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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 If the idea of Prince playing at DNA Lounge seemed fantastic, the actual thing proved even better. The Purple One rocked an incredibly packed room with new tunes and re-energized versions of old hits for two hours. It was…
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Music, All Shook Down How Richie Havens' Soothing Voice Rescued the Beginning of Woodstock

How Richie Havens' Soothing Voice Rescued the Beginning of Woodstock

Richie Havens was an old soul, singing with the voice of an ancient wise man even when he was young. Every artist strives to find their own voice, but it seemed to come naturally to Havens. His deep sandpaper and…
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Music, Richie Havens redefines folk over four decades

Richie Havens redefines folk over four decades

You can easily call Richie Havens a folksinger. He is, after all, an acoustic-guitar–playing Boomer. But you can't call him typical: His distinctive style couldn't be further from the sanctimonious post-Dylan stereotype. Instead, he's continued to propagate the dogged, soulful,…
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There was a time when covering Bob Dylan was downright easy. The Byrds, Jimi Hendrix, the Turtles, and even William Shatner put their distinctive spins on the legend's tunes. Those times, however, have a-changed. Witness this 2-CD soundtrack to the…
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Music, All Shook Down

Warped Tour, Ollin, Richie Havens -- ASD's Live Music Picks, July 1

Vans Warped Tour, 12pm at Shoreline Amphitheater. $29. W/ Bad Religion, The Used, Tiger Army, Cute Is What We Aim For, Paramore, Coheead And Cambria, Killswitch Engage, Chiodos, New Found Glory, Pennywise, Yellowcard, The Vandals, Circa Survive, Pepper, Red Jumpsuit…
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