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Music, Sizzle & Fizzle Sizzle and Fizzle: Highs and Lows from the Week in S.F. Music

Sizzle and Fizzle: Highs and Lows from the Week in S.F. Music

Sizzle We were relieved to find at Shoreline that Black Sabbath can still do what you want it to: Inspire whole arenas to head-bang and fist-pound and nod emphatically along to massive, brutal riffage. After a 15-minute drum solo, the…
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Music, All Shook Down The Breeders Play Two Full Albums at the Fillmore, 8/28/13

The Breeders Play Two Full Albums at the Fillmore, 8/28/13

The Breeders The Tweens Aug. 28, 2013 The Fillmore Better than: An entire show celebrating the 20th anniversary of Whoomp! (There It Is), also released in 1993. Most likely. No disrespect. Kim Deal doesn't want to talk about the Pixies,…
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Music, All Shook Down Kim Deal's Five Finest Musical Moments

Kim Deal's Five Finest Musical Moments

Good God, Kim Deal is spoiling us right now. Between hitting the Fillmore with the Breeders at the end of this month and just releasing a brand new song as part of her series of 7-inch singles, it's all feeling…
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Music, OK Then

Gone to Heaven

When the rumors of a Pixies reunion began circulating last summer, many of us simply didn't believe them. To a certain generation, the Pixies are the Rosetta stone of modern alternative rock; the group is the prism through which the…
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Divine Hammers

The Breeders, Lutefisk, Paleface Great American Music Hall, Tuesday, May 13 It wasn't enough that the Breeders-Lutefisk-Paleface lineup offered a consistently worthwhile evening of pop song and dumb noise -- it also ably demonstrated the whole phenomenon of celebrity draw.…
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Recordings

The Magnetic Fields Get Lost (Merge) Get Lost is the perfect title for this record, fusing Stephin Merritt's cranky, introverted persona with his trademark use of travel as metaphor for escape from failed affairs. Still the best lyricist in pop…
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