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Music, All Shook Down This Week: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Revelations, Metallica Phone Mishaps, and Kanye Working at The Gap

This Week: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Revelations, Metallica Phone Mishaps, and Kanye Working at The Gap

While the annual round of always-quotable, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductions are coming up first today, elsewhere this week, things have erred on the dark side. From Cyndi Lauper shaming senators for their homophobia and Lauren Mayberry standing…
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Music, All Shook Down Jonathan Richman to Appear on Radio Valencia, Discuss Lou Reed, the Velvet Underground

Jonathan Richman to Appear on Radio Valencia, Discuss Lou Reed, the Velvet Underground

This Sunday, March 2, would have been Lou Reed's 72nd birthday. To honor him, the great local singer-songwriter Jonathan Richman will appear on Radio Valencia's Wax! Crackle! Pop! show to talk about his hero Reed and his most famous musical…
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Music, All Shook Down Listen: An Unreleased Velvet Underground Song For the 45th Anniversary of <i>White Light/White Heat</i>

Listen: An Unreleased Velvet Underground Song For the 45th Anniversary of White Light/White Heat

To properly celebrate the landmark record's 45th year in existence, Universal Music is putting out a three-disc reissue of the Velvet Underground's White Light/White Heat on Dec. 3. The 30-track album, culled together by John Cale and the late…
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Arthouse Movie Listings November 13-19, 2013

Artists' Television Access. Other Cinema: Street's Streets: Screening of Mark Street's Hasta Nunca: An Uruguayan Odyssey and more. Sat., Nov. 9, 8:30 p.m. $6. othercinema.com. 992 Valencia, San Francisco, 824-3890, www.atasite.org. Balboa Theater. Kirk Von Hammett Presents The Black Cat…
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Music, All Shook Down Music Links: Tame Impala at the Uptown Oakland, Lou Reed Remembered, and More

Music Links: Tame Impala at the Uptown Oakland, Lou Reed Remembered, and More

Next Wednesday, the Roxie is showing a two-hour Lou Reed special: clips and other shorts related to…
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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 Kanye West got engaged in AT&T Park one night, then played spectacular, confounding concerts the next two. We still can't quite figure out how and why a new father and family man made the tour-de-misanthropy that is Yeezus,…
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Music, All Shook Down The Power of Lou Reed's "Perfect Day"

The Power of Lou Reed's "Perfect Day"

February 2010; the Winter Olympics. I've never been a sports guy, but the Olympics that winter produced one unexpected moment of satori. AT&T ran an ad that used Lou Reed's "Perfect Day" as its soundtrack. When it came on, my…
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Music, All Shook Down Battling Over the Best of Solo Lou Reed, From <i>Berlin</i> to <i>Street Hassle</i>

Battling Over the Best of Solo Lou Reed, From Berlin to Street Hassle

Obsessed with punk in my early teens, the Velvet Underground's music was gradually administered through something like osmosis. I harbored an ignorant delusion that '60s rock was all gushing hippie idealism, but the tributes from so many punk-era heroes and…
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Music, All Shook Down The Great Lou Reed Is Dead at 71

The Great Lou Reed Is Dead at 71

Lou Reed, the American music legend who co-founded the Velvet Underground and went on to a fascinating and sometimes confounding solo music career, died today, according to Rolling Stone. He was 71. No cause of death was immediately reported, but…
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Music, All Shook Down Lou Reed Cancels San Francisco, Coachella Shows

Lou Reed Cancels San Francisco, Coachella Shows

Lou Reed, well-known jerkface and former headmaster of the Velvet Underground, has canceled his April 14 show at the Warfield in San Francisco as well as his two Coachella appearances, according to The Desert Sun. A spokesperson for Coachella/Warfield promoter…
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Music, Assessing Metallica After 30 Years and Four Nights at the Fillmore

Assessing Metallica After 30 Years and Four Nights at the Fillmore

Text messages like the one I got from a friend before the third Metallica show last week — "You are dead to me" — were exactly the reason I decided to go to all four of the Bay Area metal…
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Music, All Shook Down Metallica Brings Out Lou Reed, Kid Rock, Mercyful Fate, and More as the 30th Anniversary Party Continues

Metallica Brings Out Lou Reed, Kid Rock, Mercyful Fate, and More as the 30th Anniversary Party Continues

See more of our Metallica Week coverage: Author Brian Lew on the Early Days of Metallica and the Bay Area Thrash Metal Scene Six Signs of Metallica's Pervasive Influence on Pop Culture Metallica Kicks off Its 30th Anniversary Week…
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Music, All Shook Down Funny Photo: The Best Two-Sentence Review of Metallica and Lou Reed's <i>Lulu</i> Ever

Funny Photo: The Best Two-Sentence Review of Metallica and Lou Reed's Lulu Ever

Okay, so we don't think Metallica and Lou Reed's Lulu is as bad as many people do. But the San Rafael-recorded album has still inspired some fantastic shit-talking. The above review, which comes to us via Happy Place, is…
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Music, All Shook Down Finding Redemption in the Horrors of Lou Reed and Metallica's <i>Lulu</i>

Finding Redemption in the Horrors of Lou Reed and Metallica's Lulu

Don't Kill Lulu Yet: No, there is not one conventionally good song on Lulu, the 87-minute, hyped-to-infinity, Frankenstein's monster of Lou Reed babble and Metallica chug that came out the day after Halloween. Not really. This is a batch of…
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Music, Don't Kill <i>Lulu</i>: Redeeming Lou Reed and Metallica's New Album

Don't Kill Lulu: Redeeming Lou Reed and Metallica's New Album

No, there is not one conventionally good song on Lulu, the 87-minute, hyped-to-infinity, Frankenstein's monster of Lou Reed babble and Metallica chug that came out the day after Halloween. Not really. This is a batch of 10 challenging pieces that…
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Music Links: Seventeen Evergreen Goes on a Yarn Orgy, the Soft Moon on SF, and More

Reviewing goth girls Chelsea Wolfe and Zola Jesus at the Independent. …
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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 • The Lemonheads performed all of their 1992 classic It's a Shame About Ray for a packed Independent, creating yet another temporal wormhole for aging, nostalgic indie kids. It was a fun and well-played time-warp — at least until…
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Music, All Shook Down Lou Reed and Metallica's <i>Lulu</i>: A First Listen

Lou Reed and Metallica's Lulu: A First Listen

What pisses me off is not that Lou Reed is collaborating with one of the more overrated bands of my lifetime, or doing his batshit Lou Reed thing (I rather enjoy his batshit Lou Reed thing) -- it's that…
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Music, All Shook Down Metallica and Lou Reed's <i>Lulu</i> Is Streaming in Full Right Now

Metallica and Lou Reed's Lulu Is Streaming in Full Right Now

After months of waiting, a big thud came: The Great Hyperbole Engine of 2011, aka Lou Reed and Metallica's collaborative album Lulu, is streaming on the project's website right now.…
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Music, All Shook Down Don't Relieve the Hype: Watch Two New Trailers for Lou Reed and Metallica's <i>Lulu</i>

Don't Relieve the Hype: Watch Two New Trailers for Lou Reed and Metallica's Lulu

We know, we know: Another day, another hype-inflating crumb of information about Lulu, the forthcoming collaboration album between Lou Reed and Metallica. Well, today, we get two new tidbits, both in the form of videos. One is a trailer…
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