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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 • Spiritualized brought its psychedelic assault to the Fillmore, and some fans couldn't quite take it: One person passed out, a couple got into a nasty fight near the bar, and one lady hiding out in the bathroom just…
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Music, All Shook Down Live Review, 5/23/12: Spiritualized's Wall of Sound Assaults the Fillmore

Live Review, 5/23/12: Spiritualized's Wall of Sound Assaults the Fillmore

Spiritualized Nikki LaneWednesday, May 23, 2012 The Fillmore  Better than: Battling your own demons.It's impossible to separate the man behind Spiritualized from his music. The psyche of Jason Pierce, aka J. Spaceman, permeated the packed house at the Fillmore last night --…
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Music, All Shook Down Five Music Muses: The Women Who Inspired Jason Pierce, Lou Barlow, Eric Clapton, and More

Five Music Muses: The Women Who Inspired Jason Pierce, Lou Barlow, Eric Clapton, and More

According to Greek mythology, the muses were the genius-sparking goddesses of song, poetry, and the sciences. Recently, the muse has more earthly origins; male recording artists often indicate that a particular woman was essential in stimulating the creative process. The…
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Calendar, Night&Day Spiritualized

Spiritualized

It's not entirely rare to find a music artist who is defined by a particular concept. However, there may not be one as rigidly and as hysterically defined as Jason Pierce. For the Spiritualized frontman, that concept is addiction. Of…
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Music, Hear This Spectrum

Spectrum

Jason Pierce's band, Spiritualized, is the highest-profile act to emerge from the ashes of Spacemen 3. But pay close attention to fellow Spaceman Pete Kember — aka Sonic Boom — if the massively influential drone-rockers' catalog has left you wanting…
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Music, Let's Get Killed New local music making the grade

New local music making the grade

It's been a while since I've lived by the semester schedule, but looking at all the college kids hunting for places to live around town, I'd say it's back to school time in the Bay Area. Fall isn't just the…
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Music, Reviewed Spiritualized

Spiritualized

While Jason Pierce's past few efforts helming Spiritualized have been topsy-turvy (the hyperbolic Let It Come Down, which was, well, sort of a letdown and the more bare-bones/low-budget Amazing Grace), Songs in A&E is his most harrowing yet. The album…
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Music, Let's Get Killed Oh Lord: Spiritualized's Severely Diminished Grandeur

Oh Lord: Spiritualized's Severely Diminished Grandeur

Outside of Christian rock and country singers, few modern musicians have invoked Jesus' name as often as Jason Pierce. Although you'd never peg the Brit as a holy man, his songs with Spacemen 3 nonetheless offered variations on begging favors…
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Music, Reviewed Spiritualized

Spiritualized

The first thing one thinks of when it comes to Spiritualized is drugs. Part of this has to do with central member Jason Pierce's transparent drug references, and part of it has to do with album titles like 2001's Let…
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Music, Spiritualized

Spiritualized

The difference between your average ode to amore and a Spiritualized love song is the distinction between a quietly affectionate couple and a couple that's always getting it on in the stairwell, fighting in the elevator, and making up (and…
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Words + Guitar (+ Beats + Skronk)

Jeff Stark's Top 10 Records Released in 1997 1) (tie) Spiritualized, Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space The Perfect Prescription, Spacemen 3's finest record, actualized the peaks and comedowns of an LSD trip; in his spin-out band Spiritualized,…
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Hear This

Spiritualized make drug music -- pretty, intelligent, intricate drug music that alternately drives and sways, dips and ascends. Ladies and Gentlemen, We Are Floating in Space, the fourth Spiritualized record since 1992, is mastermind Jason Pierce's finest set since he…
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