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Music, All Shook Down Marky Ramone On His New Book, the Tension Between Johnny and Joey, and the Tolls of Touring For 15 Years

Marky Ramone On His New Book, the Tension Between Johnny and Joey, and the Tolls of Touring For 15 Years

For more than two decades, New York rockers The Ramones were at the forefront of a musical revolution, leading the charge with the attitude and sound of the punk movement, and inspiring and empowering multiple generations of fans. Rightly…
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Music, All Shook Down Henry Rollins Is Mad as Hell and Surprisingly Optimistic at Yoshi's, 11/22/12

Henry Rollins Is Mad as Hell and Surprisingly Optimistic at Yoshi's, 11/22/12

Henry RollinsThursday, Nov. 22, 2012Yoshi's SFBetter than: The turkey-induced coma most people were in, post-Thanksgiving dinner (by about a million times). At the end of two and a half hours of non-stop talking tonight, Henry Rollins explains how he does…
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Music, Hear This Terry Malts: Show Preview

Terry Malts: Show Preview

Terry Malts deal in some of the best blown-out pop punk on the Bay Area scene right now — and they haven't even been at it that long. Killing Time, the band's debut full-length, was released earlier this year on…
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Music, All Shook Down

Top Six Christmas Songs That Don't Actually Suck

That's right, folks. It's the rarest of things -- a Christmas song that doesn't make you want to vomit, or jam sharp pencils into your ear-holes. Finding one of these gems is like stumbling across a white tiger in your…
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Dining, SFoodie

Sedate Us With Marky Ramone's Pasta Sauce

After almost a year of working on it in earnest, Marky, the last surviving Ramone, is taking his Marky Ramone's Brooklyn's Own Pasta Sauce to the next level. He's made it available for order ($88 per case, from…
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Calendar, Night&Day Wall of Sound, Bars of Steel

Wall of Sound, Bars of Steel

With the Ronettes, the Righteous Brothers, and the Ramones, producer Phil Spector swathed dozens of hit singles in a layered sheen. His signature Wall of Sound, a lush, full style that made other early-'60s records sound thin and pallid, was…
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Music, Hear This Motörhead


Twenty-five years into the game, Lord Lemmy and his Motörhead crew are touring behind Motörizer, a lean, muscular effort that reflects the band's undying love for the Ramones. The album displays the power of brevity and the potency of pop…
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Music, Reviewed The Horrors

The Horrors

Whereas 2007's Strange House found the Horrors meeting the Cramps and the Ramones halfway while singing about Jack the Ripper, its follow-up finds the English youngsters trading in their scrappy verve for atmospheric brooding. Here the Horrors look for inspiration…
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Music, Reviewed Art Brut

Art Brut

Rock music OS X Version 10.8.9 landed with a lunar-module splashdown last year in the form of Art Brut's debut, Bang Bang Rock & Roll. This incarnation was stripped down to basic punk riffs, injected with classic-rock noodling, and scrapped…
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Best of San Francisco, Arts & Entertainment

Best Underage Band

$lot Ma¢hine Rock 'n' roll is a young person's game, but the local quartet $lot Ma¢hine takes that axiom to the extreme. The lead singer is only 8 years old, for bajeezus' sake. The wise old "man" of…
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Music, Grammar School of Rock

Grammar School of Rock

Punk is on life support, fading fast. Sid Vicious would turn in his grave if he saw and heard what passes for rebellion these days. Yellowcard, Good Charlotte, New Found Glory, Sum 41 -- those bands are pissing Kool-Aid into…
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Music, Pop-Punk Confessional

Pop-Punk Confessional

Bless me, Father, for I have sinned. How long has it been since your last confession? Uh, what's today? Let me see ... I guess that makes it ... two ... divide by three ... carry the four ... uh,…
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Film, Gabba Gabba Henh

Gabba Gabba Henh

The Ramones have been commodified (shilling Bud Light with "Blitzkrieg Bop"), deified, even gentrified (on the soundtrack to The Royal Tenenbaums, where "Judy Is a Punk" thrashes for dear life alongside Vince Guaraldi), but seldom have they been so thoroughly…
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Film, Reps Etc.

Reps Etc.

Commentary by Gregg Rickman ( Times compiled from information available Tuesday; it's always advisable to call for confirmation. Price given is standard adult admission; discounts often apply for students, seniors, and members. We're interested in your film or video event.…
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Music, Reviewed The Frenchmen

The Frenchmen

Forget about Green Day, Rancid, and the Offspring -- the best pop-punk came from mid-'80s English acts like the Wedding Present, the Shop Assistants, and the Flatmates. The U.K. music press called these bands "C-86," which meant nothing more than…
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Music, Kings of the Stone Age

Kings of the Stone Age

Ray Pepperell, aka East Bay Ray, is a punk rock originator. As the guitarist for the world-renowned Dead Kennedys during the late '70s and early '80s, the Oakland-based Pepperell helped put the post-hippie Bay Area on the map as an…
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Music, House of Tudor House of Tudor

House of Tudor

While pundits sometimes argue the fact, the rest of us accept it: The Ramones were the first punk band. No muss, no fuss, just four chords, two minutes, and the "Blitzkrieg Bop" that caught everyone's attention. In 1977, when the…
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Music, Hear This Hear This

Hear This

Punk bands don't usually age gracefully. Listening to crusties in their piss-taking prime is one thing, but paying to see those same dudes make pitiful attempts at cash-grabbing 20 years later can get fucking depressing. Surprisingly, the Dictators are still…
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The Donnas, Bangs Tuesday, May 5 Bottom of the Hill It's easy to get hung up on the Donnas. The six-year-old quartet of Palo Alto teen-agers are sweet and poppy like a warm gob of Bazooka Joe. They're ebullient like…
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Needles and Pins

Legs McNeil was a founder of Punk magazine; Gillian McCain is the program coordinator of the Poetry Project at St. Mark's Church in New York City. Since their new book, Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk, tells…
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