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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 • New York dance-punk pioneers ESG rolled through Mezzanine on their final tour of a 34-year career, and packed the house with an unusually diverse crowd. The energy was tremendous, the visual projections dizzying, and the vibe elated. After…
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Guitar Hero: San Francisco Musician Says He's Located Instrument Pilfered in '72 -- and Sues To Get His Axe Back

In a downer moment that must have left countless concert-goers blinking, shaking their heads, and bellowing, "drag, man!" Guitarist Ronnie Montrose actually stopped a show in mid-song, had the house lights turned on, and scoured the theater when his…
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Music, Hear This America's first true hard-rock god, and Canada's one true electronica nut case

America's first true hard-rock god, and Canada's one true electronica nut case

America's first true hard-rock guitar god of the '70s was not Ted Nugent or Eddie Van Halen. It was Ronnie Montrose , whose life's obsessions were hard-rock guitar playing and big-game hunting long before that conservative dipshit the Nuge came…
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The Red Menace

You pace the living room, talking on a cordless and looking out plate-glass windows at the grassy slopes of Mount Tamalpais, high above Mill Valley. Pastel-colored artwork adorns the hallways. Your beautiful wife and kids are upstairs. There's a Ferrari…
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