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Music, All Shook Down Rock 'n' Roll Muse Pattie Boyd Offers New Look at '60s Icons in "Like a Rainbow"

Rock 'n' Roll Muse Pattie Boyd Offers New Look at '60s Icons in "Like a Rainbow"

Some 45 years after the Beatles split, everything to say seems to have been said. But in a new exhibit that opens today in San Francisco, Pattie Boyd offers a new look into the private lives of some of…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Tourism For Locals: Wally Heider Recording Plaque Marks Birth of San Francisco Sound

Tourism For Locals: Wally Heider Recording Plaque Marks Birth of San Francisco Sound

When we are asked to describe San Francisco, practically all of us will focus on the sights of our City. But as locals, we know full well that the sounds of San Francisco are equally as important. And by…
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Finally, a Rock Video Game Where You Play A Real Guitar

Those of you who find it weird that so many people are so into pretending to play a very fake-looking, plastic guitar will soon have a video game of your (OK, our) own. Power Gig: Rise of the Six…
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Music, Hear This "Cocaine" Dealer

"Cocaine" Dealer

Few American musicians embody "laid-back" as well as JJ Cale does. The Oklahoma-born guitarist seems incapable of playing at speeds more rushed than his signature loping shuffle-boogie. He sings in a dry whisper while licks roll lazily off his fretboard.…
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Calendar, Night&Day Pharaoh Speaks

Pharaoh Speaks

While being interviewed for the now-defunct Jazz & Pop magazine circa 1969, rock icon Eric Clapton was hailed as the "Pharaoh Sanders of the guitar" by his interviewer -- and Clapton was mos def touched. Tenor saxophonist Ferrell "Pharaoh" Sanders…
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Hank-ering

A long time ago, in a Canada far, far away, a teenage Neko Case wrote a song called "Very Missionary." These days, Case is a great and relatively famous musician, but back then, she was just a weird kid in…
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Calendar, Night&Day Death Trip

Death Trip

Killing Yourself to Live features Spin's Chuck Klosterman visiting rock-star death sites, which is little more than a hook. The book is really about pop culture and girl trouble, both of which Chuck obsesses about during the 6,557-mile drive. His…
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Music, Reviewed Peter Frampton

Peter Frampton

It's a humid night in suburban Chicago. A 42-year-old dental assistant is drinking her fourth Zima at a block party. She bobs her head as the synthesized guitars from Peter Frampton's new album, Now, blare out of a parked Cutlass.…
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Music, Reviewed Charley Patton

Charley Patton

Although he never got the notice Robert Johnson received through Eric Clapton and his crowd, Charley Patton is generally considered the king of the country blues pioneers. Screamin' and Hollerin' the Blues shows just what made Patton so special: The…
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