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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 • Stern Grove Fest announced its lineup of free concerts for Summer '13, and the list includes Nor-Cal hip-hop group Deltron 3030, soul-rock legend Shuggie Otis, the S.F. Symphony, and more. The Sunday afternoon shows begin June 16, at…
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Music, All Shook Down Furthur Cancels Bottle Rock Napa Valley Set After Bob Weir Collapses Onstage

Furthur Cancels Bottle Rock Napa Valley Set After Bob Weir Collapses Onstage

Bay Area jam outfitFurthur just announced that it will cancel its set at next week's Bottle Rock Napa Valley music festival in the wake of frontman Bob Weir's onstage collapse. The band, which features Grateful Dead co-founders Weir and Phil…
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Music, All Shook Down Bob Weir's Fancy New TRI Studios Is Holding a Contest For a Free Day of Recording

Bob Weir's Fancy New TRI Studios Is Holding a Contest For a Free Day of Recording

Earlier this year, we told you about Grateful Dead member Bob Weir's state-of-the-art recording facility in San Rafael, Tamalpais Research Institute (TRI). TRI is furnished with a Meyer Sound Constellation system, which allows the acoustic properties of the room to…
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Music, All Shook Down Jerry Garcia 70th Birthday Tribute Includes Huge Guest Roster, Will Be Streamed Online

Jerry Garcia 70th Birthday Tribute Includes Huge Guest Roster, Will Be Streamed Online

The Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia would have turned 70 this Aug. 1, 2012, and to celebrate, fellow Dead member Bob Weir and a ton of other musicians are throwing Move Me Brightly, a Garcia tribute show that will be live-streamed…
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Music, All Shook Down Watch: Bob Weir Performs with Members of the National in San Rafael

Watch: Bob Weir Performs with Members of the National in San Rafael

Former Grateful Dead frontman Bob Weir threw quite a party at his new TRI Studios in San Rafael this weekend: Weir invited a bunch of East Coast musicians, including three members of the National, out for a special in-studio…
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Music, All Shook Down Live Review, 1/25/12: Bob Weir Reunites with RatDog at Tamalpais Research Institute

Live Review, 1/25/12: Bob Weir Reunites with RatDog at Tamalpais Research Institute

RatDog Jan. 25, 2012 Tamalpais Research Institute Better than: The Internet sensations of today. Grateful Dead founding member Bob Weir put the finishing touches on his live HD webcasting venue and studio, San Rafael's Tamalpais Research Institute (TRI) in…
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Music, All Shook Down Music Links: Apple Makes Cloud Deals, Amon Tobin Builds a Crazy Live Set, Free Show Saturday, and More

Music Links: Apple Makes Cloud Deals, Amon Tobin Builds a Crazy Live Set, Free Show Saturday, and More

A sneak peek at the…
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News, The Snitch Kazoo Record Attempt at Tonight's Jerry Garcia-Themed Giants Game

Kazoo Record Attempt at Tonight's Jerry Garcia-Themed Giants Game

Sorry folks, the Jerry Garcia bobblehead is no longer available. But fans can keep on truckin' with a Guinness Record attempt for largest kazoo ensemble during tonight's festivities honoring the fallen Grateful Dead musician at the San Francisco Giants game.Tonight's…
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Music, All Shook Down Last Night: Vincent Gallo, Sean Lennon, Bob Weir at Red Devil Lounge

Last Night: Vincent Gallo, Sean Lennon, Bob Weir at Red Devil Lounge

Vincent Gallo, Sean Lennon, Bob Weir, & The Ghost of a Saber Toothed TigerWednesday, Aug. 12, 2009Red Devil LoungeBetter than: Getting what you expected, every time. Going to a Vincent Gallo show is a bit like dropping money into one…
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Music, Bob Weir's cutoffs not going to Grateful Dead archive

Bob Weir's cutoffs not going to Grateful Dead archive

Backstage passes, concert posters, old stage props, and fan mail were all the buzz at a press conference last week at the Fillmore Auditorium. San Francisco psychedelic rock pioneers and Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Famers the Grateful Dead announced…
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Calendar, Night&Day Apricot Jam Session

Apricot Jam Session

Who says rock stars don't have a sense of humor? The redoubtable Les Claypool deserves a tip of the stovepipe hat for setting himself up as a one-man piss-taker of pompous rockers everywhere. His sweetly endearing Electric Apricot: Quest for…
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For All You Jug Band Film Lovers in SF: All 2 of you

Why does SF have such an fixation with putting its mouth on things big and round and then blowing? From Jerry Garcia's folk band days to the modern porn days -- we just love getting oral near a jug. Aaaanyways.…
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Music, Dead Like Me

Dead Like Me

I hate the Grateful Dead. I've always hated the Grateful Dead. Numerous times over my lifetime, people have tried to get me to appreciate the band, with little success. The interminable solos, the dope-smoking-moron lyrics, the ridiculous ambient jams --…
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News, Dog Bites Dog Bites

Dog Bites

Mayoral elections, it seems to us, aren't usually national news. So Dog Bites, attending a swanky wedding reception at which we were called upon to make conversation with a number of East Coast-based guests, was startled to find that everyone…
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