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Music, All Shook Down Moment of Truth: Breaking Down Big Grams

Moment of Truth: Breaking Down Big Grams

I never liked math class very much, but there's one (rap) equation I can get behind, and that's Phantogram + Big Boi = Big Grams. The powerful duo's maiden voyage goes down at the Treasure Island Music Festival on Saturday…
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Music, All Shook Down 10 Observations From Treasure Island 2014

10 Observations From Treasure Island 2014

Just across the bay from the Embarcadero, with lush views of the SF skyline and Bay Bridge, the Treasure Island Music Festival's slightly crusty, Ferris wheeled, seaside setting feels like the perfect spot to scarf down some funnel cake…
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Music, All Shook Down Treasure Island Music Festival 2014 Lineup: Outkast and Massive Attack Are Headliners

Treasure Island Music Festival 2014 Lineup: Outkast and Massive Attack Are Headliners

Treasure Island Music Festival announced its 2014 lineup today, and the headliners are Outkast and Massive Attack. The festival takes place Oct. 18 and 19 on, of course, Treasure Island. Here's the full lineup:…
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Music, All Shook Down OutKast Rules at BottleRock Napa Valley, But Long Lines Kill the Vibe, 5/31/14

OutKast Rules at BottleRock Napa Valley, But Long Lines Kill the Vibe, 5/31/14

BottleRock Napa Valley Saturday, May 31, 2014 Napa Valley Expo Better Worse than: Any other experience I've had exiting a large concert or a festival, including those where you board buses to leave. First came the high of Saturday at…
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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 Prince played a stunning two-hour show at the Fox Theater on Saturday. It was announced only days before, at 10:30 p.m. on Wednesday, but the show still sold out in minutes. Those who snagged tickets got treated to a…
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Music, All Shook Down BottleRock Napa Valley Announces 2014 Lineup, Which Includes OutKast

BottleRock Napa Valley Announces 2014 Lineup, Which Includes OutKast

After a rocky start last year, Bottle Rock Napa Valley is coming back in the hands of new owners this year -- and judging by today's lineup announcement, they're doing at least something right. Festival headliners for the May 30-June…
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Music, All Shook Down OutKast at Outside Lands Is Looking Pretty Unlikely

OutKast at Outside Lands Is Looking Pretty Unlikely

Many of us had hoped, with Atlanta hip-hop duo OutKast reuniting for some 40 festival dates this year, that San Francisco's Outside Lands would be one of them. After all, why should Coachella be the only major California festival to…
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Music, All Shook Down Watch Andre 3000 as Jimi Hendrix in the First Clip From <i>All Is By My Side</i>

Watch Andre 3000 as Jimi Hendrix in the First Clip From All Is By My Side

It's a big year for OutKast: the group is reuniting for the festival circuit, and working on two solo albums; meanwhile, Andre 3000 is appearing as the star in new Jimi Hendrix biopic All Is By My Side. As SPIN…
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Music, All Shook Down Here's Hoping Festival Season Doesn't Ruin Outkast For Us All

Here's Hoping Festival Season Doesn't Ruin Outkast For Us All

These are acts that appeared on many major music festival lineups in 2013: Phoenix, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Vampire Weekend, Jurassic 5, the National, Grizzly Bear, and Nine Inch Nails (among others). So maybe you can see how the top…
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Music, All Shook Down Will Outkast Headline Outside Lands This Year?

Will Outkast Headline Outside Lands This Year?

That's the big question around S.F. after the rightly beloved (and long-dormant) Atlanta rap duo today announced that it will be playing more than 40 festivals this spring and summer. (News that of course follows last week's announcements of a…
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Music, All Shook Down The Coachella 2014 Lineup Is Here

The Coachella 2014 Lineup Is Here

Coachella is only months away, and the lineup for the massive gathering April 11-13 and 18-20 hit the Internet last night. This year's festival billing features the expected Outkast reunion, Arcade Fire, Muse, the Knife, Queens of the Stone Age,…
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Music, All Shook Down Hell Yes: OutKast Reuniting For Shows In 2014

Hell Yes: OutKast Reuniting For Shows In 2014

After nearly 24 hours of excited blogger speculation about whether or not the rumors were too good to be true, Diddy's Revolt TV has confirmed that OutKast will be reuniting in 2014 for "performances across the U.S.," beginning…
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Music, All Shook Down Big Boi's <i>Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors</i>: A First Listen

Big Boi's Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors: A First Listen

Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors is the title. Why? Does Big Boi even have any enemies? Has anyone ever beefed with him...ever? Who is he referring to, disgruntled Idlewild ticket-buyers? Or is he increasingly in denial that Outkast -- his…
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Music, All Shook Down Six Child Musicians It's Okay to Like. No, Really.

Six Child Musicians It's Okay to Like. No, Really.

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Music, Killer Mike's Fury Blends Southern and Conscious Rap

Killer Mike's Fury Blends Southern and Conscious Rap

Over the past decade, fairly or unfairly, Southern rap has become known as carefree party music, content to ignore social issues while shooting Patron and dancing the "Stanky Legg" and the "Laffy Taffy." But Atlanta MC Killer Mike is an…
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Music, All Shook Down Who Needs Andre? Big Boi's Tour of Hits Gets Regency Bouncing

Who Needs Andre? Big Boi's Tour of Hits Gets Regency Bouncing

Big Boi The Knux Camp-Lo September 23, 2010 @ The Regency Ballroom Better than: Having no members of OutKast show up.The question is: Big Boi or Andre 3000? It's a fun question, at least -- and perhaps an impossible one, because even though both members of the…
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Music, All Shook Down Pick a Rhyme and Win Free Tickets to See Big Boi Thursday at Regency Ballroom

Pick a Rhyme and Win Free Tickets to See Big Boi Thursday at Regency Ballroom

What's the best Big Boi rhyme of all time? Pick an answer we like, and you could win tickets to see one half of OutKast Thursday (that's tomorrow, people) at Regency Ballroom. Your favorite line could be from an OutKast…
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Music, All Shook Down Stream This Now: Big Boi's New Album Puts Him Ahead of Andre 3000

Stream This Now: Big Boi's New Album Puts Him Ahead of Andre 3000

If you're as old as I am, which isn't very old at all, you remember 2003 quite well. If you have a decent memory, you'll also remember that "Hey Ya!" by OutKast's Andre 3000 dominated the airwaves for that…
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Music, All Shook Down Friday Night: Erykah Badu at the Fox Theater

Friday Night: Erykah Badu at the Fox Theater

Erykah Badu Friday, Feb. 19, 2010 
Fox Theater, Oakland
Better Than: Sex. Unless, with, well... Erykah Badu is from Texas, so she can be forgiven for thinking she needed four layers in Northern California in February. And maybe it's just her microphone skills,…
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Music, Hear This When ATLiens Attack

When ATLiens Attack

Funky Atlantans like to call themselves ATLiens in the tradition of OutKast, but singer Janelle Monae truly rocks interplanetary soul siren style. After a bout of bidding wars by urban underground labels, Monae spent a few years with Purple Ribbon…
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