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Dining, SFoodie Monday Twelve: Oysterfest Tickets, A Book on Aperitivos

Monday Twelve: Oysterfest Tickets, A Book on Aperitivos

Oysterfest Is May 7. Chromeo Will Be There. Will You? The…
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Music, All Shook Down Outside Lands, Day 1: Calibration

Outside Lands, Day 1: Calibration

Let the public transit tremble, for Outside Lands has begun. The sixth year got off to an auspicious start, with clear skies, mild temps, and a generous outlay of skin and flower crowns, such that out-of-towners were seen to…
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Music, All Shook Down Soul Scholar Nick Waterhouse Sings the Opposite of What He Means

Soul Scholar Nick Waterhouse Sings the Opposite of What He Means

As if tailored to match San Francisco's schizoid weather patterns, this week's selections -- Sharon Jones, St. Vincent, Damien Jurado Nick Waterhouse and Chuck English - oscillate between wintry, kinetic and utterly peculiar. We tried to cover all our bases…
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Music, All Shook Down Live Review, 4/25/12: Chromeo Moves the Crowd at SFMOMA's Modern Ball

Live Review, 4/25/12: Chromeo Moves the Crowd at SFMOMA's Modern Ball

By JULIA B. CHAN Chromeo Poolside Vin Sol San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Wednesday, April 25, 2012 Better than: Your local high school's Spring Fling. If revelers at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art's annual Modern Ball wanted…
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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 • For its fifth anniversary, Treasure Island Music Festival brought another indie-and-dance-leaning lineup to the middle of the bay. Highlights included Chromeo's melodramatic electronica, St. Vincent's elegant future-rock poise, and the face-melting onslaught of Explosions in the Sky. But…
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Music, All Shook Down Treasure Island Day One: Chromeo and Cut Copy Get the Wild Crowds Moving

Treasure Island Day One: Chromeo and Cut Copy Get the Wild Crowds Moving

Cut Copy Chromeo Death From Above 1979, Battles, Dizzee Rascal, YACHT, The Naked & Famous October 15, 2011 Treasure Island Music Festival Better than: Any wanna-be Studio 54 club experience The genius of Treasure Island Music Festival lies in…
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Music, BeatBox Junior Boys: Show Preview

Junior Boys: Show Preview

Abstract pop music experienced a renaissance in the mid-'00s. Matmos and the Fiery Furnaces both released career-defining albums, while LCD Soundsystem etched out a spot in the cultural consciousness with increasingly grandiose works. And let us not forget about Junior…
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Music, All Shook Down That's My Jam!: Christian Martin Remixes Chromeo

That's My Jam!: Christian Martin Remixes Chromeo

The upcoming third album from Canada's R&B-obsessed electro-pop duo Chromeo doesn't need any more help getting talked up online -- fans have been loudly anticipating Business Casual since the album's first single, "Night by Night," came out nearly a year ago.…
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Music, BeatBox The'80s, Remixed

The'80s, Remixed

The tongue-in-cheek funksters Chromeo recently released Fancy Footwork: Deluxe Edition, a repackaged and remixed version of last summer's much-buzzed album from the Montreal-based duo. The group sometimes apes the synth-driven R&B sound of the '80s too much, but the catchiness…
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Chromeo, Tokyo Police Club, Ryan Adams -- ASD's Live Music Picks for Monday, July 23

Chromeo, 9 at the Mezzanine. $Free with RSVP. "Perhaps Chromeo, two Canadians who call themselves Pee Thug and Dave 1, believe in authenticity over originality. Their raison d'etre is 1980s electro-funk, the kind peddled by one-hit wonders such as Timex…
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Music, BeatBox All '80s all week: Chromeo and "Prince vs. Michael Jackson"

All '80s all week: Chromeo and "Prince vs. Michael Jackson"

S.F. DJs Dave Paul and Jeff Harris recently received the sincerest form of flattery when their popular monthly "Prince vs. Michael Jackson" party was paid tribute to by East Bay promoters Oakland Reggae. The latter threw a "Prince vs. Too…
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Music, Hear This Hear This

Hear This

Pioneers of the English space-rock underground, the members of Ozric Tentacles have been rearranging brain cells since 1982, when their expansive instrumental workouts drew comparisons to better-known space cadets like Pink Floyd and Hawkwind. Champions of the continually pretentious album…
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