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Music, All Shook Down Catch Hunter Hayes, Fall Out Boy, and Skrillex For Free This Week (Thank You, Super Bowl 50)

Catch Hunter Hayes, Fall Out Boy, and Skrillex For Free This Week (Thank You, Super Bowl 50)

Three big-name acts, Hunter Hayes, Fall Out Boy, and Skrillex, will be playing free shows at the Regency Ballroom this week thanks to Super Bowl 50. The shows are sponsored by an app called Go90 that requires an app…
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Music, All Shook Down This Week: Janelle Monae's Weapon, Ed Sheeran's Pasta, and the Androgyny of Miley Cyrus

This Week: Janelle Monae's Weapon, Ed Sheeran's Pasta, and the Androgyny of Miley Cyrus

Based on social media chatter and more formal interviews with the press, the theme of this week is undoubtedly bullying, and the best possible ways to deal with haters. Miley is defiant, Kendrick Lamar lives by example, Sam Smith publicly…
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Music, All Shook Down This Week: Grimes Kicks Ass, Morrissey Takes Names, and a Sad Farewell to Bobbi Kristina

This Week: Grimes Kicks Ass, Morrissey Takes Names, and a Sad Farewell to Bobbi Kristina

This week, the world's getting turned upside down one quote at a time. We've got Billy Corgan trying to have fun, Azealia Banks not caring about her career (in Australia at least), and Skrillex becoming a life coach. As we…
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Music, All Shook Down This Week: Coachella Sucks, Snoop Kills, and Damon Albarn Gets a Spoon Up The Butt

This Week: Coachella Sucks, Snoop Kills, and Damon Albarn Gets a Spoon Up The Butt

"NEON BRA AND FLOWER ON THE HEAD WITH SOME MUSTY ASS SHORTS IS EVERY BITCH HERE ITS SO CRAZY"Tyler the Creator coming to terms with the fact that Coachella crowd stereotypes are 100% true (Twitter)."When I see photos of bros…
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Childish Gambino Cancels Oakland Tour Opener at the Very Last Minute

due to hardware issues beyond my control, i must cancel the DEEP WEB TOUR premiere tonight. id like to apologize to my fans.— Childish Gambino (@DonaldGlover) February 28, 2014 its a very technically complicated show that ran smoothly last night,…
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Music, All Shook Down Metallica's Kirk Hammett on What He Loves About Horror

Metallica's Kirk Hammett on What He Loves About Horror

From the latest SF Weekly: Kirk Hammett on his new Fear FestEvil: I've been attracted to horror movies ever since I was a young child. Back then I just loved getting scared. It was a very exciting thing for me…
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Music, Skrillex 101: A Primer on the Dubstep Demon Taking Over S.F.

Skrillex 101: A Primer on the Dubstep Demon Taking Over S.F.

That sound you're hearing is not an earthquake. If San Francisco seems a little more cacophonous than usual this week, or if you wake up in the middle of the night hearing what you swear are dinosaur farts, fear not.…
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Watch: Dave Chappelle Crowd-Surfed to Skrillex at the Independent Last Night

Via Noisey, here's your awesome music video clip of the day. Skrillex kicked off his week-long S.F. takeover at the Independent last night, and the show was attended by none other than world-famous comedian (and longtime fan of S.F.)…
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Music, All Shook Down The Coachella 2014 Lineup Is Here

The Coachella 2014 Lineup Is Here

Coachella is only months away, and the lineup for the massive gathering April 11-13 and 18-20 hit the Internet last night. This year's festival billing features the expected Outkast reunion, Arcade Fire, Muse, the Knife, Queens of the Stone Age,…
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Culture, Art Winter Arts 2014 Intro

Winter Arts 2014 Intro

Your average Winter Arts Guide, that alt-weekly staple, is typically a bit grimmer than its Fall Arts counterpart, at least in places that actually have something which qualifies as a "winter." It'll be a recommendation of the grimmest exhibitions of…
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Culture, Art Winter Arts: The Music That Will Carry You Through to Summer

Winter Arts: The Music That Will Carry You Through to Summer

With so much activity in the spring, summer, and fall, you might think winter is a quiet time for live music. You'd be wrong: Before the madness of touring season sets in, locals can hold court in their hometown venues…
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Music, All Shook Down Skrillex to Deafen Small and Large San Francisco Venues For One Week Next Year

Skrillex to Deafen Small and Large San Francisco Venues For One Week Next Year

Basically just leave those earplugs in for a week straight next February, 'cause the young king of clatter, the wizard of wobble, the Brahmin of Bangarang -- Young Sonny "Skrillex" Moore himself -- is going to bury San Francisco in…
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Music, Hear This Diplo: Show Preview

Diplo: Show Preview

Diplo has no trouble keeping himself occupied. In 2012, the prolific DJ and producer born Thomas Wesley Pentz worked with Snoop Lion, oversaw Major Lazer as its remaining original member (a second album is forthcoming), toured with Skrillex and Grimes…
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Music, Top 9 Trends in Local Music From 2012

Top 9 Trends in Local Music From 2012

Well, 2012 was fun, eh? We paid almost nothing for our music (but argued about it a lot), finally saw Metallica play Golden Gate Park, and went to more raves than ever before. But before we say goodbye to the…
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Music, All Shook Down Top Five Musician-Based Video Games You Can Play In Your Browser Right Now

Top Five Musician-Based Video Games You Can Play In Your Browser Right Now

2012 has seen a bumper batch of musician-helmed video games hitting the Internet. They're ostensibly meant to promote an artist's latest release, but also act as snappy diversions to play in your browser while you should be concentrating on something…
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Music, All Shook Down Happy Halloween! Now Here's 5 Singers You Shouldn't Dress Up As

Happy Halloween! Now Here's 5 Singers You Shouldn't Dress Up As

It's that magical time of year once again, where the entire nation leaves the house looking ridiculous on purpose! Yay! Occasionally, Halloween costumes based on musicians border on genius -- like Sum 41's Deryck Whibley and his girlfriend Ari Cooper…
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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, Hear This Dillon Francis: Show Preview

Dillon Francis: Show Preview

Skrillex's OWSLA label continues to blaze on, with Dillon Francis next up to shine. Francis, an L.A.-based DJ and producer, has earned a reputation for creating monstrous moombahton music that causes eruptions of euphoria on the dancefloor, not least due…
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Music, All Shook Down Skrillex Pal Dillon Francis Thinks Doritos Tacos Are "Greatest Thing Ever Created," Hasn't Had Real S.F. Mexican Food

Skrillex Pal Dillon Francis Thinks Doritos Tacos Are "Greatest Thing Ever Created," Hasn't Had Real S.F. Mexican Food

Dillion Francis is setting his lofty stall out to become the DJ world's most renowned taco activist. Signed to Skrillex's OWSLA label, Francis recently embraced his love of a certain brand of taco by launching the Free Taco (DJ Awareness)…
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Music, All Shook Down Worst New Song of the Week: Muse's "Madness"

Worst New Song of the Week: Muse's "Madness"

You may recall that we weren't terribly kind about Muse's song for the London Olympics. Mostly because it resorted to obvious sports cliches and sounded like the theme tune to Flash Gordon. And the theme tune to Flash Gordon…
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