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Music, All Shook Down Nosaj Thing and Dibiase Set to Headline This Month's Low End Theory SF

Nosaj Thing and Dibiase Set to Headline This Month's Low End Theory SF

Hey, that monthly Low End Theory party at 103 Harriet is pretty fun, amiright? Good music, loud speakers, and a small nation's worth of people running wild. Well, don't forget that it's gonna be back next Friday, April 1, with special…
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Music, All Shook Down Claim: Limewire's Shutdown Reduced Music Piracy by 7 Percent

Claim: Limewire's Shutdown Reduced Music Piracy by 7 Percent

The nationally-recognized market research nerds NPD Group just released their latest poll, which suggests the shutdown of the file-sharing application Limewire this past October reduced peer-to-peer-based music piracy in the U.S. by a significant 7 percent. Wait, that many of you…
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Music, All Shook Down Oakland's MondreMAN Takes Hip-Hop into Outer Space with 'Dope Since '91' Mixtape

Oakland's MondreMAN Takes Hip-Hop into Outer Space with 'Dope Since '91' Mixtape

Oakland's Main Attrakionz are quickly becoming a known name for their ability to make weird, blunted, left-field hip-hop without losing a drop of their Bay flavor, or even worse, falling into bad "underground hip-hop" cliches. They'll rap over productions from…
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Music, BeatBox Icee Hot: Show Preview

Icee Hot: Show Preview

If you had even a passing interest in U.K. electronic music last year, chances are you came across the Glasgow-based Numbers label, which put out some of some of the best-loved dance/house/bass/grime singles of 2010. Now the label is bringing…
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Music, All Shook Down True Story: Nate Dogg and Warren G Recorded 'Regulate' in a Bedroom Closet

True Story: Nate Dogg and Warren G Recorded 'Regulate' in a Bedroom Closet

Not sure about you, but I'm still sad about the death of Nate Dogg. Thankfully, there's no shortage of tribute mixes and anecdotes to make me feel better. Wanna know the best one? Warren G says he and Nate Dogg…
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Music, All Shook Down Lil B Went to SXSW and Made This Video

Lil B Went to SXSW and Made This Video

When it comes to public opinion, Lil B is working to legitimize himself in 2011. He's doing things like cutting a single with 9th Wonder, Jean Grae, and Phonte. Or peforming at the MTVU Woodie awards. Or being one of…
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Music, All Shook Down This Just In: The U.S. House of Representatives Hates NPR

This Just In: The U.S. House of Representatives Hates NPR

National Public Radio is good. Very good. They entertain us with such shows as This American Life, inform us with Morning Edition, and drop some musical knowledge on All Songs Considered. But the United States House of Representatives doesn't feel…
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Music, All Shook Down E-40 Brings Back the '90s Bay Sound While Getting His 'Money Straight'

E-40 Brings Back the '90s Bay Sound While Getting His 'Money Straight'

Know what I'm doing right now while watching this E-40 video? Having flashbacks of being ten years old, sitting in my suburban Northern California bedroom, reading comic books and listening to E-40 jams that sounded just like this. Who knows,…
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Music, All Shook Down R.I.P. Nate Dogg, Hip-Hop's Greatest Purveyor of Hooks and Choruses (With Bonus Videos!)

R.I.P. Nate Dogg, Hip-Hop's Greatest Purveyor of Hooks and Choruses (With Bonus Videos!)

If you came of age between 1995 and 2005, it's hard to imagine you're unfamiliar with the late, great Nate Dogg (government name Nathaniel Hale), who passed away yesterday at the age of 41 after struggling with strokes suffered…
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Music, All Shook Down R.I.P. Microsoft Zune, Redheaded Stepchild of MP3 Players

R.I.P. Microsoft Zune, Redheaded Stepchild of MP3 Players

Word out of the Seattle area is that Microsoft is finally killing its Zune lineup of MP3 players, opting to fold the media player technology into their Windows Phone 7 devices. While most people shrugged the Zune off as an…
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Music, All Shook Down Download a Mixtape From Clams Casino, the Most Important Bay Area Hip-Hop Producer Not From the Bay Area

