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Music, All Shook Down Les Claypool on Creating His Duo De Twang and Recording the New Primus Album

Les Claypool on Creating His Duo De Twang and Recording the New Primus Album

In the nearly three decades since he emerged as the bass-playing madman behind Primus, Les Claypool has proven himself to be something of an alt-rock renaissance man. Besides leading Primus and a variety of side projects and solo bands, the…
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Music, Hear This Skerik's Bandalabra: Show Preview

Skerik's Bandalabra: Show Preview

A resurgence of interest in Afrobeat music in recent years has produced a Broadway show about Fela Kuti, revived long-retired West African bands, and produced a slew of new, Afrobeat-inspired bands. The four-piece Bandalabra conjures elements of Afrobeat — complex…
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Music, Hear This Porch: Show Preview

Porch: Show Preview

Along with mainstay bassist Les Claypool and drummer Jay Lane, guitarist Todd Huth was a formative member of Bay Area favorites Primus. Besides writing the guitar melodies for the group's earliest (and best) material, Huth wrote dissonant, jagged lines that've…
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Music, All Shook Down Primus' Les Claypool Will Serve You Wine Out of a Railroad Caboose

Primus' Les Claypool Will Serve You Wine Out of a Railroad Caboose

Dear Primus fans, haven't you always wanted to grab a drink with Head Freak Les Claypool? Yes, of course you have. And now, thanks to Mr. Claypool's new hobby, that's tantalizingly easy to do. According to a report in…
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Calendar, Night&Day You Ain't Got No Alibi

You Ain't Got No Alibi

"They should have been the band that went way beyond any of us who were influenced by them," says Primus' Les Claypool about groundbreaking African-American band Fishbone in the documentary Everyday Sunshine. The film, co-directed by Lev Anderson and Chris…
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Calendar, Night&Day Everybody into the 'Pool

Everybody into the 'Pool

It’s official: If Les Claypool’s annual NYE party were a girl, she could legally buy alcohol -- not that she needs it, given the loose-limbed ferret-in-the-pocket psilocybin experience she already has to offer. At the close of 2011, we find…
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Music, All Shook Down NYE in Photos: Primus and Les Claypool's Costumed Jam at the Fox Theater

NYE in Photos: Primus and Les Claypool's Costumed Jam at the Fox Theater

PrimusLes Claypool's Fancy BrigadeThe Dead Kenny GsThe ResidentsDecember 30 and 31, 2010@ The Fox TheaterThis past Friday saw Les Claypool's 20th consecutive New Year's Eve show in the Bay Area. To celebrate the milestone, the Richmond native brought his old…
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Music, All Shook Down This Week, the Everlasting Les Claypool Rings in 20 Years of Weird New Year's Eve Shows

This Week, the Everlasting Les Claypool Rings in 20 Years of Weird New Year's Eve Shows

Think back, grasshopper, project yourself back to the late '80s and the early '90s -- yes, a lifetime ago. Major labels and would-be majors signed tons of bands that could more or less bear the handle of "alternative rock." The…
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Calendar, Night&Day Sailing Away to 2011

Sailing Away to 2011

It's a Bay Area tradition to see Les Claypool perform on New Year's Eve, but this year, fans of the Primus singer-bassist's demented funk-rock are in for an extraspecial treat. Following an opening set by iconic local goofballs — er,…
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Guest Playlist: Come Out & Play SF

This weekend marks the inaugural Bay Area iteration of New York's (and one time Amsterdam's) beloved Come Out & Play Festival, a weekend's worth of sportive mischief in and around the Panhandle and the Upper Haight. Full-contact location-based Scrabble? Check.…
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Music, All Shook Down Over the Weekend: Black Keys, Common, Les Claypool, and N.E.R.D at NASA Ames

Over the Weekend: Black Keys, Common, Les Claypool, and N.E.R.D at NASA Ames

Seeing a multistage music festival/space exhibit/rave take place at the NASA campus was a somewhat other-worldly experience in itself. An eclectic lineup of bands performed against backdrops of enormous domes and giant, windowless concrete structures. While the main stage was…
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The Black Keys, Common, N.E.R.D @ NASA Party in Mountain View

There are plenty of space cadets in San Francisco, but Yuri's Night celebrates a man for actually leaving Earth's atmosphere. And it does this with a very Bay Area-style party, combining high technology, creative styling, and a huge dance…
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Calendar, Night&Day <i>Pig Hunt</i>

Pig Hunt

You wouldn’t think a movie about wild pig hunting would play well in the city, but we happen to be surrounded by hills filled with 200-pound, tusk-sporting boar. They’ve been on notice for years. They’ve also been getting shot. After…
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Calendar, Night&Day Pigs in Zen

Pigs in Zen

You wouldn’t think a movie about wild pig hunting would play well in the city, but we happen to be surrounded by hills filled with 200-pound, tusk-sporting boar. They’ve been on notice for years. They’ve also been getting shot. After…
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Calendar, Night&Day Apricot Jam Session

Apricot Jam Session

Who says rock stars don't have a sense of humor? The redoubtable Les Claypool deserves a tip of the stovepipe hat for setting himself up as a one-man piss-taker of pompous rockers everywhere. His sweetly endearing Electric Apricot: Quest for…
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Music, All Shook Down New Year's Eve in SF: Cake vs. Seas of Cheese; White Comedy vs. Black Comedy

New Year's Eve in SF: Cake vs. Seas of Cheese; White Comedy vs. Black Comedy

The new year is steadily approaching and there's no loss of cool events that provide for lots of drinks and bad decisions. ASD's here to make sense of all the madness with a rundown of your options. Pass the…
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Hot Tuna, Les Claypool, Dirty Dozen Brass Band -- ASD's Live Music Picks, June 29

Hot Tuna, 10 at the Fillmore. $25. “For devout Tuna fans, Jorma and Jack are beloved members of a collective extended family. For newcomers and casuals fans, however, the two are something of a best kept secret. Yet, long before…
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Music, Hear This On New Year's, the Supersuckers prescribe booze and babes; Les Claypool will be serving sandwiches

On New Year's, the Supersuckers prescribe booze and babes; Les Claypool will be serving sandwiches

So your New Year's Eve plans to drop acid and watch Dick Clark's face melt on live TV fell through, eh? Fret not, because local loony Les Claypool is bringing his equally brain-fucking "Hatter's Ball" -- so named for the…
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Music, Reviewed Gabby La La

Gabby La La

Produced by Primus frontman Les Claypool for his Prawn Song label, this stunning CD debut by eccentric 25-year-old multi-instrumentalist Gabby La La could be subtitled "Something Wacky This Way Comes." But that's only part of the story. A minimalist effort,…
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The Specials, Undercover S.K.A. Fillmore Thursday, July 31 Have you ever dreamed about going back in time to one of the creatively crucial moments in modern music history? Maybe to the groundbreaking recording session that produced Miles Davis' Kind of…
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