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Music, All Shook Down Premiere: Dangermaker's New Single "I Won't Let You Down" Is A Love Song, But It's Definitely Not Mushy

Premiere: Dangermaker's New Single "I Won't Let You Down" Is A Love Song, But It's Definitely Not Mushy

Dark-pop quartet Dangermaker aren't known for crafting love songs. Formed in 2008, the San Francisco band has released three EPs and one full-length album, all the while managing to avoid the mushy topic of love, focusing instead on subjects related…
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Music, Hear This Panda Bear: Show Preview

Panda Bear: Show Preview

It's generally understood that the Bay Area is a forceful creative cultivator, but when, in 2011, Baltimore's Animal Collective blocked out three rehearsal days at the Phoenix Theater in Petaluma to write new material following up its hugely successful album…
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Calendar, Night&Day Berets not Required

Berets not Required

ArtPadSF brings the boutique art fair but skips the stodgy attitude. Founders Chip Conley and Maria Jenson proudly embrace the fair’s location in the gritty Tenderloin District, and ArtPad always makes room for emerging artists. For its third year, the…
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Music, Sizzle & Fizzle Sizzle & Fizzle: Highs and Lows from the Last Week in S.F. Music

Sizzle & Fizzle: Highs and Lows from the Last Week in S.F. Music

Sizzle They'll be on the big stage at Coachella this weekend, but French rockers Phoenix played a thrilling show at the 500-capacity Independent last week. The band showed off glowing songs from its new album, and the stripped-down, low-key presentation…
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Music, All Shook Down Mac DeMarco as Opener Vs. Mac DeMarco as Headliner: A Study in Contrasts

Mac DeMarco as Opener Vs. Mac DeMarco as Headliner: A Study in Contrasts

Mac DeMarco Monday, April 1 // Wednesday, April 3, 2013 The Independent // Rickshaw Stop Even Mac DeMarco -- the grinning, beatific, 22-year-old rocker who sings about Canadian cigarettes and cooking meth -- thinks it's weird that his band is…
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Music, All Shook Down Phoenix Shows Off New Songs For an Elated Crowd at the Independent, 4/1/13

Phoenix Shows Off New Songs For an Elated Crowd at the Independent, 4/1/13

Phoenix Mac DeMarco Monday, April 1, 2013 The Independent Better than: Watching Phoenix play on a giant LCD screen from a mile away. Later this month, Phoenix will headline the second night of Coachella, playing for about 80,000 people. A…
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Music, All Shook Down Phoenix Sells Out the Independent "Instantly," Tickets on Craigslist for $2,000 Each

Phoenix Sells Out the Independent "Instantly," Tickets on Craigslist for $2,000 Each

Today, at about 11 a.m., the folks at the the Independent announced that French electro-rockers Phoenix will be playing the venue this Monday, April 1 -- and that the $45 tickets were going on sale at noon. Three years ago,…
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Music, All Shook Down Three Minutes and Fourteen Seconds:A Musical Tribute to Pi Day

Three Minutes and Fourteen Seconds:A Musical Tribute to Pi Day

As you probably already know, today is Pi Day, meaning March fourteenth is the closest we come on the American calendar to approximating 3.1415926&c. (Technically you should have been reading this at around 3:30 in the morning for maximum pi-precision,…
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Music, All Shook Down Live 105's Not So Silent Night: Smashing Pumpkins, My Chemical Romance, Phoenix, the Black Keys

Live 105's Not So Silent Night: Smashing Pumpkins, My Chemical Romance, Phoenix, the Black Keys

​If the stink of dirty '90s flannel wasn't already wafting off this year in music, hell, it sure is now. Playing next month at Debaser Live 105's Not So Silent Night concert is none other than Smashing Pumpkins -- the…
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Music, All Shook Down Outside Lands, Day Two: More People and More Fun

Outside Lands, Day Two: More People and More Fun

The first thing we noticed about the second day of the Outside Lands festival was all the people. We're still waiting on official figures to back this up, but here are our impressions: On Saturday afternoon on the polo fields…
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Music, All Shook Down 10 Bands To See at Outside Lands This Weekend

10 Bands To See at Outside Lands This Weekend

It may not be the greatest Outside Lands lineup ever, but this weekend's big-honkin' music (and wine and food!) festival packs a bicycle basket-full of bands we're stroked (heh, we mean stoked) to see. Here, in no particular order, are…
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Music, All Shook Down Exclusive: DJ Mini-Mix by Phoenix and Lumpen the Laptop Hero

Exclusive: DJ Mini-Mix by Phoenix and Lumpen the Laptop Hero

Not to make a big deal out it, but much of the coverage of local DJs and producers on this blog has been almost entirely about males. We know there are lots of ladies out there DJing, making tunes, and…
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Music, All Shook Down Disappointing Outside Lands lineup selling lots of tickets

Disappointing Outside Lands lineup selling lots of tickets

Disappointed Outside Lands fan, we share your woe: The lineup this year -- at least concerning headliners -- just doesn't woo us like it has in years past. Not to slam the bands at the top of the bill.…
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Exclusive: Outside Lands Full Lineup Unveiled

Without any further ado, the full line up for San Francisco's own Outside Lands Music Festival, presented in a very endearing video format brought to by The Eclectic Method.The lineup is not too shabby. Who we're most excited about?…
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Music, All Shook Down Outside Lands lineup leaked in both Rolling Stone and Spin

Outside Lands lineup leaked in both Rolling Stone and Spin

This is almost too neat to be an accident. The Outside Lands 2010 lineup was supposed to be a secret until tomorrow, but both Spin and Rolling Stone broke the two-day festival's headliners in issues that dropped last week.SFist has…
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Music, All Shook Down Coachella in Photos Day 3: Pavement, Gorillaz, Atoms For Peace, Matt & Kim, Phoenix

Coachella in Photos Day 3: Pavement, Gorillaz, Atoms For Peace, Matt & Kim, Phoenix

The last of photographer Christopher Victorio's great shots from the big desert fest down south, Coachella. Full slideshow here. …
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Calendar, Night&Day You Should Be ...

You Should Be ...

At Bay Area Dance Week, there are so many events, classes, and performances, with so many local troupes, that it took us more than three minutes to scroll down the events page — this speaks to the massive footprint of…
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Music, All Shook Down Last Night: Phoenix and the Soft Pack at the Fillmore

Last Night: Phoenix and the Soft Pack at the Fillmore

Phoenix, The Soft PackTuesday, Jan. 26, 2010The FillmoreCheck out the slideshow here.Better than: Getting "bit in the dick" by a German shepherd (more on that later).Few bands will kick off a set by playing their biggest hit first. But France's…
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Music, All Shook Down Phoenix Inspires Craigslist Lectures For Greedy Scalpers

Phoenix Inspires Craigslist Lectures For Greedy Scalpers

For those of you who bought your tickets to see Phoenix tonight at the Fillmore, how badly do you actually want to see the band? A quick scan of Craigslist shows just how badly the ticketless want their "Lisztomania;" and…
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Music, Hear This Andrew Jackson Jihad

Andrew Jackson Jihad

"Rejoice!" proclaims Andrew Jackson Jihad singer and guitarist Sean Bonnette in the opener of 2007's People Who Can Eat People Are the Luckiest People in the World. In his impishly imperfect voice, he repeats his mantra before each verse, reminding…
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