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Music, All Shook Down Why It Matters If S.F. Loses Its Musicians

Why It Matters If S.F. Loses Its Musicians

From the latest SF Weekly: Tour of Venice: As we debate the struggles of musicians and artists in San Francisco, one question frequently arises: Why does it matter if many of them leave for the East Bay? They'll still be…
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Music, Hear This Tinariwen: Show Preview

Tinariwen: Show Preview

Some musicians become inseparable from a locale: think N.W.A's connection to Compton, Elvis to Memphis, the Sex Pistols to London. Tinariwen, a 35-year-old band with an ever-shifting cast, is another example of the musician-location bond in action, although not in…
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Music, All Shook Down Monday's Pick: Tinariwen at Yoshi's

Monday's Pick: Tinariwen at Yoshi's

​TinariwenYoshi's SF8 p.m. and 10 p.m., $20-$30The term "desert blues" is more than a little reductive, but it does at least begin to describe the sound of Tinariwen, a North African group of Tuareg tribesmen. Over bass and hand percussion…
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Music, Hear This Show preview: Tinariwen

Show preview: Tinariwen

The term "desert blues" is more than a little reductive, but it does at least begin to describe the sound of Tinariwen, a North African group of Tuareg tribespeople. Over bass and hand percussion in swaying, trancelike rhythms that threaten…
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Calendar, Night&Day The Wanderers

The Wanderers

There couldn't possibly be a better band than Tinariwen playing at Coachella. The upcoming music festival's 100-degree heat? No problem for a group of nomads who grew up in the Sahara surviving brutal conditions, crushing droughts, and widespread starvation. How…
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