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Music, All Shook Down Jane's Addiction to Release New Album, World Covers Ears in Anticipation

Jane's Addiction to Release New Album, World Covers Ears in Anticipation

A funny thing happens to a lot of old rock stars. Maybe it's because they're surrounded by sycophants who never say no. Or because all that fan adoration goes to their heads. Or because too much critical acclaim can irreversibly…
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Music, All Shook Down Coachella in Photos Day 1: Jay-Z, She & Him, Perry Farrell, Boots Riley, More

Coachella in Photos Day 1: Jay-Z, She & Him, Perry Farrell, Boots Riley, More

We had our own little Coachella last week in SF, with shows by MGMT, Beach House, Faith No More, Charlotte Gainsbourg, the Dead Weather, Passion Pit, Spoon, and Atoms For Peace, among other Bay Area gigs. But photographer Christopher Victoria…
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Music, Hear This NIN/Jane's Addiction

NIN/Jane's Addiction

Nine Inch Nails and Jane's Addiction enjoyed their heydays nearly 20 years back with debuts that blazed new paths in pop music that still resonate. NIN married the machine beats of Ministry's industrial grooves with accessible melodies, while Jane's fused…
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Pretty, pencil-thin musician and entrepreneur Perry Farrell not only fronted Jane's Addiction, he also founded a little-known annual concert festival called Lollapalooza. He was the '90s, if not the '00s: Lollapalooza was abruptly canceled this year due to poor ticket…
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Riff Raff

Spin Off Over the past four weeks, former Jane's Addiction frontman Perry Farrell has spun a few sets at various underground warehouse parties here in the Bay Area under the moniker DJ Peretz (his real last name). It seems the…
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Perry Tale Bring out the menorah, the dreidels, and the rock stars -- it's a Bill Graham Hanukkah. Twenty-five years ago the late rock promoter sponsored what is supposed to be the first public menorah ceremony outside of Israel right…
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Riff Raff

Bring the Noise Live music venues are rare enough in San Francisco, but hip-hop clubs are scarcer than rubies on Twin Peaks. For years now, occasional gigs at indie rock or dance clubs have been the only sustenance for a…
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Moonshine Over America With electronica tours multiplying faster than Perry Farrell's bank account balance, to recommend one would be to aid and abet the bastardization of a burgeoning scene that's struggled for respect. Cyberfest '97 deviates little from the usual…
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