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Music, All Shook Down This Week: Drake Wants Adele's Laundry, Adele Wants CDs and Lady Gaga Wants Terror

This Week: Drake Wants Adele's Laundry, Adele Wants CDs and Lady Gaga Wants Terror

This week, we've got some good sex (thanks, Peaches), some bad sex (sorry, Morrissey), some psychological masochism (for Lady Gaga) and some bad news for digital music (okay, Adele, Thom Yorke). Also, a ton of middle-aged white people just got…
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Music, All Shook Down Last Week: Charlie XCX's "F Word", Adele's B-Word and Pearl Jam's Virginity

Last Week: Charlie XCX's "F Word", Adele's B-Word and Pearl Jam's Virginity

Everyone's gone super-political this week (except Courtney Love, naturally). We saw Killer Mike biggin' up Bernie Sanders and RZA backing Hillary Clinton. We heard Thom Yorke talking shit about Tony Blair and watched MIA's refugee-focused video, as well as…
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Music, All Shook Down Atoms for Peace Rule Over Saturday at Treasure Island, 10/19/13

Atoms for Peace Rule Over Saturday at Treasure Island, 10/19/13

Atoms for Peace Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013 Treasure Island Music Festival Every festival needs a "slam dunk" act, and for Saturday at Treasure Island, Atoms for Peace served that purpose. The combination was irresistible. Thom Yorke, Flea, and their never-fail…
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Music, All Shook Down Atoms for Peace's <i>Amok</i>: A First Listen

Atoms for Peace's Amok: A First Listen

Who's the audience for Thom Yorke, Nigel Godrich, and Flea's stutter-skip project Atoms for Peace? Well, me, probably. Preferring the contained chaos of Yorke's 2006 solo bow The Eraser (and his incredible cover of Miracle Legion's "All for the Best")…
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Music, All Shook Down Five Great Neil Young Covers For His 67th Birthday

Five Great Neil Young Covers For His 67th Birthday

Today, November 12, is the birthday of one Neil Young, gifted songwriter, whiny singer, killer guitar player, and longtime Bay Area resident. In celebration of the man's 67th, we rounded up some of the best tributes to him available in…
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Music, Bouncer Bouncer Discovers a Crafty Illusion Behind Cervecer&iacute;a MateVeza

Bouncer Discovers a Crafty Illusion Behind Cervecería MateVeza

p>If you are like me, and have looked at pictures of Frank Sinatra in his 20s and wondered, "Why the hell did women find him attractive?" the answer can be found in one of two places. First, he could sing,…
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Music, All Shook Down Live Review, 4/11/12: Radiohead Moves to the Beat in San Jose

Live Review, 4/11/12: Radiohead Moves to the Beat in San Jose

Radiohead Wednesday, April 11, 2012 HP Pavilion, San Jose Better than: The way you will dance to weird rhythms when you are 43 and have two kids. Maybe "dancing" isn't quite the right word for it, but whatever you…
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Music, BeatBox Ana Tijoux: Show Preview

Ana Tijoux: Show Preview

Hip-hop monolinguists take note: The revolution may not be translated, but it will be amplified this weekend when the French-Chilean rapper Ana Tijoux brings her combination of dusty grooves and percussive rhymes to two Bay Area venues. The Grammy-nominated, NPR-hyped,…
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From John Cage to Thom Yorke, Via Pootie Tang: The Sounds of Silence

By now you've probably heard, or heard about, 2 Minute Silence, the charity single "recorded" by an incredibly grizzled-looking Thom Yorke, along with Bryan Ferry, Mark Ronson, David Cameron and a few others, for the U.K.'s Remembrance Day earlier this…
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Music, BeatBox Show Preview: Flying Lotus

Show Preview: Flying Lotus

Los Angeles' Flying Lotus (also known as Steven Ellison, or FlyLo) reckons that the epic, playful electronics of his sophomore album, Cosmogramma — which features a guest turn from Radiohead's Thom Yorke on "... and the World Laughs with You"…
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Watch Thom Yorke Perform A New Radiohead Song, 'Give Up the Ghost'

Thom Yorke has been playing a haunting new song called "Give Up the Ghost" at a few solo shows this year. But recently at the Big Chill Festival in England, Yorke performed the song and, according to reports, announced…
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Music, BeatBox Show Preview: Robyn

Show Preview: Robyn

How long can Robyn remain a secret? Has anyone on the outer limits of pop ever worked so hard to stay in the picture? How about any one-hit wonders? Not many have made the transition to lasting artist. Sure, Radiohead…
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Video: Thom Yorke Covering Joy Division in Oakland Last Night with Atoms For Peace

The sound quality on this clip is that of a cassette tape left to melt in your car, but this is still a pretty great video, posted on Pitchfork this morning, from last night's Atoms For Peace show at…
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Music, All Shook Down Last Night: Thom Yorke's Atoms for Peace, Flying Lotus at the Fox Theater

Last Night: Thom Yorke's Atoms for Peace, Flying Lotus at the Fox Theater

​Atoms for Peace, Flying Lotus Wednesday, April 14, 2010 Fox Theater Better than: scouring the Internet for leaks of Flying Lotus' Cosmogramma. The glowing eyes of two Moorish, gold Genies peered out over the Fox Theater Wednesday night. Fans had bought…
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Music, Hear This Concert preview: Atoms for Peace

Concert preview: Atoms for Peace

On his solo debut, The Eraser, Thom Yorke named a song "Atoms for Peace," after a 1953 speech by President Dwight D. Eisenhower promoting the peaceful applications of atomic energy. Yorke has since pulled together a band under the Atoms…
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Music, BeatBox Chillout Folk

Chillout Folk

It's been three years since U.K. artist Kieran Hebden released a full-length album as Four Tet, but he's recently remixed friend Thom Yorke of Radiohead and released his own EP, Ringer. Best known for emotive chillout music with folk influences,…
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Music, Reviewed Peter Mor&eacute;n

Peter Morén

It's hard to keep a frontman happy. Today's lead singers often harbor dreams of going it alone once they gain success with their bands, from Steve Perry to Gwen Stefani to Thom Yorke. Add to this list Peter Morén, lead…
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Music, Reviewed Clinic

Clinic

When "Country Mile," the first song from Winchester Cathedral, begins, it's instantly recognizable as typical Clinic: Singer Ade Blackburn's eerie, Thom Yorke-with-lockjaw crooning and the four musicians' mesmerizing drone rhythms are as present here as when we last checked in…
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Music, OK Then Comfortably Numb

Comfortably Numb

It was freshman year of high school that I became a creep. There were these study guides we had to do for biology, unforgivably tedious and assigned as homework each week by the amicable yet rigid Mr. Morgan. Like most…
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Music, Reviewed Radiohead

Radiohead

Strike up the hype machine: Here come those pasty boys from Oxford, readying another assault on the foundations of rock 'n' roll. Whereas on the group's last two albums -- 2000's Kid A and 2001's Amnesiac, recorded during the same…
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