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Music, Hear This Hot Chip: Show Preview

Hot Chip: Show Preview

You'd think a song titled "Ready for the Floor" that begins, "Do it, do it, do it now/Say it, say it, say it now" would be a four-alarm dance track about going wild in a dark club somewhere. In reality,…
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Music, All Shook Down Metronomy's Top Five Remixes of Other Bands

Metronomy's Top Five Remixes of Other Bands

British electronic ensemble Metronomy plays the Rickshaw Stop tonight. Back in its home country, Metronomy scored a coveted Mercury Music Prize nomination for its last album, The English Riviera, which dropped earlier this year. That project's second single, "The Look,"…
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Music, All Shook Down The Top 10 Best Big Concerts I Saw in 2010, with Gaga, Green Day, Sir Paul, Pavement, and LCD Soundsystem

The Top 10 Best Big Concerts I Saw in 2010, with Gaga, Green Day, Sir Paul, Pavement, and LCD Soundsystem

It just didn't seem right to lump in Oracle Arena and HP Pavilion fare with the cozy goings-on at S.F. dens like Bottom of the Hill and even Great American Music Hall. So, in search of an even comparison, I'm…
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Music, All Shook Down The Top 10 Music-Related Children's Costumes

The Top 10 Music-Related Children's Costumes

So last week you may have seen us going apeshit over this rad dude who made his three-year-old son a mind-blowing Deadmau5 costume for Halloween. Having concluded that he's pretty much the best dad ever, we started thinking about what…
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Music, All Shook Down Saturday Night: Gorillaz Drag Out De La Soul, Bobby Womack, Little Dragon, and More for a Cartoonishly Fun Halloween

Saturday Night: Gorillaz Drag Out De La Soul, Bobby Womack, Little Dragon, and More for a Cartoonishly Fun Halloween

GorillazN*E*R*DOctober 30, 2010Oracle ArenaBetter than: Vomiting up a one-eyed octopus; also, seeing Gorillaz on not-Halloween.What are you supposed to look at during a Gorillaz performance? Do you look at the band onstage, where a  group of humans -- including Damon Albarn,…
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Music, All Shook Down Links: Jerry Garcia Biopic Won't Be Able To Use His Songs

Links: Jerry Garcia Biopic Won't Be Able To Use His Songs

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Music, All Shook Down Coachella in Photos Day 3: Pavement, Gorillaz, Atoms For Peace, Matt & Kim, Phoenix

Coachella in Photos Day 3: Pavement, Gorillaz, Atoms For Peace, Matt & Kim, Phoenix

The last of photographer Christopher Victorio's great shots from the big desert fest down south, Coachella. Full slideshow here. …
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Music, All Shook Down What To Do? Wednesday's Pick: Little Dragon at the Independent

What To Do? Wednesday's Pick: Little Dragon at the Independent

​Little Dragon @ the Independent Nestled among the all-star cast of guests on Gorillaz' horizon-chasing opus, Plastic Beach, is a name that might not be familiar. The Swedish quartet Little Dragon appears on the stark duets "Empire Ants" and "To…
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Calendar, Night&Day Cosmic Disco Dragons

Cosmic Disco Dragons

Nestled among the all-star cast of guests on Gorillaz’ horizon-chasing opus, Plastic Beach, is a name that might not be familiar. The Swedish quartet Little Dragon appears on the stark duets “Empire Ants” and “To Binge,” co-written by singer Yukimi…
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Music, Hear This De La Soul

De La Soul

Even if De La Soul never releases another album — don't worry, the group is reportedly in the studio working on its eighth full-length — these guys will go down in history as one of hip-hop's all-time classic acts. Pioneers…
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Music, All Shook Down Down On His Luck Del from Heiroglyphics To Play At Slims

Down On His Luck Del from Heiroglyphics To Play At Slims

We sure hope he bounces back from several years without any new material, and all that girlfriend shit we watched in the 11th Hour. All of this over boo-boo heads. Peep game: The 11th Hour Tour w/ Del Tha…
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Music, Reviewed Gorillaz

Gorillaz

I'll admit I was stumped when I first saw the iPod commercial featuring "Feel Good Inc.," from Gorillaz's new Demon Days. That lazy Britpop vocal sounded so familiar atop the pretty acoustic strumming, and yet I couldn't place it. Then,…
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Music, Reviewed Blur

Blur

On "Ambulance," the opening track of Blur's first album in four years, Damon Albarn sings, "I ain't got nothing to be scared of," over low, eerie strings and a hymnal choir. But in the months leading up to Think Tank's…
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Music, Reviewed Fischerspooner

Fischerspooner

Pop without artifice is like Britney without implants. If we didn't want a little fakery with our rhythm and blues, we'd be listening to scratchy old Folkways 78s. But every so often an act is so over-the-top in its self-presentation…
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