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Music, Let's Get Killed Noise Pop Preview: Film fest spotlights a headbutter, headbangers, and Hollywood punks

Noise Pop Preview: Film fest spotlights a headbutter, headbangers, and Hollywood punks

This week SF Weekly takes a close look at Noise Pop. The 15-year-old festival is a chance to hear indie acts hot on the heels of their spring releases; it's also an opportunity to catch the premieres of those music-related…
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Music, House of Tudor Sound Advice

Sound Advice

Besides being Hawaii's last head of state before the U.S. annexation of 1893, Queen Lili'uokalani remains one of the islands' most beloved composers. On To Honor a Queen: The Music of Lili'uokalani, the well-respected arranger, composer, and accompanist Ozzie Kotani…
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Music, Hear This Mumble & Peg

Mumble & Peg

Mumble & Peg's new album, All My Waking Moments in a Jar, changes moods like a smoked-out, pint-bleary manic-depressive on a pre-dawn caffeine high. As the title suggests, there's a somewhat claustrophobic, pressure-cooker edge to this recording -- the East…
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Calendar, Night&Day

Night & Day

Wednesday April 28 Do the Sheffield Shuffle The band of elegant, lawbreaking ruffians chiming into the chorus of "Get Myself Arrested" ("I got a haircut, I got a silver tooth/ I'm gonna get myself arrested") sound almost nothing like the…
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Letters

Wesley's World and Welcome to It In reading Michael Batty's criticism of the "Wesley Willis Art Joyride" ("Mediocre Sickness," Music, Dec. 4), I find it curious that Batty did not speak with Willis or his many fans in attendance. Perhaps…
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Music,

Mediocre Sickness

"Wesley Willis Art Joyride" ArtRock Friday, Nov. 22 Yes, there was "art," and there was "music" -- punctuation essential -- and plenty of jaded smirking. But all of that was predestined. How unfortunate that, as a reaction to so many…
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Letters

Weight Here High point and low point of "Ground Zero" issue (Oct. 16): High point: Paul Reidinger's piece on Rocco's Cafe ("Are You Being Served?" Eat). I appreciate the information on the service (or lack thereof) at Rocco's. If there…
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Recordings

ZZ Top Rhythmeen (RCA) Nasty is the word on the streets. Old-style is the buzz. Gone back to the Rio Grande mud, they say. Down and dirty delta blues. It's finally happened. People clad in buckskin rags and bunged-up boots…
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The Crazy Train

Mental instability has always held a special place in rock music, a genre that prides itself (at one time validly) on its outsider status and reckless disregard for conventional norms. The canon is filled with both literal and figurative lunatics,…
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