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Music, Listen Up Talk of the Tastemakers

Talk of the Tastemakers

We're living in an era of New Music Overload, thanks to the ubiquity of fresh tracks on blogs, turntables, and indie radio stations. How do you cut a path through the thicket? One answer is to check out the recommendations…
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Music, Listen Up Electro Selectors

Electro Selectors

When you imagine hundreds of chic indie twentysomethings crowded into a cramped San Francisco dive, it's hard not to include Jefrodisiac and Richie Panic in that vision, with the DJs taking off their clothes as they spin records (and command…
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Music, Listen Up Producer, Label Honcho, Performer, Journalist

Producer, Label Honcho, Performer, Journalist

Over the past decade, Pat Thomas has done more for Bay Area music than nearly anyone whose name is not Tom Donahue, Ralph J. Gleason, or Bill Graham. Steve Wynn, founding member of epochal L.A. guitar-rockers Dream Syndicate and an…
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Music, Radioactive Clout

Radioactive Clout

The Bay Area rollers in Mushroom have synched up with some impressive outsider iconoclasts over their decade-long ride. Starting from their first 12-inch, the band has embraced and updated krautrock groove, melding it to soul-jazz, space-rock, and other hybrids, sharing…
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Trans-Europe Expressionism

It's easy to pigeonhole prog rock as a dead '70s thing," says Mushroom guitarist Erik Pearson. True: Prog rock has always been pop music's ugly stepchild, a sodden genre of pretentious concept albums that don't seem quite so interesting…
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Music, Music

Music

t&185;s easy to pigeonhole prog rock as a dead &185;70s thing,&178; says Mushroom guitarist Erik Pearson. True: Prog rock has always been pop music&185;s ugly stepchild, a sodden genre of pretentious concept albums that don&185;t seem quite so interesting now…
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Riff Raff

Musik Thesis: Germany is kinder to S.F. music than even San Francisco is. Exhibit 838: Superstar. The German zine's ninth issue, which recently crossed Riff Raff's desk, includes a 16-page feature package focusing on our fair city, written by and…
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