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Music, All Shook Down Listen: Vetiver's Breezy New Single, "Current Carry"

Listen: Vetiver's Breezy New Single, "Current Carry"

“I like a lot of space, I’m not a fan of vocals that take up a lot of room, so I was keeping myself to these very abrupt lines, practically like the rules of haiku, just a few syllables,”…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Burning Man in the Bay, Idea One: Stern Grove Festival Closes 77th Season With Psych-pop Legends, The Zombies

Burning Man in the Bay, Idea One: Stern Grove Festival Closes 77th Season With Psych-pop Legends, The Zombies

While some of us cheer that the burners are gone, others feel left out by not making it to the playa. Either way, throughout the duration of Burning Man we'll be sharing events and places in S.F. that would normally…
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Music, All Shook Down Vetiver's Andy Cabic on His Latest Projects and This Weekend's Huichica Music Fesitval

Vetiver's Andy Cabic on His Latest Projects and This Weekend's Huichica Music Fesitval

Taking place on a small winery in Sonoma, with only two stages and a carefully curated list of talent and local food, Huichica Music Festival is the festival for people who hate music festivals. Founded in 2010 by Jeff Bundschu,…
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Music, All Shook Down Outside Lands Day 2: The Black Keys Stare Down a Massive Crowd, Muse Goes Lazer-Crazy, and Even Ed Lee Shows Up

Outside Lands Day 2: The Black Keys Stare Down a Massive Crowd, Muse Goes Lazer-Crazy, and Even Ed Lee Shows Up

Outside Lands 2011 Day 2 August 13, 2011 Golden Gate Park Better than: Getting sodden and soggy at Lollapalooza. Too soon? It was about 6 p.m. on Saturday, and the expansive crowd that had gathered at the Land's End…
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Music, All Shook Down Friday: Vetiver and tUnE-yArDs Sway Late into the Night at the Rickshaw Stop

Friday: Vetiver and tUnE-yArDs Sway Late into the Night at the Rickshaw Stop

Vetiver Tune-Yards Extra Classic DJ Britt Govea of ((folk yeah)) August 12, 2011 Rickshaw Stop / Outside Lands night show Better than: Freezing your ass off while listening to Phish for three hours in the Outer Sunset. No, seriously.…
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Music, All Shook Down

New Doc Captures Devendra, Vetiver, Joanna Newsom Tour

The Family Jams - Trailer from kevin barker on Vimeo. When San Francisco soft rockers Vetiver hit the road in 2004 with Devendra Banhart and Joanna Newsom, Vetiver guitarist Kevin Barker decided to capture the trip on film. The result…
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Music, All Shook Down Last Night: New Folk Rock Supergroup The Emerald Triangle

Last Night: New Folk Rock Supergroup The Emerald Triangle

The Emerald TriangleMonday, Nov. 2, 2009The IndependentBetter than: Watching Vetiver open for Chris Robinson's Wooden Family open for Jonathan Rice open for Ryan Adams open for Interpol."We're aware that this is a very strange thing," Vetiver front man Andy Cabic…
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Music, All Shook Down Freak Folk Supergroup (Cabic, Rice, Farmer Dave) Coming to the Independent

Freak Folk Supergroup (Cabic, Rice, Farmer Dave) Coming to the Independent

Forget the Monsters of Folk. The real underground neo folk act to keep an ear on is Emerald Triangle. The group has a serious California soft rock pedigree: San Francisco's own Andy Cabic of Vetiver, together with Farmer Dave (Venice…
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Music, Magic Concept Ride

Magic Concept Ride

The BBC documentary Hotel California: L.A. from the Byrds to the Eagles includes one particularly awesome (and really quite hilarious) scene with Graham Nash. He's looking back upon the ye olde hippie days when he and his denim-clad pals were…
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Music, Cruising the bargain bins with Vetiver’s Andy Cabic

Cruising the bargain bins with Vetiver’s Andy Cabic

"I'm in here pretty often, as you might guess," says Andy Cabic, leaning back against a stack of reggae albums at Amoeba Music and laughing like a man who has spent a little too much time combing through dusty vinyl.…
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Music, Ex-Tussle head Alexis Georgopoulos Goes for Brian Eno-esque Ambience with Arp

Ex-Tussle head Alexis Georgopoulos Goes for Brian Eno-esque Ambience with Arp

An excuse of "creative differences" is often given as the reason for a band split, or for the departure of a specific member. In Alexis Georgopoulos' case, his decision to leave San Francisco's Tussle was indeed the result of clashing…
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Music, Slicing the '60s

Slicing the '60s

It's hard to hear the '60s-influenced, lo-fi indie pop of San Francisco's Papercuts and not want to wrap yourself up in their blanket of melancholic musical introspection. It's something Jason Quever's mournfully emotional songwriting cries out for. But to Quever,…
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Music, Reviewed Vetiver

Vetiver

Some consider local ensemble Vetiver part of the "new folk underground" that includes Devendra Banhart, Joanna Newsom, and Faun Fables. Yes and no — while most of Vetiver's sound is a modern, very distinctive take on American and U.K. folk…
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Music, Hear This Floating on Vetiver's fumes; Free jazz befriends Four Tet

Floating on Vetiver's fumes; Free jazz befriends Four Tet

There's music that heaves, and then there's music that sighs. Portland's Talkdemonic performs the latter variety. Its quiet releases, however, are not to be confused with the defeated or passive-aggressive variety; rather, TalkdemonicÕs delicate expulsions are like breathing exercises. An…
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Music, OK Then

Brodreo Drive

SF Weekly headquarters is located in a sterile building that houses a great deal of other offices and companies and conference rooms. In other words, where I work is much like where you work. It's not very interesting. (I know,…
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Music Awards, Music Awards Nominees

Music Awards Nominees

Americana Hammerdown Turpentine If it weren't for a beat-up old couch, the country/rock septet Hammerdown Turpentine might not exist. Back in 1995 in Charlottesville, Va., singer/guitarist Jif Johnson and drummer Cling Golden wanted to start a two-piece rock band called…
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Music, Reviewed Various Artists

Various Artists

Having previously released four seasonally themed records, each with a different band, the Dreams by Degrees label has turned its attention to colors. Curated by the S.F. imprint's co-founder Jonathan Lee and Tarentel guitarist Jefre Cantu-Ledesma, Blue features 13 artists…
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