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Music, All Shook Down This Week: Tragedy at The Bataclan

This Week: Tragedy at The Bataclan

This time last week, coordinated terror attacks across the city devastated Paris. Of the 129 people senselessly murdered, 89 were at an Eagles of Death Metal concert at The Bataclan Theatre. As survivors and first responders share full details of…
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Music, All Shook Down Here's Your BFD Lineup: Modest Mouse, Cold War Kids, Death From Above 1979, and More

Here's Your BFD Lineup: Modest Mouse, Cold War Kids, Death From Above 1979, and More

Ahh, BFD. While other music festivals grow bigger and more full of celebrity weirdness, tents that have nothing to do with music, and bullshit #festival #fashion, LIVE 105's annual summer fest at the Shoreline is always a breath of…
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Music, All Shook Down Live Review: A Less-Stoned Best Coast Grows Up (and Into a Great Live Band) at Bottom of the Hill

Live Review: A Less-Stoned Best Coast Grows Up (and Into a Great Live Band) at Bottom of the Hill

Best Coast The She’s Night School Phoebe Bridgers Bottom of the Hill Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015 Better than: Drinking a Zima on Venice Beach. First, let me make it clear that the Best Coast of 2015 is not the same…
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Music, All Shook Down New Noise Pop Lineup Additions: Best Coast, Les Sins, !!! DJs, Langhorne Slim

New Noise Pop Lineup Additions: Best Coast, Les Sins, !!! DJs, Langhorne Slim

Noise Pop, the festival/promotions team that last made our day back in December by announcing it would be taking over booking at the Swedish American Hall come February, when it reopens the venue in time to serve as fest…
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Music, All Shook Down First City: Monterey's Second Annual Music Festival was a Mellow Affair

First City: Monterey's Second Annual Music Festival was a Mellow Affair

California music festivals tend to follow in the same grooves year after year: Coachella embodies L.A. hippie chic, Outside Lands has Bay Area quirk, High Sierra the laid-back microbrew crowd, and Woodsist the kids smoking pot in the woods. Last weekend…
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Music, All Shook Down Best Coast Gets Candid at the Fillmore, 8/15/13

Best Coast Gets Candid at the Fillmore, 8/15/13

Best Coast Bleached The Fillmore Thursday, August 15, 2013 Better than: Revisiting a Len record "I'm not going to fucking do pushups. You do pushups. I'm not going to play that song either, I'm not doing what you want so…
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Music, All Shook Down The High Five: Great New Songs from Janelle Monae, Best Coast, Laura Mvula, and More

The High Five: Great New Songs from Janelle Monae, Best Coast, Laura Mvula, and More

Welcome, time-crunched and over-stimulated music fan, to All Shook Down's High Five -- a place where Byard Duncan wades through the shit to find you the hits. Well, five of them, anyway. It's not too much of a stretch to…
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Music, Hear This Dum Dum Girls: Show Preview

Dum Dum Girls: Show Preview

Kristin "Dee Dee" Gundred's yelping on Grand Ole Party's stomping blues-punk already cemented her as an indie rock lifer (and worthy Beth Ditto successor). But with Dum Dum Girls, Gundred ushered back into the fold girl-group pop that would pave…
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Music, Best Coast Finds Its Right Place, the Second Time Around

Best Coast Finds Its Right Place, the Second Time Around

Back in 2010, Bethany Cosentino demonstrated that even as a member of the aw-shucks indie rock club, it was possible to become a near-cultural icon with just a few addictive songs, some raw personality, and an active Twitter feed. As…
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Calendar, Night&Day In Her Right Place

In Her Right Place

Back in 2010, Bethany Cosentino demonstrated that even as a member of the aw-shucks indie rock club, it was possible to become a near-cultural icon with just a few addictive songs, some raw personality, and an active Twitter feed. As…
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Music, All Shook Down Best Coast Charms the Wildlife at Cal Academy of Sciences

