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Music, All Shook Down 5 Dreamy, Lady-Fronted Bands From the '90s That Should Reform

5 Dreamy, Lady-Fronted Bands From the '90s That Should Reform

Yesterday, our inner teenage selves swooned at the news that Mazzy Star is going to be releasing new material for the first time in 17 years. The band's fourth full-length, Seasons of Your Day, will be out September 24. But,…
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Music, All Shook Down Grimes' "Genesis" Is a Post-Burning Man Freak Show, and Maybe the Weirdest Video of the Year

Grimes' "Genesis" Is a Post-Burning Man Freak Show, and Maybe the Weirdest Video of the Year

We wanted to like this. It's on 4AD for chrissakes. The same 4AD that gave us some of the greatest alternative music of the last century. Pixies! Throwing Muses! Cocteau Twins! Belly! The The! What's not to love? And the…
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Music, All Shook Down Stripmall Architecture Plays Café Du Nord Thursday

Stripmall Architecture Plays Café Du Nord Thursday

Hey shoegazers! Yeah, you. Up here. That's it. Do you have a hankering for trance-inducing, dreamy indietronica? Does the mention of a band somewhere in-between Sigur Ros and the Cocteau Twins make those little hairs on the back of…
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Calendar, Night&Day A Walk in the Dark

A Walk in the Dark

Lulacruza, for those unfamiliar with the Oaklandish/Argentine/Colombian duo, is the Latina Cocteau Twins. Collaborating with two dancers plus a poet/painter and a storyteller/musician, Lulacruza created a stage show, Caminantes de la Tierra (Walkers of the Earth). Multidisciplines echo the multinationalities,…
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News, The Snitch Read It and Weep: Former Radiohead S.F. Crashpad for Sale

Read It and Weep: Former Radiohead S.F. Crashpad for Sale

Reading this real estate listing on Curbed for available penthouse units in the Soundworks Residences at 542 Natoma (having formerly housed the likes of Radiohead and the Cocteau Twins *heh* as they "unwound between studio sessions") I feel an…
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Music, Reviewed Mew

Mew

The fourth release from Danish alt-pop stars Mew seems ripe for success in an American market currently embracing Coldplay/Keane epics and its indie flipside of slacker lullabies by the Shins and Rogue Wave. Mew and the Glass Handed Kites opener…
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Best of San Francisco, People & Places

Best (Affordable) Way to Impress a First Date

The Bar at Farallon 450 Post (at Mason), 956-6969, www.farallonrestaurant.com So you have a hot date with someone you'd like to impress who doesn't know how poor you really are? Don't fret: Take her here. Not everyone can afford to…
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Music, Reviewed The Delays

The Delays

Listening to this Britpop band's debut CD is like enjoying a perfectly dry martini, only to discover that the olive is rotten. Playing the part of the olive is lead singer Greg Gilbert, whose voice takes disturbing turns from ethereal…
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Calendar, Performance A Woman's Work

A Woman's Work

WED 10/8 Six dollars an hour once seemed like good money. In fact, for some of us (depending on generation) it was great money: enough to see a rock show on Saturday, hit the mall on Sunday, and even save…
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Best of San Francisco, Shopping & Services

Best Record Store

No disrespect to the massive barns of Amoeba Music or the lovingly catered new-music boutique of Aquarius Records, both of which are perpetual faves amongst the wise music shoppers around town, but since 1994 this shop in the Western Addition…
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