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Music, All Shook Down S.S. Coachella, Day Two: Pulp's Jarvis Cocker, Most Popular Guy on the Cruise

S.S. Coachella, Day Two: Pulp's Jarvis Cocker, Most Popular Guy on the Cruise

[Editor's note: As you've probably heard, massive So-Cal music festival Coachella is going on its first cruise this winter, featuring Pulp, James Murphy, and Sleigh Bells, among other acts. Liz Tracy, music editor of our sister paper in Broward County,…
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Music, All Shook Down From <i>Rushmore</i> to <i>Mr. Fox</i>: The Best Uses of Songs in Wes Anderson's Films

From Rushmore to Mr. Fox: The Best Uses of Songs in Wes Anderson's Films

Oh, Wes Anderson, you beautiful, whimsical, detail-oriented genius, you. Today, Anderson's latest movie, Moonrise Kingdom, sees release nationwide -- so naturally we're already anticipating the gems he'll have pulled together for the soundtrack. Wes Anderson movies of course always, always,…
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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 • It was a regular Monday night pub trivia game at Minx in the Tendernob — and then Australian pop star Gotye showed up. Fresh off his Saturday Night Live appearance, the "Somebody That I Used to Know" singer…
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Music, All Shook Down Weekend Party Preview: Four Tet, Art Deparment, Frite Nite, and More

Weekend Party Preview: Four Tet, Art Deparment, Frite Nite, and More

Who's ready for some raving? It's mid-October and San Francisco is still going strong with weekends so thoroughly stacked that it's beginning to feel like the city's having some kind of strange party renaissance. As such, this weekend brings…
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Music, Jarvis Cocker, Britpop&#146;s thinking pervert

Jarvis Cocker, Britpop’s thinking pervert

Ex-Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker recently allowed scientists to measure the physical effects playing music has on his body. He performed with onetime bandmate Richard Hawley for the PBS documentary The Music Instinct: Science and Song, and afterward people in white…
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Music, The business of selling used MP3s

The business of selling used MP3s

Carting a crate of used CDs to your local record store so you can make rent is a rite of passage as ancient as it can be tearful. But what about those MP3s and iTunes songs you're ready to unload?…
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Music, Hear This Four-time Grammy nominee Mike Stern brings jazz guitar greatness to Yoshi's

Four-time Grammy nominee Mike Stern brings jazz guitar greatness to Yoshi's

While most attention to '90s Britpoppers Pulp focuses on lead singer Jarvis Cocker, member Richard Hawley deserves adoration as well. Pulp's guitarist for the band's later years, Hawley has assumed the underdog role very well, quietly releasing several albums that…
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Music, Reviewed Jarvis Cocker

Jarvis Cocker

Jarvis Cocker's undergone some major changes since Pulp's ostensible breakup five years ago. He got married, moved to France, had a kid, and briefly considered retiring from music altogether. (Although he continued penning songs for the likes of Air, Marianne…
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Music, Reviewed Air

Air

Jean-Benoît Dunckel and Nicolas Godin, the French duo behind Air, are voyeurs. So much of their pursed-lips-and-smoke-wisps output has been delivered so close to the vest that it's easy to believe they permanently reside behind a two-way mirror. Air's sonic…
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Pulp Different Class (Island Records) In the U.S., the problem isn't the system, it's how well you fit into the system. Such troubled individuality is fostered by American alternative rock, a genre characterized as encouraging listeners to look inward --…
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