Best Coast Charms the Wildlife at Cal Academy of Sciences

Best Coast Eskmo Motion Potion DJ Platurn Eric Sharp August 11, 2011 California Academy of Sciences/Outside Lands night show Better than: Being the tortoise Claude the albino alligator uses as a stepping stone. It's always hard to see shows…
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Music, All Shook Down Saturday at Noise Pop: Best Coast Is Lazy, Wavves Is Crazy at the Regency Ballroom

Saturday at Noise Pop: Best Coast Is Lazy, Wavves Is Crazy at the Regency Ballroom

Best CoastWavvesHunx & His PunxFebruary 26, 2011@ The Regency BallroomBetter than: Standing on Van Ness avenue in not-snow, holding a useless laminated card.We can sorta see why you'd think a Noise Pop Festival badge would get you into a climactic Saturday night…
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Music, All Shook Down My Top 10 Tracks of 2010, Apparently a Good Year in S.F. Rock

My Top 10 Tracks of 2010, Apparently a Good Year in S.F. Rock

No, this isn't some not-so-sly effort at hometown boosterism. Three of my favorite songs from this year just happen to come from artists who nominally call S.F. home. Seriously. Anyway, some of the others on here are expected, some not…
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Nothing Else Matters: Noise Pop 2011 Lineup Includes How To Dress Well

Noise Pop has revealed the first wave of its festival lineup for 2011, not only coming out of the gate with Yo La Tengo, Ted Leo, Dan Deacon, Wavves, and Best Coast, but also playing a part in bringing the…
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Music, All Shook Down Target Christmas Album: Best Coast/Wavves, Blackalicious, Jason Schwartzman et al. Hock Holiday Cheer

Target Christmas Album: Best Coast/Wavves, Blackalicious, Jason Schwartzman et al. Hock Holiday Cheer

Now that it's December, the merchants of the world have declared open season on premature holiday festivities, turning life into the cultural equivalent of that house on your block that puts up Halloween decorations in August. Target (pronounced "Target," you…
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Music, All Shook Down Best Coast Gives Voice to Real California Girls at Great American Music Hall

Best Coast Gives Voice to Real California Girls at Great American Music Hall

Best Coast Sonny and the Sunsets October 26, 2010 @ Great American Music Hall Better than: The Philadelphia Phillies, California Phillies being of the undeniable, unforgettable, fine, fresh, fierce sort. Call Best Coast's Bethany Cosentino the anti-Katy Perry, or rather the Garage Katy Perry, a…
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Music, All Shook Down Best Coast Announced as Surprise Headliner for Aquarius Records' 40th Birthday Party

Best Coast Announced as Surprise Headliner for Aquarius Records' 40th Birthday Party

Best Coast's Bethany Cosentino​The landmark Mission District music retailer Aquarius Records -- home to fine local, weird, obscure, amazing music on vinyl and CD -- will celebrate its 40th birthday party with a big bash at Cafe Du Nord on…
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Music, All Shook Down CD Review: Best Coast - 'Crazy For You'

CD Review: Best Coast - 'Crazy For You'

​If the onslaught hasn't already started, expect to be hearing a lot about Best Coast in the coming months. Bethany Cosentino (formerly of Los Angeles tribal-psych outfit Pocahaunted, who are playing tonight at the Rickshaw Stop) has put together a pretty…
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Music, All Shook Down Last Night: Camera Obscura and Best Coast at Great American Music Hall

Last Night: Camera Obscura and Best Coast at Great American Music Hall

​Camera Obscura, Best Coast Wednesday, April 21, 2010 Great American Music Hall Better than: sipping Hawaiian punch on your back porch. Camera Obscura and Best Coast go together like girly cocktails and little pink drink umbrellas. Last night, the audience…
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Music, All Shook Down Openers: Three Opening Act You Don't Want to Miss This Week

Openers: Three Opening Act You Don't Want to Miss This Week

​Coachella tour mayhem may be in the past, but we're set for another busy week of spring shows here in the city -- opening bands included. A few best bets are below:Wednesday: Best Coast The guitar pop of Best Coast…
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