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Music, All Shook Down Jack White Turns Up the Volume at Live 105's Not So Silent Night, 12/7/12

Jack White Turns Up the Volume at Live 105's Not So Silent Night, 12/7/12

Jack White, The Shins, Metric, and Of Monsters and Men Live 105's Not So Silent Night Friday, Dec. 7, 2012 Oracle Arena Better than: Wearing a Santa costume in public. Let's be grateful that there's still a guitar-wielding weirdo named…
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Music, All Shook Down Live 105 Announces Two-Day Not So Silent Night With Jack White, the Killers, M83, More

Live 105 Announces Two-Day Not So Silent Night With Jack White, the Killers, M83, More

Just when you thought the season of multiple-day megaconcerts had ended, here's Live 105 with its largest Not So Silent Night concert ever. The two-day minifestival will take place Dec. 7 and 8 at Oracle Arena, with headliners Jack White…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Video of the Day: Ballet Choreographed to The Shins' <i>Oh, Inverted World</i>

Video of the Day: Ballet Choreographed to The Shins' Oh, Inverted World

Returning from sold-out shows and rave reviews in New York, Smuin Ballet brings the inventive, much-lauded, and uncomfortably resonant Oh, Inverted World back home. In this deft collaboration between choreographer Trey McIntyre and indie-pop darlings The Shins, the Smuin dancers…
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Music, All Shook Down 20 Awesome Songs From 2012: A Spring/Break Playlist

20 Awesome Songs From 2012: A Spring/Break Playlist

Well, well. It's spring, we're a third of the way through 2012, the schoolkids will be let out for a week of madness soon (if not already) and so: It's time to round up the musical fruits the year…
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Music, All Shook Down The Shins' <i>Port of Morrow</i>: A First Listen

The Shins' Port of Morrow: A First Listen

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Music, All Shook Down Live Review, 2/21/12: The Hold Steady's Craig Finn Leads a Good, Depressing Time at Bottom of the Hill

Live Review, 2/21/12: The Hold Steady's Craig Finn Leads a Good, Depressing Time at Bottom of the Hill

Craig Finn Sad Baby Wolf Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012 Bottom of the Hill / Noise Pop 20th Anniversary Opening Night Better than: Seeing The Hold Steady. Ask a local, or a bring a notebook with you to a show,…
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Music, Hear This Nobunny: Show Preview

Nobunny: Show Preview

Want to entrust your weekend to a sludge of cassette-beholden garage bands hawking their "sleazy art" — especially if they're led by a freak in a bunny mask who makes Jay Reatard look like one of the Shins? Of course…
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Music, Broken Bells' pop partnership

Broken Bells' pop partnership

If the Dead Weather, Atoms for Peace, and Them Crooked Vultures have taught us anything, it's that the supergroup is back. While it's easy to forget amid the feedback loop of hype and cynicism that accompanies each marquee-name–studded lineup, there's…
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Music, All Shook Down Track of the Day: Broken Bells (Danger Mouse and James Mercer)

Track of the Day: Broken Bells (Danger Mouse and James Mercer)

What happens when you get a little Danger Mouse (Gnarls Barkley) in your James Mercer (The Shins)? Going by the sound of the first track to be released from this partnership, "The High Road," it sounds a little something like…
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Music, Reviewed The Botticellis

The Botticellis

"It's not Alaska without the snow," sings Alexi Glickman on the opening title track of the Botticellis' debut album. He would know — there's something inescapably wintry about the band's drowsy power-pop, which somehow manages to peacefully coexist with the…
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Music, Breaking the Seal

Breaking the Seal

The most enduring albums and films allow you to identify with strong central characters. In both mediums, the narrators can gain public empathy by showing they're fallible in ways that are defiant without being standoffishly defensive. The recent releases by…
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News, Sucka Free City

Bearly Legal

Last week, wardens from the California Department of Fish and Game arrested four people who allegedly sold vials of bear bile to undercover officers in Chinatown. Under California law, it is a felony to sell any part of a bear…
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Music, Let's Get Killed

From symphonies to smoke machines: snapshots of three very different shows

Snapshots of fandom from last week's shows: morning, noon, and night. If there's one thing the recent Download festival proved, it's that you can brand, cross-promote, and market indie rock all you like, but the best advertisement of all…
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Music, Reviewed Mew

Mew

The fourth release from Danish alt-pop stars Mew seems ripe for success in an American market currently embracing Coldplay/Keane epics and its indie flipside of slacker lullabies by the Shins and Rogue Wave. Mew and the Glass Handed Kites opener…
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Music, Reviewed Liars

Liars

Drum's Not Dead tells a story about the two poles of creativity: Drum (the confidence to create) and Mt. Heart Attack (the self-doubt that plagues our work). The album pits muddy synths and Angus Andrews' vocals -- sometimes gruntlike and…
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Film, Coming Home

Coming Home

A good friend likes to say that there's only one kind of great pop song -- the song that someone had to create, as though the writer and performer had no choice. The song can be corny or cynical, upbeat…
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Music, Shin Music

Shin Music

If you're one of the thousands who were smitten by the Shins' 2001 debut LP, Oh, Inverted World, then you're familiar with the Pavlovian response evoked by the ghastly whistles and jittery percussion that open the record: the glee in…
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