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Music, Sizzle & Fizzle Sizzle and Fizzle: Highs and Lows from the Last Week in S.F. Music

Sizzle and Fizzle: Highs and Lows from the Last Week in S.F. Music

Sizzle The Masonic Auditorium on Nob Hill has long been an awkward live venue. This fall, the Masonic will open after renovations designed to make it more music-friendly, including a new, flat-fronted stage, an open main floor, new lighting, and…
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Music, Sizzle & Fizzle Sizzle and Fizzle: Highs and Lows from the Last Week in S.F. Music

Sizzle and Fizzle: Highs and Lows from the Last Week in S.F. Music

Sizzle We didn't believe it would happen, but Morrissey finally played a concert date in the Bay Area. After canceling four shows in the last two years, Moz proved in San Jose that he's still pretty magnetic, performing "Hand in…
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Music, Sizzle & Fizzle Sizzle and Fizzle: Highs and Lows from the Last Week in S.F. Music

Sizzle and Fizzle: Highs and Lows from the Last Week in S.F. Music

Sizzle Some people on YouTube are making music with floppy drives. Yes, those old things you used to put disks into. Turns out you can program one to vibrate at a certain frequency — and make eight of them turn…
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Calendar, Night&Day Lonely Planet Boy

Lonely Planet Boy

The latest in a string of great music documentaries about underappreciated artists, Jobriath A.D. is hands down the most heartbreaking and dazzling. Unlike the subjects of A Band Called Death or Anvil!, our prima donna got his big break.…
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Music, Sizzle & Fizzle Sizzle and Fizzle: Highs and Lows from the Last Week in S.F. Music

Sizzle and Fizzle: Highs and Lows from the Last Week in S.F. Music

Sizzle Rumors have been swirling about Cafe Du Nord closing, but for once the news isn't bad. The club is being sold to the owners of Woodhouse Fish Co. and West of Pecos, who will renovate its 107-year-old building and…
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Arthouse Movie Listings August 28-September 3, 2013

Artists' Television Access. Black Radical Imagination: These short films attempt to redefine and radicalize the roles played by people of color, including works by Adebukola Bodunrin & Ezra Claytan Daniels, Cristina De Middel, Amir George, Anansi Knowbody, Akosua Adoma Owusu,…
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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 • Tenderloin club 222 Hyde closed with a packed final party that went early into the morning and only ended when the cops came. A fat roster of DJs and performers cranked the basement club's system into the red,…
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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 • Undercover SF gathered 10 local groups for a live reinterpretation of Radiohead's Kid A that proved a stunning success. The flamenco version of "How to Disappear Completely" and a hip-hop/chamber group take on "Idioteque" were the highlights of…
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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 • Chelsea Wolfe and King Dude ruled Great American Music Hall, despite the lack of electric guitars. Their gloomy acoustic folk felt perfect inside the elegant venue, and showed that despite the artists' reliance on the studio, they're both…
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Music, #Hashtag: The Ghost of Music Future Previews 2013

#Hashtag: The Ghost of Music Future Previews 2013

How will you remember 2013? What was the year's top music story? Was it the stunning revelation that Morrissey and Johnny Marr had, in fact, secretly reunited in 2007 to quietly issue records under the name "Taylor Swift"? Or did…
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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 • At their long-awaited Warfield show, Iggy and the Stooges show supplied all the fury of Raw Power — plus glimpses of Pop's oddly cute and complex personality. Playing a self-immolating madman during songs, and an erudite provocateur between…
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Music, Hear This Girl in a Coma: Show Preview

Girl in a Coma: Show Preview

Smart" is the fourth track on Girl in a Coma's new album, Exits and All the Rest, but it's the first time the record feels like it was made by a band practically named after a Smiths song. Before that,…
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Music, Janice Whaley Reimagines the Smiths Catalog A Cappella

Janice Whaley Reimagines the Smiths Catalog A Cappella

"Shyness is nice, and shyness can stop you from doing all the things in life you'd like to." So sings Janice Whaley on her ambitious new six-disc box set. Those immortal words were, of course, written by Morrissey for the…
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Music, Morrissey’s memorable concert cancellations

Morrissey’s memorable concert cancellations

Longtime Morrissey fans know the drill. Reports of a new album prompt cautious optimism about a return to his Smiths and/or early solo form, which is soon replaced by the declaration, "Well, at least it's better than Maladjusted." Then a…
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Music, Let's Get Killed Jamie Stewart's infinite sadness is exhausting

Jamie Stewart's infinite sadness is exhausting

Jamie Stewart is a morgue-serious songwriter. And yet it's impossible for me to take the Xiu Xiu frontman seriously. The ache in his indie rock takes introspective moping to such an exaggerated extreme it's difficult to endure with a straight…
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Calendar, Night&Day C’est Chic

C’est Chic

He's an indie Morrissey, or a boy Dusty Springfield, possessed of a vintage way with words and that voice. Whatever amalgam of glossy, cool elements he is, the Music Lovers' frontman Matthew "Ted" Edwards is rightly proud of his band's…
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Calendar, Night&Day The Rose of Planet B612

The Rose of Planet B612

From Aesop's Fables to Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland to the Dr. Seuss classic, Oh, The Places You'll Go! plenty of kids' books are packed with important life lessons for grown-ups. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's 1943 novella The Little Prince is…
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Calendar, Night&Day All You Need Is Lovers

All You Need Is Lovers

In our dreams, David Bowie introduces Dusty Springfield and the Kinks to Morrissey, and the air erupts in song from the sheer creative force: This is the sound of the Music Lovers. Anchored by a team of experts purveying indie…
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Calendar, Night&Day Friends, Not Food

Friends, Not Food

Hmm, wonder whether Morrissey has plans to visit the World Veg Festival Weekend? Is it mere coincidence that Mr. "Meat Is Murder" performs immediately prior to the huge pro-legume fest? Alas, the beloved former singer for the Smiths is moving…
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Music, Hear This The Energys: hot-wired Japanese punk explodes in S.F.

The Energys: hot-wired Japanese punk explodes in S.F.

Morrissey has turned from a gangly egghead into a debonair crooner without losing his self-deprecating wit: At his birthday show in May, the suit-clad singer gestured to himself and dryly said, "Let this be a warning — this is what…
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