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Music, All Shook Down Make Me A Mixtape Celebrates One Year of All Vinyl Emo Nights

Make Me A Mixtape Celebrates One Year of All Vinyl Emo Nights

When you’re feeling depressed, sometimes there’s nothing better than listening to a sad song to validate your current state of misery. For many of us who were drawn into the late ‘90s and ‘00s emo movement, that might have meant…
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Music, All Shook Down Debaser Turns 7: Listen To An All-Riot Grrrl Mix by Jamie Jams

Debaser Turns 7: Listen To An All-Riot Grrrl Mix by Jamie Jams

For seven years now, Debaser — a monthly party at the Knockout dedicated to early '90s alt-rock — has been doin' its thing, led by DJ Jamie Jams with a rotating assortment of partners in crime. Thematically, the party…
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Music, Hear This Cheap Time: Show Preview

Cheap Time: Show Preview

With his close ties to the late, great Jay Reatard, perhaps it isn't surprising that Cheap Time guitarist and songwriter Jeffrey Novak has emerged as one of the most talented disciples of the Memphis garage-rock avatar. Novak — who was…
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Music, All Shook Down Music Links: Please Shut Up at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass

Music Links: Please Shut Up at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass

Oakland Music Festival arrives in a city that's standing taller than ever,…
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Music, Hear This Obliterations: Show Preview

Obliterations: Show Preview

Most bands would kill to have the pedigree of L.A. punk outfit Obliterations. Former Bluebird and Night Horse singer Sam James Velde initially teamed up with relocated Canuck rocker Stephen McBean (of Black Mountain and Pink Mountaintops fame) with the…
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Best of San Francisco, Bars & Clubs

Hardest Working DJ in San Francisco

Paris Hilton, Elijah Wood, Thom Yorke, maybe even your 70-year-old grandmother — everyone is trying to be a DJ these days. But while the desire is there, many lack that all-consuming passion for music that lies in the heart of…
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Music, Hear This

Legs: Show Preview

There is an Oakland band called Legs, and they have songs with titles like "Friday Afternoon at the Zoo," "Go Ask Your Mother," and "The King's Collection of Slides & Super 8." So if you're thinking Legs are quirky indie-pop,…
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Music, Hear This Battlehooch: Show Preview

Battlehooch: Show Preview

If you aren't up for surprises, stop reading now: The music of Battlehooch offers no shortage of startling turns and unexpected landings. The six-piece San Francisco outfit bills itself as "shape-shifting orchestral rock," but that's only half the story. Battlehooch…
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Music, All Shook Down Is Giving a Shit the New Not Giving a Shit? Future Twin Explores Music as a Vehicle of Change

Is Giving a Shit the New Not Giving a Shit? Future Twin Explores Music as a Vehicle of Change

As a generalization, pop stars write generic songs about love, make absurd amounts of money, and then throw a miniscule portion of that money at issues they care about. (Or, possibly, that their PR handlers deem appropriate to care…
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Music, Hear This Nu Sensae: Show Preview

Nu Sensae: Show Preview

Vancouver outfit Nü Sensae's headlining show this week is as significant for the band's sure-to-be incendiary performance as for the impeccably selected array of local openers. This will be the first tour date in support of Nü Sensae's latest EP,…
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Dining, SFoodie Top 10 Dive Bars in San Francisco

Top 10 Dive Bars in San Francisco

These days, what qualifies as a dive bar in San Francisco is contestable. We realized, researching this list, that diviness seems to be in the eye of the drinker. For us, a dive is a bar that has been allowed…
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Music, Hear This Mummies: Show Preview

Mummies: Show Preview

In the long, loud, freak-studded history of Bay Area garage rock, the Mummies have hollowed out a special place. Founded in S.F. in 1988, this four-piece took stripped-down, amped-up guitar pop to heights of volume, satire, and obnoxiousness, coining the…
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Music, All Shook Down Links: Kozelek and Euro Vending Machines, Record Swap, Michael Jackson Flash Mob, and More

Links: Kozelek and Euro Vending Machines, Record Swap, Michael Jackson Flash Mob, and More

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Music, Hear This Aaron Novik: Show Preview

Aaron Novik: Show Preview

S.F.-based clarinetist and composer Aaron Novik is like a musician from Boomer times. Not because his music sounds like 1960s rock, but because, like the greats of that generation — including the Grateful Dead, Frank Zappa, and Bob Dylan —…
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Music, All Shook Down S.F. Supervisor John Avalos Is Spinning Records at the Knockout Tonight

S.F. Supervisor John Avalos Is Spinning Records at the Knockout Tonight

In case you had any doubt that the S.F. mayoral campaign is in full, uh, swing: A certain progressive supervisor and mayoral candidate whose name may or may not be in the above headline will be on the decks for…
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Music, Drink 2011: Party Like It's 1999 -- Or Earlier

Drink 2011: Party Like It's 1999 -- Or Earlier

San Francisco is known for its futuristic innovations: high-tech highs, gadget fetishes galore, and start-ups everywhere. We're trendsetters on the music front, too — but when it comes to clubbing, we love nostalgia. The city has a bevy of party…
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Dining, Eat Drink 2011: Party Like It's 1999 -- Or Earlier

Drink 2011: Party Like It's 1999 -- Or Earlier

San Francisco is known for its futuristic innovations: high-tech highs, gadget fetishes galore, and start-ups everywhere. We're trendsetters on the music front, too — but when it comes to clubbing, we love nostalgia. The city has a bevy of party…
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Music, All Shook Down Pants Are Always Optional in the Living Room Nightclub

Pants Are Always Optional in the Living Room Nightclub

Dad Rock is a new column in which Ryan Foley will attempt to look at pop music and pop culture from the precipice of middle age. If he ultimately leaps, it's because tiny hands ruined his Galaxie 500 vinyl. Accusations…
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Music, Hear This Sean Smith: Show Preview

Sean Smith: Show Preview

An unironic sweetness is at the heart of most Christmas music — just think of "Joy to the World" and "Deck the Halls." Even the more sober tunes, like "Silent Night" or "Little Drummer Boy," are catchy, straightforward, and wholly…
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Music, All Shook Down Listen to Blackbird Blackbird's New Album, Then See Him Live Tonight

Listen to Blackbird Blackbird's New Album, Then See Him Live Tonight

One of the many bedroom producers to recently creep out of obscurity and into the view of the Internet and the local scene is San Francisco-based Blackbird Blackbird. We've posted about the singer/producer before, sharing a music video and mixtape that…
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