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

Wednesday, Aug 21 2013
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While at Outside Lands, Paul McCartney got into a conversation with Mayor Ed Lee about the closing of Candlestick Park, where the Beatles played their final concert in 1966. Then Sir Paul proposed to Mayor Ed that he play the last-ever concert at Candlestick. We really, really hope this comes to pass.

Best Coast's Bethany Cosentino got candid at the Fillmore, brushing off some jerk who kept telling her to do push-ups onstage and joking about ordering a "vodka and Grey Goose" at the bar the previous night. It was strange to remember that Crazy for You came out in 2010 — its simple, sunny pop felt much older.

The new single from S.F. punk rockers Terry Malts is short, fuzzy, and features some excellent deadpan vocals. It's the kind of tune you need to play really, really loud — much, we hope, like the band's forthcoming album, Nobody Realizes This Is Nowhere, out on Slumberland Sept. 10.


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KMEL suddenly fired 20-year veteran and morning show host Jesus "Chuy" Gomez last week, because, according to Gomez, it's "going in a different direction." The Bay Area hip-hop community responded angrily, with figures like E-40 criticizing the move. Many Tweeted that Gomez was the only reason they listened to KMEL.

Before her last planned U.S. show, Carla Bozulich told us that there's "no future" for experimental musicians in this country, since only tours in Europe are financially viable. "I just don't play the music that's flying in the U.S. right now, and it breaks my heart," she said.

Someone got creative in a video response to Peter Shih, the tech d-bag who published that infamous list of things he hates about S.F. Singing to the tune of Scott McKenzie's "San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair)," Rebecca Bortman and Co. flushed the toilet on Shih — literally.

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