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Music, All Shook Down Through Mixing and Matching The Go! Team Creates its Own Unique Concoctions

Through Mixing and Matching The Go! Team Creates its Own Unique Concoctions

You may not see much in common between African funk, Bollywood, and 1960s sonic psychedelia, but to Ian Parton, they are all examples of the raw DNA behind his music. Almost anything is fair game for The Go Team!,…
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Music, All Shook Down Q&A With The Dandy Warhols About The Touring Life and Getting Older

Q&A With The Dandy Warhols About The Touring Life and Getting Older

Whilst touring the world for the last year, Portland’s favorite drone/psych-pop band, The Dandy Warhols, has also been working on new music. The quartet – who have dropped nine albums since their debut release, Dandys Rule OK, in 1995 —…
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Music, All Shook Down Tonight: The Human Condition Throws Album Release Party at Great American Music Hall

Tonight: The Human Condition Throws Album Release Party at Great American Music Hall

The Human Condition, a San Francisco-based acoustic band which describes its sound as "purplegrass," releases a new album tonight, Oct. 8, at Great American Music Hall. The band consists of Mark Joseph, 32, Nathan Harris, 31, David McEnulty, 33, and Dan…
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Music, All Shook Down Thee Oh Sees Show in Oakland Tonight Got Moved to Ghost Town Gallery

Thee Oh Sees Show in Oakland Tonight Got Moved to Ghost Town Gallery

A rogue Oakland fire department "agent" went on a bogus shutdown of Leo's Music Club in Oakland on Friday night, according to this detailed report from CBS Bay Area's Alyssa Pereira. The venue has cancelled tonight's performance from SF-cum-L.A.…
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Music, All Shook Down Refused Are Back With a New Album, Play GAMH Next Month

Refused Are Back With a New Album, Play GAMH Next Month

Swedish hardcore band Refused haven't released an album in 17 years. The band has broken up twice (once a few months after the release of 1998's The Shape of Punk, and again after a short-lived 2012 reunion). But now the…
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Music, School of Chaz: The Chilled-Out Chameleon Behind Toro y Moi and Les Sins Just Wants To Penetrate Your Mind, Man

School of Chaz: The Chilled-Out Chameleon Behind Toro y Moi and Les Sins Just Wants To Penetrate Your Mind, Man

"Peace," Chaz Bundick says as he waves two fingers, slings a beige canvas backpack over his shoulder, and leaves. I watch him walk away, wearing a red Patagonia jacket and green jeans, his poofy hair sticking up as he smiles…
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Music, All Shook Down Music Heroes: Mary Goree

Music Heroes: Mary Goree

When independent booker and manager Mary Goree starts to describe her job, she goes right into business mode. "I do everything from production-related things to house things; on the venue side, but then also on the artist side. At Stern…
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Music, Hear This Cursive: Show Preview

Cursive: Show Preview

This year will mark the 20th anniversary of the establishment of Cursive, an Omaha-based confederacy of musicians committed to questioning the meanings of life and love by way of emotionally combustible, exhaustively literate, secretly funky concept albums. There have been…
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Music, Defying Darwin: On 'Individ,' The Dodos Celebrate Resilience, Despite All Odds

Defying Darwin: On 'Individ,' The Dodos Celebrate Resilience, Despite All Odds

Go ahead, reach up and take hold of the low-hanging fruit: extinction. Get it out of your system. Done? Good. The dodo is extinct, yes, but The Dodos are still here — you have to give them that. If you…
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Music, Hear This Ty Segall: Show Preview

Ty Segall: Show Preview

Garage-rock wunderkind Ty Segall left San Francisco for Southern California a couple of years ago — the Laguna Beach native relocated Los Angeles in 2013 — but he embraced a far bigger change with the deliberate approach he took while…
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Music, Hear This Russian Circles: Show Preview

Russian Circles: Show Preview

Over the past decade, Chicago-based trio Russian Circles has risen to become one of the leading lights of the Midwestern city's fertile experimental metal scene. Founded by guitarist Mike Sullivan and original bassist Colin DeKuiper after the split of their…
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Music, Hear This Flesh Eaters: Show Preview

Flesh Eaters: Show Preview

Who says rock critics can't also be rock stars? Though writer and Flesh Eaters frontman Chris Desjardins might disavow that second title, there's no question about the punk poet's influence on the West Coast scene throughout the '80s. Thanks to…
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Music, All Shook Down Listen: The Dodos' "Retriever"

Listen: The Dodos' "Retriever"

Local favorites the Dodos have always been experts at making the kind of indie rock whose melodies and hooks belie something much more complex just under the surface, and with 2013's Carrier, the S.F. duo finally brought a lot…
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Music, Hear This Daniel Lanois: Show Preview

Daniel Lanois: Show Preview

Daniel Lanois is best known as a world-class producer. His credits include pop-progressive luminaries (U2, Peter Gabriel) and Americana masters (Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Emmylou Harris). Given this stylistic range, one might expect the Canadian musician's latest album, Flesh and…
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Music, All Shook Down Jeff Bridges — Yes, The Dude — on Lebowski Fest, Hunger In Oakland, and What Music and Acting Have In Common

Jeff Bridges — Yes, The Dude — on Lebowski Fest, Hunger In Oakland, and What Music and Acting Have In Common

With an acting career that has spanned much of his 64 years on the planet, Jeff Bridges has appeared in an incredibly wide variety of films, with roles ranging from The Last Picture Show and Tron to his Academy…
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Music, Hear This Mark Lanegan Band: Show Preview

Mark Lanegan Band: Show Preview

Taking the portrait painted on Phantom Radio as gospel, Mark Lanegan sure is one captivatingly fucked up guy. On Mark Lanegan Band's new album — the ninth under Lanegan's name — the former ringleader of grunge originals Screaming Trees delivers…
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Music, All Shook Down Live Review: Tennis Grows Up at the Great American Music Hall

Live Review: Tennis Grows Up at the Great American Music Hall

Tennis Pure Bathing Culture Friday, Oct. 24, 2014 Great American Music Hall The siren song of Alaina Moore (vocals, keyboard) and Patrick Riley (guitar) of Tennis once drew me into a tent at Outside Lands — not to fatal…
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Music, All Shook Down FKA Twigs Hypnotizes the Great American Music Hall, 8/13/14

FKA Twigs Hypnotizes the Great American Music Hall, 8/13/14

FKA Twigs w/ P. Morris Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014 Great American Music Hall I'm not one for predictions of fame, but any moron with an internet connection can tell you that FKA Twigs' star is swiftly on the ascendance, and…
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Music, Hear This FKA twigs: Show Preview

FKA twigs: Show Preview

Few things in music these days are more alluring than the videos of FKA twigs (aka Tahliah Barnett). The English singer, whose alias partially stems from a nickname concerning the way her bones crack, has assembled a handful of majestic,…
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Music, All Shook Down The Hold Steady Brings Indie Rock Epics to Great American Music Hall Tonight

The Hold Steady Brings Indie Rock Epics to Great American Music Hall Tonight

The worlds of indie rock and sprawling, bloodthirsty pseudo-medieval epics rarely overlap. But an episode last year of HBO's Game of Thrones closed with the Hold Steady's rendition of "The Bear and the Maiden Fair," a song whose lyrics appear…
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