of charitable folk…
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Music, Sizzle & Fizzle Sizzle & Fizzle: Highs and Lows from the Last Week in S.F. Music

Sizzle & Fizzle: Highs and Lows from the Last Week in S.F. Music

Sizzle • Don't let Fleet Foxes' seriousness fool you: Ex-drummer Josh Tillman's new group, Father John Misty, is musically gifted and lots of fun, too. On Saturday, Tillman goofed around onstage instead of taking an encore break, and told fans…
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Music, All Shook Down R.I.P. MCA: A Selection of the Beastie Boys' Greatest Works

R.I.P. MCA: A Selection of the Beastie Boys' Greatest Works

In all likelihood, you've spent the weekend doing exactly the same thing we did -- trying to come to terms with the loss of Adam "MCA" Yauch and getting together with friends for Beastie Boys parties in his memory, trying…
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Music, All Shook Down R.I.P. Adam Yauch, the Beastie Boys' Visual and Humanitarian Genius

R.I.P. Adam Yauch, the Beastie Boys' Visual and Humanitarian Genius

Adam Yauch, the musician and filmmaker best known as Beastie Boys member MCA, died today of the cancer he was diagnosed with in 2009. Yauch was 47.It's so easy to underrate the Beastie Boys, in part because nobody did what…
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Music, Reviewed Bad Brains

Bad Brains

Of the many influential outfits reuniting for albums this year, D.C. reggae/hardcore act Bad Brains held only a shadow of a promise with its resurrected lineup. The doubt stemmed from a combination of lead singer H.R.'s reputation for erratic behavior…
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Second Time Around

Free Tibet Sarah Pirozek's rockumentary record of a 1996 benefit concert in Golden Gate Park is half musical event, half argument against the Chinese suppression of Tibet as made by monks, crusaders, and (alas) guest rock stars. The disjunction between…
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Music,

The Beastie Connection

When Erin Potts recently brought her friend and colleague hip-hopper Adam Yauch to a quiet cafe a few blocks from the bustle of Fisherman's Wharf, the teen-ager tending the espresso and day-old muffins behind the counter was star-struck. "She seriously…
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