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Music, All Shook Down The Grammys: A Timeline of Madness and Misery

The Grammys: A Timeline of Madness and Misery

The 54th Annual Grammy Awards happened yesterday. Which we're sure you know already. If you missed it, however, you may have missed some of the weirdest details. So here, for your convenience, is a timeline of events. Get comfortable, 'cause…
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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 • NOFX is 29 years old and its members have kids now, but that didn't stop the Berkeley punk powerhouse from putting on a tequila-shooting, beer-spraying, shit-talking good time at the Fillmore on Friday. Anthems like "Linoleum" had the…
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Music, All Shook Down R.I.P. Etta James, Blues Queen with San Francisco Roots

R.I.P. Etta James, Blues Queen with San Francisco Roots

By JESSICA HILO Etta James, the incomparable force behind such hits as "At Last" and "Tell Mama," winner of six Grammys and seventeen Blues Music Awards, died Friday morning in Riverside, Calif. after a lengthy battle with leukemia and…
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Music, All Shook Down R.I.P. Johnny Otis, R&B Pioneer

R.I.P. Johnny Otis, R&B Pioneer

Johnny Otis, the Vallejo-born musician who helped coalesce jazz, blues, and gospel into rock 'n' roll and rhythm and blues, died Tuesday at his home in Altadena, California. He was 90. Best known for classics like "Hand Jive" -- an…
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Music, Hear This Nemeth: Show Preview

Nemeth: Show Preview

There is a great tradition of performers walking the line between blues and soul: Bobby "Blue" Bland, Little Milton, Etta James, and — based on his work in the last three or four years — John Nemeth. A transplant from…
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Calendar, Night&Day Del Shannon

Del Shannon

If Shannon and the Clams covered Martha and the Vandellas' "Heatwave" — and they might — it would probably sound like the lead singer was extremely angry at the weather. Rad! Shannon Shaw sounds like a cross between Etta James…
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This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

Wednesday, October 29, 2003 The theme of Studs Terkel's new book is hope, but one of the best moments is with a guy who claims not to have any. Hope Dies Last is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author's latest set of…
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R&R Rundown

You work hard all year, and unless you're also working hard this weekend at one of our local Labor Day festivals, your payback has arrived in the form of slack-jawed gawking opportunities and meat on a stick. The viewing and…
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