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Music, All Shook Down Bay Area Balanced Breakfast Group Gains Momentum Among Musicians

Bay Area Balanced Breakfast Group Gains Momentum Among Musicians

Two groups of Bay Area musicians have been meeting at San Francisco’s Crepe House and Oakland’s Awaken Cafe under the name Balanced Breakfast, and recently they've evolved into a 80-plus attendee breakfast-for-dinner grouping that is currently meeting at the…
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Music, All Shook Down The 6 Best Concerts in San Francisco This Week

The 6 Best Concerts in San Francisco This Week

6. Simian Mobile Disco @ Mezzanine, Saturday, Dec. 1 Ever since Jas Shaw and James Ford split off from indie-pop outfit Simian circa 2006 to form Simian Mobile Disco, a cheeky sensibility has always underpinned the duo's slinky electro. On…
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Music, All Shook Down The Top Five Shows in San Francisco This Week

The Top Five Shows in San Francisco This Week

5. The Faint @ Regency Ballroom, Saturday, Nov. 17 The first time you heard The Faint's album Danse Macabre, you probably were struck by how distinctive it was. This album was dance music for people who only listened to indie…
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Music, All Shook Down OMGig Lets You See the Concert as Ruined By Smartphone Videographers

OMGig Lets You See the Concert as Ruined By Smartphone Videographers

Here's something we can get behind: A cheeky new site that lets those who shoot endless smartphone video at concerts see just how thoroughly they're ruining them for themselves and everyone else. Called OMGig, the minisite lets you turn any…
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Music, All Shook Down Lady Gaga Announces Bay Area Stop of Born This Way Tour

Lady Gaga Announces Bay Area Stop of Born This Way Tour

Gaga is coming! Gaga is coming! Okay, so it's not until early 2013. But today, the freak-queen of gloss-pop, meatsuits, and gender-bending award show appearances announced a new North American leg of her Born This Way Ball World Tour, and…
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EDC 2012: Coachella or Electric Daisy Carnival: Which One is Better?

Kaskade.See also: Our Complete Coachella Coverage Dance music is coming to an arena near you: Kaskade will be the first DJ ever to play Staples Center (July 27). And mainstream concert promoters such as Live Nation are diving into the…
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Music, All Shook Down Concert Fans: Nob Hill Residents Would Like to See Less of You

Concert Fans: Nob Hill Residents Would Like to See Less of You

Over the last few years, concert promotion giant Live Nation has hosted an increasing number of concerts at San Francisco's Nob Hill Masonic Center. The seated, 3,500-capacity venue doesn't usually hold…
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Music, All Shook Down Saturday: Joshua Redman and Brad Mehldau Trade Solos at Herbst Theatre

Saturday: Joshua Redman and Brad Mehldau Trade Solos at Herbst Theatre

Joshua Redman and Brad Mehldau Oct. 24, 2011 @ Herbst Theatre Better than: Occupying Wall Street. As an art form, one of the strengths of jazz is its refusal to prioritize the individual over the group, even in the throes…
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Music, All Shook Down Sunday: Jazz Royal McCoy Tyner Showcases Coltrane at Herbst Theatre

Sunday: Jazz Royal McCoy Tyner Showcases Coltrane at Herbst Theatre

McCoy Tyner Oct. 16, 2011 Herbst Theatre Better than: Listening to a scratched up jazz record from the '60s for the thousandth time. When 72-year-old McCoy Tyner walked onstage, his steps were small and almost fragile. When he spoke, his…
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Music, All Shook Down Friday: Smashing Pumpkins Press on with New Faces and New Songs at the Fox Theater

Friday: Smashing Pumpkins Press on with New Faces and New Songs at the Fox Theater

Smashing Pumpkins Oct. 7, 2011 Fox Theater Better than: Fasting. Perhaps we shouldn't use Friday night's Jewish holiday for the purposes of a rock concert review, but Billy Corgan has a lot he should probably be atoning for: being…
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Music, All Shook Down Sunday: Wayne Shorter Pushes the Limits of Jazz, Music at Herbst Theatre

