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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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Culture, The Exhibitionist New on Video: Hardcore Hemingway (and Ronald Reagan!) in <i>The Killers</i>

New on Video: Hardcore Hemingway (and Ronald Reagan!) in The Killers

Why can't Hollywood come up with any original ideas, amirite? Ernest Hemingway's short story "The Killers" is a slip of a tale, a mere 10 pages depending on where it's printed (that's what it clocked in at in…
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Music, All Shook Down Outside Lands, Day 3: The Resolution

Outside Lands, Day 3: The Resolution

After three days all one can really say is "How much dust can build up in a pair of thigh-highs?" to which the answer is, "All of it." With that in mind, let's turn a sated, weary eye…
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Music, All Shook Down Outside Lands 2014 Announces Daily Lineups, Single-Day Ticket Sales

Outside Lands 2014 Announces Daily Lineups, Single-Day Ticket Sales

Only a week after the lineup for Outside Lands 2014 was released, we've got the daily lineups. Maybe because general admission tickets sold out in a record 24 hours? Anyway, single-day tickets go onsale tomorrow, Thursday, April 17, at 10…
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Music, All Shook Down Five Quick Thoughts on the Outside Lands 2014 Lineup

Five Quick Thoughts on the Outside Lands 2014 Lineup

1. Plenty of Trans-Am and Budweiser music. Tom Petty may be second-gen classic rock, but he's certainly classic enough. Meanwhile the Killers are nu-classic rock, with their pretensions to Springsteenian epic-ness and that old-school radio dominance. So basically, there's…
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Music, All Shook Down Outside Lands 2014 Lineup Announced: Kanye West, Tom Petty, Macklemore, The Killers, More

Outside Lands 2014 Lineup Announced: Kanye West, Tom Petty, Macklemore, The Killers, More

The Outside Lands 2014 lineup is out! Headliners for the Aug. 8-10 festival include Kanye West, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, the Killers, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Arctic Monkeys, Tiësto, the Flaming Lips, Death Cab for Cutie, and more. Tickets…
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Music, All Shook Down With Cassadee Pope, The Voice Has Anointed a True Star

With Cassadee Pope, The Voice Has Anointed a True Star

As it's done all season, The Voice dragged out its results show to a degree that was at best arduous and at worst excruciating. So, after two hours of performances from bus-loads of people -- including Rihanna (who had actual…
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Music, All Shook Down The Killers and M83 Rule Day 2 of Not So Silent Night, 12/8/12

The Killers and M83 Rule Day 2 of Not So Silent Night, 12/8/12

The Killers, M83, Passion Pit, Tegan and Sara, Grouplove, Imagine Dragons Live 105's Not So Silent Night Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012 Oracle Arena Better than: The Not So Silent Night lineup from 10 years ago, which featured Moby, Disturbed, Sum…
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Music, Hate the Killers? Here's Why You Shouldn't

Hate the Killers? Here's Why You Shouldn't

Do you hate The Killers? If you're enthusiastically nodding right now, don't worry. You're not alone. This innocuous band inspires an astounding level of hatred in otherwise mild-mannered music fans — a hatred almost as surprising as the fact that…
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Music, All Shook Down Live 105 Announces Two-Day Not So Silent Night With Jack White, the Killers, M83, More

Live 105 Announces Two-Day Not So Silent Night With Jack White, the Killers, M83, More

Just when you thought the season of multiple-day megaconcerts had ended, here's Live 105 with its largest Not So Silent Night concert ever. The two-day minifestival will take place Dec. 7 and 8 at Oracle Arena, with headliners Jack White…
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Music, All Shook Down The Killers, Jane's Addiction, and Snoop Dogg Are Playing a "Secret Show" for the Gods of Tech Tonight

The Killers, Jane's Addiction, and Snoop Dogg Are Playing a "Secret Show" for the Gods of Tech Tonight

After hearing rumors all day, it appears this is finally actually confirmed: Snoop Dogg, Jane's Addiction, Kaskade, and the Killers are playing a "secret" show after today's Facebook conference, hosted by Napster founder Sean Parker, according to SFist. So after…
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Music, All Shook Down Ten Places We're Tired of Seeing Bands Pose For Photos

Ten Places We're Tired of Seeing Bands Pose For Photos

Rarely are bands' press photos shot on a stage, at a bar, in front of a microphone, or at a stuffy wedding reception. Though these places would seem the most logical place to plaster on a smile -- given that, …
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Calendar, Night&Day

Hey Now

In late 2005, after Howard Stern went off the air and the city finally and collectively figured out who Sarah and No Name were, some of you were in mourning. You didn't know how you would get through the day…
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Music, Do the Killers

Do the Killers

You know how every time you go to a wedding, your cousin or your high school best friend's idiot boyfriend or somebody at some point feels the need to get on the dance floor and do a bit of the…
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Film,

Darkness Visible

The continuous, nagging presence of film noir on the cultural landscape since the 1940s can't be explained by mere nostalgia; otherwise we'd be seeing regular retrospectives of other hoary genres like musicals and westerns, and modern directors would be looking…
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Film,

Second Time Around

The Killers Burt Lancaster made a staggeringly potent film debut as "the big Swede" who refuses to dodge fate in the 1946 expansion of Ernest Hemingway's short story "The Killers." In the heart-chilling opening sequence (straight out of Hemingway), he…
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