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Music, All Shook Down Live Review, 8/25/12: Strummerville Offers an All-Inclusive Tribute to the Face of the Clash at Bottom of the Hill

Live Review, 8/25/12: Strummerville Offers an All-Inclusive Tribute to the Face of the Clash at Bottom of the Hill

"10th Anniversary Tribute Show To Joe Strummer" The Hooks Chris von Sneidern Eastern Span Interchords Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012 Bottom of the Hill Better than: Hearing Maroon 5 attempt "Should I Stay or Should I Go." Several men clad in…
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Music, Hear This 10th Anniversary Tribute to Joe Strummer

10th Anniversary Tribute to Joe Strummer

In its earliest days, punk rock was a genre almost entirely populated by assholes — artful, incendiary, culture-changing assholes, but assholes nonetheless. From his time in pub-rockers The 101ers in the early '70s, through the versatile Clash, up to his…
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Music, All Shook Down Grand Tree Lighting, Teenage Dance Craze, Sassy!!!, deYoung Finale, and More

Grand Tree Lighting, Teenage Dance Craze, Sassy!!!, deYoung Finale, and More

Stuffed, satiated and sleepy: Now that the first of many major holidays meals is over, it's time to whip yourself back into shape with some active moshing or thunderous booty shaking. Here's our list of 10 things to do this…
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Calendar, Night&Day Roaming Troubadours

Roaming Troubadours

Men: Wouldn’t it be great to be a Jon Stewart lookalike who wrote best-selling novels and was also a famous musician? You’re thinking ha ha, very funny: Nobody is that cool. Unfortunately, John Wesley Harding is exactly those things. Wes…
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Music, Reviewed Chris von Sneidern

Chris von Sneidern

Almost every major city has someone like Chris von Sneidern: a die-hard true believer carrying the torch of power pop. Alas, CvS, a fixture in the Bay Area since 1985, relocated to mythical Seattle in 2002, but perhaps that's the…
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Riff Raff

Goth Talk Erik Carter is a good-humored person -- a surprising and refreshing thing to know, considering he sings like he's being strangled. As the guitarist, singer, and lead songwriter in Oakland trio Mumble & Peg, his subject matter is…
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Surfin' Turf

Otto Von Stroheim will be glad to demonstrate the finer points of tiki culture at "Jungle Thunder-a-Go-Go," a musical benefit for the San Francisco Food Bank. Von Stroheim publishes Tiki News, a zine-type affair devoted to all things tiki: the…
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The House of Tudor

It's The Time, ladies and gentlemen. You remember them -- Prince's early pet project whose street-wise flash practically stole the show in the little man's wet rock effigy Purple Rain. By the early '80s, the Time had already proven themselves…
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