Sunday: Wayne Shorter Pushes the Limits of Jazz, Music at Herbst Theatre

Wayne Shorter Oct. 2, 2011 Herbst Theatre Better than: Listening to songs shorter than 40 minutes long. Stripped of his pen, notebook, and incredibly necessary glasses, the concert reviewer can't help but feel out of his element, totally unprepared to…
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Music, All Shook Down Sunday: Vinicius Cantuária Fittingly Inhabits a Museum

Sunday: Vinicius Cantuária Fittingly Inhabits a Museum

Vinicius Cantuária Sept. 25, 2011 @ Florence Gould Theater at the Legion of Honor Better than: Admiring paintings by the Dutch and Flemish masters. For the uninitiated, the Florence Gould Theater sits in the basement of the Legion of Honor,…
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Music, All Shook Down Friday: Two Door Cinema Club Woos the Teens at the Warfield

Friday: Two Door Cinema Club Woos the Teens at the Warfield

Two Door Cinema Club Sept. 23, 2011 The Warfield Better than: Dancing suggestively. Okay, we know we shouldn't harp on this, so we'll just say it straight out and then leave it be -- Two Door Cinema attracts a young…
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Music, All Shook Down People in Plazas Soothes Your Humdrum Lunch Hour with Live Music

People in Plazas Soothes Your Humdrum Lunch Hour with Live Music

The next time you're eating your lunch in your office -- all alone, probably crying yourself silly out of boredom and/or despair -- head outside and follow the music. Since the early '70s, People in Plazas has brought free concerts…
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Music, All Shook Down LovEvolution (aka Love Fest) Is Back -- But It's Moving to Oakland

LovEvolution (aka Love Fest) Is Back -- But It's Moving to Oakland

Super bummed when the crazysweet electronica festival and dance party in S.F.'s Civic Center -- otherwise known as LovEvolution -- was canceled last year? Us, too. But the bummer is over. LovEvolution will be coming to the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum…
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Music, All Shook Down Hey Bands: Want to Play a Festival and Get Pelted with Tomatoes?

Hey Bands: Want to Play a Festival and Get Pelted with Tomatoes?

We here at SF Weekly know that every up-and-coming band's ultimate aspiration is to play a huge festival -- while getting blasted in the face with overripe, crushed tomatoes. Well, every group in the Bay Area has a shot to…
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Music, All Shook Down Missed Outside Lands? People-Watch with Us!

Missed Outside Lands? People-Watch with Us!

So maybe you missed Outside Lands, or maybe you were there but don't remember any of it. It happens. Those of us who were there (and mostly conscious) know that it was an overwhelming spectacle of sounds, tastes, and, of…
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Music, All Shook Down Outside Lands Day 1: Phish Ignites Golden Gate Park, MGMT Disappoints

Outside Lands Day 1: Phish Ignites Golden Gate Park, MGMT Disappoints

Outside Lands Friday: Phish Lotus, Foster the People, MGMT August 12, 2011 @ Golden Gate Park Better than: Any other foggy San Francisco afternoon. In some way that must ring true for thousands of fans, Phish proves the existence…
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Music, All Shook Down All Shook Down: Battlehooch Tells Us to Do Weird Things, Plus Con Brio and Richie Cunning

All Shook Down: Battlehooch Tells Us to Do Weird Things, Plus Con Brio and Richie Cunning

Better than: A company picnic. Saturday night was…
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Music, All Shook Down The Bad Plus Melt Faces at Stanford's Dinkelspiel Auditorium

The Bad Plus Melt Faces at Stanford's Dinkelspiel Auditorium

The Bad Plus August 2, 2011 @Dinkelspiel Auditorium, Stanford University Better than: Throwing a piano, bass, and drum set into the eye of a musically inclined tornado. The Bad Plus is a band that likes to challenge its audience. Reid…
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