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Music, All Shook Down The Desert Trip: Coachella Promoters Assemble All-Star Roster of Old White Men

The Desert Trip: Coachella Promoters Assemble All-Star Roster of Old White Men

Apparently not content to transform the otherwise tranquil town of Indio, Calif. into utter chaos for only two weekends a year, Goldenvoice CEO and Coachella founder Paul Tollett will now give locals a third reason to run for cover…
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Music, All Shook Down This Week: Stephen Hawking Says There's a Universe Where Zayn Is Still in One Direction

This Week: Stephen Hawking Says There's a Universe Where Zayn Is Still in One Direction

It's a war between old-school and new-tech this week. Whether it's Roger Waters complaining that musicians don't get paid anymore, Stephen Hawking engaging in popular culture to a degree that's uncomfortable for all of us, or Miley Cyrus and Zoe…
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Music, All Shook Down Nevermind Badu vs. Coyne: Here Are the Top Five Greatest Band Feuds

Nevermind Badu vs. Coyne: Here Are the Top Five Greatest Band Feuds

Uh-oh. Wayne Coyne from The Flaming Lips unleashed the wrath of Erykah Badu this week by releasing a video for their collaboration, "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face," without getting her approval first. Which was kind of important,…
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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 • Roger Waters brought the mega-spectacle of his The Wall live show to AT&T Park, and took a stand for bleeding hearts and artists everywhere. In what has to be the best Pink Floyd tour ever, Rogers uses The…
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Music, All Shook Down Live Review, 5/11/2012: Roger Waters Takes a Stand for Bleeding Hearts and Artists Outside <i>The Wall</i>

Live Review, 5/11/2012: Roger Waters Takes a Stand for Bleeding Hearts and Artists Outside The Wall

Roger Waters Friday, May 11, 2012 AT&T Park Better than: Every previous Pink Floyd-related tour. No, really. Apparently those epic theatrical extravaganzas mounted by Pink Floyd in the 1970s and '80s -- with their massive film projections and towering…
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Calendar, Night&Day Floydian Slip

Floydian Slip

Roger Waters’ epic production of The Wall requires, at minimum, 20 miles of cable, 23 projectors, 82 moving lights, a 30-foot circular screen, a 34-foot inflatable Mother character, three pyrotechnics experts, and a 240-foot-long brick wall. Of course, you won’t…
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Music, All Shook Down Old Rocker (Roger Waters) to Perform Old Album (<i>The Wall</i>) for (Old) Fans in AT&T Park

Old Rocker (Roger Waters) to Perform Old Album (The Wall) for (Old) Fans in AT&T Park

It's not ageism, people -- this blog reviewed Roger Waters' performance of The Wall in Oakland last December and found it humongous, riveting, and revolutionary. To call The Wall a classic rock document is an understatement; it'd be like…
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Music, Folk for the Gamer Generation: Powerglove's antics elevate videogame metal

Folk for the Gamer Generation: Powerglove's antics elevate videogame metal

Ask Nick Avila of Powerglove to describe his ultimate, bank-breaking show, and expect a prompt answer. After the faintest pause, the bassist of this tongue-in-cheek power-metal act starts discussing the elaborate set dressing of a This Is Spinal Tap sequel.…
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Music, Sizzle & Fizzle Sizzle & Fizzle: Highs and lows from this week in S.F. music

Sizzle & Fizzle: Highs and lows from this week in S.F. music

Sizzle Roger Waters' The Wall tour blows our minds Friday at Oracle Arena. Will Metallica do an insanely expensive-to-produce tour next? The RZA doesn't show, but the rest of Wu-Tang Clan rocks a packed Mezzanine Thursday —when the guys decide…
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Music, All Shook Down Friday Night: Roger Waters Turns <i>The Wall</i> Into A Rallying Cry at Oracle Arena

Friday Night: Roger Waters Turns The Wall Into A Rallying Cry at Oracle Arena

Roger Waters' 'The Wall' December 3, 2010@ Oracle Arena Better than: A hippie-dippy stoner protest. We don't need no education We don't need no thought control We sang the anthem as school kids. In bong-fueled daydreams, we imagined fighting the…
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Music, All Shook Down Roger Waters Loses Inflatable Pig at Coachella

Roger Waters Loses Inflatable Pig at Coachella

Former Pink Floyd band mate Roger Waters lost an inflatable prop pig at the Coachella festival last weekend, only to find out that the plastic remains were strewn about in a nearby Southern California neighborhood. Poor Roger. I know…
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Radio Birdman, Roger Waters, The Horrors -- Plugged In: ASD's Live Music Picks, June 19

The Horrors, 8pm, Popscene. $5 "The Horrors bring a dose of dark glamour to an increasingly anodyne British alternative music scene too heavily indebted either to Oasis and the Libertines, or earnest post-punk. They blend their twin influences of early…
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Music, Reviewed Roger Waters

Roger Waters

When rock types aspire to a sort of respectability by working in the distinguished symphonic idiom (e.g., Paul McCartney's Liverpool Oratorio), there's usually hell to pay. Pop fans don't understand the resulting work, while classical critics lambaste the composer as…
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