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Music, All Shook Down Mike Deni of Geographer Shares His Favorite Cover Songs of All Time

Mike Deni of Geographer Shares His Favorite Cover Songs of All Time

San Francisco-based guitar and synth indie pop artist Geographer (a.k.a. Mike Deni) recently released an entire EP of covers called Endless Motion. The EP, which dropped in December, features remixed covers of tracks by artists such as Paul Simon, Felix Da…
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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 • What was the best part of Björk's final Richmond show? Maybe it was her huge cotton-candy wig, or the muscular renditions of songs from her latest album, or the surprise Mike Patton appearance. But more likely it was…
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Music, All Shook Down The High Five: Great New Songs from Tyler the Creator, Watch the Duck, the Pastels, and More

The High Five: Great New Songs from Tyler the Creator, Watch the Duck, the Pastels, and More

Welcome, time-crunched and over-stimulated music fan, to All Shook Down's High Five -- a place where Byard Duncan wades through the shit to find you the hits. Well, five of them, anyway. Sad times here at the High Five. With…
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Music, All Shook Down In Which Three Young Boys Weigh in on the Best Songs of 2011

In Which Three Young Boys Weigh in on the Best Songs of 2011

The year is drawing to a close, which means it's time for us music writers to puff out our chests -- those chests emblazoned with big red "C's" for "critic" -- and be extra insular, bombastic, and pissy. In our…
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Music, All Shook Down James Blake's Lonely Beginnings, Omar Sosa's Afro-Cuban Cocktail, and More

James Blake's Lonely Beginnings, Omar Sosa's Afro-Cuban Cocktail, and More

From SF Weekly's latest print music section: James Blake: The time in James Blake's life we might call his long winter -- from which he emerged this year with a phosphorescent debut album -- began as far back as the…
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Music, James Blake's Lonely Beginnings

James Blake's Lonely Beginnings

The time in James Blake's life we might call his long winter — from which he emerged this year with a phosphorescent debut album — began as far back as the early '90s with his first piano lesson. There, at…
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Music, All Shook Down Sepalcure Is a Duo of Many Names, and Won't Be Checking E-mail Onstage

Sepalcure Is a Duo of Many Names, and Won't Be Checking E-mail Onstage

A new generation of electronic artists, including James Blake and FaltyDL, has defied the notions of genre and proven that the next movement in electronic music is not confined by the boundaries of a single label. N.Y.C.-based duo Sepalcure, a…
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Music, All Shook Down SXSW Day 2: James Blake's Bass Shakes the Earth, Confounds Labeling

SXSW Day 2: James Blake's Bass Shakes the Earth, Confounds Labeling

British electronic artist James Blake played one of the most anticipated sets of the first day of South By Southwest yesterday. But two songs into his evening show at Stubb's, many were still struggling to describe his mesh of slow,…
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Music, All Shook Down James Blake, Waifish Beat-Whine Hero, is Coming to San Francisco in May

James Blake, Waifish Beat-Whine Hero, is Coming to San Francisco in May

Under the category of "shows that will sell out faster than you can say Best New Music," British Pitchfork darling/waif/producer of distressed electronic pop James Blake is coming to San Francisco in May. It is, as far as we can…
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