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Music, All Shook Down Live Photos, 6/17/12: Scissor Sisters Bathe the Fox in Neon and Sweat

Live Photos, 6/17/12: Scissor Sisters Bathe the Fox in Neon and Sweat

Scissor Sisters Rye Rye Sunday, June 17, 2012 The Fox Theater, Oakland Scissor Sisters could probably play in the Bay Area every night to a sizeable crowd. But of course that doesn't happen. Instead, the band rolls through town…
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Music, All Shook Down The Top 5 Dave Grohl Smackdowns

The Top 5 Dave Grohl Smackdowns

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Music, All Shook Down Scissor Sisters Draw the Entire Castro to Downtown Oakland

Scissor Sisters Draw the Entire Castro to Downtown Oakland

Scissor SistersSeptember 12, 2010@ The Fox Theater, OaklandBetter than: Being the straight dude at Badlands.Pretty much the entire Castro migrated across/under the Bay last night to get swayed by the New York glam-disco-sleaze-rock confab known as Scissor Sisters. This fact…
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Music, All Shook Down In Print: Menomena, Scissor Sisters, and the Reunion of Bay Area Metalheads Sleep

In Print: Menomena, Scissor Sisters, and the Reunion of Bay Area Metalheads Sleep

Menomena: "Having long ago eschewed the glitchy breakbeats of its early albums, the Menomena of today is an immaculately spacious rock band," writes Andrew Stout in this week's print edition. "Something vital has changed. Arrangements are stripped to their essentials…
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Music, The Scissor Sisters make scandalous disco-rock

The Scissor Sisters make scandalous disco-rock

Del Marquis receives the overturn of Proposition 8 thusly: "Amazing, it really is. Deservedly so. I'm never getting married, but I would love anybody to have that opportunity." It's somewhat integral to the image of Scissor Sisters — the…
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Music, All Shook Down MP3 of the Day: New Scissor Sisters Track "Invisible Light"

MP3 of the Day: New Scissor Sisters Track "Invisible Light"

What I assume is the cover of the new Scissor Sisters record, Night Work, visible on the group's Web site, is pretty awesome. Who doesn't love a close up photo of a tight ass in sweatpants? No one, that's who. The album…
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Culture, Stagecap

The Greek Play

The wine is plentiful and free for audience members at Elastic Future's new production, vaguely inspired by Aeschylus' "Oresteia Trilogy." Inventively set in the art gallery at Root Division (which co-produces), the play puts the crowd in the round on…
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Music, These Girls Don't Do Diva

These Girls Don't Do Diva

In the past two years, the Scissor Sisters have had the kind of roller coaster ride most bands dream about. When the New York-based group's indie single, a Bee Gees-style reworking of Pink Floyd's "Comfortably Numb," got noticed in London…
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Music, Reviewed Fischerspooner

Fischerspooner

Now that electroclash has gone the way of countless rails of yayo, New York's Fischerspooner confronts that difficult second album in a post-Scissor Sisters soundscape. Perhaps not coincidentally, Warren Fischer and Casey Spooner opt for a warmer, less processed sound…
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Music, OK Then

Too Sexy for Their Rock

I went on vacation three weeks ago. It was a spontaneous trip. My best friend, Kevin, was about to head off to England for a year, and so on a Friday morning I decided to hop a plane to Southern…
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