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Music, All Shook Down This Week: FKA Twigs' Thighs, Sia's Tiny Ninja, and Justin Bieber Not Being a Whack Job After All

This Week: FKA Twigs' Thighs, Sia's Tiny Ninja, and Justin Bieber Not Being a Whack Job After All

Oh, strong women. How you own this week. FKA Twigs' cover shoot for Paper was a revelation, Kesha continued to valiantly fight on in court against Dr. Luke, and Sia just employed a tiny assassin to do her work. But…
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Music, All Shook Down The Aptly Named Mindless Behavior Is a New Wannabe Boy-Band

The Aptly Named Mindless Behavior Is a New Wannabe Boy-Band

Every week, we search high and low, all over the Internet, to find the worst new song of the week. This week, we took kind of a long time figuring shit out. Our original choice was a track called "The…
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Music, All Shook Down Helpful Advice: How To Survive NOT Going To SXSW

Helpful Advice: How To Survive NOT Going To SXSW

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Music, Hear This Death: Show Preview

Death: Show Preview

It's funny, really, that of the very few bands that receive fresh life decades after sputtering out, one of them is called Death. Not to be confused with the metal act of the same name, this Death was formed in…
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Music, All Shook Down In Print: Classic Hip-Hop Albums Performed Live, Wavves' Surf-Punk, and Rappers in the Shadow of Hyphy

In Print: Classic Hip-Hop Albums Performed Live, Wavves' Surf-Punk, and Rappers in the Shadow of Hyphy

The lineup for this year's Rock the Bells hip-hop festival has the likes of Snoop, Slick Rick, A Tribe Called Quest, Rakim and even the Wu-Tang Clan all performing classic hip-hop albums in their entirety. In our print edition this…
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Music, Hear This Bad Brains: Show Preview

Bad Brains: Show Preview

Bad Brains is the latest entry in the seemingly never-ending summer of old-school punk tours guaranteed to rock your ass like it's 1982. The D.C.–based Rasta punks not only pioneered hardcore more than three decades ago, but they also packed…
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Week of September 26-October 2, 2007

Bad Brains and Bad Vibes Oi!: Fuck the Bad Brains! Their homophobic acts of violence and vandalism against the late, much-beloved Randy "Biscuit" Turner and the Big Boys will never be forgotten. Sadly, Dave Pehling attempts to excuse their behavior…
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Music, Contents Under Pressure

Contents Under Pressure

From Arthur Lee to Daniel Johnston and Kurt Cobain, there's plenty of evidence that emotional instability and batshit craziness can contribute to innovative songwriting. Given that correlation, it's no shocker that D.C. hardcore outfit Bad Brains has had a huge…
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Music, All Shook Down CDReview: Bad Brains <em>Build a Nation</em> Grade: B+

CDReview: Bad Brains Build a Nation Grade: B+

“… Build A Nation stands as one of the most shockingly potent comebacks in recent memory …” Bad Brains at CBGB…
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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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Music, Bouncer

War of the words

In everyone's life a little Floyd must amble. Floyd is my friend. He is stout with a baby face and a trilly laugh, not unlike a schoolgirl's. Sometimes the laugh is accompanied by a squawk of sorts. He is funny…
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Music, Reviewed Some Girls

Some Girls

With the press release accompanying Heaven's Pregnant Teens painting it as an album of "unrelenting musical psychosis" adding "new dimensions of brutality," I was a bit apprehensive of this latest offering by San Diego hardcore quintet Some Girls (featuring members…
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Hear This

Bad Brains The only thing more amazing than Bad Brains' fusion of Jah-inspired dub and D.C. hardcore is the band's volatility, as disagreements over musical direction, drug problems, and failed mainstream success have led to a series of breakups worthy…
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Samples

Informal Nation The "Rock Jeopardy" portion of last weekend's SF02 event featured some glaring boo-boos. A full panel of participants, for example, was dumbstruck by the lyrics to "Duke of Earl," and one "question" managed to squeeze Steve Winwood into…
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