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Music, All Shook Down In Print: A Guide to the Treasure Island Music Festival

In Print: A Guide to the Treasure Island Music Festival

From SF Weekly's latest print music section: Seek the Booty: The Treasure Island Music Festival is one of the Bay Area's best live music events, and to celebrate its fifth anniversary, this year's lineup is a doozy -- a collection…
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Music, Hear This Van Hunt: Show Preview

Van Hunt: Show Preview

Two years ago, Maxwell drew widespread hysteria from R&B nerds when he released the sleekly sexy BLACKsummers'night. R. Kelly's back-to-basics Love Letter was greeted with critical raves last winter. Yet somehow the equally soulful Van Hunt remains overlooked. That wasn't…
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Music, All Shook Down D'Wayne Wiggins brings Van Hunt to Maxwell's

D'Wayne Wiggins brings Van Hunt to Maxwell's

Yesterday, I met with the prolific and talented D'Wayne Wiggins , who's probably best known as the guy in Tony Toni Tone not named Raphael Saadiq. Though he's a big fat rock star, D'Wayne has remained a humble, community-minded…
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Year End, On the Down-Low

On the Down-Low

Everyone knows all of Usher's Confessions by now; everyone went to see Prince play "1999" for the very last time. Everyone knows all about Lil Jon and his penchant for hollering "Yayy-uuhhh!" With everyone paying attention to these superstars, a…
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Music, Reviewed Van Hunt

Van Hunt

Atlanta's Van Hunt is the latest R&B singer/songwriter being compared to Curtis Mayfield, Stevie Wonder, and all the others you'd expect. Frankly, the modern-day soul-master tag is tiresome, a euphemism for "a black man who plays real instruments." Hunt does…
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