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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 • Live 105's BFD put more than three dozen acts on four stages for some 12 hours, basically turning Shoreline Amphitheatre into a rock 'n' roll playground on summer's opening weekend. Garbage, Cake, and Fun. were highlights amid the…
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Music, All Shook Down R.I.P. Doc Watson, America's Greatest Folk Guitar Player

R.I.P. Doc Watson, America's Greatest Folk Guitar Player

Doc Watson, who died Tuesday at 89, was the greatest folk guitar player the country ever produced. There were other folk/country/pop legends on the scene -- Merle Travis and Chet Atkins come to mind - but Doc out played…
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Music, The Dodos' Foot-Stompin' Chemistry Detonates Staid Duos

The Dodos' Foot-Stompin' Chemistry Detonates Staid Duos

For all the permutations of acoustic roots music the experimental neo-folk movement has produced, the style's gravitation toward wispy, soft-rock redux can leave a listener feeling a bit challenged in terms of musical muscle. Not so with the partnership forged…
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Music, Carolina Chocolate Drops: A Treat from S.F.'s  Bluegrass & Old-Time Fest

Carolina Chocolate Drops: A Treat from S.F.'s Bluegrass & Old-Time Fest

Bluegrass music was born in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, but it has found a home away from home in San Francisco. Each October, zillionaire financier Warren Hellman hosts 100,000 of his closest friends in Golden Gate Park at…
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The House of Tudor

Before Doc Watson became world famous for his oaky renditions of old-time mountain music, the blind flat-picker supported his wife and family in the Free Will Baptist domain of Deep Gap, N.C., by playing electric "gee-tar" and singing rockabilly tunes…
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