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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 2012, the annual Rock the Bells festival is touring a lineup heavy on Bay Area artists. We're excited to see Deltron 3030 (Del, Kid Koala, and Dan the Automator), E-40 and Too $hort (who we hope will…
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Music, All Shook Down Live Review, 5/16/12: The Dandy Warhols Shut Up and Play the Hits at the Fillmore

Live Review, 5/16/12: The Dandy Warhols Shut Up and Play the Hits at the Fillmore

The Dandy Warhols Sleepy Sun Wednesday, May 16, 2012 The Fillmore Better than: Smelling like teen spirit.At last night's sold-out show at the Fillmore, the Dandy Warhols' frontman Courtney Taylor-Taylor couldn't resist wearing his black Brian Jonestown Massacre parody T-shirt. The bands,…
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Music, All Shook Down Live Review, 5/11/12: Brian Jonestown Massacre Returns to the Fillmore, Attitude and All

Live Review, 5/11/12: Brian Jonestown Massacre Returns to the Fillmore, Attitude and All

Brian Jonestown MassacreThe Blue Angel LoungeFriday, May 11, 2012The FillmoreBetter than: An MTV reality show reunion special.It's been eight years since documentary Dig! became our generation's Gimme Shelter. A violent ride about the rise of bands the Brian Jonestown Massacre…
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Calendar, Night&Day Brain Glaze

Brain Glaze

The Brian Jonestown Massacre was like the Yardbirds or Bluesbreakers of the late '90s. Not only did all three bands play burly psychedelic rock, but they also served as a kind of training ground for future talents. Ex-members of BJM…
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Music, The Black Lips re-embrace the crappy

The Black Lips re-embrace the crappy

Once upon a time, before they ruled the iPods of 30-year-old graphic artists and coffeeshop baristas everywhere, the Black Lips were cruddy for real. Before the world tours and the proposed energy drink and the controversies both calculated and fabricated,…
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Music, Reviewed Sleepy Sun

Sleepy Sun

Music is so damn finite, and it's all been done before, and there's nothing left to say anyhow, and everybody knows it. But then something like Spacemen 3, or the Jesus and Mary Chain, or the Brian Jonestown Massacre happens…
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Calendar, Night&Day Radio Play

Radio Play

Been itching to check out local acts that have been sopping up local ink while simultaneously supporting UC Berkeley's beloved free-form radio station? Well, the people behind tonight's KALX 45th Anniversary Show definitely have you in mind. The show opens…
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Music, Hear This Hear This

Hear This

It wasn't until Chromatics ringleader Adam Miller split with the band's other founding members that he began mastering a different form of popular music. He kept the name for himself, and eventually ditched the unapologetic basement no-wave of the band's…
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Music, Reviewed The Dilettantes

The Dilettantes

Some might remember San Francisco's Joel Gion as the massively sideburned goof-off in the Brian Jonestown Massacre documentary, Dig! Having been perhaps the silliest yet still pretentious member of a band full of all that and more, the arrival of…
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Music, Let's Get Killed Killing your idols and your enemies

Killing your idols and your enemies

At this point in the history of musical one-upmanship, it's no surprise that even respected artists can be catty motherfuckers when they feel someone's shaking their precious status perch. As the Brian Jonestown Massacre/Dandy Warhols documentary Dig! displayed, throw a…
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Music, Hear This Willie on my mind; Dropping acid

Willie on my mind; Dropping acid

With late-career homeruns and a relentless "On the Road" ethos, Willie Nelson 's renown has rightfully grown in recent years, saving the ripe and wrinkly 73-year-old outlaw from a quiet ride into the sunset. Even if last year's reggae record,…
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Film, The Anton Newcombe Massacre

The Anton Newcombe Massacre

"I'm not for sale. I'm fucking love. I give it away." So says Anton Newcombe, the raging megalomaniac who heads the Brian Jonestown Massacre, an underground rock band determined to take over the world. First he hurls the words at…
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Music,

House of Tudor

It's been four long years since worshippers of The Billy Nayer Show have been supplied with fresh physical evidence of the San Francisco band's progressive genius. We've clung to infrequent appearances, hoping to catch revelatory nuggets while still succumbing to…
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News, Letters

Letters

On the Bus or Off the Bus? What is Jeff Stark's motive in his music article "Tragic Bus" (July 30)? Why does he waste two whole pages on human garbage like Anton Newcombe, when there are lots of area bands…
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Tragic Bus

All night long Anton Newcombe babbled like an arrogant schoolboy. The singer/guitarist berated the seated Starry Plough audience with tales of his own grandeur and then insulted them when they finally told him to shut up and play. He called…
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