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Music, BeatBox DJ Spooky

DJ Spooky

Turntablism artist DJ Spooky — aka Paul D. Miller, aka That Subliminal Kid — emerged in the 1990s with the theory that music should be equal parts academics and abstraction. Too that end, he treats blues, jazz, hip-hop breakbeats, and…
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Calendar, Night&Day Altered States

Altered States

The groundbreaking painter, writer, and performance artist Brion Gysin was, above all, a seeker. A close friend of William Burroughs, Gysin explored the outer edge of human consciousness, with and without “artificial” stimulants. (His last words, in 1986, were, “Nothing…
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News, The Snitch Some Rights Reserved! Creative Commons Turns Five

Some Rights Reserved! Creative Commons Turns Five

Creative Commons licenses turn five-years-old this month and to celebrate the non-profit is throwing a awesome tri-headed celebration. San Francisco will host the main shindig on Saturday, Dec. 15th, 10 PM, at the Terra Gallery (511 Harrison Street). If…
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Calendar, See/Be Seen Switched at <i>Birth</i>

Switched at Birth

FRI-SAT 3/25-26 Though it's on the syllabus of nearly every introductory film class for its undeniable artistry, D.W. Griffith's 1915 silent film Birth of a Nation is also a shocking testament to the institutionalized racism of its day. Glorifying the…
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Best of San Francisco, Arts & Entertainment

Best Nonprofessional Reading Series

People in the dance-music community tend to be a boisterous lot. They like to drink, they like to snort, they like to get in all sorts of trouble staying up past dawn. Thanks to the "Bored Collective," you can hear…
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Music, Making Up Their Minds

Making Up Their Minds

People consider that composers are, for the most part, dead," says New York composer/performer Annie Gosfield. "So the fact that festivals give people the opportunity to see that composers are in fact living, breathing, working people is certainly helpful." Gosfield…
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DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid Subliminal Minded -- The EP (Outpost/Bar None) DJ Spooky exploded onto the hot lists of edgy music and digital culture magazines (and soon after, their mastheads -- as a contributing writer) with his 1996 album…
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Spooky Running Wild

DJ Spooky chooses his words methodically, with the same kind of care he uses to pick samples for his deeply atmos-pheric hip-hop records. Posed with a question, the young man also known as Paul Miller leans back in an old…
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Unextended Play

Whither the EP? Withered, mostly. Hardly anyone records these precious little anachronisms anymore, and that canon-making Village Voice's Pazz & Jop Critic's Poll doesn't even include an EP category. Indeed, why, in this glorious era of CD data compression, would…
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