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Music, All Shook Down Hear Ye, Hear Ye: Joanna Newsom Will Be Performing in Oakland This Weekend

Hear Ye, Hear Ye: Joanna Newsom Will Be Performing in Oakland This Weekend

If Joanna Newsom were a Jeopardy answer, the question might be: “Who is the most highly-regarded indie rock harpist in the world?” Since the age of four, she’s been plucking strings, a talent she pairs with a memorizing voice…
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Music, All Shook Down "All The Beauty" is Lila Rose's Most Cathartic Song Yet

"All The Beauty" is Lila Rose's Most Cathartic Song Yet

Lila Rose was born with a form of hyperacusis, a health condition characterized by an increased sensitivity to certain sound frequencies and volume ranges, which can make certain natural sounds unbearable and some music incredibly intense.  Despite this, the Toronto-born,…
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Music, All Shook Down Treasure Island Fest Adds Rare Joanna Newsom Performance to Lineup

Treasure Island Fest Adds Rare Joanna Newsom Performance to Lineup

If you find this this year's Treasure Island lineup a little light on pedal harps, oddly high-pitched voices, and Northern California female songwriters who are also models, we've got good news: Joanna Newsom was just added to the bill! The…
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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 • We celebrated Pride weekend at the legendary daytime pool party thrown by Juanita More!, which was packed with good vibes and music from the Stay Gold DJs. One highlight was the Cougar Cadet Corps drumline, an Alameda youth…
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Music, All Shook Down Live Review, 6/25/12: Philip Glass, Joanna Newsom, and Tim Fain Team Up for the Henry Miller Library at the Warfield

Live Review, 6/25/12: Philip Glass, Joanna Newsom, and Tim Fain Team Up for the Henry Miller Library at the Warfield

Philip Glass, Joanna Newsom, and Tim Fain Benefit for the Henry Miller Memorial Library Monday, June 25, 2012 The Warfield Better than: Your last experience at a concert with assigned seats and a program. "I don't want to embarrass Mr.…
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Music, All Shook Down Q&A: Philip Glass on Collaboration, Minimalism, and His Henry Miller Library Benefit Show with Joanna Newsom

Q&A: Philip Glass on Collaboration, Minimalism, and His Henry Miller Library Benefit Show with Joanna Newsom

See also: * Live Review, 6/25/12: Philip Glass, Joanna Newsom, and Tim Fain Team Up for the Henry Miller Library at the Warfield Popular, influential, and cult musicians come through San Francisco every day. But it isn't every day when…
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Music, All Shook Down Phillip Glass and Joanna Newsom Plan Benefit Show to Help Henry Miller Library

Phillip Glass and Joanna Newsom Plan Benefit Show to Help Henry Miller Library

In addition to being a living monument to American writer Henry Miller, Big Sir's Henry Miller Memorial Library hosts numerous events near and dear to the hearts of Bay Area cultural types. Later this summer, for example, the serene…
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Music, All Shook Down Fleet Foxes' New Video, Plus Robin Pecknold on the Questions of Adulthood and Touring with Joanna Newsom

Fleet Foxes' New Video, Plus Robin Pecknold on the Questions of Adulthood and Touring with Joanna Newsom

By CHLOE ROTH If you saw Fleet Foxes at the Greek Theatre in September, you'll remember the stunning kaleidoscope-galaxy-paper-cutout projections that accompanied their performance. "It's kind of nerve-wracking, the idea of touring with the Walkmen," Fleet Foxes front man…
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Calendar, Night&Day This Is Post-Rock

This Is Post-Rock

Brain tease of a show: An "indie" composer (what's that?), a classical group playing in a rock club (okay, maybe not so unusual in these Classical Revolution days), and a "community" a cappella women's choir (très democratique)! Dustin O'Halloran recently…
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Calendar, Night&Day Sweet and Hot

Sweet and Hot

Laura Weinbach is tiny. She’s not tall and not wide, and her voice is very high. She’s pretty, and she wears sweet little dresses. In short, she doesn’t look like a rock star. We suspect people of sometimes failing to…
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Music, All Shook Down Photos: Neil Young, Will.I.am, Joanna Newsom, and Stevie Wonder Hung Out in S.F. This Week

Photos: Neil Young, Will.I.am, Joanna Newsom, and Stevie Wonder Hung Out in S.F. This Week

We missed Neil Young's benefit show for the UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital at Nob Hill Masonic Center Wednesday night, which was too bad: Among others, Stevie Wonder, Will.I.am, Joe Montana, Colin Powell, and, of course, performers Neil Young and Joanna…
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Music, All Shook Down Neil Young, Joanna Newsom, and Colin Powell: All in S.F. for One Cause

Neil Young, Joanna Newsom, and Colin Powell: All in S.F. for One Cause

Neil Young plays a hospital benefit next month.​My, my, hey hey: The hottest S.F. concert ticket this December might just be a benefit concert for the new UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital.The headliner: A Canada-born, now-local folk-rock singer (who's had some…
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Calendar, Night&Day Angel-Headed

Angel-Headed

The local Ornette Coleman–inspired free jazz scene is full of young, sharp-dressed musicians who in their nonjazz moments play on records by Jolie Holland, Tom Waits, Joanna Newsom, and Sean Hayes. At the Mercury Falls and Dave Mihaly show, some…
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Music, All Shook Down Monday's Pick: Joanna Newsom at the Fox Theater

Monday's Pick: Joanna Newsom at the Fox Theater

​Joanna NewsomRobin PecknoldThe Fox Theater, Oakland8 p.m., $32If Joanna Newsom had emerged in the 1970s, she'd likely have been on the Virgin or Harvest labels with simpatico songster-mavericks Kevin Coyne, Kevin Ayers, and Roy Harper. In 2002, Newsom -- after…
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Music, Hear This Joanna Newsom: Show Preview

Joanna Newsom: Show Preview

If Joanna Newsom had emerged in the 1970s, she'd likely have been on the Virgin or Harvest labels with simpatico songster-mavericks Kevin Coyne, Kevin Ayers, and Roy Harper. In 2002, Newsom — after years studying composition and the harp in…
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Music, Hear This Devendra Banhart

Devendra Banhart

Venezuelan-raised folkie Devendra Banhart already had a few critically acclaimed albums under his loincloth before the age of 25, cued to the proudly juvenile "I Feel Just Like a Child." But as the oddball novelty of "freak-folk" wears off and…
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New Doc Captures Devendra, Vetiver, Joanna Newsom Tour

The Family Jams - Trailer from kevin barker on Vimeo. When San Francisco soft rockers Vetiver hit the road in 2004 with Devendra Banhart and Joanna Newsom, Vetiver guitarist Kevin Barker decided to capture the trip on film. The result…
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Music, Hear This Bill Callahan

Bill Callahan

Bill Callahan's latest, Sometimes I Wish We Were an Eagle, splits the difference between his last record under his own name, Woke on a Whaleheart, and his albums as Smog. The songs are minimalist affairs comprising repetitive guitar lines accompanied…
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Calendar, Night&Day Delicate Cutting

Delicate Cutting

Threadlike strips of creamy paper support the moon, or the Leaning Tower of Pisa, or possibly Devendra Banhart, in the work of Tahiti Pehrson. At “Nature’s Ladders,” the cutout artist presents slightly psychedelic, X-Acto-intensive paper sculpture. Calling to mind shoebox…
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Calendar, Night&Day Nice Folks

Nice Folks

Who pushed the Everly Brothers in the dirt? If that famous 1960s ecstatic-tenor folk duo were to morph into something a little more bitter and crouchy, it could be the Moore Brothers, especially on "Girl with a Light," from their…
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