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Music, All Shook Down Stern Grove Festival Launches With Janelle Monáe

Stern Grove Festival Launches With Janelle Monáe

People all over the world will join in and form a love train, love train. The 79th Stern Grove Festival lineup is out, and the O'Jays are part of it: Aug. 7, to be exact. Every Sunday from June 19…
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Music, All Shook Down This Year's Stern Grove Festival Kicks Off June 19 With Janelle Monáe

This Year's Stern Grove Festival Kicks Off June 19 With Janelle Monáe

The 79th Stern Grove Festival begins on Sunday, June 19 with none other than Janelle Monáe. The effortlessly chic, 30-year-old Kansas native will headline the festival's opening benefit, The Big Picnic, a free concert that begins at 2 p.m.…
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Music, All Shook Down This Week: Janelle Monae's Weapon, Ed Sheeran's Pasta, and the Androgyny of Miley Cyrus

This Week: Janelle Monae's Weapon, Ed Sheeran's Pasta, and the Androgyny of Miley Cyrus

Based on social media chatter and more formal interviews with the press, the theme of this week is undoubtedly bullying, and the best possible ways to deal with haters. Miley is defiant, Kendrick Lamar lives by example, Sam Smith publicly…
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Music, All Shook Down 10 Observations From Treasure Island 2014

10 Observations From Treasure Island 2014

Just across the bay from the Embarcadero, with lush views of the SF skyline and Bay Bridge, the Treasure Island Music Festival's slightly crusty, Ferris wheeled, seaside setting feels like the perfect spot to scarf down some funnel cake…
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Music, Sizzle & Fizzle Sizzle and Fizzle: Highs and Lows from the Last Week in S.F. Music

Sizzle and Fizzle: Highs and Lows from the Last Week in S.F. Music

Sizzle • Techno was born in America, but it's only recently that we're taking to it with the fervor of Europeans. Italian duo Voices from the Lake gave Monarch a taste of the good stuff on Saturday, using tons of…
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Music, Hear This Janelle Monae: Show Preview

Janelle Monae: Show Preview

With its Prince and Erykah Badu collaborations, Janelle Monáe's second album, The Electric Lady, solidified the singer's reputation for breaking boundaries within music. Her last appearance in San Francisco was earlier this year at Davies Hall, where she fronted the…
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Music, All Shook Down The 2013 MTV VMAs: A Timeline of Egomania

The 2013 MTV VMAs: A Timeline of Egomania

MTV, the music video channel that doesn't play any music videos, held the 30th edition of its annual Video Music Awards last night, honoring many of pop music's biggest names. Here's our minute-by-minute recap of the 2013 VMAs:0:01: Close up…
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Summer Guide 2013: Pop Songs to Soundtrack Your Summer

"Cruise," Florida Georgia Line, featuring Nelly Nelly's summer anthem credentials were solidified all the way back in 2002 with "Hot in Herre." His unexpected remix of Florida Georgia Line's "Cruise" lowers the cartoon-country level and adds a sharper beat, auto-tune,…
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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

Janelle Monáe blew away a gown-and-tux crowd with the S.F. Symphony, channeling Prince and Michael Jackson and giving the often-staid patrons of Davies a reason to get on their feet. By the time new single "Q.U.E.E.N" arrived in the encore,…
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Music, All Shook Down Janelle Monáe Channels Prince and MJ With the SF Symphony, 5/16/13

Janelle Monáe Channels Prince and MJ With the SF Symphony, 5/16/13

Janelle Monáe and her Androids with the San Francisco Symphony Thursday, May 16, 2013 Louise M. Davies Hall Better than: Monáe's last wonderful performance in SF at the 2012 Black and White Ball Last night at Davies Hall, Janelle Monáe…
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Music, Hear This Janelle Monae: Show Preview

Janelle Monae: Show Preview

There are few rising R&B stars as stylishly ambitious — and consistently satisfying — as Janelle Monae. Her 2010 album The ArchAndroid explored a futuristic mélange of hip-hop, R&B, soul, and rock — but even its heady conceptualizing couldn't keep…
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Music, All Shook Down The High Five: Great New Songs from Janelle Monae, Best Coast, Laura Mvula, and More

The High Five: Great New Songs from Janelle Monae, Best Coast, Laura Mvula, 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. It's not too much of a stretch to…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Paul Simon, Cyndi Lauper, Tuxedos, Cool Dresses -- Must Be the Black and White Ball

Paul Simon, Cyndi Lauper, Tuxedos, Cool Dresses -- Must Be the Black and White Ball

If it's June and after dark, and you see women tottering around Civic Center in gowns with color palettes from silent films and their dates' tuxedo jackets on their shoulders, you've probably wandered upon the San Francisco Symphony's biannual Black…
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Music, All Shook Down President Barack Obama Likes Arcade Fire and the Black Eyed Peas. Yes, Really.

President Barack Obama Likes Arcade Fire and the Black Eyed Peas. Yes, Really.

Yesterday, we found out from a British music news website that, like Santa Claus, Barack Obama keeps a "Nice" list -- or rather a list of people he wants to have supporting him in his re-election campaign. We've seen the…
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Music, All Shook Down The Best of <em>SF Weekly </em> June Concert Photography

The Best of SF Weekly June Concert Photography

You know it's going to be a good month of concerts when the lineup starts with U2 and ends with Rihanna. Whether small or large, sweet and soulful, or eardrum-piercing, you can be sure that SF Weekly was at the…
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Music, All Shook Down Bruno Mars and Janelle Monae Get Bill Graham Bumpin' (Photos)

Bruno Mars and Janelle Monae Get Bill Graham Bumpin' (Photos)

Bruno Mars Janelle Monae Mayer Hawthorne Bill Graham Civic Auditorium June 8, 2011 It was just like the Grammys -- well, almost. Rising R&B royals Bruno Mars and Janelle Monae took over Bill Graham Civic Auditorium last night for…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist LeMay Watches the Grammys

LeMay Watches the Grammys

It's All Drag ... Here it is, my third post and I already feel like Carrie Bradshaw! Except my column would be called "Third Sex in the City."…
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Music, All Shook Down My Top 10 Tracks of 2010, Apparently a Good Year in S.F. Rock

My Top 10 Tracks of 2010, Apparently a Good Year in S.F. Rock

No, this isn't some not-so-sly effort at hometown boosterism. Three of my favorite songs from this year just happen to come from artists who nominally call S.F. home. Seriously. Anyway, some of the others on here are expected, some not…
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Music, All Shook Down My Top 10 Favorite Albums of 2010, Starring Ty Segall, Flying Lotus, and Some Dude They Call Yeezy

My Top 10 Favorite Albums of 2010, Starring Ty Segall, Flying Lotus, and Some Dude They Call Yeezy

The tussle of 2010, for me, was wrestling with albums that I loved, but which lacked that elusive quality of "importance," and records that felt fresh and ambitious and exciting, but weren't the kind of thing you want to listen…
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Music, All Shook Down Friday Night: Of Montreal's Superheated Libido Creeps Out the Warfield

Friday Night: Of Montreal's Superheated Libido Creeps Out the Warfield

Of MontrealJanelle Monae October 29, 2010 @ The Warfield Better than: Taking a bad batch of mushrooms and becoming embroiled in a group-sex scandal. Can we just start by saying that Janelle Monae is shitting mental? 'Cause she is. And…
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