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Music, All Shook Down Five Cover Songs That Are Better Than the Originals

Five Cover Songs That Are Better Than the Originals

As musical pairings go, they don't come much more oddball than Mastodon with Feist. But -- we can't quite believe it either -- on Record Store Day (April 21st), the unlikely collaborators are releasing Feistodon: a split single that will…
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Music, All Shook Down Live Review: Tori Amos Makes a Beautiful Storm in Oakland's Paramount Theatre

Live Review: Tori Amos Makes a Beautiful Storm in Oakland's Paramount Theatre

Tori AmosFriday, Dec. 16th, 2011Paramount Theatre, OaklandBetter than: Everything you remember her doing in the '90s.Disclaimer: I have not followed Tori Amos in recent years. I was a huge fan of her 1992 debut album Little Earthquakes, but stopped actively…
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Music, All Shook Down Friday Night: Band of Horses at the Greek Theatre

Friday Night: Band of Horses at the Greek Theatre

Band of Horses Darker My Love Admiral Radley  September 24, 2010 @ The Greek Theatre Better than: the studio versions.One reason to check in on Band of Horses now is to address the question of whether they should be put out to pasture -- and…
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Music, All Shook Down Friday's Pick: Admiral Radley, Sea of Beas, Built Like Alaska

Friday's Pick: Admiral Radley, Sea of Beas, Built Like Alaska

​Admiral RadleySea of BeasBuilt Like AlaskaBottom of the Hill10 p.m., $12-$14 Admiral Radley is an indie-rock Minotaur, bringing together the talents of Jason Lytle and Aaron Burtch (of the dearly departed Grandaddy) with Earlimart's Aaron Espinoza and Ariana Murray. The…
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Music, All Shook Down The Ghosts of Outside Lands Past

The Ghosts of Outside Lands Past

Now that this year's Outside Lands lineup has been released in full and stayed true to its lil-bit-hippie-lil-bit-hip-hop roots and the folk vs. funk vibe, will you be forking over some coin when the tickets go on sale tomorrow? How…
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Music, All Shook Down Over the Weekend: Band of Horses at The Independent

Over the Weekend: Band of Horses at The Independent

Band of Horses @ The Independent May 29, 2010 Better than: A warm night in San Francisco. Ben Bridwell has made it clear he is a man of few words. After "hello" and "thank you" the Band of Horses…
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Music, All Shook Down 10 Things To Do For Under $10: Roller Disco, the '90s, John Waters

10 Things To Do For Under $10: Roller Disco, the '90s, John Waters

Finals are over (if you're the schoolin' type), your office is starting to seem half-full (if you've got the 9-to-5 life), and the park is suddenly bursting with grass dwellers (if you unemployment-collectors are used to barren weekdays). Yes folks,…
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Music, All Shook Down The Weekend Hitlist: Mountain Goats, Exotic Erotics and A Big Benefit

The Weekend Hitlist: Mountain Goats, Exotic Erotics and A Big Benefit

It's another beautiful San Francisco weekend, and as usual there are lots of great things to do around the city after you've gotten your High School Musical 3 fix: Friday night join me at the Fillmore to see the Mountain…
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Music, Fleet Foxes: the new buzz on Seattle's softer side

Fleet Foxes: the new buzz on Seattle's softer side

It's been nearly 20 years since the Northwest first affected pop culture in a profound way with the explosion of grunge. While the DIY-punk spirit of the early '90s still rages through dirgy guitars and authority-bucking attitudes of rock bands…
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Music, Band of Horses Fend Off a Critical Backlash

Band of Horses Fend Off a Critical Backlash

Few bands received more attention at this October's CMJ than Band of Horses. The increasingly-hippie-sounding indie band from Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, by way of Seattle was featured in previews of New York's underground music festival by the likes of…
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Music, All Shook Down Band of Horses Fans Blow Past Mezzanine -- November 23rd Show Moved to The Fillmore

Band of Horses Fans Blow Past Mezzanine -- November 23rd Show Moved to The Fillmore

Change of venue: THE BAND OF HORSES NOVEMBER 23RD SHOW HAS BEEN MOVED TO THE FILLMORE. * Tickets already purchased will be honored at The Fillmore. * Remaining tickets available are being sold through Ticketmaster.…
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Music, All Shook Down CD Review: Band of Horses -- Cease to Begin

CD Review: Band of Horses -- Cease to Begin

Band of Horses Cease to Begin (Sub Pop) The music on 2006's Everything All the Time, Band of Horses' breakthrough CD, could serve as the soundtrack for the originality versus inspiration debate. There was nothing novel about the disc,…
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Music, All Shook Down Last Night: Band of Horses at Great American

Last Night: Band of Horses at Great American

Band of Horses July 5, 2007 Great American Music Hall Better Than: The “gnarliest song ever, but also the awesomest song ever,” to quote one very passionate fan shrieking near me. If you think music fans only get quieter…
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Band of Horses, Talkdemonic, Squirrel Nut Zippers -- ASD's Live Music Picks, July 5

Band of Horses, 8 at Great American Music Hall. $20. “A lot of bands have, over time, released excellent debut albums, and they are most often praised for their technical ability or their songwriting. Band of Horses possesses both of…
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Music, Hear This SunnO))), Band of Horses, the Court and Spark, Hugh Cornwell

SunnO))), Band of Horses, the Court and Spark, Hugh Cornwell

SunnO))) is more than merely a collection of skilled purveyors of bilious drop-D drone. Forged by monk-clad metalheads Stephen O'Malley and Greg Anderson, the group's live shows are designed to send you head-first beyond the wall of sleep (see Black…
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Music, Pretty Ponies

Pretty Ponies

When you first encounter the Band of Horses song "The Funeral," it seems innocuous enough. The group's blog-ubiquitous single opens with two pristine finger-picked guitar lines — one an octave higher than the other, both wringing wet with the kind…
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