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Music, All Shook Down Our Favorite Local Rock Records of 2014

Our Favorite Local Rock Records of 2014

Lists! Who doesn't love lists? Well, this writer, for one. As I wrote in this week's issue, there's something inherently ridiculous about year-end lists that claim to pick a supposed king of all records. Taking someone else's opinions to heart…
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Music, All Shook Down Bob Mould Is Busking for the Homeless With Margaret Cho In the TL Right Now

Bob Mould Is Busking for the Homeless With Margaret Cho In the TL Right Now

As we told you last week, Margaret Cho has been and will continue to be busking all over San Francisco in the coming weeks as part of a campaign to feed the homeless this winter. She's using the hashtag #BeRobin…
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Music, All Shook Down Noise Pop Announces First Names for 2014 Festival: Mark Kozelek, Bob Mould, and More

Noise Pop Announces First Names for 2014 Festival: Mark Kozelek, Bob Mould, and More

The end of Treasure Island marks the official conclusion of the warm-weather festival season in S.F., which means -- you guessed it -- it's already time to start getting ready for next year. Noise Pop today announced the first batch…
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Intermission: Noise Pop Turns Down the Volume

What happened to the Noise Pop festival in 2013? This is the question of the season among music nerds and fans. Last year, for its 20th anniversary, San Francisco's club-based indie music festival booked headliners like the Flaming Lips, Bob…
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Music, All Shook Down Live Review, 9/21/12: Bob Mould Charges Through <em>Copper Blue</em> at the Fillmore

Live Review, 9/21/12: Bob Mould Charges Through Copper Blue at the Fillmore

Bob Mould Friday, Sept. 21, 2012 The Fillmore Better than: A Folsom Street Fair hangover. In a perfect world, all our angry, drug-abusing heroes of punk rock history would age into Bob Mould. Can you imagine? If Sid Vicious had,…
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Music, Hear This Bob Mould: Show Preview

Bob Mould: Show Preview

Whether you're a Hüsker Dü fan, a Sugar fan, or a solo Bob Mould fan, you should show up enthusiastically for this Friday's performance, since it will focus on Sugar's Copper Blue album — one of the greatest and most…
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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 • How good were the Flaming Lips at Bimbo's? They took a sad album — 1999's classic The Soft Bulletin — and exploded it into a confetti-and-prop-filled party, kicking off the first proper night of Noise Pop. Wayne Coyne…
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Music, All Shook Down Live Review, 2/24/12: Bob Mould Blasts Through <i>Copper Blue</i> at Bottom of the Hill

Live Review, 2/24/12: Bob Mould Blasts Through Copper Blue at Bottom of the Hill

Bob Mould Fake Your Own Death Distortion+ Vir Friday, Feb. 24, 2012 Bottom of the Hill Better than: Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the best-selling album of 1992, Billy Ray Cyrus' Some Gave All. On a night that was…
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Kevin Arnold's Top Five Noise Pop Memories

Festival founder Kevin Arnold looks back on his five favorite sets over the last 20 years 5. The Fastbacks at Bottom of the Hill, 1993-2002 After a surprise set the first year of the festival, the Fastbacks settled into an…
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Bob Mould, Castro Resident: On Gay Discos and Public Nudity

With a career that spans four decades, three bands, nine solo studio albums, and a brief foray into scriptwriting for the professional wrestling industry, Bob Mould has learned a thing or two about evolving. At 51, the songwriter and guitarist…
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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

• Noise Pop released more of its 2012 festival lineup, and it's quite good: The Flaming Lips will perform The Soft Bulletin in full, and Bob Mould will play the classic Sugar album Copper Blue. Other additions include Sleigh Bells,…
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Music, All Shook Down Dum Dum Girls Break Out of Their Surf-Pop Formula -- Barely -- at Great American Music Hall

Dum Dum Girls Break Out of Their Surf-Pop Formula -- Barely -- at Great American Music Hall

Dum Dum Girls Crocodiles Oct. 4, 2011 Great American Music Hall Better than: Best Coast -- sometimes, anyway. The problem with reverb-drenched, girl-group-derived, shoegaze-descended guitar pop is that it's as limited as a vegan's view of bacon. You get…
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Music, All Shook Down Music Links: Secret Alley Show This Weekend, a Chat with Bob Mould, and More

Music Links: Secret Alley Show This Weekend, a Chat with Bob Mould, and More

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Music, All Shook Down Win Tickets to See Bob Mould in Conversation with Shepard Fairey at Herbst Theatre

Win Tickets to See Bob Mould in Conversation with Shepard Fairey at Herbst Theatre

And now for something a little different: Later this month, the esteemed Noise Pop organization is teaming up with City Arts and Lectures for what sounds to us like a freaking awesome conversation: Bob Mould interviewed by Shepard Fairey.…
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Music, All Shook Down See Husker Du's Bob Mould at the Booksmith Tonight

See Husker Du's Bob Mould at the Booksmith Tonight

In case you missed the post from our pals at SF Weekly's arts and culture blog the Exhibitionist, Hüsker Dü and legendary crank Bob Mould will be making an appearance at the Booksmith tonight, reading from his memoir See a…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Bob Mould Talks Tough in Memoir

Bob Mould Talks Tough in Memoir

Bob Mould is more than the legendary onetime frontman of Hüsker Dü and a punk icon. He's also one of the rock world's foremost practitioners of Real Talk. His candid and fearless thoughts on many personal topics - antipathy…
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Calendar, Night&Day Something to D&uuml;

Something to Dü

Bob Mould is more than the legendary onetime frontman of Hüsker Dü and and a punk rock icon. He's also one of the rock world's foremost practitioners of Real Talk. His candid and fearless thoughts on many personal topics –…
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Music, All Shook Down Bob Mould, H&uuml;sker D&uuml; Figurehead and Bear Icon, Is DJing at Flour + Water Tonight

Bob Mould, Hüsker Dü Figurehead and Bear Icon, Is DJing at Flour + Water Tonight

He's almost like a regular DJ around these parts nowadays, but tonight, Bob Mould is dropping tunes at an S.F. nightspot that isn't the Stud.…
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Dining, SFoodie Tonight: Bob Mould + Flour + Water = A Roomful of Bears

Tonight: Bob Mould + Flour + Water = A Roomful of Bears

Bob Mould DJ Night Where: Flour + Water, 2401 Harrison (at 20th St.), 826-7000 When: Tonight, May 2, 5 p.m.-? Cost: Free The rundown: Move over Colicchio, this city's got a new hirsute hero. Former Hüsker Dü frontman and current…
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Music, All Shook Down Treasure Island Music Fest Announces Night Shows

Treasure Island Music Fest Announces Night Shows

We've almost reached the end of festival season. After this weekend's Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, there's just one more big outdoor event looming on the horizon: the Treasure Island Music Festival. This year's lineup, which veers from the mainstream/frat-rock tinge…
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