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Music at Sketchfest: A Handy Guide

While SF Sketchfest has frequently hosted interesting musicians amid the usual podcasts and variety shows, this year's festival has kicked up the star power significantly. Along with the sold-out opening night tribute to Tenacious D and a special "Music Edition"…
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Music, Her Mother's Songs: Martha Wainwright Prepares a Salute to Kate McGarrigle

Her Mother's Songs: Martha Wainwright Prepares a Salute to Kate McGarrigle

Martha Wainwright is the daughter of Loudon Wainwright III and Kate McGarrigle (of the McGarrigle Sisters) and the sister of Rufus Wainwright. While her music is often called "folk," she's not a folk traditionalist, but more of a folk/pop performer.…
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Calendar, Night&Day A Real Wainwright's Wainwright

A Real Wainwright's Wainwright

There's a squirmingly funny scene in Judd Apatow’s TV series, Undeclared, in which Loudon Wainwright III offers to play a song for Adam Sandler, who is visiting Wainwright's son's dorm. Instead of singing some quaint tune, Loudon brays an angry…
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Music, Reviewed Clem Snide

Clem Snide

Clem Snide frontman Eef Barzelay has always been a decent singer/ songwriter -- you know, the kind who turns a nice phrase, plucks a pretty melody, and warbles in a mournful tone that gets his tunes placed on many a…
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Music, Pop Philosophy

Ugly Is the New Beautiful:

The kids are alright, and so is everyone else On New Year's Eve, my friend Tim declared 2003 the year of "Fuck, yeah" (as opposed to last year, which felt a lot like "Oh, fuck -- no!"). Of course, he…
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