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Music, All Shook Down Stream <em>Ghetto Cuisine</em>, the New Mixtape From DaVinci and Sweet Valley

Stream Ghetto Cuisine, the New Mixtape From DaVinci and Sweet Valley

Fillmore rapper DaVinci is back with a new mixtape. This time he's teamed up with Sweet Valley, the beat-making production duo of Wavves' Nathan Williams and his brother Kynan. The mixtape is called Ghetto Cuisine, and it features guest…
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Music, Hear This Wavves: Show Preview

Wavves: Show Preview

After releasing two self-titled albums as a San Diego bedroom punk keen on songs about goths and weed, Wavves' Nathan Williams saw his career flash before his eyes when a drug cocktail sunk his set at Barcelona's Primavera Sound, leading…
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Music, All Shook Down Big Boi's <i>Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors</i>: A First Listen

Big Boi's Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors: A First Listen

Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors is the title. Why? Does Big Boi even have any enemies? Has anyone ever beefed with him...ever? Who is he referring to, disgruntled Idlewild ticket-buyers? Or is he increasingly in denial that Outkast -- his…
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Music, All Shook Down Saturday at Noise Pop: Best Coast Is Lazy, Wavves Is Crazy at the Regency Ballroom

Saturday at Noise Pop: Best Coast Is Lazy, Wavves Is Crazy at the Regency Ballroom

Best CoastWavvesHunx & His PunxFebruary 26, 2011@ The Regency BallroomBetter than: Standing on Van Ness avenue in not-snow, holding a useless laminated card.We can sorta see why you'd think a Noise Pop Festival badge would get you into a climactic Saturday night…
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Nothing Else Matters: Noise Pop 2011 Lineup Includes How To Dress Well

Noise Pop has revealed the first wave of its festival lineup for 2011, not only coming out of the gate with Yo La Tengo, Ted Leo, Dan Deacon, Wavves, and Best Coast, but also playing a part in bringing the…
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Music, All Shook Down Target Christmas Album: Best Coast/Wavves, Blackalicious, Jason Schwartzman et al. Hock Holiday Cheer

Target Christmas Album: Best Coast/Wavves, Blackalicious, Jason Schwartzman et al. Hock Holiday Cheer

Now that it's December, the merchants of the world have declared open season on premature holiday festivities, turning life into the cultural equivalent of that house on your block that puts up Halloween decorations in August. Target (pronounced "Target," you…
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Music, All Shook Down In Print: Classic Hip-Hop Albums Performed Live, Wavves' Surf-Punk, and Rappers in the Shadow of Hyphy

In Print: Classic Hip-Hop Albums Performed Live, Wavves' Surf-Punk, and Rappers in the Shadow of Hyphy

The lineup for this year's Rock the Bells hip-hop festival has the likes of Snoop, Slick Rick, A Tribe Called Quest, Rakim and even the Wu-Tang Clan all performing classic hip-hop albums in their entirety. In our print edition this…
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Music, Wavves' addictive surf-punk makes it king of the beach

Wavves' addictive surf-punk makes it king of the beach

The youth of today might have trouble wrapping their minds around this, but in the not-so-distant past it was simply not done to listen to your parents' records. (Yes, the gap betwixt generations was once much bigger.) But that was…
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Music, All Shook Down The Week in Event Names: Three Genres We're Inventing Right Now

The Week in Event Names: Three Genres We're Inventing Right Now

Is San Francisco's music scene busy and vibrant -- and important -- enough to sustain our crackpot attempts at taxonomic triangulation? Based on this week's concert calendar, there's reason to believe that the following completely made-up subcultures will be the…
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Music, All Shook Down Last Night: Wavves at Rickshaw Stop

Last Night: Wavves at Rickshaw Stop

Wavves Rickshaw Stop Sunday, Sept. 7th, 2009 By Noah Sanders So Much Better than: an 80-foot tall burning man. After last night's Wavves show at Rickshaw Stop, a new trifecta of criteria has arisen for the near-perfect show. One,…
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Music, Hear This Making Wavves

Making Wavves

Whether you tag his music garage, punk, or plain old indie pop, Nathan Williams' one-man band, Wavves, has single-handedly made home recording cool again. On his Fat Possum debut, every anthem is frightfully distorted — the vocals delivered as though…
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