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Music, All Shook Down Reporter's Notebook: Notes From Live 105's Not So Silent Night

Reporter's Notebook: Notes From Live 105's Not So Silent Night

After a long week including the El Nino hail storm of the century that every person in San Francisco can’t stop talking about, it was time for LIVE 105’s annual Not So Silent Night. Switching from two nights to…
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Music, All Shook Down Live 105's Not So Silent Night Lineup is Out And It Rocks

Live 105's Not So Silent Night Lineup is Out And It Rocks

Live 105 just dropped the lineup of its yearly Not So Silent Night concert at Oracle Arena and it's the best one yet. This year's lineup does a fine job of appealing to a slew of musical tastes as…
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Music, All Shook Down Live Review: Weezer Goes Acoustic, Brings Out Thao, and Actually Gives a Shit at Slim's

Live Review: Weezer Goes Acoustic, Brings Out Thao, and Actually Gives a Shit at Slim's

Weezer November 2, 2014 Slim's Better than: Many people rightfully expected it to be. No matter how sick Rivers Cuomo might be of journalists holding his band's output over the last 15 years up to the music Weezer made…
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Music, All Shook Down This Week: Ice Cube Turns Into His Son, Drake Gets a New Cousin, and Lorde Hoardes Acne Cream

This Week: Ice Cube Turns Into His Son, Drake Gets a New Cousin, and Lorde Hoardes Acne Cream

"My son is in it, he plays me in the movie, so I'm extremely proud of that, that's cool... He was born to play the part... He's 22 now. He can handle it." Ice Cube's son is playing Ice Cube…
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Music, All Shook Down OutKast Rules at BottleRock Napa Valley, But Long Lines Kill the Vibe, 5/31/14

OutKast Rules at BottleRock Napa Valley, But Long Lines Kill the Vibe, 5/31/14

BottleRock Napa Valley Saturday, May 31, 2014 Napa Valley Expo Better Worse than: Any other experience I've had exiting a large concert or a festival, including those where you board buses to leave. First came the high of Saturday at…
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Music, All Shook Down The Muppets' Five Weirdest Musical Collaborations

The Muppets' Five Weirdest Musical Collaborations

Rejoice, puppet freaks (and pretty much everyone over the age of 30, whose childhood memories are inevitably intertwined with The Muppet Show), for this Friday, the new Muppet movie comes out! Muppets Most Wanted has Tina Fey and Ricky Gervais,…
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Music, All Shook Down Why Do Great Bands Get Shittier as They Get Older? It's Pretty Simple

Why Do Great Bands Get Shittier as They Get Older? It's Pretty Simple

A piece on Noisey today asks why so many bands that were great when young and hungry became so mind-bogglingly mediocre as they grew famous, rich, and old. Here's why: Because young people tend to be the only ones stupid,…
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Music, Legs Do Lowbrow Pop With an Art-School Style

Legs Do Lowbrow Pop With an Art-School Style

The cover of Legs' debut album, Pass the Ringo, is a photograph of food compost on a pristine plate with a solid blue background. The image applies art photography composition to a distinctly low subject: garbage. It's a useful metaphor…
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Music, Hear This Sting: Show Preview

Sting: Show Preview

If you like waterside concerts, pay attention now — this won't happen for another decade: As part of the America's Cup festivities, Live Nation built a temporary, 9,000-capacity outdoor concert venue on Piers 27/29. The place opens this Thursday with…
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Music, All Shook Down Happy New Year! Here Are Five Songs to Cure Your Hangover

Happy New Year! Here Are Five Songs to Cure Your Hangover

Happy New Year's Day, everyone! If you're anything like us, you're probably reading this via your phone or tablet, from your bed, still under the covers, still wearing last night's clothes and/or make-up. You've probably been awake for a while…
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Music, All Shook Down The Top 5 Best Music Videos That Feature Puppets

The Top 5 Best Music Videos That Feature Puppets

Fact: puppets are awesome. Second fact: puppets become even more awesome when you stick them in music videos. Which is what all these smart people did. Here are our top five favorite puppet-related music videos.…
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Music, All Shook Down Green Day's Perfunctorily Catchy "Oh Love": Is This Band Pulling a Weezer?

