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Music, Sizzle & Fizzle Sizzle and Fizzle: Highs and Lows from the Last Week in S.F. Music

Sizzle and Fizzle: Highs and Lows from the Last Week in S.F. Music

Sizzle Cass McCombs smirked and threw sidelong glances at his three-piece band all night as a means of communication, but the audience was too busy being enchanted by his gentle twang, the rolling groove of "Big Wheel," and obvious love…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Christian Documentary from the 1980s Says Rock Is Satan's Music: <i>Hell's Bells, Part 1</i>

Christian Documentary from the 1980s Says Rock Is Satan's Music: Hell's Bells, Part 1

In high school in the late 1980s, I wrote a book report on Tipper Gore's Raising PG Kids in a X-Rated Society. My report was primarily a list of the book's inaccuracies. I was incensed that Gore deliberately misquoted…
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Music, Reviewed Megadeth

Megadeth

While not as pissed at the world as punks, metalheads invariably despise Christianity, oppose censorship, and are often not keen on George Bush. The genre has its obsessions with war and death, but few bring such voice to the contingent…
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Music, OK Then Behind the Music Videos

Behind the Music Videos

Remember the scandal surrounding nasty lyrics and the 2 Live Crew album cover and Tipper Gore's crusade against obscenities in music? Didn't those things seem ridiculous to you when you were a kid? They did to me, and the thought…
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Culture, Stuff Dem Blues

Dem Blues

You've been warned: This is a column about politics wherein a popular-culture critic (dunno what that is either, but says so on my tax returns) interviews a former rock journalist-turned-publicist-turned-band-manager-turned-record-label-executive about how the Democratic Party alienated everyone under the age…
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Music, Pop Philosophy

The FCC wants to shut down "Your Revolution"

So far, the Bush League Administration has done a bang-up job, pushing for hot summer days via ozone depletion and cold (war) nights with a multibillion-dollar missile shield. The government appears to be shooting for retro chic, exploring the '80s…
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Calendar, Night&Day

Night+Day

wednesday august 14 Thoroughfare Market Street can be a shopping strip, panhandling zone, or parade route, depending on one's perspective. Artist Susan Schwartzenberg's new book, Cento, a Market Street Journal, reflects the artery through arresting photographs and narrative from area…
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