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Music, Hear This

Stern Grove goes 'Aquatic'

Noise: it's hip, it's underground, and a growing number of young people are doing it — that is, feigning insanity onstage while kicking up storms of epileptic percussion and squealing-pig distortion. Unfortunately, a lot of these scenesters aren't too terribly…
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Music, Hear This Psyched! Helios has some love for sale!

Psyched! Helios has some love for sale!

No discussion of the New Zealand jangle-pop scene from the '80s and early '90s — a talk likely dominated by such Flying Nun Records institutions as the Clean and the Chills — would be complete without high praise for the…
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Listen Up, Listen Up Intro

Readers, Writers, Arithmetic-ers,

When I started out as music editor at SF Weekly in June 2003, I thought the Listen Up supplement published three months prior had been sorta janky. Listen Up was supposed to be a shiver-inducing account of our fair burg's…
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Music, Hear This Hear This

Hear This

Cock rock is a sacred American tradition, for both the penis and late '70s rock are righteous. Hence, so is GenderEnders' monthly rock showcase "Rock Out Without Your Cock Out" at Edinburgh Castle, which aims to defy established gender roles…
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Music, Hear This The Cribs

The Cribs

The "Ruins Alone: Bassist Wanted Tour" -- what the hell is this about? Well, Ruins are a long-standing drums and bass duo from Japan featuring the mind-blowing Tatsuya Yoshida on skins and a constantly revolving cast of bassists. When, in…
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Altered Mindstates

It's Sunday evening -- day three of Mindstates VI: Technology and Transcendence. I'm exhausted; my wallet is totally tapped, and I'm curled up like a little, shoeless monkey on a body pillow tucked away deep inside the Palace of Fine…
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