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Music, All Shook Down Neil Young's Bridge School Benefit Concert Turns 29 with Help From The Dixie Chicks, Ryan Adams, and More

Neil Young's Bridge School Benefit Concert Turns 29 with Help From The Dixie Chicks, Ryan Adams, and More

Neil Young + the Promise of the Real The Dixie Chicks Sheryl Crow Ben Harper Ryan Adams St. Vincent Gary Clark Jr. Spoon The Shoreline October 25, 2015 Better than: anything else you could possibly spend $20 on. Forget…
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Calendar, Night&Day Rhymes with “Best”

Rhymes with “Best”

In Anytown, U.S.A., being part of a live radio broadcast probably means getting a prank call from some Howard Stern wannabe on an FM morning show who tricks you into thinking you’ve been fired and that your wife is sleeping…
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Music, Hear This Rickie Lee Jones

Rickie Lee Jones

Now touring with a backing trio, seasoned songwriter Rickie Lee Jones assembled recent album Balm in Gilead from material written throughout the past two decades. That includes opener "Wild Girl," which showcases her gift for economic storytelling just as much…
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Music, Taj Mahal's diversity through the decades

Taj Mahal's diversity through the decades

Rubies are the traditional gift for couples celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary, the gemstone symbolizing the eternal flame that binds them together. When Taj Mahal celebrated the 40th anniversary of his self-titled 1967 debut, he wasn't fixated on precious stones,…
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Music, All Shook Down Beck, Primus, Ben Harper Added to Outside Lands Lineup

Beck, Primus, Ben Harper Added to Outside Lands Lineup

The Outside Lands Festival, SF's own version of Coachella, is getting mightier by adding Beck, Primus, Ben Harper, and many more acts to a lineup that already boasts Radiohead, Tom Petty, and Jack Johnson. For $225.50 (for all three…
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News, The Snitch Your Monday Morning Hangover: Fests and Feists, RIP Norman Mailer

Your Monday Morning Hangover: Fests and Feists, RIP Norman Mailer

Welcome to this week's Monday Morning Hangover. The mimosa headache still beats fresh behind our eyes, yet we bring it every Monday at 9 a.m.(ish). I'm your web editor, David Downs. Let's start with the funny. Two words: Anime…
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Music, All Shook Down Your Monday Morning Hangover: Fests and Feists, RIP Norman Mailer

Your Monday Morning Hangover: Fests and Feists, RIP Norman Mailer

Welcome to this week's Monday Morning Hangover. The mimosa headache still beats fresh behind our eyes, yet we bring it every Monday at 9 a.m.(ish). I'm your web editor, David Downs. Let's start with the funny. Two words: Anime…
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Music, All Shook Down LastNight: Ben Harper at the Paramount Theater in Oakland

LastNight: Ben Harper at the Paramount Theater in Oakland

Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals with Piers Francini Better than: MC Hammer Church Download: this fat pic of the scene (caution, it's a meg). This Saturday’s first-of-the-season rain wasn’t enough to keep a capacity crowd from gathering at…
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Music, Reviewed Blackalicious

Blackalicious

In more than a decade together, Blackalicious' Gift of Gab and Chief Xcel have released only two EPs (1995's Melodica and 1999's A2G) and one full-length (2000's Nia). That's not to suggest a lack of productivity, but rather an obsessive…
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Keeping It Real

"Keep it real" scores of hip-hop MCs stress in song after song, a cliched cry that essentially translates into "keep it status quo." Though historically hip hop has been all about quick-fire evolution, the genre has grown increasingly formulaic in…
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