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Music, All Shook Down 20 Awesome Songs From 2012: A Spring/Break Playlist

20 Awesome Songs From 2012: A Spring/Break Playlist

Well, well. It's spring, we're a third of the way through 2012, the schoolkids will be let out for a week of madness soon (if not already) and so: It's time to round up the musical fruits the year…
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Music, All Shook Down Live Review, 2/22/12: Young Prisms and Melted Toys Shine Through Their Blemishes at Cafe Du Nord

Live Review, 2/22/12: Young Prisms and Melted Toys Shine Through Their Blemishes at Cafe Du Nord

Young Prisms Melted Toys Tambo Rays PreTeen Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2012 Cafe Du Nord Better than: You could do. A good vinyl record -- one that is capable of shifting moods and raising spirits -- isn't always glossy or…
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Music, All Shook Down <i>SF Weekly</i>'s Noise Pop Issue: Here's a Guide to This Week's Cover

SF Weekly's Noise Pop Issue: Here's a Guide to This Week's Cover

To illustrate this week's package of stories about the 20th Anniversary of Noise Pop, SF Weekly photographed some of the local artists headlining shows this year's festival. The music of Thao Nguyen, John Vanderslice, Sonny Smith (of Sonny &…
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Music, All Shook Down City Limits Records Offers Local Sounds Live and on Record Tonight

City Limits Records Offers Local Sounds Live and on Record Tonight

Local music bloggers Peter Arko (Ears of the Beholder) and Robert Khoury (See The Leaves) had an idea: Put out a series of compilations of the best bands from various cities. Naturally, they started with home -- San Francisco…
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Music, All Shook Down City Limits Records Releases a Mix Perfect for San Francisco

City Limits Records Releases a Mix Perfect for San Francisco

Yet another ode to the city by the bay, this time courtesy of City Limits Records, dropped yesterday. Featuring tracks by such S.F. kids as Young Prisms, Tim Cohen, Magic Bullets, Melted Toys, and Maus Haus, among others, City Limits…
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Help Kickstart A Dope New San Francisco Music Compilation

Another week, another cause to devote your disposable income to. Peter Arko and Robert Khoury, the respective head honchos of venerable local music blogs Ears of the Beholder and See the Leaves, are teaming up to start a compilation…
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Music, All Shook Down Video: We Talk to Young Prisms About Playing Bottom of the Hill, Touring Europe, and their New EP

Video: We Talk to Young Prisms About Playing Bottom of the Hill, Touring Europe, and their New EP

Back in January, S.F. psych-gaze quartet Young Prisms celebrated the release of its debut album, Friends for Now, at Bottom of the Hill. We liked their "beautifully stoned"-sounding album enough that we thought it was worth telling you about back…
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Music, All Shook Down In Print: Zoe Keating's Tech-Fueled Cello Explorations, the Beautifully Stoned Noise of Young Prisms, and More

In Print: Zoe Keating's Tech-Fueled Cello Explorations, the Beautifully Stoned Noise of Young Prisms, and More

latency or RAM or even frustration -- all those things are annoying,…
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Music, Young Prisms sound beautifully stoned

Young Prisms sound beautifully stoned

Early on in Friends for Now, their debut album, S.F.'s Young Prisms deliver what is either a mission statement, a basic affirmation of existence, or both: "I'm still high/I'm still alive." Consider these lines from "Sugar" the band's declaration of…
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Music, All Shook Down Dominant Legs Channels the Tracy Chapman Within

Dominant Legs Channels the Tracy Chapman Within

​Ryan Lynch, sometime guitarist of Girls and Magic Bullets, brings his budding Dominant Legs project to Amnesia this Sunday. With the help of fellow Bay Area native Hannah Hunt, Lynch makes summery ditties about being young -- at love and…
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Watch the New Young Prisms Video, Ooogle Pretty Colors

This moody new visual from S.F.'s Young Prisms kinda reminds us of old Tool videos. Except, of course, that it's all blue, it's not disturbing, and the song it accompanies is more shoegaze-pop than aggro-metal. Whatever it reminds you of,…
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Music, All Shook Down Mexican Music Vacation? SF Acts Stack Todd P's March Festival

Mexican Music Vacation? SF Acts Stack Todd P's March Festival

We blogged before about MtyMx, New York tastemaker and promoter Todd P's upcoming music festival in Monterrey, Mexico. Now the final lineup has been announced for the all-ages weekend bender of music, art, and Mexican culture. The three-day fest with…
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Music, Hear This Young Prisms

Young Prisms

With vocals firmly couched in and each song haloed with reverb, locals Young Prisms come from a school of hazy pop typified by Slumberland Records. This band isn't on that label, though. Like increasingly more acts, Young Prisms have liberally…
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