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Music, All Shook Down Live Review, 3/15/12: Too $hort Is Stoned and Sloppy at the New Parish

Live Review, 3/15/12: Too $hort Is Stoned and Sloppy at the New Parish

Too $hort March 15, 2012 The New Parish Better than: A version of Girls Gone Wild set at the Oakland Coliseum DMV. It's often been said, probably inaccurately, that the Inuit people have 100 words for snow or something,…
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Music, All Shook Down Too $hort Is Still Alive, and He's Performing Tomorrow in Oakland

Too $hort Is Still Alive, and He's Performing Tomorrow in Oakland

Maybe you heard last week's Twitter rumor that Oakland rapper Too $hort had died -- it gained enough steam to merit a mention on celebrity gossip sites such as TMZ and Entertainment Weekly. Of course, it wasn't true: "Stop calling…
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Music, All Shook Down Sunday: Oakland Rapper Too $hort Makes His Fillmore District Debut at Yoshi's

Sunday: Oakland Rapper Too $hort Makes His Fillmore District Debut at Yoshi's

Too $hort March 6, 2011 @ Yoshi's SFBetter than: Listening to a studio gangster who's behind closed doors getting his booty all spanked up.He staked a permanent place for Oakland on the international rap map over a more than 25-year career, but…
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Music, All Shook Down Martin Luther, Cody ChesnuTT Play Yoshi's

Martin Luther, Cody ChesnuTT Play Yoshi's

Is there life after neo-soul? The R&B subgenre, which enjoyed immense popularity in the late '90s-early '00s, long ago outlived its usefulness. The name--conceived, reportedly, in a marketing meeting by then-Motown CEO Kedar Massenburg--never quite fit the diverse range…
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Music, All Shook Down Kamala Harris Benefit Announced

Kamala Harris Benefit Announced

It takes a lot of cojones to stand up for what you think is right in the political world, especially when faced with high-level pressure. Though she's generated controversy and made a few formidable enemies in law enforcement circles,…
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Music, All Shook Down Uptown Unveiled Tonight

Uptown Unveiled Tonight

One of the biggest Bay Area-wide buzzes in recent years has been the revitalization of Oakland--specifically, the Uptown district. Its makeover attained critical mass in February, when the renovated Fox theater officially reopened, and tonight, a massive street fair,…
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News, The Snitch So You've Puked on Muni. What Penance Can You Serve?

So You've Puked on Muni. What Penance Can You Serve?

It turns out you really can divide the world into two groups of people: Those who are ashamed that they've thrown up on Muni and those who aren't really bothered by it. Let's assume you fit the former category. What…
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Music, All Shook Down Town Bizness Announce Debut Show

Town Bizness Announce Debut Show

What do you get when you mix a hip-hop legend with some of the hottest local musicians around? Town Bizness. Having been one of the few local industry folks to hear significant portions of the upcoming Town Bizness album…
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Music Awards, SF Weekly Music Awards 2003 <p>Americana DJ/Selector/Turntablist Electronic/Electro Hard Rock/ <p>Metal Hip Hop/Rap Jazz Latin/ <p>International Lifestyle Music New Genre/Beyond Pop Punk Rock/Indie Rock Soul/Funk/ R&B

SF Weekly Music Awards 2003

Americana DJ/Selector/Turntablist Electronic/Electro Hard Rock/

Metal Hip Hop/Rap Jazz Latin/

International Lifestyle Music New Genre/Beyond Pop Punk Rock/Indie Rock Soul/Funk/ R&B

Ten years ago, when I was first asked to help out with SF Weekly's local music awards, I thought there had been some kind of mistake. I was the hung-over girl with ringing ears who answered phones, dodged skateboards, and…
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Music, Preaching to the Unconverted

Preaching to the Unconverted

Martin Luther is explaining the Trojan-horse strategy he's devised for breaking out of his billing as San Francisco's best-kept soul secret. He punches up a song on his Macintosh, sending a lilting, melodic riff out into his claustrophobic Hunters Point…
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REAL ASTROLOGY for an unreal world

Aries (March 21-April 19): The brilliant Aries artist Vincent van Gogh never mastered the art of translating his genius into cold cash. His Portrait of Dr. Gachet may have garnered $82.5 million in 1990, but during his lifetime he sold…
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