Download a Mixtape From Clams Casino, the Most Important Bay Area Hip-Hop Producer Not From the Bay Area

Lil B fucks with him. The Jealous Guys fuck with him too. And you may or may not have heard of them yet, but Oakland's Main Attrakionz are also in love with this New Jersey producer who is quietly leaving…
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Music, All Shook Down The Beach Boys' Original <i>Smile</i> to Get Official Deluxe Release

The Beach Boys' Original Smile to Get Official Deluxe Release

It's nearly impossible to talk about Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys without bringing up Smile at some point. The unfinished album, which helped precipitate Wilson's fall into decades of despair, was hyped as the next big thing as it was…
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Music, All Shook Down Ital, Member of Rock-Gone-Dance Duo Mi Ami, Drops Minimal Electro Track, 'One Hit'

Ital, Member of Rock-Gone-Dance Duo Mi Ami, Drops Minimal Electro Track, 'One Hit'

Local duo Mi Ami's transition from distorted fuzz rock to its new, more dance-oriented sound hasn't exactly been gentle. And judging by the quality solo work of member Daniel Martin-McCormick, who works under the moniker Ital, the shift  isn't all…
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Music, All Shook Down Ever Wonder What a Musical Interpretation of Pi Sounds Like?

Ever Wonder What a Musical Interpretation of Pi Sounds Like?

Wikipedia/ProlineserverIn anticipation of March 14th, which is international Pi day (or the ides of March, if you're a Shakespeare fiend), one ambitious nerd/musician by the name of Michael John Blake​ decided to transpose the first 32 digits of Pi to the…
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Music, All Shook Down Watch: Matthewdavid Keeps It Analog in the Video for 'International'

Watch: Matthewdavid Keeps It Analog in the Video for 'International'

Flying Lotus aside, Matthewdavid threw together the best set at Low End Theory SF this past weekend. The experimental L.A. producer's digital tweaking and warping of analog source material makes for a sound that's pretty next level. And now that…
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Music, All Shook Down Friday: Flying Lotus Packs 103 Harriet for Low End Theory SF

Friday: Flying Lotus Packs 103 Harriet for Low End Theory SF

Flying LotusFree The RobotsMatthewdavidShlohmoTullyOdd NosdamDose OneLow End Theory Resident DJsMarch 4, 2011@ 103 Harriet/1015 FolsomBetter Than: That first time you heard a FlyLo track on Adult Swim.Out to prove that the first Low End Theory SF party wasn't a fluke,…
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Music, All Shook Down The Recording Academy Vows To Change the Grammys' Boring Ways

The Recording Academy Vows To Change the Grammys' Boring Ways

Remember when Steve Stoute took out that full-page ad in the New York Times after the Grammys a couple of weeks ago? Well the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences was listening, as it's issued a public statement, co-signed by…
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Music, All Shook Down Who Paid $40,000 on eBay for Justin Bieber's Dead Hair?

Who Paid $40,000 on eBay for Justin Bieber's Dead Hair?

America, you've GONE TOO FAR. It's one thing for you to make an American-health-care-hating Canuck our national obsession. But to pay $40,000 for some of Justin Bieber's hair scraps is crossing the line. I've had enough!…
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Music, All Shook Down Spotify Is Coming to the U.S. Soon -- You Should Be Excited

Spotify Is Coming to the U.S. Soon -- You Should Be Excited

Over the past few weeks, streaming music startup Spotify has quietly been signing deals with the major U.S. music distributors as it prepares for a U.S. launch. But now that the Swedish firm has locked up EMI and Sony…
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Music, All Shook Down Is Bay Area Rap Too Insular? Roach Gigz Talks to MTV About the Pitfalls of Being Indie

Is Bay Area Rap Too Insular? Roach Gigz Talks to MTV About the Pitfalls of Being Indie

For whatever reason, Bay Area hip-hop is an insular beast that often fails to escape its Northern California birthplace. Sure, we have artists like E-40 and the Souls of Mischief that made it into the national spotlight ever so briefly,…
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