Green Day's Perfunctorily Catchy "Oh Love": Is This Band Pulling a Weezer?

Remember how, after he thought it'd been long enough for everyone to forget about Pinkerton, Weezer's Rivers Cuomo put out the green album, went back on MTV, and sang a bunch of frothy pop songs that never even pretended to…
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Music, All Shook Down Emperor Norton's Jazz Band Looks, Sounds Nothing Like Buddy Holly

Emperor Norton's Jazz Band Looks, Sounds Nothing Like Buddy Holly

Denatured cover of the week--nay, the year so far: when the hepcats of Frisco sextet Emperor Norton's Jazz Band played on Sunday at Amnesia, as they do the first Sunday of each month, they unveiled a sterling NoLa-jazz cover of…
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Music, All Shook Down The Best Bay Area Concert Photos of 2010

The Best Bay Area Concert Photos of 2010

Given the dizzying array of musical acts that tramp through San Francisco every year, and the number of those shows our hard-working photographers attend, it was no easy feat to round up their best shots. What follows is a sampling…
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Music, All Shook Down Weezer Arouses Mass Catharsis With <i>Pinkerton</i> at Nob Hill Masonic Center

Weezer Arouses Mass Catharsis With Pinkerton at Nob Hill Masonic Center

WeezerLimousinesNovember 30, 2010@ The Nob Hill Masonic CenterBetter than: Singing along to every song on Pinkerton with a car full of your friends on a long road trip -- but only barely.Alright, Rivers Cuomo and Weezer. You win this one.Even…
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Music, All Shook Down Weezer Plays the Blue Album (With A Few Surprises) at Nob Hill Masonic Center

Weezer Plays the Blue Album (With A Few Surprises) at Nob Hill Masonic Center

Weezer November 29, 2010 @ The Nob Hill Masonic Center Better than: Almost everything. Seriously. Weezer is calling it the Memories Tour; some fans have dubbed it Blinkerton. The band has just hit the road to do two nights per…
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Music, All Shook Down In Print: A Defense of Weezer, and the Books' Archivist Instincts

In Print: A Defense of Weezer, and the Books' Archivist Instincts

From SF Weekly's latest print music section:In Defense of Weezer: Weezer reissued 1996's Pinkerton this month, and the glowing reviews -- including a Pitchfork 10.0 -- explain why. The accepted critical narrative on the band goes like this: Weezer made two classic…
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Music, Weezer&#146;s legacy doesn&#146;t end with "Pinkerton"

Weezer’s legacy doesn’t end with "Pinkerton"

Sorry, but Weezer isn't your typical good band gone bad. Its old stuff is taken too seriously, and its new music is dismissed so easily that some of the criticisms aren't just overblown, but dead wrong. This may be because…
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Music, All Shook Down Top 5 Bands That, Unlike Weezer, Should Never Break Up -- No Matter How Bad They Get

Top 5 Bands That, Unlike Weezer, Should Never Break Up -- No Matter How Bad They Get

By now you've probably heard of Seattle resident James Burns' bid to raise $10 million to make Weezer break up. You may have also heard that, disturbingly, Burns has been the target of death threats for his brilliant idea prank.…
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Music, All Shook Down See Weezer's Blue Album and Pinkerton Performed on the 'Blinkerton Tour,' Which Hits S.F. in November

See Weezer's Blue Album and Pinkerton Performed on the 'Blinkerton Tour,' Which Hits S.F. in November

Well, this is pretty much the best piece of Weezer news since the '90s. Finally heeding the calls of legions of (correct) fans who have long held up sophomore effort Pinkerton as the group's masterpiece, Weezer will consent to perform…
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