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Music, All Shook Down In Print: Adam Stephens' Near-Catastrophe, and the Soulful Holiday Sounds of Grillade

In Print: Adam Stephens' Near-Catastrophe, and the Soulful Holiday Sounds of Grillade

​From SF Weekly's latest print music section:Broken, Not Shattered: Adam Haworth Stephens awoke to shouts. His drummer, Omar Cuellar, was at the helm of their tour van, yelling that the vehicle carrying Stephens' band and its gear was sliding out of…
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Music, Hear This Dan Hicks: Show Preview

Dan Hicks: Show Preview

YouTube is awash with all kinds of bizarre videos, but if the site ever hands out an award for Weirdest Musical Performance on an Old Talk Show, a clip from Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks' 1972 appearance on The…
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Music, Return to Hicksville

Return to Hicksville

"How can I miss you when you won't go away?" asks the catchy chorus to one of acoustic prankster Dan Hicks' most sardonic love songs, recorded way back in the early '70s. For folks here in the Bay Area it…
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One-Hit Wanderer

As life-changing events go, what happened to Alec Palao when he was 15 was relatively mundane: A classmate at his British boarding school in 1977 loaned him a record. The album was Nuggets, the 1972 double-LP compilation of American one-hit-wonder…
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Hear This

The Christmas Jug Band When you start a band with the words "Christmas" and "Jug Band" in its name, wild ambition isn't your first priority -- it's commercial death by nomenclature, making you forever a subset of a musical subgenre.…
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