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Music, All Shook Down Musicians Pay Tribute to Scott Weiland (1967 - 2015)

Musicians Pay Tribute to Scott Weiland (1967 - 2015)

News broke last night that ex-Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver frontman, Scott Weiland, died at the age of 48. A Facebook post on Weiland's personal profile appeared in the early hours of Friday morning, announcing his passing. It read simply:…
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Music, All Shook Down Neil Young's Bridge School Benefit Concert Turns 29 with Help From The Dixie Chicks, Ryan Adams, and More

Neil Young's Bridge School Benefit Concert Turns 29 with Help From The Dixie Chicks, Ryan Adams, and More

Neil Young + the Promise of the Real The Dixie Chicks Sheryl Crow Ben Harper Ryan Adams St. Vincent Gary Clark Jr. Spoon The Shoreline October 25, 2015 Better than: anything else you could possibly spend $20 on. Forget…
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Music, All Shook Down This Week: The Excrement of Morrissey, the Slurs of Azealia Banks and the Clay Head of Lionel Ritchie

This Week: The Excrement of Morrissey, the Slurs of Azealia Banks and the Clay Head of Lionel Ritchie

Romance is the overarching theme of the week, with Nicki Minaj opening up about her relationship with Meek Mill, Ryan Adams pouring his heart into 1989, and even Jimmy Fallon and Lionel Ritchie having a touching moment. But it's…
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Music, All Shook Down Lenny Kravitz's Penis, Ryan Adams' 1989, and a Typical Cyrus Family Outing

Lenny Kravitz's Penis, Ryan Adams' 1989, and a Typical Cyrus Family Outing

Last week, in the bar, we heard multiple people start conversations with the words: "Ohmygod! Lenny Kravitz's penis!" Because last week has been a lot about Lenny Kravitz splitting some leather pants on stage and showing the world — and…
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Music, All Shook Down This Week: Madonna Channels Picasso, Ghostface Burns Beards, and Backstreet Boys Murder Cinema

This Week: Madonna Channels Picasso, Ghostface Burns Beards, and Backstreet Boys Murder Cinema

Sometimes, creative decisions that seem great within someone's mind don't always translate well when they're thrust upon the rest of the world. This week, it's one probable artistic disaster after another: James Franco writing about Lana Del Rey, Backstreet Boys…
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Music, All Shook Down Iggy Doesn't Want a Grammy, Bjork Doesn't Want Spotify, and Antemasque Don't Want Their Onstage Kettle

Iggy Doesn't Want a Grammy, Bjork Doesn't Want Spotify, and Antemasque Don't Want Their Onstage Kettle

"I did not want to win that award. My speech would have been like, 'Fuck this. I don’t want it, take it. Get it away from me'. People already hate me enough. I do not need to be hated…
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Music, All Shook Down Live Review: Ryan Adams and Jenny Lewis Rock Out With Jello Biafra at The Masonic

Live Review: Ryan Adams and Jenny Lewis Rock Out With Jello Biafra at The Masonic

Ryan Adams With Jenny Lewis Sunday, December 14, 2014 The Masonic Ryan Adams and Jenny Lewis are thriving off of each other this year. After the rough break-up of her former band, Rilo Kiley, Lewis looked to Adams to produce…
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Music, All Shook Down Five Musical Couples That Should Collaborate

Five Musical Couples That Should Collaborate

Yesterday, we sighed and felt warm and fuzzy inside when angel-faced pixie Brit Ellie Goulding revealed that she'd love to make an album with her boyfriend, Skrillex, with whom she shares a hairstyle. Adorable! We'd like to take a…
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Music, All Shook Down Five Cover Songs That Are Better Than the Originals

Five Cover Songs That Are Better Than the Originals

As musical pairings go, they don't come much more oddball than Mastodon with Feist. But -- we can't quite believe it either -- on Record Store Day (April 21st), the unlikely collaborators are releasing Feistodon: a split single that will…
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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 • For its fifth anniversary, Treasure Island Music Festival brought another indie-and-dance-leaning lineup to the middle of the bay. Highlights included Chromeo's melodramatic electronica, St. Vincent's elegant future-rock poise, and the face-melting onslaught of Explosions in the Sky. But…
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Friday: Ryan Adams Makes 'Em Laugh -- Really -- at the Herbst Theatre

Ryan AdamsOct. 14, 2011The Herbst TheatreBetter than: Half the shows currently on Comedy Central.Ryan Adams songs often sound like an actual heart cracking under the weight of too much loss and confusion and woe. He is at his best when…
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Last Night: Ryan Adams at Herbst Theater

Ryan Adams July 23, 2007 Herbst Theater Better Than: Nirvana Unplugged There are basically two kinds of shows out there. There are performances that are all about the music (pristine versions of an artist’s catalog). And there are performances that…
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Chromeo, Tokyo Police Club, Ryan Adams -- ASD's Live Music Picks for Monday, July 23

Chromeo, 9 at the Mezzanine. $Free with RSVP. "Perhaps Chromeo, two Canadians who call themselves Pee Thug and Dave 1, believe in authenticity over originality. Their raison d'etre is 1980s electro-funk, the kind peddled by one-hit wonders such as Timex…
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Music, Ryan Adams Tames His Reckless Side

Ryan Adams Tames His Reckless Side

Imagine if Ryan Adams had left this mortal coil seven years ago, shortly after the release of his critically exalted solo debut, Heartbreaker. It's a safe bet he would now be canonized as a brilliant shooting star, shot from view…
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Music, Ryan Adams by Rossiter Drake

Ryan Adams by Rossiter Drake

With the release of Easy Tiger, critics are eager to celebrate the return of Ryan Adams, alt-country savior. The truth, though, is that aside from self-indulgent missteps — Demolition, anyone? — the former Whiskeytown frontman never left. Sure, he took…
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Music, Reviewed Cory Branan

Cory Branan

On his second CD, Mississippi native Cory Branan has knifed his name into the alt-country canon. The closest analogue here in sound and quality is Ryan Adams' Heartbreaker, and the 31-year-old Branan shares Adams' tendency to nestle introspective ballads against…
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Music, Reviewed Ryan Adams

Ryan Adams

Ryan Adams fans may be feeling a bit overwhelmed. While the former Whiskeytown frontman has bragged about his prolific songwriting binges and the hours of unreleased tracks lining his studio shelves, it's still kind of surprising he chose to put…
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Music, Reviewed Ryan Adams & the Cardinals

Ryan Adams & the Cardinals

Admittedly, we washed our hands of Ryan Adams when the antics of the altcountry pinup became as shamelessly precious as his subtly titled sea-change record, Rock N Roll. When he took time away from headline feuds and Hollywood girlfriends to…
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Music, Hear This Hear This

Hear This

For alternarockers the world over, one of the most despised aspects of the pop/rock mainstream was the "singer/songwriter," as that signified despised sensitivos like James Taylor and Billy Joel. But as times changed (and James, Billy, Carly, et al. were…
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Music, Reviewed Ryan Adams

Ryan Adams

I mean, shit, the guy's prolific, you've got to give him that: He released almost 30 new songs in 2003. Reportedly, what happened is that Adams made a record titled Love Is Hell but scrapped it after he and his…
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