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Music, All Shook Down Reporter's Notebook: Notes From Live 105's Not So Silent Night

Reporter's Notebook: Notes From Live 105's Not So Silent Night

After a long week including the El Nino hail storm of the century that every person in San Francisco can’t stop talking about, it was time for LIVE 105’s annual Not So Silent Night. Switching from two nights to…
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Music, Sizzle & Fizzle Highs and Lows From the Last Week in S.F. Music

Highs and Lows From the Last Week in S.F. Music

Sizzle • The lineup of free shows Converse is putting on at Slim's looks nuts. Headliners include Deltron 3030, Hot Chip, Quicksand, and Suicidal Tendences. Mastodon, Rocket From the Crypt, and Metz will be in there from June 23-27, too.…
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Music, S.F.'s Girls Issue a Gorgeous Old-School Epic

S.F.'s Girls Issue a Gorgeous Old-School Epic

There is something timeless and vital in the two full-length records that San Francisco's Girls have released in the last three years. In an era of indie music dominated by irony (see the nostalgic nonchalance of chillwave) and willful obscurity…
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Music, Reviewed M. Ward

M. Ward

It's a tricky thing, dissecting M. Ward's new album — it can't possibly stack up against 2006's Post-War, where every track felt like a classic. But Hold Time does show Ward expanding his production skills; the bustling girl-group sound here…
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News, Feature Rogue Wave

Rogue Wave

The Mama Buzz Cafe is the queen bee of Oakland's young underground art scene, an amber-glowing pocket in a long row of sketchy Oakland storefronts at the more run-down end of Telegraph Avenue. To its left sits the Stork Club,…
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Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. A musical for deaf people? Why subject an irreverent novel like Huck Finn to the blustery reverence of Broadway, only to translate it painstakingly into American Sign Language for the sake of people…
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21 Dog Years: Doing Time @ The dot-com time: What the hell happened? It's a question for the ages, especially around here, one most recently taken up by the Berkeley Rep, which has had the good sense to…
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Culture, Stage That'll Be the Day

That'll Be the Day

Among the honored too-early-dead of rock 'n' roll, Buddy Holly is untouchable. Not only did he help invent the genre, but he also helped invent the too-early death. Holly died at 22 (it's still astonishing, given the tower of hits…
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Calendar, Performance River's Edge

River's Edge

A homegrown music fest ONGOING 5/26-6/5 The Mission's underbelly goes much further than late-night taquerias, 99-cent stores, and a raging bar scene. Beneath the asphalt jungle lies a network of subterranean waterways, and with his annual Mission Creek Music Festival,…
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News, Night Crawler Night Crawler

Night Crawler

On the BussTwining through a riddle of small alleyways South of Market, we follow two cars that are similarly searching, curling back and forth around three short dark city blocks, struggling through the labyrinth of One Way signs, hoping for…
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Full Motion

Six-String Samurai Written by Jeffrey Falcon and Lance Mungia. Directed by Mungia. Starring Falcon and Justin McGuire. Opens Friday, Sept. 18, at the Lumiere. If cinema is anything, it is filmed movement. And the movement in Lance Mungia's Six-String Samurai…
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... And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead (Trance Syndicate) ... as well as the trail leading back to their Sonic Youth record collections. These four emo-drenched pretty boys with the funny name from Austin, Texas, jostle…
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Bad Girl

"They've outlawed Halloween and they've outlawed music in Buddy Holly Park," complains Jo Carol Pierce of her hometown Lubbock, Texas. "It was like a totalitarian state in Lubbock as far as religion was concerned. It's called 'The City of Churches.'…
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