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Music, All Shook Down Watch: Phish Played "We Are The Champions" For The Giants Last Night

Watch: Phish Played "We Are The Champions" For The Giants Last Night

In a scheduling move that would be questionable for, um, pretty much any other band with any other kind of following, Phish played three consecutive nights this week at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. Last night was the third…
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Culture, Feature Fall Arts: Classical Revolution Charts a New Course

Fall Arts: Classical Revolution Charts a New Course

The jam session has always been a defining element of jazz. A wholly informal exercise, the jam is where musicians limber up, experiment, fine-tune, or freak out. Folkies had their own jam sessions as well, and still do at places…
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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 • Phish played two mammoth sets at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, delighting its loyal fans. As always, the band was better live than on its records; onstage, the basic structures of songs like "Tweezer" blossom into heartfelt, gorgeous jams.…
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Music, All Shook Down Live Review, 8/17/12: Phish Pleases the Loyalists at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

Live Review, 8/17/12: Phish Pleases the Loyalists at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

Phish Aug.17, 2012 Bill Graham Civic Auditorium Better than: The record, as always. As comedians Harris Wittels and Scott Aukerman concluded in their hilarious and thoughtful Analyze Phish podcast, Phish is an objectively silly musical phenomenon with an undeniably infectious…
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SF Weekly Letters

Downloading Extortion Patience is no longer a virtue for the masses: "As long as it remains difficult for people to access the most popular types of content from their home computers, illegal downloading will continue unabated." This quote says a…
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Music, All Shook Down Outside Lands Day 1: Phish Ignites Golden Gate Park, MGMT Disappoints

Outside Lands Day 1: Phish Ignites Golden Gate Park, MGMT Disappoints

Outside Lands Friday: Phish Lotus, Foster the People, MGMT August 12, 2011 @ Golden Gate Park Better than: Any other foggy San Francisco afternoon. In some way that must ring true for thousands of fans, Phish proves the existence…
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Music, All Shook Down Why You Should Never, Ever Write Anything Negative About Phish

Why You Should Never, Ever Write Anything Negative About Phish

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Music, Bouncer Bouncer Encounters a Jokester at the Page

Bouncer Encounters a Jokester at the Page

I have spent a fair amount of time talking about bars in this town that seem to have an eerie presence, as if they were built on an Indian burial mound or something. You walk into one and immediately want…
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Music, All Shook Down Links: Jerry Garcia Biopic Won't Be Able To Use His Songs

Links: Jerry Garcia Biopic Won't Be Able To Use His Songs

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Trainiquette

After a fare hike earlier this year, isn't it time we started asking Caltrain for a few perks in exchange for the privilege of commuting from San Francisco down the peninsula? A list of demands: • Fire the frustrated drivetime-FM…
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Music, All Shook Down Dave Matthews Band Voter Registration: So Begins Another Inane 'Rock the Vote' Season

Dave Matthews Band Voter Registration: So Begins Another Inane 'Rock the Vote' Season

In a choice between voting, and dying for 12 months and never having to hear an idiot musician tell me to "Vote or Die," I take death. Liberty should mean not having to listen to this stupid crap: HeadCount,…
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Music, All Shook Down LastNight: Phish keyboardist Page McConnell at The Fillmore

LastNight: Phish keyboardist Page McConnell at The Fillmore

(Photo by Scott Van Velsor) Page McConnnell June 10, 2007 The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA. Better than: Bursting into flames from a mid-summer lightning strike. Download: Page McConnell, Roy McNeill While Page McConnell -- the spastic and highly skilled…
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