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Music, All Shook Down The New Pornographers, Feat. Neko Case, Serve Crisp Pop at Regency Ballroom

The New Pornographers, Feat. Neko Case, Serve Crisp Pop at Regency Ballroom

The New Pornographers Menomena April 18, 2011 @ Regency Ballroom Better than: Brunch at Zazie (maybe). If nothing else, at least the New Pornographers will remember San Francisco for our breakfast. Six songs into a speedy set at the Regency Ballroom last night,…
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Music, All Shook Down Menomena, Suckers, and Tu Fawning Play Lots of Things at Once at Great American Music Hall

Menomena, Suckers, and Tu Fawning Play Lots of Things at Once at Great American Music Hall

Menomena Suckers Tu Fawning September 14, 2010 @ Great American Music Hall Better than: Combing through Pat Metheny's man-fro to get a glimpse of his instrumental clusterfuck.Whatever happened to musicians playing just one instrument? These new music school grads-turned-indie rock multi-instrumentalists are everywhere, even in…
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Music, All Shook Down In Print: Menomena, Scissor Sisters, and the Reunion of Bay Area Metalheads Sleep

In Print: Menomena, Scissor Sisters, and the Reunion of Bay Area Metalheads Sleep

Menomena: "Having long ago eschewed the glitchy breakbeats of its early albums, the Menomena of today is an immaculately spacious rock band," writes Andrew Stout in this week's print edition. "Something vital has changed. Arrangements are stripped to their essentials…
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Music, Menomena finally grows up

Menomena finally grows up

"We formed in 2000," Justin Harris says. "Ten years ago this autumn, in fact." Here, his voice takes a sudden leap from its usual unassuming tone. Menomena has come a long way in a decade, it seems to say, even…
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LastNight: Menomena at the Independent Friday, June 8, 2007

Menomena June, 8, 2007 The Independent Better Than: Ezra. Download: "Wet and Rusting" from their Myspace. It's pronounced 'men-ahh-men-uhh', people. Like the word 'phenomena.' Menomena, phenomena. Get it right. The Portland indie rock trio lacks the best name in…
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Plugged in, ASD's music picks for Friday, June 8 -- Mice Parade, Menomena, LCD Soundsystem

Glitch rock: Mice Parade, 10pm at Bottom of the Hill. $10. "To some extent, Mice Parade is just another Tortoise-inspired indie-fusion act, only with vocals. But those vocals make a huge difference, as Pierce sets a wistful tone that carries…
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Music, Something Like a Menomena

Something Like a Menomena

"So ... do I get permission to act like a really moody, temperamental artist now?" asks Menomena's Brent Knopf with one of many happy-go-lucky laughs. The amiable singer/guitarist/keyboardist isn't sure how to respond to the fact his Portland, Ore., trio…
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Music, Hear This Hear This

Hear This

Menomena 's debut disc, I Am the Fun Blame Monster, comes packaged with a 70-plus-page flip-book of the band members playing their instruments, except for one of the dudes; he's doing nothing but spinning around in a stylish leather office…
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Music, Reviewed Menomena

Menomena

"Force yourself to breathe." So begins Menomena's I Am the Fun Blame Monster! It's a prophetic lyric fragment considering the confusingly perfect nine songs that are about to follow and, yes, leave you breathless. Originally released on a limited basis…
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