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Music, All Shook Down This Week in Music: MTV Music Awards, Pizza Hut, John Lennon's Killer & Much More

This Week in Music: MTV Music Awards, Pizza Hut, John Lennon's Killer & Much More

"My name is Jesse and I am accepting this award on behalf of the 1.6 million runaways and homeless youth in the United States who are starving, lost and scared for their lives right now. I know this because…
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Music, All Shook Down Jimi Hendrix Is Getting a Stamp: Fuck Yeah

Jimi Hendrix Is Getting a Stamp: Fuck Yeah

Important guitar god news: Jimi Hendrix, the Mozart of the electric guitar, will have his supernatural talent and vast influence recognized with an official USPS Forever postage stamp. It's being issued today at a special ceremony at South By Southwest,…
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Music, All Shook Down Watch Andre 3000 as Jimi Hendrix in the First Clip From <i>All Is By My Side</i>

Watch Andre 3000 as Jimi Hendrix in the First Clip From All Is By My Side

It's a big year for OutKast: the group is reuniting for the festival circuit, and working on two solo albums; meanwhile, Andre 3000 is appearing as the star in new Jimi Hendrix biopic All Is By My Side. As SPIN…
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Music, All Shook Down Don't Forget Jimi Hendrix, Johnny Cash, or MC Hammer When You're Honoring Veterans Today

Don't Forget Jimi Hendrix, Johnny Cash, or MC Hammer When You're Honoring Veterans Today

If "God Bless the U.S.A." and its ilk aren't quite doing it for you this Veteran's Day, have no fear: You can pay homage to those who've served without feeling like you're in a Chevy commercial. Here are a…
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Music, All Shook Down Top Five Excellent Jimi Hendrix Songs You Might Not Know

Top Five Excellent Jimi Hendrix Songs You Might Not Know

There aren't a lot of undiscovered gems in the catalog of an artist as widely admired (and repackaged for commercial gain) as Jimi Hendrix. But there are some remarkably good songs outside of the five or 10 that are his…
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Hendrix at 70: Jimi Was Headed For Jazz Fusion and Hip-Hop, Not Earth, Wind & Fire

By Steven Roby Editor's note: Today, Nov. 24, 2012, would have been Jimi Hendrix's 70th birthday. We're celebrating with a few posts on the man, including a roundup of 13 revealing quotes from Hendrix on Hendrix, a new volume…
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Music, All Shook Down Jimi Hendrix's 70th Birthday: 13 Revealing Quotes From the Man Himself

Jimi Hendrix's 70th Birthday: 13 Revealing Quotes From the Man Himself

Jimi Hendrix, the greatest rock guitar player who ever lived, was born on Nov. 27, 1942. Today, honor of what would have been his 70th birthday, we present 13 amazing quotes from the man himself, all taken from Hendrix on…
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Music, All Shook Down How Feedback Became the Coolest Sound in Rock

How Feedback Became the Coolest Sound in Rock

Kerrraaang! came the sound from behind my wall, in my older brother's bedroom. It was his first weekend home from college and he'd returned to our small Indiana town with new toys: a CD player and a copy of Nirvana's…
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Music, All Shook Down The Bob Marley Parasite and Other Weird Crap Named After Musicians

The Bob Marley Parasite and Other Weird Crap Named After Musicians

If you've walked along upper Haight recently, you'll have no doubt noticed the series of tributes to much loved musical heroes who are no longer with us, lovingly arranged around single trees. Amy Winehouse recently joined Jimi Hendrix and Janis…
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Music, All Shook Down The Top 10 Worst Music Biopics

The Top 10 Worst Music Biopics

A couple of weeks ago, you may recall we did a list of the Top Ten Music Biopics. The biopic debate raged again today, however, after we saw images of Andre 3000 dressed up as Jimi Hendrix, in the midst…
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Calendar, Night&Day Way to Go, Ohio

Way to Go, Ohio

The first performance of Beethoven’s Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61, in 1806, was a little shaky. Some musicians had to sight-read the hastily finished and unrehearsed final parts. At one point, a violinist is said to have flipped…
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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 • There were fascinating conversations to be found at the biannual S.F. MusicTech Conference. One that captured our ears included, among others, locals Jack Conte of Pomplamoose and cellist Zoe Keating. She said a shout-out on NPR did more…
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Music, All Shook Down Five Great Jimi Hendrix Samples in Hip-Hop Songs

Five Great Jimi Hendrix Samples in Hip-Hop Songs

Today is officially Jimi Hendrix-Winterland Day in San Francisco, which is a fine excuse to soundtrack the rest of your afternoon with a dose of Hendrix's classic guitar grooves. But beyond the deceased guitarist's own oeuvre, his music has…
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Music, All Shook Down Today Is Jimi Hendrix Day in S.F.: Here Are Six Great Hendrix Songs

Today Is Jimi Hendrix Day in S.F.: Here Are Six Great Hendrix Songs

By decree of your San Francisco City Supervisors and the executors of the Jimi Hendrix Estate, today, Sept. 13, is officially Jimi Hendrix-Winterland Day in San Francisco. The resolution, approved late last month by the Supes, cites the late guitar…
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Music, All Shook Down Sept. 13 Is Officially Jimi Hendrix-Winterland Day in San Francisco

Sept. 13 Is Officially Jimi Hendrix-Winterland Day in San Francisco

Need another reason that San Francisco is awesome? The San Francisco Board of Supervisors just proclaimed Sept. 13, 2011, to be Jimi Hendrix Winterland Day in honor of six concerts Hendrix performed at S.F.'s historic (and now long gone) Winterland…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist W. Kamau Bell Is or Is Not Jimi Hendrix at Scotland's Edinburgh Fringe Festival

W. Kamau Bell Is or Is Not Jimi Hendrix at Scotland's Edinburgh Fringe Festival

In the back of my mind, I've always thought I could be Jimi Hendrix. I'm not saying I could be as good a guitar player. Nor am I saying that I would make as iconic a rockstar. My Afro…
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Music, Hear This Group Doueh: Show Preview

Group Doueh: Show Preview

Take musical royalty from a war-torn territory in northwest Africa; add electric guitars, conflict, parties, and the scorching sun; and you get Group Doueh, the western Sahara's most acclaimed transcendental rock band. Its latest Sublime Frequencies album, Zayna Jumma, combines…
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Music, Cuban Cowboys flavor Latin beats with punk power

Cuban Cowboys flavor Latin beats with punk power

The Cuban Cowboys' new album, Diablo Mambo, doesn't hesitate to let you know what it is all about. Drop the digital needle on the first track and you learn all you need to know within the first 50 seconds: A…
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Music, Bitches Brew Revisited brings psychedelic Miles Davis to the stage

Bitches Brew Revisited brings psychedelic Miles Davis to the stage

It's become a doddering cliché to call any Miles Davis record "revolutionary." That well-traveled advertising term fits most of his music from at least 'Round About Midnight, his 1957 Columbia debut, to his late flirtations with the sonic bric-à-brac of…
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Music, Bouncer Bouncer: Hating Steve Miller and classic rockers at the Nite Cap

Bouncer: Hating Steve Miller and classic rockers at the Nite Cap

Steve Miller is no dummy. Somewhere back in time, when he was penning his ditties for mass consumption, he knew that residuals would be his bread and butter in old age. (Well, that and the state fair circuit.) He was…
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