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Music, Give Up: On fighting Your Affection for the Postal Service

Give Up: On fighting Your Affection for the Postal Service

The window of time when music can deeply affect someone's life is usually pretty short. Most people will forever cherish songs that reached them somewhere between their freshman year of high school and their junior year of whatever came after,…
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Film, "Sound City": A Warm, Winning Tribute

"Sound City": A Warm, Winning Tribute

Thank god this documentary on the venerated SoCal recording studio wasn't made by some douchey rock snob with a boring retro-gear fetish, but instead by lovable Foo Fighter Dave Grohl, who with Nirvana recorded Nevermind there and has been grateful…
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Music, The Vaselines sex up the ex factor with their new record

The Vaselines sex up the ex factor with their new record

When most exes reconvene, they try to skirt the big naked elephant in the room. This was not the case for Scottish lo-fi pop duo the Vaselines. Recently musically reunited after 20 years apart, Eugene Kelly and Frances McKee revisited…
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Music, Hear This Panda Bear: Show Preview

Panda Bear: Show Preview

Now a first cause for almost as many useless D.I.Y. imitators as Nirvana, Animal Collective is overrated yet impossible to dismiss. Every time the mania seems ready to die down, the band ensnares fans anew with a song like "Peacebone"…
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Music, Let's Get Killed Ten years of music videos: A treadmill, a stanky romance, and a YouTube dream

Ten years of music videos: A treadmill, a stanky romance, and a YouTube dream

For this week's music section, SF Weekly scoured the local landscape, asking the people making, producing, DJing, and distributing music about the big ideas affecting the industry in the last decade. Among their answers, one important media development that didn't…
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Music, Steve Albini is built for the long haul

Steve Albini is built for the long haul

Renowned audio engineer Steve Albini has spent most of the last two decades running hundreds of recording sessions out of Chicago's Electrical Audio studios. Music geeks know about his work on totemic alternative rock albums like Nirvana's In Utero, PJ…
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Calendar, Night&Day At Home on the Edge

At Home on the Edge

"Experimental" is a favorite term in the dance world, one too many dance-goers have learned to equate with "amateur." So when Kunst-Stoff, a company of highly trained dancers founded by two former members of the stunning LINES Ballet, readily describes…
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Dining, Eat

Burma Fave

The Burma-Shave signs have disappeared from American highways, and the "Welcome to Burma" signs have disappeared from the borders of a certain Asian country. The dictators who redubbed the country "Myanmar" also pulled up the welcome mat, and with the…
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Music,

Smell the Magic

It's been punk to be cute ever since the early days of riot grrrl, when movement members appropriated girly-girl styles to spoof and critique conventional gender roles. But as indie rock erupted into a sea of Hello Kitty paraphernalia, what…
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